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Ash Bowls by StokkeAustad

The bowls are an exploration into the different qualities of wood. The whole bowl is turned out of a single piece of ash, and we wanted to see how thin we could make the wood, and how it would contrast with the solid base. The bowls were designed for Norwegian Prototypes 2010, where the brief was to design something that could be carried onto an airplane. Besides the dimensions we were completely free to do whatever we felt like. It was a great opportunity for us to work formally also on a theme we have been exploring for a while, the meeting of different shapes, and how different shapes are perceived when carved out of a single block of matter.

Ash Bowls, by StokkeAustad

TrayBowl by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

TrayBowl shamelessly exposes the chaos it contains. Inspired by salt/ pepper and oil/vinegar service trays, TrayBowl lets one separate hers or his two favorite capsules flavors. The way to use the object is clear, yet nonrestrictive. The black melamine tray allows for an easier reach at the last capsules remaining in the bottom of the bowl.

TrayBowl Capsule Dispenser by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre Product Design for Nespresso

ikebanaMedulla Vases by Benjamin Graindorge

“Two things were important to me when I started my research for the ikebanaMedulla vase. The first mostly practical one was to design a vase that would remain ‘inhabited’ even without flowers. The second one was to create a piece whose shape brings together great peace and wild, almost animal tension. Recently I’ve been very attracted to this idea of natural wildness and the ikebanaMedulla vases are actually my first attempt at representing this notion. I like to draw objects almost in a trance, I like to believe that with distance, an object can be fully integrated in a living room, and when you look closer, the entire landscape grows. I wanted something alive.”
Benjamin Graindorge

ikebanaMedulla Vases, Limited edition of 3 pieces in Lacquered ABS, by Benjamin Graindorge, for Ymer & Malta Gallery
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Kivi Votive Candle Holders by Heikki Orvola for Iittala

What better way to create a cozy atmosphere around the home than to sprinkle a few Kivi votive candles. The wide range of colours lets you create a cocktail of colours for every individual occasion of year. The design is so minimalist that one might easily imagine that it took endless stripping away of the unnecessary until it emerged. As Heikki Orvola explains, however, the process was somewhat different: “When I got the commission, I knew what they wanted from me: a Scandinavian glass candleholder. I gave it some thought and then that ‘blunt piece of tubing’ began to take shape in my mind.”

“When I sketched the shape, I thought, that’s it right there — the only right solution.”

Iittala Kivi Candle Holders, by Heikki Orvola

Join Cutlery by DING 3000 for Konstantin Slawinski

Cutlery turns into cover. Join is more than simply knife, fork or spoon. It is a decoration for the table. The magic joining mechanism fascinates everybody. But not everybody will manage at once to transform the little sculpture into cutlery. A little skill and a good eye is necessary. But do not worry — up to now nobody starved when unravelling the magic knot. Many times a meal grew cold because the cutlery itself, made of long life high-tech plastic material, was simply too fascinating. You should book Join a place at your table.

Join Cutlery, by DING 3000, for Konstantin Slawinski

Träullit Hexagon by Form Us With Love

“We were looking into manufacturers of woodwool cement board in order to install it in our new studio, It’s an interesting material; simple, good looking and environmental friendy. Besides, we needed to stop the echoing.” The process of making wood wool cement is quite simple: wood slivers is cut from logs, then mixed with water and cement and put in a mould to dry into shape. The result is a material that is environmentally friendly, water resistant, moisture and sound absorbent.

Träullit Hexagon, by Form Us With Love

Funnel Friends by Roger Arquer for Royal VKB

Roger Arquer has designed a set of three nesting funnels that work just as well for grains, cereals and liquids.

Funnel Friends by Roger Arquer, for Royal VKB

Postfossil Trifoglio by Thomas Walde

Trifoglio is a simple fruit bowl for indoor and outdoor spaces. Reminiscent of a cloverleaf, the fruit bowl consists of three equal parts and can be manufactured industrially. The production process is simple but requires high precision. The slightly inward bended bowl causes round fruits to accumulate in the center. Its name “Trifoglio” originates from Italian and describes a simple clover leaf.

Trifoglio, by Thomas Walde, Postfossil

Hublot Luge by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Faithful to the “Art of fusion” philosophy so dear to the brand, the Hublot Sledge is a feat of cutting-edge technology, combining ash wood for the structure, hand-sewn leather for the seat, carbon fibre for the handles and steel for the runners. In line with the “Engineered Craft” principle, these 4 materials have all been hand-worked by artisans at the peak of their craft. The prototype was created in partnership with Graf, a company from Thurgovie, based on the “Roedel” competition model.

Hublot Luge by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre Product Design for Hublot

Dusk / Dawn Mirror by Minale-Maeda for Droog

Inpired by a reflection on a pool of water of the sky at dusk or dawn–the archetypical mirror–has become the basis for this mirror. Hung one way, it reflects dusk, and hung the other, it is dawn.

Dusk / Dawn Mirror, by Minale-Maeda, for Droog

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