engrain tactile keys

engrain tactile keys/ michaelroopenian

a computer keyboard that uses nature’s tactility to strengthen the relationship between user and interface;
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engrain tactile keys/ michaelroopenian

therapy in a ring


In her words, Rhode Island’s Jane-Marie Ovanin creates forms that “stimulate and soothe, reducing the chaos of thoughts and emotions.”
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stems collection

Plant table, convertible.
The table may be adjusted to suit interior changes, or have new surfaces added, growing in time with your collection.

Photos by Petr Karšulín.
Made for Oáza Collection.

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suple

In the Suple project, we seek to create design tools (in the first instance digitally) that function like DNA, establishing geometric continuity among 3 or more elements by means of a completely different and adaptable added element.
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bunaco speaker


“Bunaco”, developed to make effective use of the abundance of beech trees that grow in Aomori prefecture in Japan. By rolling thin and narrow strips of beech wood to create coil-based shapes, objects that are water resistant with less cracks and distortions can be made.
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element

Peek under the table and discover the carved detail, inspired by the shape and surface left on trees chewed on by beavers.
+ Sanna Volker

everyday ceremony

Handmade using about 20 different wood species, for the exhibition “Good Morning” curated by Naoto Fukasawa during Milan Design Week 2017.
+ Ferreol Babin

ritual match striker

Roman inspired by starting each morning clear of mind, with an acceptance for what the day holds, celebrating the rituals and moments that the beginning of each day brings.
+ the Future Kept

shine

Shine is a table ware collection, including a plate a bowl and a vase. The concept is to illustrate the unique qualities of silk – the natural shine and the sti_ness of the raw fiber. Shine is a statement to the silkworms who are actually building their transformation cocoons the same way.
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birchbark light

The concept of ‘Svetoch’ Lamp is based on a traditional glue-free craft method of joining birchbark parts together, combining it with a laser cutted structure and celebrating the material.
+ Anastasiya Koshcheeva

hopper

Hopper is a carpet beater, reimagined to make people curious and to encourage them to reintroduce an old cleaning ritual.
The inspiration comes from a childhood memory, when the grandmother was hitting a sofa with a carpet beater, and the sound was echoing in the neighbourhood.
+ Zeyu Rong

umami collection

In more and more homes, dinner is had in front of the TV, in the company of the computer or standing by the kitchen counter while talking on the phone. The sit-down meal, at the set table, appears to be losing both time and attention.
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sunflower board

A board inspired by the sunflower and the hucul art can be used as a clock board, a cheese board or decorating piece. This item was created as a part of the initiative “Release the project”, which promotes the new model of distribution goods, based on Creative Commons licenses.
+ pani Jurek

that’s it packaging

THAT’S IT is a line of experimental packaging made of new, biodegradable algae-based material. this new material stands as an alternative to persistent, non-biodegradable plastic. the material perfectly holds its shape, is waterproof, and protects the product against possible damage.
+ austeja platukyte

twig

Since the Italian furniture brand ALIAS specialises in furniture made from aluminium, the idea was to create a chair made of four aluminium “twigs” and a seat. While the aluminium structure of all of the chairs is the same, five upper portion unit variations feature differing shapes, colours, and materials.
+ nendo

hello haptic

‘Hello Haptic’ is a flash card kit for the blind children to learn various haptical experiences about nature. Visually impaired children are able to self-educate themselves about different parts of nature with this learning aid. They will be properly stimulated about diverse char- acters of nature as well as fulfilling their curiosity through their first-hand tactile knowledge. Each kit is categorized by a location in nature such as the zoo, sea shore and forest.
+ Rhea Jeong

manantial

“I’m interested in ceramics because of its universal and ancestral nature, but also due to the closeness of the ceramic technique in natural processes and phenomena: earth, water and fire interact in the same way as they do in nature but in a process controlled by man”.
+ Martin Azua

match tree

Fire – is an important symbol of Lithuanian culture.
In ancient times lithuanians were called fire worshipers.
In every house there was a hearth with fire that was cherished a lot.
It was mothers responsibility to protect and maintain the fire.
It was not only the source of light and heat, it also embodied the continuity of the family, family life and relationships.

Together with Dominyka Barkauskaite

sensorial brushes

Blink, tickle, stroke, scratch, sweep emphasizes on different body senses through a set of peculiar brushes. Marble sculpted pleasure tools, the sensations are enhanced with ordinary and unconventional materials such as eyelashes, brass nails, feather and hay.
Photos by Karen Kalou
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reconfiguration of a tree

reconfiguration of a tree / Vailly

Reconfiguration of a tree is a research project focused on Pinus Pinaster, a resinous tree harvested for its pitch. Studio thomas Vaillly took a natural element, the Pinus Pinaster tree, ripped it apart – rearranging its elements into man made materials. The resulting natural resin is an abstraction of a tree, a black matter joining, coating, blending in and contrasting with pine wood.
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cuddle stool

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Cuddle is a stool created not only to enjoy a sitting on it but providing a shelter for your feet. Have a seat on it while working and enjoy the warmth of an wool upholstered cave laying underneath.
Or even better… have a seat on your sofa and rest your feet on this woollen nest.
+ Alex Quisite

texture memory

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Memory game suitable for all, also for blind and autistic children. The game consist of four boards and 20 pieces with 10 different textures of different levels in difficulty to recognize them. The game is for 1-2 players. Tasks can be modified and personally adapted.
+ Pani Jurek

atlas table

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The Atlas Table, made of interlocking wooden segments, is a masterpiece to behold, both as a tactile object and a work of art. The geometric pattern was achieved by inlaying darker wooden pyramids into a latticework of oak cubes. The resulting triangle motif adds a sense of dynamism to an otherwise stationary furniture piece.
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wooden cloth

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A Wooden Table that Folds Like Cloth.
Nathalie Dackelid presents a new type of expandable dining table.
Wooden Cloth is the design of Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid. Inspired by a tablecloth, the ash table top rolls up to create room for guests and can be easily rolled down to save space.

design and photos © Nathalie Dackelid

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Små Ting

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Our hectic lives are being contained to smaller and smaller spaces. A table can no longer be content as a simple table. We need a table that doubles as storage! We need multifunctional furniture that plays multiple roles while taking up half the space.

Swedish designer Johanna Paulsson’s Små Ting offers a small, convenient solution.
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the three stool

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The Three Stool is a counter height stool that was designed as a collaboration with 18 KARAT to address the issue of material use in furniture. The aim of this project was to use the least amount of materials while maintaining maximum strength.
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monolithe

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The door knob is a nickel square-shaped object with a hole at its centre, resulting in an inverted semi-sphere. The curvature of this semi-sphere, as well as its colour, oppose the brutality of the item.
A bevel edge with a slight inclination creates a space between the door and the door knob where the hand can be placed.
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drus measuring instruments

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This project presents a series of four measuring instruments utilised by dendrologists: the Finnish compass, the ruler, the set square and the circumference plate.
All materials are made of wood, with digital impressions designed to mark graduations of each ring.
Matter is reduced to its most essential form, and only starts making sense when using the object.
Respect for the tree is a value that is at the heart of dendrology as well as today’s environmental issues.
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fang kitchen tools

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The simplest kitchen tools in existence since time immemorial, by Joachim Froment
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magistral chest

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A chest of drawers designed by Sebastian Errazuriz:
Hardwood Maple, Bamboo, Plywood and Metal hardware
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table & fence

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Table and fence was based on the research of affordance and was made to create a field to gather people to around it in social activity. The fence sits around the table for people to
lean on, and it also suggests to them to share the table space with others. By reducing the room for personal using with a narrow top rail on the fence, the sharing space expands.
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magnetic low table

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Materials: Natural oak waxed, permanents magnets
Dimensions: H: 38cm L: Variable
Production : Raphaël Charles studio
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vísa, stefnir and blær

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Goals and dreams are often hidden and hard to reach. The concept is subjective and based on the act of dowsing which is an old method for searching for anything invisible or hidden. The tools, Vísa, Stefnir and Blær, have Icelandic names that describe the act of heading toward something and how energy flows like a soft breeze. The tools were inspired by the modern world of witchcraft for the quest of seeking hidden aims. The tool captures the goals and dreams where it transforms them into energy and leads it out into the world. The tools are personal accessories that the user can keep around his neck or close by.
Project by Elísabet Kristín Oddsdóttir

coal rug

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20/30 refers to a standard calibre of coal. The idea of a rug imposed itself naturally just like a bag of nuggets strewn on the floor. This surface offers a sensorial upheaval by confronting what is commonly known and what is perceived in reality. This intriguing piece borders between design and plastic intervention with a touch of irony while raising essential questions for our future.
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wooden balloon

wooden balloon/ Evelina Kudabaite


Wooden Balloon is an exaggeration of the cross-breeding process, transformation of a tree into an object of celebration. Trees are often regarded as objects. They are cross-bred to make them thicker and stronger, affect their growth or even change the color of their leaves. The process of making the Wooden Balloon takes the transformation game to another level and enables one to experiment with pigments made from different parts of a tree. By mixing tree fibres collected in Heiðmörk forest with bioplastics made from natural substances, an entirely new, flexible and easily degradable material is created. Balloon as an object gains additional value due to its personal way of production and natural materials.
Project by Evelina Kudabaite

branchworks

branchworks/ Gael Corto Arcadio Jabali


Consumerism refers to economic policies, placing emphasis on mindless consumption rather than creation. Branchworks is a social interaction project which uses a stool to transform consumers into makers. The consumers are led through three steps, each intended to invoke curiosity and guide them to an intimate meeting with the designer. A workshop that teaches the prospecting makers two separate techniques that are simple and easy. Woodcarving and a method of connection that can be used to fix, fabricate or embellish using tree branches.

Project by Gael Corto Arcadio Jabali

sprout

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Sprout is an object that passes on energy. It displays life as a circular system. In a fast paced society, life is often viewed as linear. As with the ecosystems in forests, energy constantly transforms and therefore lives forever. By creating balance between nitrogen and carbon, Sprout will gradually break down and serve as nutrition for a plant. After being in the pot for a year, the plant will have grown too big for the pot and it will be time to relocate Sprout and its plant outside. In the ground it will serve as a vital source of nutrition for years to come.
Project by Auður Inez Sellgren

 

flame it

Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

The object Flame it is a new approach to the simple product that is firewood. The object is made using the process of sandblasting a piece of wood, which reveals the shape of the year rings and gives the wood its surprising and unique look. The owner of Flame it can enjoy the unique object by using it as a decorative object in his home. At a special occasion the user can decide to burn it and use it to its full extent and enjoy the beautiful spectacle that is created by burning the object. The airy year rings in the object create different kind of experience for the user in front of the fireplace.
Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

stick

stick table/ Esra Jakobsson


In our everyday life we are surrounded by products. Products that we use frequently but have stopped noticing. By playing with used christmas trees as material the Stick was born. Stick can be attached to a tabletop or a seat to serve as a leg and therefore creating the finished product. The leg is two parted, wood and steel. The composition of these materials strengthen each other as separately they wouldn’t work as legs. Stick is designed to make the user notice their ordinary everyday objects and hopefully make him smile.

Project by Esra Þór Jakobsson

a nomad jacket

nomad jacket / Lou Moria

A multi-use jacket that can be utilized for gathering throughout the entire day and serve all his or her needs. This is a modern interpretation nomadic life. The ancient hunter-gatherer culture ruled the world until humanity moved to agricultural societies.
It’s equipped with features for every weather and environmental need: backpack pocket – to collect larger objects, knife, a place to collect small and delicate things, gloves for protection from the cold, dirt and thorns, hood that can easily becomes a scarf and magnetic-milestones which can mark your way.

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blueberry table

Blueberry table / Klara Sumova

Settled Landcapes project —
Located in the north Bohemian forests, this table reflects materials hidden by its
surroundings. It is carved from sandstone, a rock found within the subsoil of the area. At the centre of the table is a room for plants, which ties the relationship of the forest to the substrate it depends on. As in the forest itself, the table acts as a plant container – porous sandstone being an ideal material for supporting flora.

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landscapes within

Landscapes within / Wiktoria Szawiel

…so I dreamt about places, and I dreamt about landscapes, and I recalled familiar memories of sounds, views, feelings. From those little notions of a space, of light, of atmosphere, my project emerged. I aimed to capture the beauty and the spirituality of an eastern landscape within a physical object.
The collection includes chair, side table, stools and various vessels.
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collection Y

collection Y / Kutarq studio

The Collection Y is made up of three products: The ‘Y side table’, ‘Console Y’ and bedside ‘cube’. All the members of the family are clean shaped and minimal structured, in which geometria steel rods embrace solid wood surfaces creating simple but elegant functionality.
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disposable shoes

disposable shoes / Lou Moria

The shoe is constructed from layers of canvas with perforated marks on the shoe that allow the user to cut out different parts that get dirty or torn, to reveal the new layer underneath.
Number of layers in each section was determined by regions with a high tendency to wear away.
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torbacz

Tornado / Marta Morawska


A hanger for a bag – two little wooden poles connected by a colorful springy piece of rubber, which when hung on the edge of the table protect the bag from falling.
The product is hand made, glued together with silicon, it is small, light, flexible, easy to use, takes little space and wherever it is needed, pull it over the edge of the table and hang your bag.
designed by Marta Morawska
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