Spanish architect Ramón Esteve has designed the Link lighting for the manufacturer Vibia.
It stands for an interesting system that suggests the daylight entering through a skylight.
Like the skyline of a great city… The modules of the Link lighting system allow you to create silhouettes and volumes on the ceiling to suit every room and every location.
Link | Minimalissimo.
The material has come a long way from brown paper bags, as this new lamp proves.
The new W101 lamp, designed by Swedish architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, does away with gangly components in favor of a single molded form.
The origami-like lamp is made from Södra DuraPulp, a biodegradable material that consists of wood pulp from managed forests combined with corn starch-based plastic. Purportedly as durable and long-lasting as wood or metal, the material can be pressed into a hard, molded form.
The lamp is made from a single piece of DuraPulp, attached to a base containing electronics. CKR collaborated with Wästberg to develop a strategy for integrated electricity and light within the paper structure. The final solution uses LEDs, which are efficient and produce little heat.
Recycled Paper’s Beautiful New Future | Co.Design.
A designer we’ll be looking out for at the Salone this year is Valencia-based Santiago Sevillano, who forwarded us shots of some fresh lamps he’ll have on display there. While Milan-goers can expect to see the finished product, here are some prototype shots of Sevillano’s “Ora” and “Pipe” lamps, inspired by old-school Bakelite telephone receivers.
Salone Milan 2011 Preview: Santiago Sevillano’s Ora and Pipe Lamps – Core77.
1. SWEAT THE DETAILS
You are a professional communicator; act like one. Carefully edit everything you publish: résumés, social media, e-mail, blog posts, letters, text messages, everything. Get a copy of “The Chicago Manual of Style” and keep it handy. Most potential employers and clients don’t appreciate text shorthand, so don’t use it. They won’t be ROTFL, and you will end up SOL.
2. PLAY NICE
People you work with and for will make your blood boil from time to time. Whenever possible, be a pro and take the high road. Avoid burning bridges, as people change jobs more often than they did a generation ago. Your paths may cross again in a much different situation, and having a good working history together will make rehiring you easy. Apply this to your online persona as well. Anonymous jabs are petty—be better than that.
3. DON’T FEAR TYPE; BECOME ITS MASTER
Often, being a good typographer means not making the simple mistakes. To accomplish this, you’ll need a working knowledge of classical typography. Go get one. “The Elements of Typographic Style” by Robert Bringhurst, “Thinking With Type” by Ellen Lupton and “Grid Systems in Graphic Design” by Josef Müller-Brockmann are cover-to-cover must-reads. Repeat after me: “Free fonts from the internet are crap, I will not use them.” Keep saying that.
Keep reading (you won’t regret it).
HOW Design – 29 Things that All Young DesignersNeed to Know.
Ok, I finally got the bulk of the images up from my little trip to Art Basel Miami.
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The showroom is located in this gorgeous old stucco house from the late 1900s.
The “Monster” chairs are some of Wanders’s newest creations.
It’s Moooi’s first outlet in the UK, and it shows that the company is becoming a serious contender in the international modern furniture game. The UK is one of Moooi’s top markets. London is a design mecca, where having a showroom is a sign that you’re ready to play with the big boys — even if you’re selling giant horse lamps and murdered piggy banks.
“Moooi is just in the beginning stages in London,” says the company’s CEO Casper Vissers. “To grow further we need the visibility of the product that will allow the team to work more closely with our existing and potential clients.”
Marcel Wanders’ Wacky Moooi Showroom Opens in London | Co.Design.
Inspired by the tiny organisms that spring from the forest floor like tiny candles. Yes, Note, walking around in the forest looking for inspiration, finding hidden in the green moss small families of fungi. In response, these loving lamps. Each lamp is designed for low energy lights made to keep our natural inspiration safe as long as possible, moss and fungi and all.
Designer: NOTE design studio
DUESPHERE FAMILY by NOTE design studio » Yanko Design.
A highlight of the annual London Design Festival is the presentation of the London Design Medal; given to a designer who has made a significant contribution to design and London having achieved international acclaim for their work. This year, Thomas Heatherwick has been awarded the Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.
Speaking beforehand, Ben Evans, Festival Director said:
“Thomas Heatherwick is a designer who defies definition whether he is working in in the fields of architecture, product design, sculpture and urban planning. He has developed a considerable reputation for his practice, creating a range of extraordinary objects and buildings; from rolling bridges to seaside cafes to spinning chairs. His stunning British Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo demonstrates to the world that British design is innovative, creative and good for business.
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Thomas Heatherwick wins London Design Medal 2010 — Chair Blog.