The design world of the brothers Bouroullec is equally loved by users and numerous manufacturers who choose their unique language of design – functionality free of decorations, but nevertheless personalized with poetic details. Their sensual design modestly approaches the hearts of the users, made to enrich the primary living space of an individual.
The story goes that it was quiet in Copenhagen until it wasn’t hit by a design storm roused by the INDEX happening and the Design Week. The world’s largest prize for design and innovation, INDEX: Award, in the amount of 500.000,00 € for winners in five categories, was awarded on 2 September 2011 in Copenhagen in front of an audience of 12000 people.
Numen/ForUse has designed a new net for social connecting, and the interaction it offers keeps on being checked at the famous Belgium gallery Z33 in Hasselt that has ordered it. The NET project is an upgrade of the internationally successful Tape Installation.
How has one product designer managed to modernize the content of everday life in Britain for over 50 years? The outline of modern Britain took shape through the work of Kenneth Grange who has, among other things, designed the first Kenwood „Chef“ food mixer, the first parking meter in Britain, Parker pencils, Kodak cameras, irons for Morphy Richards, razors for Wilkinson Sword, washing machines for Bendix.
Like an exclusive cruiser Hotel Lone is almost dramatically anchored in the Lone bay amid the century old Mediterranean forest park Golden Cape in Rovinj (Croatia). The surrounding atmosphere of the hotel was selected as the hotels’ signature visual element and has defined all aspects of the hotel’s interior. Maistra hotels have accepted daring concept of a design hotel from the architectural studio 3LHD, a concept which is in rather stark contrast to the generic architecture common among the tourist management.
Stefan Diez has become one of the key German designers by discovering new methods for product innovation, which brought him to the top of the design world. His masterly precision, functionality, logic and minimalistic aestethics are beneficial for the companies offering them unique windows for competitiveness.
He’s one of the rare designers whose work was recognized early in his career. Although he refuses to admit it, Harri Koskinen is one of today’s biggest Finnish designers. But, he rather prefers to give credit to the design teams in Finnish companies. A few years ago, Koskinen himself took the entrepreneurial plunge and launched his own brand Harri Koskinen Works.
Professor Sotamaa had a major influence on the Finnish University Reform in 2010 when a global precedent was set – the Aalto University was created through the merger of three leading universities in Finland: the University of Art and Design Helsinki, the Helsinki School of Economics and the Helsinki University of Technology. That is how the unique interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology Alvar Alto, that will educate experts for the future, was founded.
It is no surprise that London, who has been the capital of the leading storytelling nation and creative center of Europe for centuries, was the first to use communication skills in the sphere of augmented reality. The creative agency Brothers and Sisters has created the app Streetmuseum, accessible via iPhone and Android, for the Museum of London.
DesignAgenda interviews Erwan Bouroullec in Zagreb, Croatia, that he visited for the promotion of the bathroom designed for Axor Hansgrohe. Erwan shared his views on good design and explained the design concept he and his brother Ronan have used to design the collection Feel Free to Compose.