Metallic Geology Metallic Geology
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biomaterials Undergrowth

Undergrowth

Mosses and lichens are primitive organisms that grow in damp places, including rocks and trees. They form the lowest layer of forest vegetation and are equipped with chlorophyll—giving them a green color of varying degrees of intensity. Italian design firm Alcarol recovered some logs from the undergrowth of the Italian […]

ceramics Vantablack

Vantablack

Surrey NanoSystems’ Vantablack represents a breakthrough in light absorptive materials. Manufactured by a low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process, it can be applied to lightweight, temperature-sensitive structures such as aluminum while absorbing 99.96% of incident radiation—believed to be the highest-ever recorded. Vantablack has the highest thermal conductivity and lowest mass-volume of […]

metals Metallic Geology

Metallic Geology

Inspired by the long tradition of Chinese Landscape and its expressive depiction of mountains and rocks, Studio Swine’s ‘Metallic Geology’ collection brings elements of rugged landscape into the interior, drawing striking contrasts with the power of nature and the still sanctuary of interiors. Foamed aluminum is created by injecting a […]

polymers Plag

Plag

One million plastic bags are used every minute around the world, most of which are issued by supermarkets. An average of 93% of these bags end up in landfills. Plastic bags are considered to be some of the most valueless and wasteful products of modern society. Supermarket plastic bags are […]

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Metallic Geology
feature / metals

Metallic Geology

Inspired by the long tradition of Chinese Landscape and its expressive depiction of mountains and rocks, Studio Swine’s ‘Metallic Geology’ collection brings elements of rugged landscape into the interior, drawing striking contrasts with the power of nature and the still sanctuary of interiors. Foamed aluminum is created by injecting a […]

FLOW/Im Fluss
feature / light

FLOW/Im Fluss

Inspired by the element of water and its all-encompassing connectivity, Luftwerk’s FLOW/Im Fluss is a site-specific light installation designed to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. The installation visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg’s River Elbe through video compositions projected on water […]

Undergrowth
feature / wood

Undergrowth

Mosses and lichens are primitive organisms that grow in damp places, including rocks and trees. They form the lowest layer of forest vegetation and are equipped with chlorophyll—giving them a green color of varying degrees of intensity. Italian design firm Alcarol recovered some logs from the undergrowth of the Italian […]

Blow Wall Shelf
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Blow Wall Shelf

Effortlessly dancing between installation art and functional object, YOY Idea’s Blow Shelf takes inspiration from a pile of sheet paper being blown in the wind. Made of powder-coated steel, the thin, white shelves are each unique with slight variations in the curves and angles that give the object a sense […]

Plag
feature / plastic

Plag

One million plastic bags are used every minute around the world, most of which are issued by supermarkets. An average of 93% of these bags end up in landfills. Plastic bags are considered to be some of the most valueless and wasteful products of modern society. Supermarket plastic bags are […]

Biomimicry Chair
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Biomimicry Chair

Designer Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair is a soft seat composed of 3d-printed polyamide. Referencing strong yet lightweight organic structures like plant cells, the chair is intended to replace conventional lounge furniture that is typically made of multiple materials and adhesives. Van Daal’s mono-material chair instead provides softness and rigidity […]

Chimera
feature / textile

Chimera

Chimera is a collection of textiles made from liquid latex and a water-calcium nitrate emulsion. Designed by Amsterdam-based Shai Langen, the skin-like surfaces bear an uncanny resemblance to microcellular structures, capillary networks, and other living systems. Langen experimented with the viscosity of the combined materials to create novel fabrics based […]

Vantablack
feature / mineral

Vantablack

Surrey NanoSystems’ Vantablack represents a breakthrough in light absorptive materials. Manufactured by a low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process, it can be applied to lightweight, temperature-sensitive structures such as aluminum while absorbing 99.96% of incident radiation—believed to be the highest-ever recorded. Vantablack has the highest thermal conductivity and lowest mass-volume of […]

Self-Flexing Membrane
feature / plastic

Self-Flexing Membrane

An artificial skin now presented by a team working with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam develops unexpected powers. The researchers have produced a membrane that curls very quickly when it comes into contact with the vapor from organic solvents like acetone. Using the […]

Propolis Vessels
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Propolis Vessels

Propolis is a biodegradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Its color depends of the forests and botanical sources used in the collection by the honey bees. French designer Marlène Huissoud works with a black propolis […]