Teak frame with black veneered wood backs and black metal frame. Upholstered in 'Causeway' fabric.
Of all the illustrious achievements of science and technology, the creation of artificial light is at the top of the list. Today the miracle of light is far less about our ability to transform night into day at the flick of a switch, but more so about the innovative ways in which we use, harness and deliver it.
From the collection of ‘Custom Made’ furniture by British designer Karen Ryan, this amalgamation of abandoned or ‘misfit’ chairs is created to form a new structure, unique and again valued.
As part of an exploration into theoretical issues surrounding visual cultures and sustainability, Anne Marchand, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Canada, has realized a series of examples which offer disparate, unvalued goods a chance at a second life.
In an industry that has become obsessed with chairs, whether it be the organic curves of the Eames Rocker, the elegance of Mies van der Röhe's Barcelona chair or the simplicity of Verner Panton's S-shaped chair, it is surprising to think that the most used and globally recognised seat is the Monobloc, or as we know it, your everyday white plastic chair.
New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology’s worst interface-design offenders.
He even goes as far as breaking into song, in this lively, memorable presentation on the importance of simplicity as it relates to tech design.
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Using architecture as a form of applied design research, San Francisco based architecture and design practice IwamotoScott in collaboration with Buro Happold have created Voussoir Cloud, a site-specific installation at the SCI-Arc Gallery.
At their simplest, books are bound pages of Times New Roman drivel, at their most elaborate, they are rich creative explorations at the heart of the graphic medium. In the main, authors get paid a pittance writing them and graphic designers over-indulge their time creating them. What for? Well, for the love of books.