Cologne 2014: this day bed by young designer Stefanie Schissler is intentionally lumpy to encourage users to snuggle into it. (more...)
Dutch designers Bernotat & Co have created a range of coverings for chairs that are modelled on a grandma's dressing gown, baggy overalls and an oven mitt. (more...)
Rather than slotting onto chains, these 3D-printed pendants by Italian designer Maria Jennifer Carew hang from the edge of the wearer's clothing (+ slideshow). (more...)
Enormous dressmaker's pins seem to puncture the seat of this sofa by Hungarian design student Demeter Fogarasi, pushing through to form legs on the underside. (more...)
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in the second part of our interview with Maarten Baas, the Dutch designer reflects on how his career has progressed since the burnt furniture he developed for his 2002 graduation project immediately brought him to the attention of the design world. (more...)
Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune will present a modular table system with plug sockets within the structure during Stockholm Design Week next month (+ slideshow). (more...)
French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has wrapped a pattern of woven rattan around one side of this radio for design brand Lexon, which is on show at the Maison&Objet trade fair that begins today in Paris. (more...)
Punctured and illuminated, an oil silo on the Helsinki coastline has been recast as a permanent art installation. Silo 468 was commissioned in part to commemorate the city’s 2012 appointment as a World Design Capital. Madrid-based Lighting-Design Collective were brought to the Finish city for the drastic transformation project. A pattern of perforations coats the former […]
The window of London department store Selfridges has been dressed with a selection of new inventions by British designer Dominic Wilcox, including a reverse listening device and binoculars for viewing the future (+ slideshow). (more...)
News: advertising festival Cannes Lions has added product design to the list of creative disciplines awarded at this year's event. (more...)
Can better design save lives? That question is at the center of a proposal by Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA) to transform crosswalks along San Francisco’s Divisadero Street. The project, Sous Les Paves, originated in a GOOD design challenge by the Center for Architecture and Design. With help from AIA San Francisco, OPA partnered with local […]
British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have curated an exhibition at London's Design Museum containing a selection of objects paused part-way through the manufacturing process, which they joked reveals their obsession with aluminium. (more...)
Cologne 2014: German designer Christian Werner has created a sofa for French brand Ligne Roset with backrests that can be placed in any position (+ slideshow). (more...)
Design studio Desnahemisfera has designed Symbiosis, a bathtub with a built-in washbasin for Kerrock by Kolpa.
Description from the designers
Symbiosis is the harmony of a bath and washbasin. The merger of two bathroom fixtures creates a form completely adapted to the human body. All plumbing installations are concealed from the human eye in the dual bottom, bringing to the fore the design purity of the object itself.
Besides the design aesthetic, Symbiosis is also a technologically advanced product, as water temperature and water pressure can be controlled at the touch of a button, while its built-in speakers enable you to play your favourite music on your mobile phone or device while you enjoy a relaxing bath.
Dezeen Watch Store: four Daniel Wellington watches with striped fabric Nato straps are now available from Dezeen Watch Store. (more...)
News: Russian socialite and gallerist Dasha Zukhova has sparked a racism row after a photograph of her sitting on a chair in the form of an inverted semi-naked black woman appeared alongside an interview on a Russian website. (more...)
Cologne 2014: the colour temperature of this series of LED lamps by Rotterdam designer Arnout Meijer can be adjusted to create different moods throughout the day (+ movie). (more...)
As one of the largest grid shells in the United Kingdom, the geodesic dome over the University of Exeter's Forum supports student life and looks great on T-shirts.
Japanese studio Torafu Architects has designed a collection of small and lightweight wooden furniture (+ slideshow). (more...)
Architect firm Svet Vmes have designed School Landscape, an social area for students at the Ledina Grammar School in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Ledina is one of the oldest grammar schools in Ljubljana. It has operated for 144 years. The school plan has a characteristic “U” shape, with two main entrances that were once used as separate entrances – for boys and girls. Due to safety reasons only one is in use today, while the second one is closed and has no function.
The idea was to create a new “semi-public” school space for leisure activities of students during recess, before and after school. The enclosure is formed with wavy bands with different gradients of one material. With this element we broke the hard, uneven space and transformed it into a new, soft, single space.
As internet is indispensable in everyday life of pupils, the room has wireless internet, loudspeakers and a projector to ensure a more relaxed ambience. The place becomes a multi used school landscape where students can rest, socialize, watch movies, get information, listen to music, and organize lectures or performances by school DJs.
Design: Svet Vmes
Photography: Matevž Paternoster, Agencija Umer