• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

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    Drawing is the first step to brainstorming as much as it’s the final form of an idea. On the one hand, drawing can be regarded as an act of personal meditation, and on the other, it’s a format of visual communication. Like the expression “back to the drawing board” suggests, drawing is a process of research, aiding...

    Nothing epitomizes the sweet smell of success for a product designer like seeing their wares for sale at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. In fact, every product at the store has been vetted by the museum’s design department curators. In some cases, you can even find items at the store sold under the label “MoMA...

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    Furniture, lighting and tableware that seem to pop out of a graphic design book makes up the cool collection that Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates. Connecting the discipline of product and graphic design, Melvaer focuses on the potential of ordinary objects in communicating, creating emotional bonds...

    From 6 to 10 November 2016, 1,600 exhibitors from more than 130 countries gathered at the Equiphotel exhibition at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris. In the age of digital, many products exhibited include the latest technological trends. No less than 350 new products were on display. e-Bulle Leet...

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    In our last issue, we began discussing our discoveries at Orgatec’s materials exhibition. Beautiful espresso cups made of ground coffee beans, which would normally end up in the trash, got our attention, and from there we gathered information on several products to stir up some inspiration. With nearly 9 million bags...

    A true point of attraction for office furniture and solutions, the trade fair Orgatec offered another year of top-notch products and reflection. Vitra organized its exhibition Work, inviting designers such as Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to participate. Work filled an...

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    Architects develop an eye and sense of  aesthetics that can be transferred to photography relatively easily, according to Simon Kennedy, London-based architecture and interiors photographer. Kennedy began his career as an architect, but then shifted his focus to photography, with now more than 15 years of experience....

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    Experts are now explaining what’s in store for the future of IoT and how to get there. “Where design today focuses on physical products, design of the future will be about data-driven products and experience. Where innovation today is about creating new products, innovation of the future will be focused around...

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    The i-Novo design awards for Orgatec 2016 have been awarded this week. Zero1 by Karboxx, designed by Alessio Princic & Roberto Righi, placed 3rd. Its suspended LED ring lights up a translucent fiberglass shade. The slogan for TOOaPICNIC by TootheZoo, “Work was never so beautiful,” is honest marketing as the product...

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