Collaborations between designers and artisan communities often lead to interesting results. We've seen some of that with the pieces of furniture by Oficina Nomade, the ceramic objects by Imaginario Pernambucano, and the palm
Actually, the student designs steal the show every year at ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held annually in New York. This year was not quite up to Pratt's spectacular exhibit from last year, but was close.
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These Polish designer, who we discovered at this year's Milan furniture fair, and who's colourful tree trunk stools have been featured previously, know how to create more with less. Dematerialisation is one way of designing eco-friendlier objects- it
Fast Company shows us an advertising campaign from New Zealand where Kit Kat asks: "In the Kiwi summer of 2010, large crowds gathered at outdoor events and concerts. But how could we capture the imagination of this captive audience,
The most eco-friendly material to make furniture is probably the one we don't use (no material, no ecological footprint so to say)... so what about air? We have featured a series of inflatable items, such as inflatable solar panels, an inflatable house
I went to Milan and what did I find? The world of the Milan Furniture Fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010 is like no other -- In fact, it's probably the only place in the world where punches are thrown at couches, tomatoes
There are plenty of cocktail parties at the Furniture Fair in Milan, but this one was quite different. All the way out in Zona Bovisa we visited the show Meet My Project and were greeted at a bar that served fresh... bioresin products! The 3 designers
When Chilean designers play with waste, we know interesting things can happen: the posh plastic bags boots, weird recycled butts clothing, and crazy accessories with trainers are proof. This is why we're thrilled to
Designboom shows Korean designer Rerang Park's Bloom Chair, constructed of identical folded steel plates. They lean together and support each other, much like an arch. It almost looks like it could be made to fold flat and then unfurl like a
Can you make super sleek furniture with wood from native ancient forests in a sustainable way? This project from Argentina that works with selective logging and super efficient use of wood suggests you can. More
Of all the new architecture built for the Vancouver Olympics, the Richmond Olympic Oval is the jewel in the crown. Its clean soaring lines and 17 graceful arches that make up the wood ceiling give the building grandeur and elegance.
Only an architectural historian like Gail Peter Borden would photoshop his bookcase chair into what is probably the most iconic architectural photograph of the 20th century, Julius Shulman's shot of the Case Study House 22. If you are are a modern