British designer Tom Dixon has collaborated with Austrian architectural lighting specialists Prolicht, to create CODE a ranging of modern lighting fixtures.
The collection is made from LEDs that create a soft glow and celebrate the fast developing world of electronics and LEDs.
Tom says, ‘For the past year, we’ve been obsessed with printed circuit boards (PCBs). So flat, so efficient, and so very luminous! Our collaboration with Prolicht started high in the mountains of Innsbruck where we shared our first thoughts on a Minimal Track System that would attempt to remove the superfluous and reveal the light engine in all its naked glory.’
Prolicht explains, “CODE utilises bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light. CODE has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid. These elementary shapes of round, square and line form the basis of a kit-of-parts, which allow infinite possibilities to design graphic lighting sculptures.”
Artist Kasper Eistrup has designed a modern wall desk and matching shelves for Danish manufacturer Sibast Furniture.
The desk, titled ‘XLIBRIS’, was originally inspired by the artist’s own need for a workplace shelf in his atelier and design reflects the artist’s aversion to shelf brackets.
Titled ‘XLIBRIS’, the pieces are made of oak with an oiled or smoked finish, and is distinguished by its 45-degree lines, both the triangular sides of the shelf and the wall-mounted desk and the lines created by the front edge of the board itself
Yuhsien Design Studio has created a collection of vases that were inspired by the irregular and unique appearance of bubbles.
Named the ‘Bubble Series’, the design reflects the moment before a bubble bursts. By making the cover out of glass, it makes it possible to freeze that moment in time.
By using a glass dome-like cover that’s placed over the blue vase, the flower is protected and showcased at the same time.
Produced by YH Edition and exclusively blown by glass craftsmen, Yuhsien Design Studio spent time participating the manufacturing process and helped give the visual effect enabling the playful nature of the design, and making each vase unique in its shape.
You may be surprised to learn that actor and former NFL player, Terry Crews, is also an artist and designer.
Originally studying graphic design, Terry Crews started out sketching his teammates before leaving the football field and pursuing acting in both movies and television.
While acting, Terry Crews has also been busy designing again, and over the past few years, he has teamed up with Bernhardt Design to create a collection of furniture. Let’s take a look at some of his designs…
Becca is a fully upholstered lounge and club chair collection, with soft curves, and a variety of sizes.
Designed for large open spaces like building lobby’s, Elevation is a modular system of benches, ottomans, and tables that can be used in groupings or as individual products.
3. The Ibis
Ibis, a two or three seater lounge that showcases a soft curve to its design. The 1″ tubular stainless steel frame extends out to allow the arm pillows to rest at either end of the design.
4. The Aire
Aire is a minimalist bench with a curved organic shape. It has a four-panel upholstered seat with saddle stitch detailing.
5. The Lilypad
Combining both an armchair and a table, Lilypad has a fully upholstered swivel seat that rests on a platform of solid walnut. The design of the table includes a small tabletop insert that sits flush with the platform.
6. The Float
A minimalist side table, Float features a 1” thick organic shaped solid walnut top with a beveled edge, that has a either a solid or tubular steel base.
7. The Lily
With a similar design to Lilypad, the Lily is a stationary standalone armchair. Depending on material choice, there’s also detail in the form of a saddle stitch or concealed zippers.
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Design studio Graypants has created a modern portable lamp that draws inspiration from handheld candle holders.
Graypants have combined the romance of a candle with the utility of an LED flashlight. The design, named ‘Wick’, has three lighting levels enabling it to be used both as a bright reading light and as a means to create an intimate atmosphere.
Made from plated aluminum, the minimalist design of ‘Wick’ stands at just over 10 inches tall (26cm), and uses a rechargeable lithium battery. When charged, the mood-setting light lasts up to 100 hours, making it an ideal option for a cabin, campsite, or garden, and it can be used as both outdoor lighting or interior lighting.
Interior Designer Kara Mann has commissioned designer Philipp Aduatz to create a collection of custom-made concrete furniture pieces for a private client in Chicago, and even used resin from SquidPoxy for extra protection in all his pieces.
The collection includes two sofas, two chairs, and a 24-foot-long bench that’s been divided into three segments.
Each piece in the collection would be used as permanent outdoor furniture, and as such, white concrete was used as the chosen material for the 3D printing.
Working together with Austrian start-up incremental3d, each piece in the collection had to have a minimum thickness to create a stable structure. A combination of glass fiber rods and carbon textile was also seamlessly integrated into the design for reinforcement.
By using 3D printing techniques, the furniture was able to be designed with comfortable curves and a textured finish.
Designer Joan Bebronne of Mademoiselle Jo, has created TOUPY, a collection of shelves that are designed to hang from the ceiling.
Inspired by a spinning top, the hanging shelves (or storage trays), are made from wood that has been turned by a master craftsmen.
Each of the trays are made from wood with either a natural, bleached or stained finish, and hang from a matte black solid metal bar. The trays also have a small lip around the edge to stop items from rolling off.