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Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles designed by British designer Miranda Watkins, are fabricated from a series of precision engineered frames and panels that rotate around an articulated central axis, suspended from a stainless steel ceiling unit. Bridging the boundaries between design and art, a strong breeze or a gentle touch sets the delicately balanced elements in motion, allowing the forms to rotate and circulate. Mobiles are often adapted by the designer to create unique, site-specific commissions for domestic settings to grand-scale public spaces.

Mobiles (from top to bottom): ’Panel’ mobile, ’Inside Out’ mobile, ’Frame’ mobile, ’Orbit’ mobile, ’Two-Tone Orbit’ mobile, by Miranda Watkins

ORA Watch Concept by Alexandros Stasinopoulos

ORA concept is a watch that displays time in an unconventional way. The designer, Alexandros Stasinopoulos has replaced the expected dial arrangement found in the vast majority of the mechanical watches with a set of three interwoven tapes – one to indicate the hour, one to indicate the minute, and one to indicate the date.

ora [awr-uh] : phonetically a) “hour” in Greek b) in Greek the imperative “look!”, by Alexandros Stasinopoulos

Gleam Pewter Collection by Miranda Watkins

Gleam Pewter Miranda Watkins

Gleam Pewter Miranda Watkins

Gleam Pewter Miranda Watkins

Gleam Pewter Miranda Watkins

Gleam Pewter Miranda Watkins

British designer Miranda Watkins has designed a series of vessels made of pewter with a highly reflective finish. Made in collaboration with the manufacturer A.R Wentworth of Sheffield, the collection comprises bold contemporary designs in a high shine finish with clean lines and gentle, swooping curves. The sheer simplicity of these designs achieves a modern, yet classic feel, while effortlessly conveying the beauty of pewter.

Gleam Pewter Collection (from top to bottom): ’Groove’ bowl, ’Rib’ and ‘Double Groove’ vases, ’Flare’ vase, ’Spin’ and ‘Wide Flare’ vases, ’Groove’ vases by, Miranda Watkins in collaboration with A.R Wentworth

Tree by Gregory Kenny for Kilowatt

Inspired by the ubiquitous condos of Gregory Kenny’s adopted city of Vancouver and it’s lush surroundings, Tree is the ideal perch for the urban bird. Individually hand crafted in Canada from steel and an assortment of reclaimed hardwoods.

Tree, (Tree stump not included), by Gregory Kenny, for Kilowatt
via: design milk

Dancing Vases by Robin van Hontem

A recent graduate from the Academy of fine Arts, in Maastricht, Robin van Hontem has created Dancing Vases, a series of 5 vases produced in nylon using a rapid prototyping technique. The project is all about balance with “snapshots” of tops, showing movements and how their spinning produces different shapes; from spinning fast, to losing balance and finally dropping down.

Dancing Vases, Limited Edition, by Robin van Hontem

Tiffin box by Neri & Hu

This lacquered box, traditionally used for packed lunches, is the latest offering from Neri & Hu. Their mission is to convert household Chinese objects into beautiful designs, without scrimping on function or traditional techniques.

Prototype Tiffin box by Neri & Hu, for The Design Republic
via: Wallpaper*

Products Designed Dieter Rams on Flickr

It’s Nice That has pointed us to Dieter Ram’s Flickr Group. A collection of images of products designed by Dieter Rams.

Dieter Ram’s Flickr Group

Leica à la Carte–Custom Built Cameras

Leica à la Carte Camera

Leica à la Carte Camera

Leica à la Carte Camera

Leica à la Carte Camera

Leica à la carte enables buyers to put together their own unique camera. There are over four thousand technical and styling nuances you can specify to ensure that the Leica built, will be unlike any other.
The online Configurator allows for a choice between two models, the Leica MP or M7, and from the modular component system select the details that match your needs and wishes in terms of style, functionality, and practicality. Options include: lens cap color; leather trim; viewfinder frame-lines; controls; personalized engraving.

Leica MP, M7, by Leica

Bloom by Naho Matsuno

The triangular serving plates come in five sizes, with reverse indents in the center. They have several uses depending on whether they are used upright or upside down. Stack them for buffet dining.

Bloom, by Naho Matsuno, Produced by Arita-yaki pottery, at Koransha Co.,Ltd.

Dune Bathtub by Mario Ferrarini for Antonio Lupi

Mario Ferrarini has designed a bathtub based on a sine wave. Dune is a place to relax, an oasis of well-being. The circular shape of the base transforms into “a sinusoidal evolution” with surfaces that change depending on your viewpoint. Observe, meditate and relax.

Dune, by Mario Ferrarini, for Antonio Lupi

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