Italian company Hotech Design Radiators presents a stylish Collection 2012, that will make you reconsider a common, nearly forgotten object.
“The experience and the innovative ability, which led to the realization of our patents, were born from the union and the partnership among a motivated and strong team, from several tests and changes, experiments and validations which, at the cost of great efforts and thanks to a strong will, led us to results well above our expectations.”
Designer Wyatt John Little created this pretty chandelier called “Bird Poop”.
His creation pays homage to his elementary schooldays, when he found himself standing below a beautiful Oak tree, shortly after being pooped on by a rather inconsiderate bird.
Berlin and Los Angeles-based design firm Affect Studio has decorated this new Japanese restaurant located in the center of Berlin, Germany.
The team composed of Sofia Borges and Bjørn Hoffmann hung 13,454 hand dyed chopsticks, which have been drilled, threaded and attached to a suspended ceiling over the main seating area.
Stockholm-based group Design Front created “Doodle”, a leather sofa looking like a creative map you can sit on for Italian top-quality manufacturer Moroso.
Its shape is amazing: the circular form has been folded and tucked to make it appropriate for sitting. But most importantly, absent-minded drawings make up the whole pattern of the stylish couch.
Serbian artist from Belgrade Luka Klikovac presents a set of colorful pictures representing fluid formation in water.
The artist only used his camera and advanced lighting system to reveal realistic and tangible spaces where wondrous motions of strange forms occur, thereby creating psychedelic effects.
“World Trip” is a glass goldfish basin, which has shape of the world map. You can enjoy worldwide trip and adventure with goldfishes.
Amsterdam-based NL Architects’ Power Flowers offer a way to bring wind turbines into cities with no inconvenience from citizens.
Giving sustainable energy generation a sculptural appearance, NL Architects’ Power Flowers can embrace a natural arboreal form and harness the breeze to provide energy.
Berlin-based (Germany) artist Irene Anton reveals her “Intervention Invading Network”, a series of installations in different locations around the world.
For each network, 100 to 150 recycled pairs of tights are tied together shaping interconnected lines and nodes, or stuffed pantyhose bulbs.
Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer shows his new series, called “Mutation” at the Milan Design Week.
Featuring the organic transformation of cells, the seating furniture shows a virus or nuclear reaction that has gone out of scale. The designer is reviewing classical upholstery on an experimental base.
Shanghai-based architects Archi-Union have constructed a “Tea-House & Library” in the backyard of their studio.
With timber-formed concrete walls twisting up through the interior, the two-storey building has a glass façade and a triangular first-floor balcony wrapping around the branches of an existing tree. The house is constructed from the salvaged parts of the original warehouse’s collapsed roof.
Barcelona-based creative studio Dom Arquitectura has set up an “Urban Nest” installation.
The Spanish associates Mikel Elorduy, Blanka Elorduy and Pablo Serrano created a collection of twenty handmade wooden bird-houses to bring a revival of avian life to the public space of Barrio de Garcia in Barcelona.
“Floating Instrument” is a collaboration between visual design studio teamLab and sound artist Hideaki Takahashi.
Interactive balls are interconnected through a wireless network to perform a synchronized change of colors. Sober enough during daylight, the balls create delightful patterns as night falls. The installation was shown during the Roppongi Art Night, an annual 24hours art fair taking place in Tokyo.
Tokyo based young artist Yasuhiro Suzuki created these yummy chocolate temples called “Ginkaku-ji Chocolate” or the “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”.
They come in a silver wrapping and with a sweet filling.
Japanese artist Keita Sagaki presents his latest incredible drawings. The artist is indeed an expert in highly detailed portraits comprised of thousands smaller sketches.
The style of Keita Sagaki is deeply influenced by Mandaras, naturalistic representations of the shrines and the deities, since his father introduced him to them at the age of 10.
Miami-based detail sculptor, painter and animator Jen Stark mixes vibrant colors to create hypnotic paper sculptures.
Her work echoes mathematical patterns and concepts, rendering an amazing infinity-shaped quality.
California-based photographer Heidi Lender unveils a whimsical and thoughtful series of pictures. As a nod to her mum, “She Can Leap Tall Buildings” represents all the different roles women take on.
Mom played the roles of wife, mother, daughter, income-earner, independent-thinker, hostess, dinner-maker, family accountant, homework tutor and household organizer without a bat of her mascara’d eyelashes.
Kudu Magnet has totally given a second thought while designing refrigerator magnets.
Colorful designs and entire scenes are painted on amazing magnetic panels. You can also propose your own design.
British designer Tom Dixon has created this lighting collection called “Luminosity”.
The collection will be displayed between the 17 and the 22 of April at the Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia‘s design festival for Milan design week 2012. The potential of natural and artificial light in the future of lighting design is the focus of the designer’s work.
New York-based sculptor Jim Hodges has created “Untitled”, an outdoor installation made of 4 boulders covered with steel skin arranged in a circle.
The rocks reflect the movements or the visitors on their reflective surface. The play of refracting lights occurs on objects weighing between 8 and 13 tons each. The added skin of high-polished steel, pink, blue, gold and lavender, is melded on the surface of the boulder to highlight its size and curves.
The Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York holds the fourth solo exhibition of Chinese portrait artist Liu Bolin.
On top of new photographs from the series “Hiding in the city” and “Hiding in New York”, the show presents one of the artist’s debut sculptural works: a stainless steel peony flower –Chinese symbol of prosperity– only made of cell phone chargers –desire for the attainment of such prosperity– that he himself crafted. Through this piece, Liu Bolin provides commentary on the eternal human quest for affluence and success, the appearance may be ephemeral but the essential driving factors remain constant and unchanging.
Fritz Junior Jacquet is passionate by fine art since his younger age. The self-taught man of folding has developed a unique style that distinguishes him from other Origami masters.
Originating from Haiti, Junior now lives in Paris, France. He takes part every year at the MASTER OF ORIGAMI, the most prestigious international meeting of origami.
New-York based designers Caspar Lam and YuJune Park from Synoptic Office created a landscape of laser-cut letters forms.
The form of language records our collective memory. The designers step further in this vision by giving the letter-forms a height that reflects how often a letter is used in the English language. Each letter sits in a 6 x 6 inch square (15 cm), allowing for any combination of letters to run seamlessly both vertically and horizontally.
This is a motion of a portrait made of pushpins that took about one month to make.