Tom Dixon launches “minimal and geometric” Plane light collection

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        <a title="Milan 2014" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> designer <a title="Tom Dixon archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/tom-dixon/">Tom Dixon</a> presented a collection of pendant and table <a title="Lighting archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/lighting/">lights</a> that combine geometric brass-plated planes with spherical <a title="Glass archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/glass">glass</a> shades in Milan last week. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/14/tom-dixon-minimal-geometric-plane-light-collection-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Civic Continuum

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      A commitment to architecture's broader narrative.

Lady Gaga’s flying dress offers vision of how “we may all travel in ten years time”

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/minifrontiers/"><b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b></a> created for <a title="Lady Gaga Archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/lady-gaga/">Lady Gaga</a>, the Volantis is the world's <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/11/lady-gaga-pilots-first-flying-dress/">first flying dress</a> and heralds the beginning of a new era for human flight, says designer Benjamin Males. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/14/movie-studio-xo-lady-gaga-flying-dress-volantis/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Doshi Levien’s Almora lounge chair for B&B Italia feels like being “wrapped in a soft, warm blanket”

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014</strong></a>: Anglo-Indian design duo <a title="Doshi Levien archive on Dezeen" href="">Doshi Levien</a> has created a lounge <a title="Chairs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chairs">chair</a> for <a title="B&amp;B Italia archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/bb-italia/">B&amp;B Italia</a> based on memories of a trip to the Himalaya mountains in India (+ interview). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/14/doshi-levien-almora-lounge-chair-bb-italia-interview-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

CELLA by ecoid

Landscape design company ecoid have created CELLA, a product designed to house moss and other small plants. You can watch a video – here 

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Cella is a new, creative product designed to bring urban people closer to nature. It is specially constructed of flexible, lightweight plastic to house moss and small plants. Cella creates a microclimate that allows them to thrive both indoors and outdoors. Cella is uniquely adaptable in that it can be attached to walls and roofs, or simply stand alone. This portable, self-contained habitat comes in different sizes and can be linked with other units. Based on advanced understanding about moss, ecoid team developed Cella from a green roof research project called “Mosspebble” at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Because moss gathers all of its nutrients from the air, it requires certain levels of wind, shade and moisture. However, it doesn’t need soil. Instead, it is observed that moss seems to thrive on rocks and pebbles – their porous surfaces are perfect for growth. This inspired Cella’s unique design. After four years of care ful observation and modification, Cella has been perfected to the lightweight, contemporary model. The sizes and shapes are carefully considered in order to create heterogeneous environment for moss to be adapted successfully. Cella’s unique ability to create the optimal microclimate for moss and plug plants make it adaptable to all kinds of environments. The small, organic form of the units make efficient use of space to fit a garden in an urban home or apartment, and can be installed on any surface. There are no limits to your landscaping visions – grow a traditional garden on the floor, or have it climb up the walls and hang from the ceiling. You can see their Kickstarter Campaign – here

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Cape Lamp by Constance Guisset for Moustache

Constance Guisset has designed the Cape Lamp for manufacturer Moustache.

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Like an abstract figure, halfway between animal and vegetal, with its fluid curbs between softness and tension, Cape reveals its light and opalescent colours. Delicate on her metallic base, soft and ethereal, it seems the incarnation of a breath. From its two parts imbricated together emanates a gracious and mysterious presence. Cape is a lamp realised in injected plastic.

Design: Constance Guisset
Manufacturer: Moustache
Photography: ©Photo Guisset

HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion by Achim Menges

Achim Menges in collaboration with Oliver David Krieg and Steffen Reichert has designed
HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive, an exploration of climate-responsive architecture. You can watch a video – here

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“It is a question of surrendering to the wood, then following where it leads by connecting operations to a materiality, instead of imposing a form upon a matter” (Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari) The project HygroSkin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion explores a novel mode of climate-responsive architecture. While most attempts towards environmental responsiveness heavily rely on elaborate technical equipment superimposed on otherwise inert material constructs, this project uses the responsive capacity of the material itself. The dimensional instability of wood in relation to moisture content is employed to construct a metereosensitive architectural skin that autonomously opens and closes in response to weather changes but neither requires the supply of operational energy nor any kind of mechanical or electronic control. Here, the material structure itself is the machine. The travelling pavilion’s modular wooden skin is designed and produced utilizing the self-forming capacity of initially planar plywood sheets to form conical surfaces based on the material’s elastic behavior. Within the deep, concave surface of each robotically fabricated module a weather-responsive aperture is placed. Materially programming the humidity-responisve behaviour of these apertures opens up the possibility for a strikingly simple yet truly ecologically embedded architecture in constant feedback and interaction with its surrounding environment. The responsive wood-composite skin adjusts the porosity of the pavilion in direct response to changes in ambient relative humidity. These climatic changes – which form part of our everyday live but usually escape our conscious perception – trigger the silent, material-innate movement of the wooden skin. This subtle yet constant modulation of the relationship between the pavilion’s exterior and interior provides for a unique convergence of environmental and spatial experiences. The project was commissioned by the FRAC Centre Orleans for its renowned permanent collection.

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UNStudio’s Gemini chair “allows a variety of seating positions” for working or lounging

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> Dutch architecture firm <a title="UNStudio archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/unstudio">UNStudio</a> has revealed a <a title="Chairs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chairs">chair</a> with an S-shaped seat that allows its user to move from sitting upright to relaxing with a leg up (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/14/unstudio-gemini-chair-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Ripple effect captured in glass-domed lighting by Poetic Lab

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        <strong><a title="Milan 2014" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/">Milan 2014:</a></strong> London studio Poetic Lab has revealed a new iteration of Ripple – a <a title="Lighting archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/lighting">lighting</a> collection that imitates movement on water – at Milan design week (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/14/ripple-lightingby-poetic-lab-for-lobmeyr/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Jeremie by Eric Berthès for Milano Bedding

Eric Berthès has designed a daybed named Jeremie for Milano Bedding.

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With its unique daybed shape, Jeremie recalls the art-deco style. Featuring a seat in feather and high resilient polyurethane foam, feather backrest pillows and solid beech wood base, standard wenge finish or RAL color on demand, Jeremie is also available in bed version with a 190 cm long mattress.

Design: Eric Berthès
Manufacturer: Milano Bedding

4 Cones by Nuno Capa

Nuno Capa have designed 4 Cones, a system of modular benches and tables made from wood.

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4 Cones is a set of exemplary elements of distinctive conical geometry, which can be linked to variable functions, adapting to user needs and functional characteristics of the spaces. This project addresses a different concept an old love affair between benches and tables. The concept reinforces the complicity of this relationship and allows the emergence of other new contexts creating spatial event. With heights of 30cm or 45cm tall are themselves banks or, when combined, create elements with multiple functions such as tables or supports. The cutouts in cross bases are to introduce an element of union and attachment of cones.

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YOY brings “humour to an ordinary room” with light that projects its shade

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> Japanese design studio YOY presented a <a title="Lamps archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/lamps">lamp</a> that projects the shape of a shade onto a wall and a <a title="Rugs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/rugs">rug</a> that doubles as a <a title="Chairs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chairs">chair</a> in Milan this week (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/13/yoy-collection-milan-2014-light-projects-shade-rug-becomes-seat/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Marc Thorpe reimagines garden vine to create steel table

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> Brooklyn-based designer Marc Thorpe is showing a range of <a title="Tables archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/tables">tables</a> inspired by leaves and stems in Milan this year (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/13/marc-thorpe-morning-glory-steel-table-moroso-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Fairytale-inspired chair shrouds the sitter with a red hood

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> German designer <a title="Hanna Emelie Ernsting archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hanna-emelie-ernsting">Hanna Emelie Ernsting</a> has developed a <a title="Chairs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chairs">chair</a> with an integrated red blanket that wraps around the sitter like Little Red Riding Hood's cape (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/12/red-riding-hood-chair-hanna-emelie-ernsting-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Theatre box-shaped shelves by Cecilie Manz feature in Iittala’s latest collection

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        <a title="Milan 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/milan-2014/"><strong>Milan 2014:</strong></a> Finnish design brand <a title="Iittala archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Iittala/">Iittala</a> is showing a collection of boxy shelves, plywood furniture and glass lamps in Milan this week (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/12/iittala-collection-cecilie-manz-furniture-homeware-milan-2014/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Jordi Bernadó removes doors from Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion

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        Over the last few years <a title="Mies van der Rohe archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mies-van-der-rohe/">Mies van der Rohe</a>'s Barcelona Pavilion has been loaded with junk, and had its pools filled with coffee and milk. Now photographer Jordi Bernadó has taken the doors out and mounted them onto the facade. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/12/jordi-bernado-removes-doors-mies-van-der-rohe-barcelona-pavilion/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>