wtorek, 5 lipca 2011

peg by studio gorm

Peg is a family of furniture with diverse parentage. The shaker peg rail, the Korean wall hung table, the tinker toy and the lowly shop broom. A flexible furniture system made up of simple components, which can be assembled in a variety of ways to accommodate a multitude of scenarios.

raw-edges pt. 2 still rocks!

Studio has two main interests.
Creating objects out of flat materials and... movement!

Here about the second one!

Cut Attache'z
Self Production 2007
A growing collection of adjusted furniture with drawer Simple runner attachments that allow a drawer to be added to any flat surface.
“Two lines with 15° slant are cut into the surface and a sheet of metal is inserted into each in order to have the wooden drawer then simply wedged between them.”

Established & Sons 2008
MoMA Permanent Collection

Usually a chest of drawers consists of an exterior frame, back panel and runners on each drawer. The height is limited to the size of the frame and the drawer can only be opened in one direction.
With ‘Stack’ Shay Alkalay has questioned these elements and challenged our perception of what a drawer unit can be.

 Bin Bag Bear
British Council Talented Award 2006

A simple employee at the council rubbish disposal services had a peculiar imagination: he could see teddy bears in every object he observed. As a child he would stare at the clouds imagining that he could see teddy bears in the sky… and today...everywhere, even the black bin bags looked like teddy bears to him.
No one at work could stand his excited cries every time he shouted 'look at that bear...look at that one...don't throw it into the garbage crusher… nooooo!..'
Of course he was fired from his job, lost his family and friends and became homeless. Yet even though many people thought he was strange, none of them would admit that they too saw the teddy bear bin bags dumped around the streets of London.

 Evacuation skirt
Royal College of Art 2006

The evacuation skirt was done just after the storm in New Orleans.
The skirt keeps its glamorous look when it's deflated on the one hand, and on the other it inflates into a kayak with the right amount of volume to carry a grown up woman. I wanted to raise the question of emergency and beauty and to explore whether they can meet each other.

Raw-Edges studio rocks!!!

I just can't help but loving the team!

They find ways to fold flat materials and produce furniture.
The folded forms are usually filled with polyurethane foam.

Pleated Pleat
Borrowing a technique used in fashion production, Raw-Edges folds and re-folds DuPont™ Tyvek® to create a series of plush seats. The method of pleating allows the flat, non-elastic material to become a springy, three-dimensional cushion when filled with soft polyurethane foam.

Tailored Wood & Tailored Stool
  A technique similar to that used in the clothing industry is applied to furniture. A pattern is generated and when assembled, the resulting void is filled with foam. Just as a suit is altered to fit the client, the furniture is custom made and adapted to fit the user be they tall, short, skinny or fat.
The process is unconventional in terms of industrialised furniture, in that it proposes a construction technique without a mould. The pattern itself becomes both the defining surface and the mould. In a sense it is a reversal of upholstery in which normally a skin is applied over the stuffing.

The seats are made out of big sheets of pattern paper or wallpaper, filled with expanded polyurethane foam. The folded structure acts as a mould and as an "upholstery"; after being shaped the empty paper chair is steady enough to hold its form and enable polyurethane casting. 

poniedziałek, 4 lipca 2011

mushiki storage system by thomas alonso

named after the japanese word for steaming vessel,
these side tables draw their shape and functionality from the stackable bamboo components of their namesake object's design. available in two sizes, each round structure features a column with a wooden hinge running along it, which allows various modules to be stacked, rotated and opened. like many of alonso's designs, these tables combine simple elements to render more complex structures, enabling users to adjust its movable components to explore proportion and spatial relationships. with a strong emphasis on how humans relate to the products

sputnik stool by roger arquer

spanish-born london-based designer roger arquer has created the 'sputnik stool' for furniture manufacturer zilio A&C.
the seating design presents a single piece of a bent metal rod that defines the object's structure and function.
this component also holds the legs of the stool together, offering a strong structure with three footrest levels,
which allow for different positions of comfort.

czwartek, 17 marca 2011

play shirts by elisabeth buecher and trine lindegaard

From Elisabeth Buecher, a series of three playful T-shirts by textile designer Buecher and menswear designer Trine Lindegaard. "The House, The Road, and The Town are bold and colourful prints. They come with little cars and people, which can be freely placed around the patterns in a playful way."
The Play Shirts are like game boards. Each T-shirt comes with a pack of little character and car pins as well as a mini-dinosaur pendant. Buecher and Lindegaard met while working at the same fabric shop in London five years ago. After completing their Masters at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, they decided to collaborate on a project which became the Play Shirts.

5.5 designers: matières à chaud

'matières à chaud' is a collection of 12 unique pieces which reinterpret an essential household object - the radiator. created by paris-based studio 5.5 designers for saazs, the series is an extension of the company's aim to reveal  through art and design, the perspectives offered by quantum glass™ active glass -
finding a practical way of encouraging a hi-tech product to communicate on an emotional level.
presented at milan design week 2011, these pieces should be considered more than just objects
which provide heat to the interior environment. 'matières à chaud' should be seen as a landscape
in which artificial materials create a certain ambient heat. a series of brackets, bases and spikes
formed to offer everyone the possibility to create a woody warmth or color