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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Continue reading “When 3D printing lets you produce incredibly realistic wood”

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.

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