The collection includes circles, hexagons, triangles, and rectangles with unrepeatable marble patterns thanks to a production process that combines technology and craftsmanship. Each mirror is a glass plate with a thin layer of silver that’s attached to the glass by electrolysis. Parts of the silver are removed manually so those areas can be reprinted with the marble patterns, or etched and then reprinted with patterns. The process can be repeated multiple times for various effects. Photography Art Direction: Alessandro Bonavita
<a href="https://design-milk.com/one-to-one-geometric-mirror-collection-by-armando-bruno/one-to-one-mirror-armando-bruno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/One-to-One-mirror-Armando-Bruno-1-810x540.jpg" alt="One to One Geometric Mirror Collection by Armando Bruno" /></a> After a successful, limited edition run, designer <a href="http://www.studiomarcopiva.com/armando-bruno/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Armando Bruno</a> has gone back to the drawing board for his One to One collection of mirrors which are set to launch in April at Milan Design Week. This new round of geometric mirrors have been given a fresh spin with unique patterns of digitally printed marble details.
Photography: Umberto Barone
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/16/panda-oma-bengler-digital-platform-disrupt-sharing-economy-oslo-architecture-triennale-2016/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/09/panda-exhibition-oma-bengler-social-digital-oslo-architecture-triennale-2016_dezeen_sq-936x936.jpg" /> </a> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/oma/">OMA</a> has teamed up with creative studio Bengler to propose a "disruption-as-a-service toolkit" for the workers of digital sharing platforms like <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/uber/">Uber</a> and <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/airbnb/">Airbnb</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/16/panda-oma-bengler-digital-platform-disrupt-sharing-economy-oslo-architecture-triennale-2016/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
Graphic Design is the art of communication and there are some creatives who take this art to a new level, like Alexis Persani. Persani can turn common phrases into ground breaking art pieces. The detail in these works is undeniable, from every angle. The French designer not only turns letters into art, but adds depth and detail that not many designers have the skills to achieve. Alexis has several personal projects on Behance that includes innovative alphabets that adding layers to what’s possible with words and language. You can see lots more of these amazing designs over on Persani’s portfolio and on Instagram.
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/03/aram-gallery-london-unread-messages-exhibition-digital-communication-addictions/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/04/unread-messages-six-thirty-hero-dezeen-sq.jpg" /> </a> London's <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/aram-gallery">Aram Gallery</a> has put together an <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/exhibitions-tag/">exhibition</a> of conceptual products that highlight visitors' dependance on digital communication, including a selfie-taking <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/robots">robot</a> and a plugin that reports on internet usage patterns (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/03/aram-gallery-london-unread-messages-exhibition-digital-communication-addictions/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/15/bezar-e-commerce-storefronts-digital-marketplace-design-bradford-shellhammer/"> <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/10/BEZAR_Storefronts_dezeen_936_3.jpg" /> </a> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/business-news"><strong>Business news:</strong></a> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/fab-com/">Fab</a> co-founder <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/bradford-shellhammer/">Bradford Shellhammer</a>'s online design retailer Bezar has announced the addition of a digital marketplace, called Storefronts, to its <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/08/interview-fab-co-founder-bradford-shellhammer-returns-bezar-online-marketplace-emerging-designers-ecommerce/">current offerings</a> of pop-up or flash sales (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/15/bezar-e-commerce-storefronts-digital-marketplace-design-bradford-shellhammer/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/08/3d-printed-gold-jewellery-18-carat-reshape-industry-lionel-t-dean/"> <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/09/Orbis-3D-printed-gold-ring-Lionel-T-Dean_dezeen_05.jpg" /> </a> <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/future-makers/">Future Makers:</a></strong> advanced manufacturing could "reshape the jewellery industry," says designer Lionel T Dean, who has designed a collection that is directly 3D printed in 18 carat gold (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/08/3d-printed-gold-jewellery-18-carat-reshape-industry-lionel-t-dean/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
It may have been the most erroneous piece of information ever communicated to us back in architecture school. With the wisdom of a prophet, our professors would inform us about the “paperless” profession we were about to enter. The age of rolled-up drawings was over and we had better prepare accordingly. Design would be conducted entirely with vectors, construction questions would be answered onsite via 3D digital models, and you could get rid of that waste paper basket under your desk. In a space-age mashup between The Fountainhead and The Matrix, an army of architects would be running around like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, saving the world from bad design with swoopy hand gestures on floor-to-ceiling transparent screens. It was going to be futuristically awesome.
That was twenty years ago. Looking around the office of today, (previously referred to as The Office of the Future,) the physical sketchbook is a crucial part of the design process, rolls of drawings fill every available cabinet, and the recycling bin needs to be emptied every three days. The amount of paper a typical architecture firm goes through in this “paperless age” is ridiculous. But quite recently we experienced the first glimmer of the tide turning, and we have none other than Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development to thank. It’s an example of the paper-free future, so inspiring and forward-thinking that it merits a letter of affection. So here goes, our love letter to the DPD …