Using industrial wool felt and recycled cardboard cores with paprika spice finish, designers Tamara Petrovic, Elizabeth Wong and Garner Oh give a second life to an otherwise-discarded material. Using C-clamps as a means of fastening, the Industrial + Industrial seating series takes a raw approach to construction, tempered with precise craftsmanship and design.
From 0 to 1: Creating industrially designed objects from the remnants of industrial manufacturing. Cylinder 14, Cylinder 19, and the Wave are made of recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packaging materials. Our challenge was to both reuse the material and to reveal its intrinsic beauty. 0 to 1 is a design and architecture studio founded by Garner Oh (Architect) and Tamara Petrovic (Furniture Designer) in 2009. Together, we explore the dynamics within our built environment. Our work is a demonstration of the strength found through an integrated, sustainable approach to design. Our solutions are the discovery of the inimitable character present within each project.
0 to 1: website
In Hilla Shamia’s Wood Casting seating collection, two unlikely materials bond together creating a marriage of textures, colors, and densities. When the molten aluminum is poured into the mold surrounding the tree trunk, an essential characteristic is created: singed wood. The resulting effect elevates the final product from a haphazard pairing of materials to a beautifully bonded cohesion of two otherwise ordinary elements.
From Hilla Shamia: Furniture combining cast aluminium and wood. The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps the memory of the material.
The Fixie Lamp Series, designed by Tal Mor and Shlomi Azulay of DAG utilize silicone rubber-coated copper wire to create a bend-it-yourself lighting system, which allows for custom mold-ability. In a somewhat anthropomorphic fashion, these creature-like designs animate their way into the perfect angle, position or pose necessary to shed the desired level of lighting.
From DAG: The Fixie Lamp Series is a collection of LED based lamps. The collection is composed of four lamps, all made out of a flexible material which makes them playful, and offers the users a variety of postures and adjustments.
From D-Vision: Our laboratory has emphasised using innovative materials and production processes in all of its products, thus guaranteeing that once fully experiencing and taking in the furniture, that one be overcome with genuine awe at the astonishing leap from an item’s mere visual appearance to its actual physical, and above all else, comfortable impact.
Reset: A diagonal-shaped seat that embodies the evolution of human-object relationship, offering a new and enhanced seating experience, via a slowly-adjusting layer whose functionality may not be evident at first glance. We have stretched a unique, elastic and airtight fabric on a frame that is over the chair, creating a vacuum that allows for the slow release of air as one is sitting down or standing up.
Noah: A revolutionary, soft plastic hammock. The design of this hammock was inspired by organic shapes, ranging from spider webs, beehives and flora to fauna cells and tissues.
Foldigon: A folding, polygon, outdoor armchair – turning a garden table into an armchair in one simple step. The concept was born out of the need for storable textiles when facing outdoor weather conditions like rain or the sun’s UV radiation.
Bouton: A new, innovative approach to Capitonnage; a traditional technique commonly seen on Victorian chairs, resulting in the transformation of simple rectangular foam into a soft, luxurious and inviting chair. With this design, the goal was to experiment with shapes and forms that are perceived as being of high value, and turn them into accessible and affordable products.
Sfog: A new, outdoor armchair, created by one manipulation over a foam cube and resulting in a piece whose qualities emanate comfort and grace.
A Boov: A tyre tube is covered with stretch fabric while two thin ABS-shells cover it from both sides to create the seat. The two shells have been made using either plastic injection or vacuum forming. The four legs are made of oak with aluminium connectors.
Idea 32: A new, origami foam stool turns low seating into a new experience. After 31 “aborted” attempts, ‘Idea 32′ was born. In the process,we experimented with using soft moulds as the basis for manufacturing intricate, foam stools.
Soft Space: A soft-layer, foam cover for an existing, massproduced plastic armchair that offers a fresh take on the strict, industrial world. In this world, prices and efficiency constantly challenge design, with the number of products per container being a paramount factor from the outset of the design’s development process. Millions of containers are shipped daily; all of which are loaded with products and…air. With ‘Soft Space,’ we have replaced the air captured between piles of stacked chairs with foam. This, in turn, has allowed us to create an additional part in the chair, representing the negative space between the chairs whilst also serving as a soft cushion.
Established in 2005, d-Vision is a unique internship programme, aimed at cultivating excellence and
training future leaders in the fields of industrial design. Inspired and created by Mr. Sami Sagol,
owner and chairman of the Keter Group, the programme serves to provide the missing link between
academia and industry.
d-Vision is exhibiting at SaloneSatelite Booth B27 this week at Salone del Mobili, Milan.
Cristina Celestino and Matteo Bastoni of Attico will present their new Veneer wrapped vase collection at Salone Satellite Pavilion 22/24 | stand A30 in Milano. Their innovative technique utilizes a range of mediums creating an eclectic mix of natural and man-made components and aesthetics. In a mix of simple and elegant forms, their refined shapes enhance modern design with a unique perspective on material exploration.
From Attico: Industrial design quality and research skills applied to traditional materials generates a new project philosophy. Pure and honest volumes, sincere shapes blended with genuine materials, made in the best Italian districts. Collection of vases “Veneer” created with the wrapping technique: the vases are composed of layers of essences of wood, carbon, glass fibre and adhesive films directly wrapped on steel spindles and then polymerized in autoclave. The language of the stratified material is interpreted as an aesthetic value, the plot of a story made of lightness, texture and resistance that amplifies these diversities.
Thanks to Attico for their submission to designgush.
Combining ethereal, painterly strokes with fluid silk fabric, Nicolette Brunklaus creates functional lighting that draws upon one’s intuitive connection to nature and natural gestures. The two-dimensional landscapes take on three-dimensional forms, functioning as both literal & abstract representations while the diffused light, housed within, increases the association to our innate connection with sunlight and energy. This summation of parts communicates the serene feeling that these natural sources evoke.
From Nicolette Brunklaus: Designers love to employ beautiful fabrics to combine function and aesthetics in whimsical play. The Sognsvann lamp (Left) follows this creed by evoking a memory the designer had along Norway’s Lake Sognsvann. The fabric, what at first glance might appear to be an abstract bleed, is a scene of trees reflected in still water. Passersby provoke the glistening silk to lightly sway, creating an ebb and flow in the depicted waters. The light bulb that hangs behind the silk curtain could be mistaken for the moon as the viewer is slowly hypnotized by the lamp’s layered nuance. The Sognsvann lamp, made of Scandinavian Oakwood inspires the senses with its poetic efficacy and exceeds the boundaries of a fabric’s functional uses.
Available in a variety of woods, finishes and materials, the Miles Chair uses carefully sourced materials and hand-constructed techniques to create its elegant and refined form. Its revealed construction joints become one of its characteristic design details along with its angled skeleton and rounded seat and back supports. Hinting slightly at the mid-century modern aesthetic, the Miles Chair mixes classic elements with an ecologically sensitive approach. Visit their website to read more about their environmental and community focused design principles.
From Miles & May: We believe that honest design articulates through unique material and impeccable craftsmanship will withstand the test of time. We design our furniture to showcase the history and character of each hand-selected piece of wood, rather than force-fitting the material into a specific design. Every item is also created by hand using both traditional methods and modern techniques. The final result is exceptional furniture that’s made to last a lifetime.
Miles & May: website
Where else but in Norway would an architecture studio so cleverly ponder up the notion of sustainable, recreational, wintertime activities? The Unavailability ice-fishing hut from Gartnerfuglen Architects is easily assembled by means of simple folding techniques, as illustrated above. Lake water is then frozen within the chicken wire framed panes creating an austerely beautiful glass-like enclosure in which the sole fisher can meditatively catch his next meal. This nomadic-like ritual becomes part of the sport’s routine in an environmentally low-impact approach to a nature-revolving pastime.
Santimetre, a studio based in Ayvalık (Turkey), designs handmade objects largely focused in porcelain. Their unique Turkish Coffee Pots reference the traditional pot’s shape but add modern elements through the material and varied color choices. Using olive tree sprig handles, the pots combine the sensual features of fine porcelain with nature’s more haphazard and quirky features creating a playful object that reminds us of our connection to nature through that which nourishes us. The handles also question the state of a “finished” material in an end-product and, in this case, show that raw beauty can be relevant in modern design.
One part happenstance and one part design, the Tutu hanging lights’ bi-layered materials fold on themselves in production creating a skirt-like effect such as the dancer’s tutu. As a woman’s slip accidentally peeks out from underneath a tailored dress, the under-layers of the Tutu lamps expose themselves in accenting colors. Standing below the lamp, that same accent becomes a focal color, but maybe it’s best to mind your manners and keep your eyes down.
From Iskos Berlin: Tutu is the name for a dancing skirt composed of several layers of fabric. There is a clear image from childhood fixed in my memory – my mother putting me to bed and covering the lamp with a piece of clothing to dim the lights. Perhaps it was her skirt, or a shawl. And if one layer was not enough, she threw another on top. Later the mother of my own children did the same… A basic, straight forward and relaxed way to create a lampshade – just a couple of layers of fabric thrown over the light! Our Tutu lamp shade is made solely out of polyester felt, mainly produced using fibre derived from recycled plastic bottles. Two preheated mats of polyester felt are pressed in a mould that partly controls them and partly lets them “decide” their own shape – the material simply folds in its own unique way. As it cools, the felt stiffens and retains the shape. No subsequent trimming, no waste, no surface treatment required – it is ready to be removed from the mould.