Monday, January 27, 2014

Baguette Tables by Studio Rygalik

The baguette table by Studio Rygalik, was crafted along with other bread-centric items for the Vienna Design Week Laboratory 2013 and part of what the artists call a “bread Experience.” This oven baked furniture was made to bring attention to food waste and and that, “materials to build are all around us.” Next time you go to toss that stale loaf, think again, you could soon have a brand new end table.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kengo Kuma office for Gurunavi

Shun*Shoku Lounge was recently completed by Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo, Japan. The 1000 square foot creative space functions as an information booth and public relations informal office for Gurunavi, a company which puts all its efforts to establish connections between top-class (gourmet) restaurants and people who grow a passion for exclusive and sophisticated food. The interior, a little bit edgy and unconventional reflects perfectly Gurunavi’s values and the interesting approach to food education. 

 Lead architect Kengo Kuma reenvisioned the entire space, using only stacked plywood. The unpolished material defines the interior from one end to the other: from shelving units to stairs and desks, every item is made of raw stacked wood. The visual effect is absolutely stunning! The lounge serves fresh smoothies and healthy snacks. What’s really interesting is also the fact that the place houses exhibitions focusing around rare ingredients and seasonal food. Hats off to the creative team behind this great project!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ross Lovegrove 3D-prints gold rings

Designer Ross Lovegrove will present a series of 3D-printed 18 carat gold rings at Design Miami next week. Lovegrove has created six rings, each of which will be produced in an edition of ten. The series, called Foliates, will be presented by the Louisa Guinness Gallery at Design Miami. The flat rounded forms that flow from the bands are indented with digitally created patterns designed to mimic those found in nature. Lovegrove experimented with processes such as direct metal laser sintering and combining 3D-printing in wax with lost-wax casting to achieve these intricate surface details. Half of the designs in the range have a single leaf-shaped element, while the others each include a symmetrical pair. "They sit lightly, exploring the dynamics of space and the digital realm, converging organic design with the nature of naturalness that underlines my life's commitment to sourcing the trinity that can exist so succinctly when technology, materials and form converge in the advanced times in which we live," Lovegrove continued. A few days ago we featured3D monograms for necklace pendants that are printed in silver and stainless steel