On the occasion of the Bienniale Internationale Design Saint Étienne 2015, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin curate an exhibition entitled ‘Beauty as unifinished business’ that attempts to describe designed beauty through 35 recently produced items.
Industrial Facilityのサム・ヘクトとキム・コリンがキュレーションした2015年の展覧会「Beauty as unfinished business」の動画
Anthony Dunne is professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. His projects with Fiona Raby use design as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of emerging technologies. Their projects have been exhibited and published internationally and are in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Frac Ile-de-France and Fnac. He is the author of Hertzian Tales (2006) and co-author with Fiona Raby, of Design Noir (2001). They have curated exhibitions for the Science Gallery in Dublin, The Wellcome Trust Windows in London, and the Beijing International Design Triennial at the National Museum of China.
In 2005, famous designer and architect Maarten van Severen dies. He left us with one of the most extraordinary collections of furniture and several exquisite architectural project but also 4 young sons who carry part of their father’s talent and personality. While we follow the boys’ steps towards a promising future, we reconstruct the tumultuous and tragical life of their father. When his sons get confronted with some of the same challenges and problems as their father, history seams to repeat itself.
Website of the film: maartenvanseverenthefilm.com/
An apartment designed by Future Facility with integrated products and services for the elderly, commissioned by the Helen Hamlyn Foundation on the occasion of the New Old exhibition held at the Design Museum in London.
I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.
Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a collection of 10 vases available in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both the strength and the delicate nature of the glass come alive.
The fluidity and vibrant feel of the mouth blown glass creates the delicate character for Ruutu.
Ruutu in stores in January 2015.
Director / Camera – Juriaan Booij
Edit – James Cundill
Music – Andy Simmns
Film on location in Iittala, Finland and Paris, France
Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy. Designer Jim Reeves has developed a simple, low-cost gear-train and generator that uses a descending weight to power a perpetual light source. Children can do their homework and study, families and friends can eat together and interact after dark adding new dimensions and possibilities to their lives.
Danskina design director Hella Jongerius introduces the three latest additions – Argali, Dew and Fringes – to Danskina’s range of rugs and explains how she “always starts with the yarn” when designing new textiles.
Danskina was founded in 1973 by Piet and Ina van Eijken. In 2011, the brand was acquired by textile companies Kvadrat and Maharam, which appointed Jongerius as design director in 2013. The trio of new designs make up the company’s second collection since Jongerius took on the role.
British filmmaker and photographer Matthew Donaldson takes a tour of Michael Anastassiades’ London home and studio, a source of inspiration for the Cypriot designer’s inventive designs.
Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1fBtyvS
A film by Matthew Donaldson matthewdonaldson.com/
Soba reinterprets the traditional bamboo bench, an object still used in lots of places in Japan and which became such an almost invisible object, by adding a twist in its construction to allow it to be easily assembled.
Creative Director: Patrik Johäll
Project Manager: Anna Johäll
AD: Simon Sjödin
Director: Daniel Mattiasson
DOP: Andreas Nilsson
Camera incl Aerials: Andreas Nilsson, Markus Wetterberg
Aerials: Aircam. Operator: Daniel Casselby
Edit / Grade : Andreas Nilsson
Post: Norbert Nagel, Robert Melander, Andreas Nilsson
Assistants: Pontus Ahlqvist, Amelia Bordahl, Robert Elmengård
Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, we designed for Samsung during the past two years.
Serif is a television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens. Instead, it is an object that can be turned around and manipulated. It can stand anywhere, even on the floor with its own legs. What we were looking for was a solid presence that would sit naturally in various environments, just like an object or a piece of furniture.
In profile, it forms a clear capital “I” shape, its slim body broadening to form a surface like a little shelf at the top.
We also designed the interface inside Serif.
Serif comes in 3 sizes, Serif, Serif Medium, and Serif Mini.
Serif and Serif Medium come with optional feet (that are included in the box).
3 colors are proposed, White, Dark blue and Red.
The title of this workshop has a double meaning as seeds that offer new research and new experience and as a reference to “Semina” – the avant-garde Pop magazine of the late 1950’s and 60’s. “Semina” was strongly interested in collage, a most crucial stylistic innovation in the arts of the twentieth century that provided this extraordinary magazine with a principle for both aesthetic and existential novelty.
This workshop tries to re-think “Semina” in its key-concepts and re-launch a process of research through a very open idea of collage that relates to our contemporary daily life.
Did you miss The Revolving Room during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013, then this is your opportunity to get a glimpse of it.
The Revolving Room was a special installation by acclaimed designer Patricia Urquiola to celebrate her first textile collection for Kvadrat on her new and existing products for Moroso.
‘The Revolving Room is based around constant cycles. Hypnotically circular and repetitious rhythm is emphasised by the oversized embroidered fabrics’, Patricia Urquiola states. The entrance of the installation was illuminated with Philips luminous textiles on Kvadrat Soft Cells, and inside the space a series of three-sided fabric panels slowly revolve creating a dynamic, abstract and vibrant environment that constantly change as the panels rotate.
The Revolving Room was awarded with the Milano Design Award for the best installation shown by international design brands during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013.
Wallpaper* magazine are celebrating the very best of the design world with the launch of their annual Design Awards. We produced the music for a film that peeks into the world of the Bouroullec Brothers and the concept behind their ‘Serif’ TV. They not only won Designer of the Year, but Best Domestic Design too.
The design fair Design Miami in Miami Beach brings together collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world. Design Miami runs alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June and presents twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.
Design Miami 2015 Collectors Preview and Vernissage. Miami, Florida, December 1, 2015.
About the Work
‘aikuchi’ – a project aimed at revitalizing the value of Japanese swords, rolling them out into the global market by bringing in world-renowned designer Marc Newson. Fusing together the spirituality of Japanese swords with revolutionary designs, just what are Marc Newson and Sword Master Saburo Nobufusa Hokke like? Here is an interview with the two of them, at the completion of project ‘aikuchi’.
The project began with the passion of craftsmen of Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association to bring excitement to their hometown, Takaoka. The short film illustrates dignity and anxiety of craftsmanship in local areas in Japan. It aims to spread the reality of Japanese craftsmen to the rest of the world and to let people know about Takaoka, the city of Japanese traditional arts and crafts. The story is about a couple, a sissy husband Takashi and a devoted wife, Suzu.
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Director : Seiichi Hishikawa
Starring : Maki Murakami , Kazuma Narimoto
Music Director : Shinya Kiyokawa
Director of Photography : Yutaka Obara
Producer : Takashi Ueno
Produced by Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association , DRAWING AND MANUAL