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Archive for June, 2011

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom - Featured Image

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom

Nendo designed this series of “Rinkak” mice for Japanese company ELECOM. The name rinkak comes from the Japanese word “rinkaku”, which refers to an object’s outline against its own background. The design incorporates the outline of the mouse itself and seems to extend out to the USB cable, therefore the mouse becomes the background and…

Substitutes Exhibit Berlin - Featured Image

Substitutes Exhibition Curated by Stefanie Seidl and Fabian Baumann, Berlin

It all started from a Christmas card of objects. The selection of objects led to this “Substitutes: Necessity is the mother of invention” exhibition now displayed in Berlin at the Gallery Berlin-Weekly.com, curated by Stefanie Seidl of Gallery Berlin-Weekly and Fabian Baumann of Formfjord. We know that there are many objects like bottle openers that…

Bell Orgel Music Box by Nendo - Featured Image

Nendo Designs Bell Orgel Music Box

Nendo designed these Bell Orgel music boxes for Japanese department store Isetan. This was in cooperation with Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “moretrees” initative, which promotes the protection of forests. The bell-shaped music boxes were made of Japanese cypress (hinoki), harvested from sustainable forest management practices, into three varieties: hand bell, standing bell and hanging bell….

Kotoli Picnic Box Designed by Nendo for Ruinart - Featured Image

Nendo Designs Picnic Box for Champagne House Ruinart

Japanese design company Nendo worked with the oldest champagne house Ruinart to design this Kotoli Picnic Box. Ruinart wanted to celebrate all that a city has to offer through picnicking, rather than trying to escape the hectic city life. Nendo’s designs just tells that story. The inspiration comes from birds that perch on the criss-crossing…

Silver Lake Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso - Featured Image

Silver Lake by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

During this year’s ICFF in New York, Moroso presented this Silver Lake collection designed by Patricia Urquiola. The collection consists of a sofa, an armchair and chair, each displaying a geometric interplay of solids, voids, and volumes of many-sided polyhedral forms, which looks back to the California modernism of the Fifties. Materials such as wood,…