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The Rusted Bookshelf is a design project undertaken by Greek architect and designer, Eleftherios Ambatzis. The task at hand was to create an object or screen which would visually divide a poolside terrace into two distinct spaces. Rather than a simple screen, the designer created a functional object with a powerful sculptural element, a double sided bookcase.
Following the presentation of the BMW concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the iconic brand has launched its very first entirely electric car under its BMW i sub-brand, the BMW i3. T This highly efficient four seater lightweight car incorporates some of the features of the concept version on the bodywork...
In a private design competition staged by FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) for the creation of medals to be presented at the 2013 Swimming World Championship in Barcelona, the participants were reduced to 5 shortlisted studios.
In the city of Marseille, appointed as the European Capital of Culture 2013, an inspirational event has been launched in Apartment 50, a privately owned space in a 1952 housing block designed by the legendary designer Le Corbusier.
To mark the 50th Anniversary of their iconic luxury automobile brand, Lamborghini introduced the ‘Egoista’ concept car, designed by the head of design at the VW group, Walter da Silva, at the Grande d’Italia in Sant’Agata, Bolognese.
Admired the world over for their amazing Avant Garde furniture designs which they create from the most unexpected materials sourced from equally unexpected places, are Fernando + Humberto Campana. The prestigious Brazilian duo now present ‘Fitas’...
Just the name of Swarovski conjures up images of brilliant sparkling crystals in exquisite configurations and the “Wings of Sparkle” stand for the brand at the Baselworld 2013 event, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, interprets this glittering quality within its facade.
Young German designer, Sebastian Herkner certainly made his mark during the 2013 Milan Design Week with a varied collection of furniture and household items. The contrasting elements in terms of color, functionality and manufacturing methods shared a common element of quality and innovation as well as often uniquely inspirational themes.
Presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013 earlier this year was TOSHI, a versatile collection of cabinets designed by Luca Nichetto for Casamania. There are myriad references to Japan to be found within this collection which was inspired by the Tokyo skyline and in fact the name TOSHI means ‘city’ in the Japanese language!
A collaboration between artist Richard Woods and product designer Sebastian Wrong brought about the ‘Logo Chair’. Created for an exhibition at the Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the ‘logos of reality’ series of chairs consists of a simple childlike interpretation of what a chair should be, put together in a traditional woodblock technique.