Author: Design Guru

philippe starck presents solid oak torquemada collection for driade

apr 10, 2017 philippe starck presents solid oak torquemada collection for driade salone del mobile 2017: driade invited several designers to interpret the theme ‘revolution’ for their presentation at the furniture fair in milan- one of them being philippe starck.  the ‘torquemada’ collection features a family of oak furniture consisting of a table, chair, an armchair and stool and additionally, the french designer has added the ‘lou speak bergere’ to the lou collection which was presented last year. an example of the gouged oak version of the dining table image © designboom ‘we sometimes have a very bad opinion...

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axolight’s revamped brand identity references mid-century modern design

apr 10, 2017 axolight’s revamped brand identity references mid-century modern design   originating near venice, italy, axolight encapsulates the energy of trends from across europe and entwines them with high quality, traditional craftsmanship. over the past 20 years, the italian lighting manufacturer has established an impressive portfolio, ranging from collaborations with a great array of renowned designers, including dima loginoff, karim rashid and ryosuke fukusada; products made by various materials, such as glass, crystal and metals; and designing for the residential, hospitality and business sectors. to mark this special two-decade anniversary, the company has presented a revamped brand identity, coinciding...

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austin maynard architects clads multi-generational home with a variety of slate patterns

apr 10, 2017 austin maynard architects clads multi-generational home with a variety of slate patterns   in melbourne, australia, austin maynard architects has completed an adaptable multi-generational home clad with patterns of slate. the brief called for a dwelling that the client’s family could live in for at least 25 years — adapting to their children’s requirements and accommodating the family’s grandparents in the near future. the client asked for a practical low maintenance house, surrounded by gardens and water features. all images by peter bennetts     in order to prevent the relatively large home from dominating the...

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daniel de bruin’s neurotransmitter 3000 is a biometrically controlled thrill ride

apr 10, 2017 daniel de bruin’s neurotransmitter 3000 is a biometrically controlled thrill ride   nertherlands-based designer daniel de bruin is driven by the desire to become part of the things he create, just like the neurotransmitter 3000. his latest installation a seven-meter high attraction on which he can freely swing around just like a rollercoaster thrill ride. but in this case, his personal biometrics have a big role to play.      NEUROTRANSMITTER 3000 – a biometrically controlled thrill ride video © DANIELDEBRUIN     de bruin has built the first phase of the machine as part of his graduate thesis from...

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NastPlas imagines an intricately detailed series of floating oil paintings in three dimensional form

apr 09, 2017 NastPlas imagines an intricately detailed series of floating oil paintings in three dimensional form   like the strokes of paintbrush suspended in mid-air, ‘QUO’ by spanish studio NastPlas uses digital renderings to imagine a series of floating oil paintings in three dimensional form. patchwork quilts of pigment and texture, the collages of color subtly delineate the outlines of brows and lips, cheeks and jawlines, resulting in a collection of tactile images that leave the viewer desperate to reach out and touch.  all images © NastPlas, courtesy of the artist     ‘in this work we have tried...

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