Design

Lilian van Daal’s 3D-printed Biomimicry chair shows off “a new way to create soft seating”

Dutch designer Lilian van Daal claims 3D-printing can replace traditional upholstery techniques to produce spongy-surfaced furniture in this movie filmed in Eindhoven. Traditional upholstered furniture Van Daal is investigating alternative production methods for upholstered furniture, which is usually very resource-intensive to make. Production of traditional upholstered furniture “Soft seating usually consists of several different materials [and] it’s all glued […]

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Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Gate sofa provides public charging points

Scandinavian studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed a modular sofa system for public spaces that allows sitters to recharge their phones and laptops while resting their legs. Claesson Koivisto Rune describes the Gate seating system for Swedish furniture brand Offecct as “a pit-stop while on the move, to recharge electric devices as well as weary feet”. Designed for waiting spaces such […]

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Shane Schneck’s Bollard light is four lamps in one

American designer Shane Schneck has created a silicone lamp for Danish brand Menu that can be used in four different positions. Diffused light comes from the circular end of the conical Bollard light, designed for Menu by Shane Schneck. “The form of a lamp is the result of a desire to re-imagine the typical pendant, made possible by adapting LED technology and […]

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Bocci debuts cloud-shaped 73 glass pendant lights

Canadian lighting brand Bocci has launched a light made by forcing molten glass into a loose heat-resistant fabric pillow. Bocci’s 73 pendant lamps have a cloud-like appearance, especially when hung in clusters, and a surface texture more reminiscent of fabric than glass. An LED light source is positioned inside, creating a diffused glow through the material. “There […]

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StokkeAustad’s acoustic panels pair colourful fabric with metal and stone

Oslo studio StokkeAustad has combined colourful textiles with a selection of shinier materials to create acoustic panels that feature geometric patterns. StokkeAustad, the team led by designers Jonas Ravlo Stokke and Øystein Austad, designed the panels for 130-year-old Scandinavian textile manufacturer Gudbrandsdalen Uldvarefabrikk (GU). The designers chose to use a selection of different fabrics, and combined these with various […]