The Dior and Dimore Studio collaboration
During the Milan design fair, Dior revealed an unexpected collection of 14 exclusive design objects, created by Dimore Studio. The deliberately pared-back pieces in graphic lines originally blend materials such as bronze, gold, silver, rattan and even Perspex, playing with the codes of the luxury house.
Designers transform toxic sludge into a ceramics line
Making sustainable ceramics from industrial waste? It can be done, as mentioned in the “Green Innovations” concept – Lands Theme in the AW20-21 Digital Influences Study. Four designers from London’s Royal College of Art, Guillermo Whittembury, Joris Olde-Rikkert, Kevin Rouff and Luis Paco Bockelmann, have achieved the ingenious feat of recycling the residue of red mud, derived from aluminium production, turning it into a desirable line of terracotta-coloured cups, bowls and teapots. A bold and inventive way of recovering by-products that are potentially toxic for the modern world while reducing raw material production.
Trend: when furniture becomes iridescent
While the iridescent trend has already been popular for several seasons in the ready-to-wear world, as shown on our Instagram account, it is also gradually beginning to take over the design world. Looking as if it came straight out of a fairytale or science fiction film, the iridescent effect is inspiring designers to create furniture or decorative elements in atypical venues such as boutiques or museums.
Piñatex®, from pineapple leaf to sustainable leather
Produced from pineapple leaves, Piñatex® is THE innovative natural leather par excellence that is revolutionising the contemporary textile industry.
Kvadrat’s ecological outdoor fabrics
With Kvadrat, the Danish designer Karina Nielsen Rios is launching a new concept for outdoor upholstery fabrics that are both resistant and environmentally friendly. Here’s the story.
WHEN 3D PRINTING LETS YOU PRODUCE INCREDIBLY REALISTIC WOOD
What if technology were to surpass the laws of nature? As mentioned in the “Quantum Alchemy” concept – Multiverse Theme in the SS20 Influences Trendbook (from page 86), this dreaded phenomenon could be on the verge of becoming a reality. The reason: engineers from Columbia University have achieved the feat of creating blocks of wood with an ultra-realistic effect using a 3D printer. продолжить чтение
MARGARITA TALEP’S ALGAE-BASED PACKAGING
Say goodbye to plastic packaging with an ultra-short lifetime and toxic production methods! Margarita Talep has developed a new kind of bioplastic produced entirely using organic elements.
RIPPLE: DESIGNED BY AN ALGORITHM, MANUFACTURED BY ROBOTS
Architect and designer Layth Mahdi works with materials using highly innovative methods. Generated by algorithms, the lines of his series of vases and tables are subsequently cut in marble by robots. A decidedly technological design and manufacture that nonetheless evokes the erosions of nature.
Étoile de Rex marble: a magical balance between modernity and elegance
Florim, an internationally renowned Italian ceramics firm, has created a brand new collection called Étoile de Rex. It features a selection rare and unique marbles that have a striking decorative impact.
SKIINCore, the self-heating underwear that is going to revolutionise winter
Self-heating underwear that could allow us to effectively combat the winter chill? This is the promise made by SKIINCore with its new-generation ready-to-wear, presented this week via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. But how is such a feat possible? Here’s a presentation.