Mesh Mesh
Aerial Burton Aerial Burton
LightByte LightByte
Neclumi Neclumi
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 Mesh

Mesh

Nathan Allan Glass Studios’ new Mesh is a plate glass with an embossed textural layer of intricately woven mesh. Part of the Organic series, Mesh “cloaks you in privacy yet allows light to pass through unimpeded,” according to the manufacturer. Mesh is available in a maximum panel size of 6′ […]

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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Mesh
feature / glass

Mesh

Nathan Allan Glass Studios’ new Mesh is a plate glass with an embossed textural layer of intricately woven mesh. Part of the Organic series, Mesh “cloaks you in privacy yet allows light to pass through unimpeded,” according to the manufacturer. Mesh is available in a maximum panel size of 6′ […]

Aerial Burton
feature / interactive

Aerial Burton

Most three dimensional displays create pseudo-3D images on 2D planes by taking advantage of a perceptual phenomenon called human binocular disparity. However, there are many challenges to this method, including the limitation of the visual field and the lack of any true spatial representation of three-dimensional information. To overcome these […]

LightByte
feature / light

LightByte

Described as a “massive interactive sun pixel facade,” LightByte is an interactive scrim that modifies the sun’s rays into complex shapes. The interface transforms sunlight into an expressive medium for the purposes of conveying information, communicating ideas, and creating intricate patterns. Hundreds of individually-controlled, wood-based servo flaps act like solar […]

Neclumi
feature / light

Neclumi

In the digital age, traditional physical media such as music, movies, and books have been replaced by electronic versions. A new interface developed by Polish design office panGenerator suggests that the physicality of jewelry—once considered a given—is also worth questioning. Neclumi is a “wearable projection” that illuminates a user’s neck […]

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
feature / metals

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
feature / plastic

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 […]