Nice work from Bharat Bhargava who answers the question How can design be used to change and improve perceptions about shared spaces? with a Lamp-Bicycle-Bench:
“The combined functionality allows for social interaction amongst strangers. It offers opportunities and encourages fitmess in the outdoors for free and is accessible by all. Using human power, this strategy also addresses ownership issues by allowing users to pedal to power their neighbourhood park lighting.”
More at CSM Design Explorations
This bench was visually inspired by the feeling of floating that the main character felt in the French movie, “Le Ballon Rouge”(1953).
In reality the bench is suspended from the ceiling by 4 anchors concealed by the balloon shapes. This creates the illusion of the bench being lifted by balloons.
Debuting at Model Citizen’s last week were a trio of works from the Brooklyn-based design collective Laura+Charles+Christopher. Featured above is the Agni Fire Bowl, designed by Laura Weatherly and hand formed from aluminum, out of three nesting patterns and then coated with a high heat ceramic glaze. Sure to be a sleek addition to any summer entertainment system.
This show is a great idea. Debuting during NY Design Week is “a unique collection of handcrafted sustainable furniture that plays with the concept of vandalism, private property and each’s appropriation of the other.” Featuring EARSNOT, SEMEN, JIM JOE, KR, MAX FISH & ALIFE, pieces include mirrors (above), benches, tables, and chairs.
NEW YORK ART DEPARTMENT AT THE HOLE
312 BOWERY NEW YORK NY 10002
May 14th – 17th, 2011
12 – 8PM DAILY
These are too cool.
“made from foam core that is reinforced with industrial strength carbon tape, the pieces feature graphic patterns that are influenced by the early abstract paintings of dutch artist piet mondrian and the de stijl movement.”
More at Designboom
Your place will have to be so clean if you get one of these.
A chair made with polyurethane film, a transparent film commonly used as a packing material for precision instruments and products susceptible to vibrations and shock, thanks to its high elasticity and ability to return to its original state.
Pretty amazing, all you need to do is push.
Wouter Scheublin is an emerging designer from the Netherlands.
Watch the video of the Walking Table in action after the jump.
“The Wine Rack Shelves feature sixteen pieces of rail from the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company circa 1908. Two switch plate cuffs provide the feet on the split hickory crosstie. It is finished with golden oak stain and a polyurethane sealer. This piece is individually numbered with a salvaged railroad tie date nail from 1925.”
More info on purchasing here
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