First collection in solid wood by Rudjer Novak-Mikulic and Marija Ruzic for Artisan has exposed them as extremly sensible designers that brought new aesthetics to Croatian design. Through the liberation of the senses included in final design, the form of the chair and tables have developed an extra dimension of experience, rendered through a tactile experience made possible by a masterly treatment of the surface.
The exhibition “Solid Acts – Design from Croatia” will present the new design scene from Croatia at the Milan Design Week 2013. 30 Croatian designers will showcase 32 works in Superstudio Più – The Temporary Museum for New Design 2013 (Zona Tortona) from April 9 to April 14, 2013. The exhibition was devised by Tatjana Bartakovic and is organized by The Centre for Design of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
The famous slogan by Thomas Watson, Jr., one the most successful and most influential businessman in the 20 century – “Good design is good business” – was pragmatically proved by the method of calculating design value that has been developed by Dr. Peter Zec and Burkhard Jacob at the Red Dot institute.
The Aalto vase was an international sensation already as the prototype during the Paris World Fair in 1937. This best known design object from Finland is at the same time one of the most famous glass objects in the world. In Finland, the majority of households keep a vase designed by Alvar Aalto, who deserves to be called a national architect and designer.
Siba Sahabi is a utterly unique and poetic designer, as her works are on the border of design and art. She is inspired by the European and Middle Eastern history of ceramics, showing how one culture can influence another, leading to renewal and cultural richness. Imperfection drives her process of work, as well as passion for crafts.
Lisbet Friis is among the best in Denmark when it comes to colours, colour schemes and weaving techniques. In the collection for Labula Living she has merged the old, craft traditions of the Oriental carpet with the Nordic rag rug – showcased for the first time last week during Stockholm Design Week.
Design installation on the verge of industrial design, craftsmanship and performance – Glass Elephant – is created with the purpose to vitalize Stockholm Design Week’s image as an innovative and dynamic meeting place. The exhibition explores the properties of glass as material and muse, and tells a story about the meeting of contrasts.
Netframe sofa developed for Offecct is based on sustainability – a common ground for company’s R&D and design philosophy of Cate & Nelson. Designers had an idea to create a piece of furniture that consumes as little material as possible while maintaining a high comfort.
New Lightyears pendant Pharaoh designed by Hulger, offers spectacular experience of transformation between illuminated and non-illuminated lighting object – reinventing the standards for pendant design. The Pharaoh is designed to gently frame and enhance the expression of the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen light source.
Despite some of the most significant treasures in international art preserved in the most notable Italian museums – these institutions couldn’t draw the economic benefits out of this potential. Project Museums of Paper aimed to articulate the museum merchandising by matching 20 designers with 20 different museums. Their task was to create products that would relate with their collections of art – stimulating the future sales in museum’s shops.