Archive for the “furniture” category

Dikini

by Tanya on December 5, 2012

Eugénie Manseau and Philippe Carreau of industrial design studio Dikini were recently awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant. The $10,000 grant will allow the recipients to take a study trip to Seoul, South Korea, where they will analyze various (…)

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Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

by Tanya on May 10, 2012

Hilla Shamia is a product designer who lives and works in Tel Aviv – Jaffa, Israel. She created a beautiful series of furniture combining cast aluminium and wood. The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional (…)

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Design for Download

by Tanya on May 11, 2011

Massimo Vignelli once said “If you can design one thing, you can design everything”. I thought of this quote recently while I was hunting for cost-effective yet space saving furniture to fit into my poorly laid out apartment. Not having (…)

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5,000 Subway Cards

by Tanya on May 4, 2011

Stephen Shaheen, an artist based in Brooklyn NYC, found a useful purpose for all those discarded metro tickets we typically throw away. He used craigslist to source 5,000 discarded tickets and used them to create “metrobench” for a recent exhibit (…)

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Type of Rescue

by Jill on March 28, 2011

Character is a Finnish company who saves dismantled signage from demolition. By salvaging these letters that have graced the cityscape for years, Character gives them a new life by fixing them and replacing their old lighting with LEDs making them (…)

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Design Against Obsolescence

by Jill on February 25, 2011

I am on the fence when it comes to the theory of planned obsolescence but we know that most companies manufacture goods which are not specifically designed to live a long product life. Vitsoe is a company doing the opposite, (…)

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