Designing glasses with social awareness

Gloria Inglis
30.08.2010 | 12:47
American studio FuseProject, in collaboration with the Mexican government, has developed “See Better to Learn Better”, a project set to put design at the service of education. These glasses are specially designed for pupils and are freely distributed amongst those families who cannot...

The summer nests of the Emiliana Design Studio

Pierluigi Cattermole
12.08.2010 | 16:58
During the current summer of 2010, the entrance ramp to the Centro de Arte Santa Mónica in Barcelona temporarily houses a set of unusual inhabitable spaces that swim in the limit between private and public, aiming to serve as meeting points or areas in which to rest or read. Far from the...

Willem Gispen: An important Dutch modernist designer

André Koch
29.07.2010 | 17:18
Willem Gispen, a trailblazer in his double role as designer and manufacturer, decided to go for tubular steel and serial production and, in so doing, he chose to forgo aesthetic pretensions in his industrial creations. A well-known activist in the artistic and business circles of his time, Gispen...

Levity for a New Millennium

08.07.2010 | 12:32
An apparently simple result and an extraordinarily complex process define Table B, designed by Konstantin Grcic for the Extrusions series of BD Barcelona Design and presented at the Milan Fair, and then at the BD head office in Madrid at the end of September. Inspired by classic works form the...

The bottle of Tomorrow

27.06.2010 | 18:12
In 2006, the USA alone produced 2.7 million tons of PET plastic, 80% of which ended up “as is“ in the dump. Brandimage has created a fully recyclable bottle composed of two layers of bamboo or palm tree paper pulp and a waterproof inner lining made of biodegradable PLA. To open it,...

Uno Design: Signature style

Adolfo Arieta
21.06.2010 | 12:18
Uno Design is a new 2007 brand name from Valencia-based Celda to develop contemporary furniture. Specifically, to design a wide range of pieces distinguished “by the quest for an emotional relationship with users”. To help, they have the collaboration of designers such as Javier...

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