A highlight from the Dutch Design Week, Vapor II explores the most common of materials through the rediscovery and re-interpretation of an ancient technique. Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergmans delivered plastic lighting installations shaped through a technique similar to glass blowing, suggesting the landmark for further developments.
Alessandro Busana graduated in industrial design in 1999 from Scuola Italiana Design, and went on to found hOle designstudio”, a research and concept development agency that creates products for companies like Normann Copenhagen, Pedrali, Roche Bobois, Plust collection, and Smooth Plane.
Udukuri is a traditional wood craft technique of polishing wood surface with a brush made of sew grass, to scrape off soft tissue so that coarse grain pattern is revealed. In Jo Nagasaka's (Schemata Architects) new line of furniture titled ‘ColoRing’ he feature this Udukuri technique.
Designer Claesson Koivisto Rune launched Medusa, Chinita, Bellota a wicker lamp collection at Design Junction during London Design Festival, September 2013.
The "folded" series by designer Ariel Zuckerman deals with the physical tension applied on a two dimensional sheet. Using techniques such as folding, stretching and twisting, borrowed from the discipline of paper, and applying them to wooden sheets, led to a novel three dimensional appearance.
Following on from their collaboration with Wallpaper*, Bethan Gray revealed a new and unique collaboration of new marble dining tables with world-renowned stone specialist Lapicida at her "Inside Design" exhibition .
London Design festival will see Bethan and Lapicida collaborate further creating a unique installation and adding to their range of dining and occasional tables.
1024 architecture (Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel), has designed 24 Lines, an art installation serving as the entrance hall and café for the art centre La Panacée that opened on 22nd June in the middle of Montpellier, on the site of the former Royal College of Medicine.
For the opening of Château Borély, now Musée des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode in Marseille, Mathieu Lehanneur has designed a monumental chandelier for the entrance hall.