Archive for the ‘design’ Category
Swedish design students Sofia Almqvist and Carl Cyrén produced this amazing bicycle saddle with cork. The saddle is milled from one piece of cork and treated with wax to protect it from the elements. More here.
This modern studio apartment, in East Redfern, Sydney, has been converted from an old tin shed. The studio, which you can rent when you visit Sydney, is made from material found on scrap yards to reassemble layers of corrugated iron and create steel window boxes. A great combination of old things and modern architecture. More info here.
BYREDO is a Stockholm-based fragrance house founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. BYREDO has developed a style of perfumery that reinforces an understated approach through simple compositions and the highest quality raw materials available. With a distinct focus on craft and quality, all products are manufactured in Sweden. More here.
French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed a ovale shaped cutlery collection for Alessi. The concept was to design everyday cutlery that also could be used for special dinners and occasions. The design of the Ovale collection is based around a balance between straight lines and soft curves. More here.
Furniture company thonet teamed up with london-based designer Andy Martin to develop a concept road bicycle using their steam bending process developed in the 1930s. The fixed gear concept is built without brakes, but it still has the capabilities of using several interchangeable gear ratios.
Portuguese born, London based designer Hugo Passos designed a yellow side table inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan. The table plays with tri-dimensionality so that its form and structure appears to change when viewed from different angles. The tables is also available in red, blue, black and white, in keeping with the style of the De Stijl art movement that Mondriaan was closely associated with. More here.
Via Dezeen Magazine.
Toronto-bases company Orontas makes plant-based chain oil, cleaners and lubricants to keep the moving parts of your bicycle smooth, rust-free, lubricated and protected. Although the Orontas products are non-toxic, biodegradable and petroleum free don’t think that the company is about ‘going green’. They believe in using sustainable and biodegradable materials that don’t come with skulls and crossbones. Just the way it should be. More information here.
Since the foundation of Artek in 1935, some 8 million Aalto stools have been sold worldwide. A few years ago Artek started to collect old Aalto chairs from flea markets, schools, elderly people’s homes and garages. Artek wanted to give these classics a new lease on life, an original opportunity to tell their story. They are called the 2nd Cycle and all of the iconic pieces of furniture have gained value and beauty through their everyday use. More about 2nd Cycle here.