These nifty and simple furniture designs by Paris based designer Guillaume Delvigne are inspired by tree trunks. These designs are naturalistic and streamlined, adding dynamism to any living room.
Nature and organic shapes blend well in the Guijarros A Wall Lamp. Designed by Spanish Artist Marivi Calvo. The name suggests “little stones” that we encounter on our local rivers and streams. These fixtures are great, customize their composition to your liking, create a color scheme or just go wild!
Designed by Adrian and Jeremy Wright, this is the Buro Desk Essential Set. Bring a distinguished style to your office desk supply display rather than trying to hide it. Who says our tools must look the function? Like interiors, products can wear a mask as well to conceal what may not be the most pleasing to the eye. This is also clever because it forces you to keep the set together since color and gradation of shapes play a role in its identity.
The AmoeBAND is a bionic concept for band aid. The design features strategic cut-outs so that you can shape it to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage. It even features an intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process. Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.
As the designers explain, “According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.”
Even the packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and even includes Braille instructions!
AmoeBAND is a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist.
Designers: Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting
The Power of Light - Mirage III by Francis Chabloz
Custom LED lights for his exhibition “Almost White”. Drawn from childhood memories of building model airplanes and constructing cut wood puzzles. All I can think about is how awesome it would be to have a few of these in my office. Here is to hoping he one day produces them.
Awesome Hot Air Balloon Desk
Creative agency Boys and Girls worked with Twisted Image to come up with a whimsical desk that would make their reception area stand out. Permanent hot air balloons, strong enough to carry the weight of the desk, were created with a new type of rubber composite to make air-tight balloons that would never degrade. Caltech was even called upon to supply a helium/hydrogen hybrid gas with an atomic weight 150 times lighter than helium alone. Finally, those colorful ribbons are said to be “reinforced with carbo-titanium” and tied off on “an aerospace grade titanium cleat.” For the finishing touch, giant Jenga blocks were carved with solid wood and placed on the other side.
The Duo Bookshelf by Ana Linares, Brooklyn NY. The more and more I research and contribute to the design community, the more faith I find in minimalism. I find myself to be more impressed with design that redefines the idea of simplism. There is something infinitely attractive about designers that can take something so basic and functional that has been seen a hundred times over and redefine it to feel like new. It is the most refreshing experience and deserves much merit. Thank you Ana, this is a fun piece to see.
Corner ladder, designed by Company & Company Design Studio
Our homes are getting smaller and we have less storing space. This project comes from the need to simplify an everyday object to a minimum.
A ladder is a domestic standard tool that is rarely used . The idea was to be able to fit it in any corner, so as to simplify and increase its use and basic operation.