Inspired by the self-healing process of trees Manufract has created a new and unique furniture line. If a tree gets injured, it will naturally release resin to close the wound. The natural concept of wound healing is used for the manufacturing process of these products. Broken pieces of wood are form filled with an eco-resin to get the full, final shape. Each piece is carefully selected from broken hardwood stock. It is then manually crafted and hand polished.Read More
Meet the science nerds in Georgia who re-forge abandoned scrap metal into blades with a multi-year waiting list. For more on their process click here:Read More
In collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s forest conservation organization More Trees, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a set of triangular-shaped modular pieces. Called Tsumiki, a name that means ‘wooden blocks’ in Japanese, the individual components can be stacked and assembled in a variety of ways, allowing the user to create original sculptures.
Tsumiki will soon be available to buy in Japan.Read More
A how-to video showing some hexagon shaped coasters that snap together using magnets.Read More
Eco-friendly due to its up-cycled method of materiality, The ‘Grably’ is designed with longer, thicker teeth with increased spacing between them. The No.15 allows you to tackle your long, thick, curly beard with ease.Read More
The KÉK, contemporary architecture center of Hungary, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In celebration, KÉK has collaborated with Hungarian designer Kissmiklos to create ‘C10′ — a craft beer for architects.
‘C10′ is an India Pale Ale style brew, and its name is derived from two ideas: celebrating the 10th, and in homage to ‘C10′ concrete. The label is composed of three technical drawings of structures in Budapest, and its color scheme refers to the word KÉK, which aside from being the center’s acronym, means blue in Hungarian.Read More
This carefully crafted organizer for jewelry and accessories asked three questions in the design process: Can it be accessible from and angle? Can it be easy to move and transport? Can it be durable while achieving the first two objectives?
While the form can be compact, solid oak trays can be rotated giving the piece a certain adaptive and sculptural quality. A solid base keeps the piece bottom-heavy so there is no need to worry about it tipping or falling.Read More
Victor Papanek, along with co-author and fellow designer James Hennessey, released Nomadic Furniture in 1973. Their book shared with readers "How to build and where to buy lightweight furniture that folds, inflates, knocks down, stacks, or is disposable and can be recycled," and was loaded with diagrams of DIY plans to that effect.Read More
Based by the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores, FFC Arquitectura were charged with the transformation and expansion of the ‘Cella Bar’. While preserving the distinct features of the existing building, the extension saw a contemporary addition being merged with the original building. This juxtaposition has introduced a sculptural language into the local context. The organic and orthogonal form uses basalt (volcanic rock of the region), concrete and the exterior presents a woven timber texture. As well as sourcing local materials, the design of the scheme references the outline of the island, the rocks, whales and wine casks.Read More
During the inaugural Dubai Design week, a series of installations placed in strategic locations around the city highlight renowned international and local design talent. As an exploration of tradition coupled with contemporary aesthetic techniques, Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah presents a sculptural project for both the creative community and passersby on the city’s beach by Meraas. Drawing insight from the local heritage, craftspeople and everyday practices, Lootah has based the installation ‘Yaroof’ off of a type of traditional fishing from the region.Read More