• Posts Tagged ‘product design’

    As consumers turn towards local economies, crowdsharing and collective economies, hand-crafted objects are exploding on the design scene. Thanks to platforms like Etsy, today’s creators are able to find success via homespun items. Still, if these designers want to branch out and produce a series of objects at a low...

    Uruguay rarely makes headlines. The small South American country of just 3.4 million people is mostly known for fútbol, renewable energy and legalizing marijuana. But in recent years a quiet design revolution has swept across the country. Despite the fact that it has only been possible to study industrial design in...

    ArchiExpo e-Magazine held its webinar discussion Disrupting the Hotel Industry on March 13, 2017, with a special focus on interior design. Last year’s Sleep Set competition, whose complex and important theme Sinus-Milieus got us thinking about the possible transformation in hotel design. Joel Butler, event manager at...

    Designer Sebastian Herkner has been fascinated by reinvention of cultural craft using modern and innovative materials since he was studying at Offenbach University of Art and Design, from which he graduated in 2007. This merging of new technologies and traditional craftsmanship made him the right designer to realize...

    Spanish artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga showcased his work which includes print, letterpress, photography, sculpture, textile and furniture design. He started some years ago with a range of home textiles and today he collaborates with selected European craft businesses to produce seating furniture, tables and...

    In January 2017, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)’s program Bye Bye Mattress, an organization that funnels small fees from each mattress purchased to statewide recycling programs, marked their one milllionth mattress recycled. Just days after, Ryan Trainer, the president of The MRC and The International Sleep...

    IMM Cologne collaborated with blickfang and Heimatdesign to organize a new addition to this year’s fair in Hall 1, the Designers Market. Products exhibited in the Designers Market were available for sale on public days, unlike Halls 2 to 11, where direct sales are not permitted. The Designers Market by international...

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    IMM Cologne introduced several new products from seating systems to kitchen accessories. Modular Seating e15 presented the Kerman sofa by e15 co-founder Philipp Mainzer and Farah Ebrahimi. It was awarded Best of Best in the 2017 Iconic Award: Interior Innovation. Kerman fits public and private spaces with...

    Simple and sustainable products that are also priced to be accessible—that’s the aim of Romanian firm Ubikubi, which presented at interior furniture fair IMM Cologne for the first time this year. Founded in 2014, Ubikubi is a meeting of the minds between designer and architect Dragos Motica and entrepreneur Robert...

    For 14 years, the Pure Talents competition at IMM has tried to reduce the risk and expense for young designers bringing new products to the market. Twenty-one ideas were shortlisted from an international pool of 395 entries and from there three winners were chosen. “The designers’ contributions were very inspiring,...

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