GAFPA - Infill house, Ghent 2016. Photos © the architects.
The bi-directional spirals of the seed pattern became a challenge to figure out how to make concrete replicate its delicate nature. They developed a special concrete mixture along with new method of casting to achieve the finished results which allow light to escape through its small perforations. At first glance it’s hard to images the pendants are concrete, right? HELIA comes in light grey, dark
<a href="https://design-milk.com/helia-concrete-mesh-light-fixtures-by-dror-kaspi-for-ardoma-design/helia-dror-kaspi-ardoma-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Helia-Dror-Kaspi-ARDOMA-1-810x461.jpg" alt="HELIA Concrete Mesh Light Fixtures by Dror Kaspi for ARDOMA Design" /></a> Products made from concrete can sometimes end up looking clunky and unrefined as it’s often difficult to get the material to work on a more delicate design. Dror Kaspi, the designer behind <a href="https://www.ardomadesign.com/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ARDOMA Design</a>, has a history of pushing the boundaries when it comes to what concrete can do and his latest is no exception. <a href="https://www.ardomadesign.com/copy-of-boulders" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">HELIA</a> is a pendant and table light with a unique, mesh-like structure that mimics woven concrete, which was inspired by the mesmerizing sunflower seed pattern of Fibonacci spirals.
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<a href="https://design-milk.com/brutalist-inspired-collection-savvy-studio-pablo-limon-design-office/pldo-savvy-studio-plvv-18/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/pldo-savvy-studio-plvv-18-810x540.jpg" alt="A Brutalist-Inspired Collection by SAVVY Studio and Pablo Limón Design Office" /></a> Debuted at Mexico Design Week 2017, the PL+VV collection is a collaboration between <a href="http://savvy-studio.net/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">SAVVY Studio</a> and <a href="http://pldo.co/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pablo Limón Design Office</a> that consists of a series of experimental furniture, objects and lighting. It’s a collection created from years of inter-studio collaborations with partners like Candela, an illumination studio, and Más, a design studio specializing in concrete products. By revisiting these past collections, the team is able to reexamine and refine the design process as well as incorporate new elements. The collection is inspired by Brutalist architecture and incorporates a wide variety of materials including fiberglass, colored resin, stainless steel, basalt stone, reinforced concrete, borosilicate glass, vinyl, leather, velvet, oak wood, steel, tezontle stone and molder polyurethane.
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Philipp Brühwiler - Aesch terrace housing, Walchwil 1999. Scans via, photos © the architect.
Philipp Brühwiler - Hörndlirain terrace housing, Walchwil 1997. Scans via, photos © the architect.