Designed in China interview: Superise

A new generation of designers are creating quite a stir in China. These independent creators are openly challenging the ‘made in China’ tag by introducing work that challenges old traditions, represents a more contemporary China and is in many cases avant-garde. Together their creativity is helping form a new vernacular for modern Chinese design. Thanks to Bundshop, a platform for presenting a new generation of Chinese designers, we are publishing... Read More

Designed in China interview: Sozen

There is a new generation of Chinese designers creating a bit of a stir. These independent creators are openly challenging the cliché ‘made in China’ tag by introducing work that challenges old traditions, represents modern China and is at once avant-garde. Together their work is helping form a new vernacular for modern Chinese design. Thanks to Bundshop, an on-line platforms for presenting a new generation of Chinese designers, Design Talks... Read More

Competition: Heineken Bottle Design Challenge

Drinks giant Heineken is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a second instalment of its Future Bottle Design Challenge. The company has put its years of design and branding online for designers to remix and create the bottle design of the future. Participating designers have complete creative freedom to reuse, re-imagine and remix these images from the brand’s past to create a Heineken bottle of the future. #gallery-3 { margin:... Read More

Designed in China

How do you change the perception of ‘made in China’ to ‘designed in China’? Chinese contemporary art is currently the focus of intense interest in western Europe, so why not Chinese design? Two exhibitions in London aim to rectify this. Unfolding Landscape, at Sotheby’s in London, which finished last week, exhibited work for sale by graduates from Beijing’s prestigious design school, The China Central Academy of Fine... Read More

Jerrycan inspires e-bike

One+ is an intriguing concept. Vehicle designer Fernando Ocana has created a conceptual electric bike designed specifically to transport clean water from place to place in the developing world. The lead designer at pioneering electric car company Think, Ocana’s design is an unusual electric motorcycle inspired by the simplicity of the bicycle so that it is simple to produce and easy to maintain. #gallery-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-5... Read More

Designer Talks: Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon discusses the parallels between nationality and creativity at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair. In the latest video from Nowness experts Carlo Lavagna and Roberto De Paolis the British industrial designer talks of his likes of Lee Broom, La Chance, and Noé Duchaufour Lawrence. Watch the video here. Design Talks | 5 – 25 Scrutton Street | Old Street | Shoreditch | London | EC2A 4HJ?W | www.d-talks.com |Bookshop | Published by Banksthomas All... Read More

Salone del Mobile 2012 highlights

The design world congregated on Milan last week for Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Europe’s leading design fair in Milan. To mark its 51st year, the fair set its focus on technology and its influence on design. This is a vast show, spanning most of Milan with its hub at the exhibition centre in Rho. Read the report published in Wallpaper*. #gallery-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top:... Read More

Israeli designers exhibit at Holon

For a taste of design in Israel today, head to Holon for the Holon Design Week and supporting Designer Plus Ten exhibition at Design Museum Holon. This is the first time the museum will curate an exhibition that focuses exclusively on local talent. Expect designers from textiles, fashion, jewellery, industrial design and digital and visual communication to exhibit their work. #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item... Read More

Jacob Jensen’s coffin design

Coffin design isn’t something that we come across everyday, which is why the news that Danish firm Jacob Jensen Design has ventured into this area came as a bit of a surprise. After all, the funeral industry is a rather traditional one, and a delicate one to tackle. Working alongside coffin manufacturer Tommerup Kister, the Diamant Series has been designed, in the words of company director Timothy Jacob Jensen, to be more like ‘the next home... Read More

Heineken design challenge

To mark its forthcoming 140th anniversary, drinks company Heineken has launched a global design challenge. The company is inviting creatives from around the world to connect, through social media, and form teams to design a beer bottle of the future. The brief is to create a bottle design that symbolises how people around the world will connect in the next 140 years. Driven through Heineken’s Facebook page, the idea is for anyone interested... Read More

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