What can be done with all of the plastic bottles thrown away on a daily basis worldwide? At the heart of thinking on responsible design and reusing waste, the designer Micaella Pedros had the idea of using them to assemble wooden furniture, transforming them into joints.
Archive for May, 2017
Architecture and design do not necessarily mean expensive projects. With overflowing creativity combined with a practical approach, you can transform a former car garage into a futuristic showroom with a distinctive architecture.
In Bangkok’s Thonglor district, a rectangular structure can be found with transparent walls plunged in the middle of abundant greenery. Designed by the architecture firm Nitaprow, this café-showroom for the cosmetics brand Patom is manufactured using completely recycled materials, profoundly rethinking man’s relationship with the environment.
As part of the “Takepart | makeart: taking art outdoors” event organised by the city of Santa Barbara, the SPORTS design collaborative (composed of Greg Corso and Molly Hunker) presents the “Runaway” installation, winner of the take part | make art pavilion competition, organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.
While luxury train journeys now seem obsolete, they could very well become fashionable again thanks to the initiative of a Japanese train company that has called on the services of the Ferrari Enzo’s designer.
The designer Germans Ermics, already known for his work with glass and colour, has just presented a new collection of astonishing chairs, still based on coloured glass, at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, during Milan design week.
Versatile, mutant, and sometimes mistaken for a living organism, ferrofluids are magnetic liquids that become magnetic when a magnetic field is applied to them. Attracted by magnets or electromagnets, like iron, they change their appearance by creating shapes that call to mind mysticism and reverie.
Last April, the Lilium electric jet, created by a Munich-based start-up, carried out its first vertical take-off. It is the first time that the VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) system was operated entirely technologically, without any mechanical operation.