Watanabe Kyogu makes high-spec, hand-applied globes at their educational products firm in Soka, Saitama Prefecture outside of Tokyo. Nendo wanted to take full advantage of Watanabe Kyogu’s high level of craftsmanship. They were also interested in creating a new kind of globe that would be more emotional, rather than simply presenting information. By reducing the amount of information, and rendering the oceans in white and land masses in black, the corona globe highlights the reliefs of islands and coastlines.
Corona Globes, by Nendo
A new collection by dutch designer Marcel Wanders was recently presented at Maison et Objet, by the crystal company Baccarat. Marcel Wanders is a self-professed hedonist of great wines. Working with an Oenologist, he has designed L’ivresse des Bois, a series of glasses consisting of a burgundy, bordeaux and champagne glasses. he has added some humor to the turned crystal stems by including his favorite seal. He has also designed a series of clear crystal candlesticks and vases made from deeply cut crystal.
United Crystal Woods: ‘L’ivresse des Bois’ (Drunken Woods), ‘Les Rois de la Forêt’ (Kings of the Forest), ‘La Forêt des Songes’ (Forest of Dreams), ‘Les Esprits des Bois’ (Spirits of the Woods), by Marcel Wanders, for Baccarat
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Trick Stick coat hanger is made of three sticks, joined without tools, using a traditional japanese wooden joint.
Arnaud Lapierre has been named the winner of Cinna Maison Française, with L’ accueil. The unit is composed of three articulated structures: a LED light source and two plates which can be arranged in different positions. Intended for entry areas as a plateau for daily objects: keys, letters, things not to forget, as well as a place for other things of lesser importance. (Eames House Bird not included)
L’ accueil, by Arnaud Lapierre
Inspired by the CBC’s iconic logo, Radio Canada also pays homage to the national broadcaster’s dedicated listening audience. With a tuner hidden on the bottom of the radio, users can preset their local CBC stations. Once programmed, the radio’s oversized toggle switch flips between Radio One and Radio Two – because what else do you need?
Recently launched at imm Cologne, Saucer is a bent wire coat hook and a round plate for keys and pocket litter.
Saucer, by Eric Degenhardt, for Schönbuch, Photography by Tillmann Franzen
The concept is simple, a homage to the forest creatures. Secured together by a magnet the chopsticks snap apart and are made in the shape of a woodpecker and wood.
Stickpecker, by Microworks
Chanel has added sports equipment to its range of branded accessories, including a bicycle and a guitar, in black or ivory.
Hors Piste, Surf, Plage, Urbain, Country, Ballon, Tennis, by Chanel
Japanese designer, Soichiro Nomiyama has designed a set of simple desk trays, in walnut or beech, with the ability to swivel out by rotating on a steel axis.
Paper Tray, by Soichiro Nomiyama, for Hightide
Winner of the Good Design Award, the Marli Wire Fruit Basket is reminiscent of the classic 826 Series of products developed by Alessi in the 1940′s. The new form uses computer bending, creating a fluid form of 3D curved stainless steel rods.