Guests to Wanted Design engage with “Panic Room”- one of six roving interactions that explore politics and design If you attended last month’s NYCxDESIGN 2017, New York’s annual design week, and visited the Wanted Design venue, chances are you ran into TRIAGE , an ambitious roving exhibition that “reframes contemporary urgencies through the lens of design.” MOCO editor Harry Wakefield talked to Allan Chochinov, the Chair of the multi-disciplinary MFA in Products of Design grad program at New York’s School of Visual Arts, to know more.
Designers Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada have rethought how we wake from sleep and start our days with a series of objects and an integrated bathroom unit. The goal is to make the transition smoother and more enjoyable, a series of “small steps”, daily rituals that start with that first look in the mirror… Say the designers, “The everyday moment of waking up is seldom a smooth transition from the dreamland realm to reality. It all starts with a pounding digital alarm clock, jumping off the bed and groggily rushing to the bathroom
Blow Me Up is an inflatable glowing air hose, literally a blow-up balloon that can be rolled up and stored in a can. Made of plastic and metal and designed by Theo Moller, Ingo Maurer and his team , the light can stand up and simply lean against the wall or be fastened to the ceiling or wall with hooks or nylon cords. A sensor switch is integrated as a switch on one side of the LED strip, which radiates the reflective side of the tube, scattering indirect light in the room
Viride (from the latin green) is a collection of experimental luminaries by Goula / Figuera Studio that brings together two omnipresent elements in the domestic landscape: artificial lighting and plants. Viride DOS: has two led panels with different degrees of orientation and a wide container for plants with a greater need for soil. The container rotates perpetually at very low speed to ensure all the plants receive the same amount of light
After a long search for an apartment located in central Prague architect Klara Valova SMLXL studio ‘s clients jumped at the opportunity to buy one in the former ETA Regula factory. All wasn’t per the original plan says the architect, “Upon our first visit of the apartment, we faced an unpleasant surprise – the windows.
A renovated flat by BONBA Studio in Barcelona, Spain uses colour, texture and materials to delineate spaces in a more open, light-filled space. The brief called for the interior renovation of an 80m2 family flat in Barcelona.
Breaking Surface is a table by Sophie Hardy that consists of colored sheets of paper sandwiched between two sheets of plywood. The edge of the table has an unusual serrated edge to expose the layers of color. The piece is actually social and political, created to encourage discussions around integration in societies worldwide grappling with this issue
We regularly post design on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram . As part of our 2016 year in review here are the five most liked posts, by you, for February 2016.
We regularly post design on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram .
Details : Architect David Dworkind has created a small and vibrant Indian restaurant in our hometown, Montreal, called Super Quality Indian Snack Bar , which we hope is a reflection of the food not just the design. The restaurant, from the owners of Cook Caravan, a small food business focused on catering tiffin packed recipes originating from all over Asia, had outgrown their small production kitchen and were ready to open a brick and mortar