Designing glasses with social awareness

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 afford spectacles apt for their children.

Alessi: historia y futuro de una empresa del diseño italiano

En las últimas décadas, Alberto Alessi, empresario, y Alessandro Mendini, diseñador, han desarrollado conjuntamente proyectos de distinta índole. Los une la voluntad de crear algo nuevo y pensar de forma alternativa. De la inusual colaboración entre ellos dos, y el con museo Di Neue Sammlung de Munich, surge la exposición Orgetti e progetti. Alessi: storia e futuro di una fabbrica del design italiano que se inauguró del pasado 21 de mayo, y se podrá visitar hasta el 19 de septiembre.

Levity for a New Millennium

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 firm, such as the Hypostila shelf, Table B is more than an object: it is an emotion.

Table B con base metálica de acero inoxidable.

The bottle of Tomorrow

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, the top of the bottle pulls off and doubles as the lid. Dubbed the 360 Paper Water Bottle, the name of the container designed by Jim Warner refers to the integral vision of a project that re-thinks production and design.

La botella de mañana

En 2006, sólo EE UU produjo 2,7 millones de toneladas de botellas de plástico PET de las cuales más del 80% fueron a parar, sin transformación, al vertedero. Brandimage ha creado una botella completamente reciclable: compuesta por dos capas de pasta de papel, proveniente de vegetales como el bambú o la palmera; con una lámina interior impermeable realizada en PLA, un material biodegradable.

 

Uno Design: Apuesta de Autor

Uno Design es una nueva marca comercial nacida en 2007 como apuesta de la empresa valenciana Celda para desarrollar mobiliario contemporáneo. En concreto, para diseñar una amplia tipología de piezas, que se distinguen «por la búsqueda de una relación emocional con los usuarios».

Uno Design: Signature style

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 Mariscal, Fernando Salas, Ximo Roca, Lagranja, or El Último Grito.