czwartek, 17 lutego 2011

rochus jacob - rethinking the radiator

By moving the radiator deeper in to the living space the interaction becomes more present which enables the user to keep the heat consumption more often at a lower and constant level. The design refers to the analogy of a campfire which represents the social aspect and essential importance heating once had in our culture. Heat is a emotional value. The interface is not numeric instead you can either slide the heat up or down to find your personal state of warm. New insulation standards liberate the radiator from his position under the window. The system works with hot water or steam just like regular radiators and can be integrated in to every existing infrastructure. In the summer, the radiator can be stored elsewhere to allow more living space

piątek, 11 lutego 2011

ropes by chrristian haas

ROPES is a new series of lamps launched this week at Colette, Paris. The idea behind the lamps was to combine LED-technology with a innovative soft look and textile appeal. Unlit, the lamps provide a graphic statement to their environment. Lit, they diffuse a gentle ambient light.
Each piece is unique, numbered and varies in size and technique. ROPES are handmade in France and Germany.

tube chair by elinonor ericsson

The TubeMe chair is about a tactile interaction with a chair. You are able to braid the naked chair with pillow tubes creating your own upholster with the different textiles. While actually sitting in the chair you can interact with it by using the tubes or just throw them around you and fall asleep being embraced.

czwartek, 10 lutego 2011

spiral shelf byargure design

I've just seen this cool shelf during the Stockholm Furniture Mart.
It's exteemely cool. I would use it myself!!!
As the designers stated: "A living sculpture for daily life inspired by human behaviour."

swedish blood in me by sami kallio

Called The Finnish Blood in Me, the range is inspired by design details Kallio remembers from his childhood in Finland. 'Nothing strange and conceptuals, just memories and function'