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A Sculptural Chandelier Made From Wood Curls

A Sculptural Chandelier Made From Wood Curls

Tom Raffield Studio has designed a sculptural chandelier named ‘Flock’, that appears to have wood pieces that float in space around the bulb.

The nature-inspired chandelier is made from steam bent ash, oak and walnut pieces, that give it a curly appearance.

A modern chandelier made from wood curls that appear to float in space.

Depending on the size of the chandelier (there’s three to choose from), the number of handmade curlicues changes, with the standard size featuring 97 individual pieces.

Wood curls have been used to design a sculptural chandelier.

The design studio has also created a more dramatic version that’s made using ebonised oak, ebonised tulip wood, and reflective solid brass.

An artistic chandelier made from curls of ebonised oak, ebonised tulip wood, and reflective solid brass.

Tom Dixon And Prolicht Announce CODE, A New Modern Lighting Range

Tom Dixon And Prolicht Announce CODE, A New Modern Lighting Range

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.

British designer Tom Dixon has collaborated with Austrian architectural lighting specialists Prolicht, to create CODE a ranging of modern lighting fixtures. #ModernLighting #LEDLighting #LEDLIghts #InteriorDesign #ProductDesign #LightingDesign

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.’

British designer Tom Dixon has collaborated with Austrian architectural lighting specialists Prolicht, to create CODE a ranging of modern lighting fixtures. #ModernLighting #LEDLighting #LEDLIghts #InteriorDesign #ProductDesign #LightingDesign

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.”

British designer Tom Dixon has collaborated with Austrian architectural lighting specialists Prolicht, to create CODE a ranging of modern lighting fixtures. #ModernLighting #LEDLighting #LEDLIghts #InteriorDesign #ProductDesign #LightingDesign

This Small Floating Wall Desk Has Matching Shelves

This Small Floating Wall Desk Has Matching Shelves

Artist Kasper Eistrup has designed a modern wall desk and matching shelves for Danish manufacturer Sibast Furniture.

A modern wood wall desk with matching shelving.

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.

A floating wall desk made from warm wood.

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

A collection of three floating wall shelves.

Vases Designed To Live Inside A Bubble

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.

Yuhsien Design Studio has created a collection of modern vases that were inspired by the irregular and unique appearance of bubbles. #ModernVase #ModernDecor

By using a glass dome-like cover that’s placed over the blue vase, the flower is protected and showcased at the same time.

Yuhsien Design Studio has created a collection of modern vases that were inspired by the irregular and unique appearance of bubbles. #ModernVases #ModernDecor #Flowers #Florist

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.

Yuhsien Design Studio has created a collection of modern vases that were inspired by the irregular and unique appearance of bubbles.

Did You Know Terry Crews Designs Furniture?

Did You Know Terry Crews Designs Furniture?

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…

1. Becca

Becca is a fully upholstered lounge and club chair collection, with soft curves, and a variety of sizes.

Terry Crews has designed Becca, a fully upholstered lounge and armchair, with soft curves, and a variety of sizes.

2. Elevation

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.

Terry Crews has designed Elevation, a modular system of benches, ottomans, and tables

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.

Terry Crews has designed Ibis, a two or three seater lounge that showcases a soft curve to its 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.

Terry Crews has designed Aire, a minimalist bench with a curved  organic shape.

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.

Terry Crews has designed Lilypad, a swivel armchair that rests on a platform of solid walnut.

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.

Terry Crews has designed Float, a 1'' thick, organically shaped side table with a solid walnut top.

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.

Terry Crews has designed Lily, a modern, stationary, standalone upholstered armchair.

A Home Gym Is Hidden Within The Items Found In This Living Room

A Home Gym Is Hidden Within The Items Found In This Living Room

Swedish self-storage company 24Storage has designed a unique way of hiding a home gym within a living room.

Wanting to inspire people to make room for their workout at home, they created various everyday living room items that could be transformed into workout equipment.

Various furniture items in this living room transform into a home gym.

The vase is actually a foam roller, the table lamp serves as a dumbbell, and the soft rug becomes a padded workout mat.

A white vase and table lamp transform into a foam roller and dumbbell.

Hidden within the walnut coffee table is a bench press, while the floor lamp transforms into a curl bar, and the hanging posters can be flipped to show a workout plan.

A walnut coffee table can be lifted to reveal a bench press, while a floor lamp transforms into a curl bar.

Watch the video below to see how it all comes together.

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Standard Submissions

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Standard Submissions

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts around the world, and showcasing the 2087 award winners from 104 different design disciplines.

A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe. You can register your design, here.

A modern wood kitchen stool with an upholstered cushion.
Coupe Kitchen Stool by Nagano Interior Industry Co.,Ltd. Find out more here.

The A’ Design Award and Competition offers a unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. To see the benefits for winners – click here.

A modern upholstered armchair.=.
Infinity Armchair by Natalia Komarova. Photography by Natalia Komarova. Find out more here.

The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system.

A modern packaging design for wine bottles in the shape of a mountain.
Bancheng Longyin Mountains White Wine Bottles by Yuejun Chen. Find out more here.

This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.

A modern white and wood bedside table.
Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan by Wonho Lee. Photography by Wonho Lee. Find out more here.

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in a wide range of over 100 categories that include: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and the Good Fashion Design Award. You can see all of the award categories – here.

A modern building with a curved roof.
HK Port Passenger Clearance Building Facility by Aedas. Photography by Aedas. Find out more here.

Some of the benefits you will receive as winner of the ‘A Design Award and Competition is the inclusion in the exhibition and yearbook, receive publicity through an extensive PR campaign (magazine and blog promotion), be included in the world design rankings, receive feedback notes by the Jury and score sheet.

A modern liquid fuel candle.
Liquid Fuel Candle by Mohammad Meyzari. Photography by Parisa Deris Asl, Render, 2019. Find out more here.

You will also receive an awards trophy, and the option to sell your winning design and sales listings.

A modern house with sharp angles.
Z Line House Private Residential by Revano Satria. Photography by Fernando Gomulya Photography. Find out more here.

Not to mention that you will also receive two invitations to the gala night event. See a list of all of the prizes – here.

A modern weekend getaway house on poles.
House On Pipes Weekend Getaway by Nagendra R and Raghunandan G. Photography by Praveen Mohandas. Find out more here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and members of the press.

A modern apartment building with offset balconies.
Borgio Verezzi Residential Bulding by Alberto Torres. Photography by Alberto Torres. Find out more here.

To be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register – here.
Learn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here.

A public swimming pool with an angular wood ceiling.
Termalija Family Wellness Swimming Pools by Enota. Photography by Miran Kambic. Find out more here.

The deadline for regular submissions is September 30, 2020, with the winners and results announced to the public and posted on CONTEMPORIST on May 1st.

A picture window that shows the interior of a hostel.
The Peach Garden Hostel Homestay by Chao Zhou. Photography by Yan Chen. Find out more here.
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This Rechargeable Portable Table Light Is A Contemporary Version Of Traditional Candle Holders

This Rechargeable Portable Table Light Is A Contemporary Version Of Traditional Candle Holders

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.

A modern portable lamp that draws inspiration from an old handheld candle holder.

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.

A portable light that looks like an old handheld candle holder.

An Outdoor Furniture Collection Was Made By 3D Printing With Concrete

An Outdoor Furniture Collection Was Made By 3D Printing With Concrete

 

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.

A modern outdoor furniture collection made from 3D printed white concrete.

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.

A 3D printed outdoor sofa that's made fro white concrete.

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.

A pair of 3D printed outdoor chairs made from concrete.

By using 3D printing techniques, the furniture was able to be designed with comfortable curves and a textured finish.

A 3D printed white concrete outdoor bench.
Photography © Paris Tsitsos

Toupy Is A Shelf Designed To Hang From The Ceiling

Toupy Is A Shelf Designed To Hang From The Ceiling

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.

Photography by Jehanne Hupin