• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

    A 21st century cabinet of curiosities, New York’s Chamber boutique leads its second annual limited editions collection of unusual and experimental objects. “Human Nature,” curated by renowned photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman, follows the seasons with two separate installments, called Chapters. ‘Tis the...

    Personalized design just took a step beyond individual style: your DNA in printed form. Iona Inglesby, design consultant at GENEU, launched the startup Dot One in 2015 to be the world’s first DNA lab that uses microchip technology. Dot One engages design as a tool for the exchange of ideas. Inglesby was struck with...

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    “We use design to deal with waste,” Czech idea maker Jindrich Fialka told ArchiExpo. “We are a team of designers that give leftover materials from industrial production a new lease of life. We think it’s essential to be part of the solution to a growing problem.” The Thought Bubble It began with a dream, Fialka...

    The face is a canvas for Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai. He entitled his 2014 digital art performance Omote (Japanese for “face” or “mask”). In collaboration with makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and digital image engineer Paul Lacroix, they put virtual makeup on model Yuka Sekimizu. Asai and his team used innovative...

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    In 2014 a team of designers kick virtual reality in design up a notch. It’s called Gravity, the perfect solution to visualize your ideas from the first sketch. Composed only of a pen, a pad and augmented reality glasses, Gravity puts designs in 3-D form while drawing.   Click here to read a past issue on 3-D...

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    The French ministry for Ecology sponsored the Clover Street Lamp project for Paris Climate Conference 2015. The selected designer, Mathieu Lehanneur, invented the urban lighting furniture collection Clover. The lamp resembles a tree: a wooden pole—only local wood used—with three petals on top that house the lighting...

    In the spirit of Batimat’s focus on Africa, ArchiExpo spoke with one of the leading designers in Cape Town. Laurie Wiid Van Heerden, founder of Wiid Design, specializes in interior design and focuses on the quality, authenticity and originality of his work. Wiid Design uses a lot of local and natural materials:...

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    BIM was under discussion at Batimat 2015 in Paris, a leading biennial construction exhibition. One pertinent BIM presentation was made by Agence Qualite Construction (AQC), a Paris-based organization. To examine the performance of BIM, AQC launched a study in 2010 that would follow the construction processes of 40...

    In the spirit of connected and smart cities and objects, a theme presented during trade fair Batimat in Paris, digital technology in textiles mixes design, art and sociology. Popkalab team Ricardo O’Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten created pillows that talk, a project commissioned by BLESS. The pillows...

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    French company Midlightsun has come up with a fiber optic fabric that emits light, presented at this year’s exhibition Batimat. Tagged “Made in France,” the optical and textile fibers are weaved together to create a similar effect to that of synthetic or jacquard fabrics. The fabric emits light when connected to LEDs....

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