fang kitchen tools

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The simplest kitchen tools in existence since time immemorial, by Joachim Froment
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air lids

A kitchenware collection focusing on different lid designs in collaboration with Daikin, an air conditioning equipment manufacturer.
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city furniture

This concept is based on three materials/forms – oak wood cubes, three dimensional steel rod mesh and bend steel plates – used in the project according to a strictly defined formal requirements. Together, they create a set of tools for creating city furniture with various functions. Thanks to its modularity the form is universal and allows to freely adjust the furniture to the given needs.
+ Gdyby

chop chop

Preparing food seems to be the most normal thing on earth. And that is exactly why we don‘t bother performing all the tasks while working in the kitchen.
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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.

+ Oaza

roots

Preparing and cooking food symbolize one of the turning point of human evolution, man became a social and cultural being.
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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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the new normal

“This project uses the idea from nutritionists that we can easily compare food portion with the individual hand size,” explained Vuthisatkul. “For example, a fist of carb, a palm of protein, a thumb of fat, a cupped hand of fruit, two hands of vegetable.”
+ Ponsawan Vuthisatkul

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

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.
+ kompaniet design

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

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

one for all

This is a very large and long piece of dish.
It is a dish like a table, a table like a dish.
We serve various dishes in large and small hollows and color the table.
At a party, at a picnic, at a restaurant …
It is a special dish to gather together.
+ narukuma

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

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

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.
+ Vailly

les madeleines

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Les Madeleines is a collection of tableware born from the union of passion for food and memories of meaningful moments strongly bound to it. Wether in solitude or in a social gathering, the pleasure experienced in those instants is encapsulated in its simple and functional objects, which echoes those powerful sparkles of joy.
+ Friday Project

souce bottle

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A clay bottle for sauces, designed and cut for ease of preparation and pouring, useful both in the kitchen and on the table.
+ Martín Azúa

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.
+ fundamental

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.
+ char kennedy

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.
+ joachim froment

fang kitchen tools

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The simplest kitchen tools in existence since time immemorial, by Joachim Froment
+ joachim froment

chocolate textures

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There are many factors that determine a chocolate’s taste.
In coming up with a new chocolate concept, we turned out attention not to such factors, but to the chocolate’s “shape.”
The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size, 26x26x26mm,
featuring pointed tips, hollow interiors, smooth or rough surface textures–
and, while the raw materials are identical, the distinctive textures create different tastes.
Each chocolate is directly named after Japanese expressions used to describe texture.
+ nendo

magistral chest

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A chest of drawers designed by Sebastian Errazuriz:
Hardwood Maple, Bamboo, Plywood and Metal hardware
+ meetsebastian

milk on wheels

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– “I want to trigger the young into drinking goat milk, and thereby give our ensuing generations a taste of this charismatic alternative.”
“Milk on Wheels” is a fully functional refrigerator with a peltier based cooling system. The self serving brass faucet combined with playful shapes and textures makes this milk tap ideal for school cafeterias. The container itself is made out of birch, has an inner layer of isolating foam and stores up to 14 liters of refreshingly cold milk.
+ lovehulten

the future of DIY

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The Future of DIY is a monthly column of projects and tutorials that explain in simple terms what rapid prototyping technologies are and how they work. Using 3d printing, laser cutting and CNC technologies TourDeFork designs easy and accessible DIY projects which can be downloaded for free from the magazine’s website and taken to the nearest FABlab to be transformed into real objects.
+ tourdefork

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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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

bread and love

bread and love / Martin Azua


An everyday object transformed into a jewel. Two metal rings catch a napkin in order to make a breadbasket. The shape reminds embroidery hoops, so it’s a good chance to embroider a wish that accompanies us in everyday actions. It is a very suitable object for keeping a promise alive; it has many similarities with wedding rings.
+ martin azua

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.

+ klara sumova

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.
+ kutarq

nurture the living fruit basket

nurture the living fruit basket / Hyunhee Hwang

Nurture : living fruit basket
The fruits in Nurture is designed to be nestled with their own roots in the form of a basket in order to keep them alive and fresh efficiently till the consumption. Consumers can buy them weekly, and nurture them by minimum of moisturizing. Also, the kitchenware tools are designed with an instruction to prevent from losing nutrition during the process of pick, wash, and dry the fruits. In addition, it is expected to get more disciplined and self refrained control towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle for users through the daily ceremonial routine.

+ hyunhee hwang

tavola archaica

Tavola Arcaica / Fabio Molinas


The Tavola Arcaica is a conceptual project that relies on our ability to build a strong emotional bond between people and food with everyday objects, that goes beyond their use.
The use of the first tools made from stone was the first technological discovery of our species.
However, we have assimilated their use in a way that we no longer give them the importance they deserve.
Photos by Lucho Dávila López
+ fabio molinas