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.

The title of the series originates from exact mathematical sciences and means property of the object to remain unvarying upon transformations. Likewise, in our series the form varies but materials remain. Various geometrical forms form basis of the images – they are a square, a rectangle, a circle…, reminding us of urban multistoried buildings, office centers and dormitory areas. Vases, like bricks of a construction kit, are highly urbanized and reflect a modern city, where lone trees against the background of ‘asphalt jungle’ and paved streets look as fresh and contrasting as delicate flower buds against the background of rough concrete. These vases are perfect accessories for the up-to-date minimalist interior and for connoisseurs of simple forms and contrast solutions.

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the invariants/ mahno

tripot

TriPot born to concentrate all the attention in the center. Plants, stationery or whatever you love looks great on the center of TriPot. Three pots combined on different sizes and heights. A pack of three levels. Cork protection on bottom.
photo: Judith de Graaff

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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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fusion

Fusion is a collection of unique pieces that combine raw and natural elements that are gradually fading into technical material produced by humans. The objects appear to be strange and not easily identifiable, mixing archaism and technology and dissolving the boundaries between industrial rigor and mineral irregularity.
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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

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

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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trough

Trough is the review of two of the main utensils of roasting and serving the famous Segovian suckling pig: the tray and the broth pearl. The design of the elements do not break with the tradition of their predecessors, presenting the same materials and finishes, although playing with their forms and functionality.
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i am a flower pot

I know flowerpots don’t talk, but I’ve got a lot to say. I’m called Voltasol because I have the gift of mobility. Yes, I’ve been specially designed to move according to the trajectory of the sun (which explains my particular inclination) in order to promote the movement of plants and help them grow better.
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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

100% sand

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The project investigates, if and how design processes can take advantage of the integration of natural elements in terms of creation.
These collections of vases look for a balance between the materials, choosing the two most important in terms of history and percentage, with a high content of sand in their mixes; The CONCRETE 60% and the Glass with a 40%.
+ anabella vivas

4th Dimension Watch

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The 4th Dimension Watch is composed of a thick circular case and cognac leather band. Although a relatively simple design, the watch has a complex balance of materials that includes concrete, stainless steel, bronze, and leather. Taiwanese designers Sean Yu and Yi-Ting Cheng imagined linking time and space into a visual form when they designed the 4th Dimension Watch. The shape is designed to take the shape of a spiral staircase, while the gold-hued hands move up and down. The effect is a careful and sophisticated interplay of shadow and light.
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clay self watering can

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Clay is a self-watering can ceramics.
The microporous structure of the fired ceramic at a relatively low temperature allows the water to infiltrate through the wall of the object. The water´s path ends at the roots of the plant which absorbs its required nutrients. The chromatic relationship with the pot on which the watering can rests allows it to integrate into space and to blend itself to the environment.
+ arthur donald bouille

vase with stone

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A clay vase deformed by the weight of a stone. Craftsmanship and nature converge in one object without artifice where materials and craftsman gesture are equally honest. The project shows the beauty of objects of unrefined appearance.?The stones are unique objects that somehow remind us of a landscape.

+ martinazua

 

brick lamp mini

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The original idea of this project is to make people aware of the moment
of concealing and revealing light. To make it a functional lamp, instead of a switch, light is activated when raised(on) or laid flat(off). Also by creating the side facets, a natural
handle is made which also directs the light when the brick
sits on it’s side.
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nato pots

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Life born in the heights, through leafy branches protected by the strength and vitality of mud. Nato, revalued the properties of the earth to give birth to quality of abundant nature, beautifying it delicately coated by organic forms.
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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.

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areniscos costa brava

Areniscos / Victor Castanera

A collection of areniscos made north of the catalan coast that shows the variety of sands and landscapes of it.Here there are some pieces made at some of these places: Cala Estreta, Platja Fonda, Illa Roja, Platja del Castell…
+ victor castanera

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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“/” lamp

lamp / Ubikubi

Give your space an industrial look with “/” Lamp, a versatile lighting piece that mixes concrete and cork. “/” Lamp is an object that gives the user the chance of choice. A subjective and personal choice.
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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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CaCO3 stoneware

CaCO3 stoneware / Vailly

Together with scientists, geologs and craftmen, this cross-disciplinary design project studied the geological process of petrification in the French region Auvergne, a none active volcanic area. Over the course of one year, fossiles of a new kind have been procduced withing selected thermo-mineral springs.
by Laura Lynn Jansen & Thomas Vailly
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diamonds of nature

Diamonds of nature / Estudi Moline


Pieces of nature extracted in an artistic natural organic process become precious objects like diamonds.
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river rocks

River Rocks / Sensoree


Natura pathos brings nature to your feet. The next time you are too busy to go the forest or park, bring nature to you! These insoles transport your body and mind to the natural world.
The organic surface is uneven and dynamic which is ideal for feet as it challenges and strengthens balance reactions, proprioceptive response, and enhances postural strength.
© Kristin Neidlinger, photos by Dan Brazelton.
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balance 30 degree balance 35 degree lamp

balance 30 degree / Jinsik Kim

This project begins with curiosity about essential characteristic of material. Our design direction is to ultimately reveal the essence of material: the gravity, mass and balance. When these elements harmonized in balance, familiar and ordinary things could inspire us in a new way. B (Balance) lamp series suggests various positions of light to users depending on a space and use.
Collaboration project by studio-ory with Jinsik Kim
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rebotijo

rebotijo/ Martin Azua


This is a redesign of the traditional Spanish botijo which brings back a convivial and ecological way to drink fresh water. The water cools down even under the sun thanks to the porosity of the clay. The new form is somewhere between a bottle and a Tetra Brik and has a 1.5 litre capacity, ideal for all uses.
+martinazua

handle with care

handle with care/ yvaltal

Salvaged broken ceramic cups get fixed and given a new design appeal that allows them to continue their productive lives.
Material: Broken ceramic cups, metal, wood
+yuvaltal

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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hands of time clock

hands of time / Quentin Peuling


“The clock-face is made of a worn sanding disc. Through the wear of the sanding disc the clock is telling the story of a craftsman. Time, the materials used and the way of working are all of influence on the appearance of the clock.
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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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sand journey

sand journey/ atelier nl

The world lies beneath your feet; sand is the simplest and most obvious raw material that we know. Following the route a grain of sand travels, makes your heart skip a beat. The connections unravelled by such a quest show the deeper layers of our existence. At the same time, nothing is more fun than to play in a heap of sand. Experience the account of an expedition for sand in Europe and the ways in which this material can in its applications exude transience as well as a sense of eternity.
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v100

v100/ valentingaral

Luxury is an abstract concept, created and maimed by society. It goes further than the price of an object or the material it’s made from.
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concrete light

Concrete Light / 20eight

With roots in architecture, product design, fashion design and industrial design, the company aims to express a variety of ideas through objects.
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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

terra

terra/ terra design

TERRA strives to create a reality in which products, like people, come from Dust, and to Dust return.
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domestic landscape

domestic landscape/ studio-stephanschulz

Domestic landscape is an interior concept which integrates raw earth materials within a living space and enables the characteristics of this material to be useful there. The most important element of the concept is the climate-wall-storage-system, a constructible modular climate wall. This easily assembled piece positively influences the indoor climate, and can simultaneously be used as storage furniture. In addition to a plantable soil table, other objects made of earthen materials compliment this spatial concept.
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adobe plus

Adobe plus/ Martin Azua

The traditional materials used to make adobe, mud and straw, were replaced with plaster and expanded polyester creating a very light material which floats in water and can be used alongside other architectural materials, wall and floor coverings. The colour of the different natural ingredients used, (eggs, nuts, bread), bring the material to life as it transforms and decomposes in a controlled manner.

Azúamoliné 2004 / Photographs Martín Azúa
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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.
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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.
calligraphy paper
hand creased
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simply sand

simply sand/ talia mukmel

“The project “Terra-Cotta” was born from the wish to investigate material on cultural and traditional aspects,by integrating basic materials and authentic methods of work.
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