Friday, 25 May 2012

Visual Basic

Artist Michal Maciej Bartosik created the following light sculpture using simple fluorescent tubs. He brilliantly uses the wiring to create the form of the light structure. Lighting designers...take note!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Take That

Cabinet for Fratelli Boffi by Peitro Ferruccio Laviani

This brilliant creation by designer and architect Pietro Ferruccio Laviani looks like Karim Rashid shot a torpedo through it

I have just discovered Laviani, and feel like he has the answers to all great design. After reading about his distinguished career on his website, it seems as though he does. Having worked with the likes of Memphis and Kartell, Lavini has done it all, however, by the looks of his recent work, it seems as though he is only now entering the "prime time of his life".

shelving for Emmemboli

Table for Emmemboli

Desk for Emmemboli

??? for Emmemboli

Sunday, 18 March 2012

All in the details

One of the latest creations of interior design firm Blacksheep, the detail oriented, colour filled Nando's is a casual restaurant in the area of Kent in England.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

I want one!

These are simply too amazing for for words. Here are some of the most wonderful sinks ever designed. Made out of concrete and mostly for private residences and restaurants, these sinks were designed by the very small design company from Arizona in the United States: Gore design.

Someone's Thinking

The beautiful and unique M3 chair was designed by Thomas Feichtner for the Austrian company Neue Wiener Werstätte for the 2011 Vienna Design Week.

M3 chair designed by Thomas Feichtner 2011

Some of Mr. Feichtner 's unrealized chair designs were presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. These are 1:5 scale models produced by Harry Schmidt. Hopefully some of these will get made soon!

Part of the "One to Five" exhibition at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2011. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Diagonal dissection of a cube

Nendo's wonderful and imaginative 21400 MM chair evokes a feeling of "why didn't I think of that" or "how did they come up with that?".  A good friend lent me Wucius Wong's wonderful 1976 book Principles of Three-Dimensional Design. In it, I came upon a section titled "Dissection of a cube". The graphic and description of diagonal dissection of a cube made me think of Nendo's wonderful chair, and how it demonstrated this principal so well.

21400 MM chair by Nendo, 2010

MM chair by Nendo, 2010
Principals of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius Wong, pg.16, 1976

This amazing book is full of great examples of repetitive 3D geometric forms.

Principals of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius Wong, cover, 1976

Principals of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius Wong, 1976

Principals of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius Wong, 1976

Principals of Three-Dimensional Design, Wucius Wong, 1976

Friday, 3 February 2012

What a circus

Launched at the 2010 ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Circus shelves were design by Stephan Burks for Matter.

Colour Blocking

Designer Harry Allen created the Blockade table in 2008 for Umbra. Originally I thought this was a Lego sculpture. Apparently the item, being made of solid wood, was cumbersome and heavy. It's still pretty amazing.

Harry Allen is also responsible for the packaging design of the Marc Jacobs fragrence "Bang".

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Newson DSLR

Famed designer Marc Newson has just designed a wonderfully compact Digital SLR camera for Japanese camera maker Pentax. The camera comes with an ultra thin 40mm lens and is available in yellow, black,or silver.


French designer Gael Wuithier created these beautiful wooden pendant lights for her company Woodlabo. These fragile sculptures dangle from above and create wonderful shadows.

Monday, 16 January 2012


It doesn't get much better than this. Portuguese designer Marco Sousa Santos has recently completed a line of furninture for Braca Lisboa. What a wonderful balance of form, raw materials, function, and precision.