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
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handle with care / yuvaltal

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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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

+ living things

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.
+ handmadeinhangzhou

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.
+ ferreol babin

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

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

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.
+ studiosolvente

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.
+ we are living things
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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
+ najla el zein

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

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

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.
+ joachim froment

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.
+ 22designstudio

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

 

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.
+ hcwangdesign

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.
+ hcwangdesign

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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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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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.

+ lou moria

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.
+ wiktoria szawiel

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

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.
+ lou moria

“/” 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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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
+ yuhunkim

combo

combo / giorgia zanellato


How to use the carbon fiber to enhance the sound properties?
By making it as a sound amplifier, without electricity it is able to amplify the music you choose from your music player. The cork base creates an insulated part that helps to direct the sound in the direction which is amplify. It’s possible to use it indoor and outdoor.
+giorgia zanellato

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

sky deck

Sky Deck / Torafu

This is a small table made to hook onto handrails, and it uses just enough pieces of wood to do so. You can put your mobile phone or a radio on it while you hang out your laundry, or it can be used as a counter when you have a beer on your balcony on a nice day. Floating in the air, sky deck stretches a narrow balcony space out by just a little bit, into the city beyond.
+torafu

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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balancing blocks

balancing blocks/ fort standard

Complete or partner up with Balancing Blocks to build structures while focusing on height, gravity defying balance and style. Ten hardwood game pieces finished in non-toxic white or primary colors offer a vintage look through fun contemporary forms.
+fortstandard

eaten by knits

Knitted Chair / soojin kang

The primary aim of this hand made collection is to convey the beauty of traditional crafts and dysfunctional objects and how they challenge traditionally established perceptions in bewtween fahion design and art.
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ageless objects

ageless objects/ particules studio


The Objets sans âge series raises the question of the complexity and durability of domestic electronics, trough familiar items, symbols or our daily rituals (waking up, switching the lights on, reading news…).
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haptic cups

haptic cups/ marierouillon

through this project, i want to make people aware of the plurality of their senses of touch, of their importance in terms of full perception of the world, and to reconnect them with tactility on a daily basis through my designs,’ rouillon explains. ‘I took the decision to communicate my concept through everyday objects, without digital tools, in order to stress even more this urge to touch and experience the everyday world we live in, through multi-sensory experiences.’
Our senses are triggered less and less. The interactions that we entertain with everyday devices are lacking sensibility, tactility, sensory experiences.
+marierouillon

haptic geta

Haptic Geta by Shuhei Hasado

Haptic Geta by Shuhei Hasado
His studio is decorated with studies for new walls, the artist does not simply use Japaneze culture, but tries to find a new frontier in it. For this project, he decided to make the surface of pairs of get, traditional japanese sandals that are worn barefoot.
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touch and play

touch and play/ lingjingyin

TOUCH * PLAY is an ongoing project which explores how technology could be used to enable children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions to play, explore and express their emotions and feelings through their senses.
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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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