mare tranqullitatis

mare tranqullitatis/ shiro studio

Lunar craters are almost two billion years old. Today we can observe them unchanged since their formation. These craters show the physical impact over an undisturbed terrain by revealing the presence of concave depressions, left by the collision of an object against the silent lunar surface.

These marble trays have been conceived by applying the lunar craters analogy, where every intersecting concavity is metaphorically carved by the mass and weight of the resting objects.
The diversity of depths for each concavity generates different diameters, allowing a variety of different objects to comfortably rest on the tray.

The fine ribbed texture reveals the industrial milling process and it has been deliberately left visible to declare its contemporary machined genesis.

Each individual tray measures 350x350x55mm and is made of White Carrara C marble, manufactured in Italy.
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mare tranqullitatis/ shiro studio

revolve


Much research has been carried out regarding the historical methods of storing water. By examining the material components and design differences of every earthenware remnant, researchers learned more about ancient civilizations regarding their cultural, economic, production and technological values.
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prism chair

“This creation will be like a shimmering sculpture. Miraculous expression is brought by the refraction of light.”
+ tokujin yoshioka

pioneer

The Pioneer set is hand crafted from borosilicate glass and silver plated hammered copper. The design is based around the age old concept of adding silver to water to purify it and prevent bacteria.
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thumb waterer 

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Watered With Love
This innovative watering can from ceramicists Jo-Anne and Gerald Warren transforms plant watering from a single gush of water into a gentle spring rain. Instead of a spout, it spreads the water pressure out like a shower head through a number of small holes in its base. Fill the vessel by dipping it into water, keeping the water inside by simply placing your thumb over the top opening. You’ll create a vacuum that holds its contents in place until you’re holding it over your thirsty flowerbed. Release your thumb and watch the water sprinkle onto your plants.
created by Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren

water pitcher block

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For Antonio Aricò, a water carafe includes the essentials of a rounded and comfortable shape with a handle, and is used to offer a nice, fresh glass of water to guests and friends.
Playing on the idea and shape of purity and simplicity, Antonio wanted to create again an emotional object: organic, minimal but strong and full of character. Like a giant ice cube, the body of the carafe is iconic and straightforward.

+ antonio arico

dolomyth stools

dolomyth stools / Alcarol

Dolomyth aims to capture the complex relief of the Dolomites, which is rich in forms and the result of a successful and harmonious combination of structural shapes and climatic conditions. This unique and dynamic landscape is in constant geomorphological evolution, starting from the Miocene period, when rock layers began to emerge from the sea in which they had sedimented.
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bricola

Brickola / Alcarol

In Venice, paline and bricole (group of three paline) are timber poles, planted in the Laguna seabed. The bricole’s external surface is left intentionally intact, in order for the markings left by tides and molluscs to act as reminders of the Venetian sojourn of this characteristic recovered timber. All parts sawn from bricola poles undergo accurate and painstaking washing, cleaning, drying and disinfection procedures and they are finally protected by a thin layer of beeswax.
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new manantial

Me Manantial / Martin Azua


Manantial is an invitation to discover and get to know natural processes. It proposes the reproduction of an ecosystem by means of soil, stones and plants able to give back to water its natural balance. It is not an easy task, it takes time and dedication, maybe a whole life.
Like water drops which fall in the interior of a cave purified and enriched by the life cycle of water
Designed by Martín Azúa and made with the collaboration of the ceramist Marc Vidal.
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clean water in the cup

clean water in the cup / mer

Clean water in the cup, the social water filter
Material: Unglazed ceramic, ezüstkolloid solution, plastic components
Photo: Happy Anita
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waterfall

waterfall/ tokujin yoshioka

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has developed ‘waterfall’, the world’s largest optical glass table. In form it is a 4.5 meter giant optical glass block which reminds one of water running down the surface of a sheer cliff. The piece was originally developed for a private gallery located in the heart of Tokyo in 2006, and drew from his earlier 2002 project, ‘water block’.
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original life of water

original life of water/ design nothing group

The origin(washbowl)-Finds the original life of water.
Water is denial of competition. Water does not lower itself nor fights with one another.
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“i” magnifying glass

"i" magnifying glass/ nocc studio

“I” is a magnifying glass. it’s longitudinal form allows you to browse through the pages each time increasing the required lines of text.
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amber chair

amber chair/ jaeukjung

Layers of time are fossilized within the essence of amber… korean design Jaeuk Jung draws on the qualities of this natural resin as a solution in which to reflect and preserve the final moments of a decaying object. His ‘amber chair’ ‘fossilizes’ michael thonet’s classic ‘chair no. 14’, enclosing the antique piece of furniture and turning it into a contemporary design object. Thus a new chair is presented without removing the past completely, but conserving it.
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wellspring

wellspring/ Martin Azua

“Wellspring is an invitation to investigate and understand the natural processes to restore the relationship with the environment. It simulates an ecosystem through soil, rocks and plants, able to recover its natural balance.
Like raindrops falling on the inside of a cave, purified and enriched by the water lifecycle.
+martinazua

falaise vases

falaise vases/ ferreol babin

Designed by Ferréol Babin’s, clear vases are draped over cliffs as though water froze in time imitates running aground on the jagged rocks.
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six tables on water

six tables on water/ gaetanopesce

My materials are liquid, and fit with the nature of our time. to me beauty means being unique, to be different, –
I like beauty full of mistakes because we are human. Perfection is for machines, it is obsolete, gone.
gaetanopesce

origami humidifier

origami humidifier/ theworsthazard

Inspired by how crushing a ball of paper gives it flexibility, structure, porosity and character, a large sheet of paper is creased in orderly grids into a hemisphere with each grid facing outwards to optimise surface area for diffusing and evaporating water.
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hand creased
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liquid glacial table

liquid glacial table/ zaha hadid

The Liquid Glacial design embeds surface complexity and refraction within a powerful fluid dynamic. The elementary geometry of the flat table top appears transformed from static to fluid by the subtle waves and ripples evident below the surface, while the table’s legs seem to pour from the horizontal in an intense vortex of water frozen in time.
+ zaha-hadid

ice drop

ice drop/ ilio

Like a melting icicle suspended from the branch of a tree, ice drop is literally frozen liquid in motion. Each is mouth-blown free form glass, each truly unique. Sculpture and candleholder all in one.designed by Mehtap Obuz

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pure filtering

pure filtering/ lukasjager


By adding fine sawdust to the clay mixture, the form is able to kill harmful bacteria. The sawdust burns during the firing process so the shell is porous and water can filter quickly. The drops which collect on the bottom seep through the holes to the outside. By additionally adding colloidal silver, the filter kills bacteria and increases the shelf life of the filtered water.
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the invariants

the invariants/ mahno

Sergey Makhno has created a series of vases called The Invariants using materials, familiar to us from childhood, such as concrete and a three-liter jar.
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pinch of salt

pinch of salt/ manufakturist

The Adriatic is rich with sun and seawater. Create your own stock of salt while on holiday.
How to use: Submerge in the sea and fill up with seawater.
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still & sparkling

still & sparkling/ nendo

glass is a lot like water – still like frozen water, and sparkling at the same time
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quark coffee table

quark coffee table/ emmanuel babled

This coffee table designed by Emmanuel Babled beautifully mimics the natural flowing liquid nature of water in its transparent plexiglass material.
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water mimicking carafe

water mimicking carafe/ nocc studio

«This smooth pebble shaped carafe has on its inside a crystal formation reminiscent of those found inside geodes. When pouring, the water contained in the carafe slowly streams through the crystal formation in the same way it would coming out of a cave. The crystals give the water a nature inspired dynamic as it also purifies it on its way to the glass. »

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Photos © Studio NOCC

brelli umbrella

the brelli umbrella/ brelli


It’s chic, supremely functional, and, of course, environmentally responsible.
The biodegradable BRELLI is sustainably made from bamboo, a renewable resource, and features a unique, patented, biodegradable PVC clear canopy.
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mare tranqullitatis

mare tranqullitatis/ shiro studio

Lunar craters are almost two billion years old. Today we can observe them unchanged since their formation. These craters show the physical impact over an undisturbed terrain by revealing the presence of concave depressions, left by the collision of an object against the silent lunar surface.
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glass pillow

glass pillow/ marleenkurvers

A pillow becomes a floor lamp. An object that fills the room with a warm glow. The contrast between the glass and the image of a soft pillow makes this lamp an unusual object.
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out on the bubble time

out on the bubble time/ studio note

“out on the bubble time” is a take on an hourglass design that is inspired by water bubbles instead of sand
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ella umbrella

ella umbrella/ eneverdesign

Capturing dripping water from wet umbrellas and using it to grow grass. Ella creates a stimulating fun product to brighten up otherwise uninspiring entrance halls.
As water drips down from the wet umbrella, it flows down through a perforation into the base feeding the soil and allowing the grass to grow. The smaller container includes a fast growing grass seed.
by Simon Enever
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Median ‘Liquid’ Toothbrush

Median 'Liquid' Toothbrush/ Rhea Jeong

The final product incorporates the ergonomic needs of the user blended inside the flowing form itself. Inspired by a stream of water, the essense of the toothbrush is focused on the natural yet comfortable shapes as the liquid.
+ rheajeong