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Burning Time — A Calendar by Yurko Gutsulyak

Designed specifically for a Ukrainian energy company, we think this calendar would make a great product.
“Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days. The matches are real and the construction of the calendar is absolutely safe.”

Match Calendar, Designed by Yurko Gutsulyak
via: The Dieline

Jaime Hayon Makes a Rocking Green Chicken

“The chicken, a rather unexplored shape, found its place amongst my green dreams. I wanted to portray this common bird as a sensational object by amplifying its characteristics and dimensions, turning it into a modern piece, one of great beauty and utility: a rocking chair. The movement, subtle and constant, would give the object a zoom-like trait, a sense of speed and dynamism. My green chicken had taken on a face, a shape, a place and a function.”

Rocking Green Chicken, by Jaime Hayon

Royal Tichelaar Bloom Vase by Roderick Vos

Fully functional ceramic vase with white glaze, designed by Roderick Vos for Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands’ oldest company.

Bloom, by Roderick Vos, for Royal Tichelaar

Light Modulator by Liam Hopkins

Liam Hopkins has designed a Light Modulator for Lazerian, a practice focused on the creation of functional objects through playful investigation of materials and processes.
The form was computer-generated then converted into modular sections, which were cut from 1.5mm birch plywood using a CNC routing machine. There are 26 unique units used in the construction.

Light Modulator, by Liam Hopkins, for Lazerian

La Conica & La Cupola Aldo Rossi Pens from Alessi

Alessi has made a set of pens ‘La Conica’ and ‘La Cupola’ designed by Aldo Rossi. Produced in conjuctions with Uniball, the pens are designed with the same elements as Rossi’s classic designs the ‘La Conica’ and ‘La Cupola’ coffee pots first manufactured in 1984 (La Conica) and 1988 (La Cupola)

La Conica & La Cupola Pens, by Aldo Rossi, for Alessi

WoodyKellen Spoons by Studio Vertijet

Originally sketched for Authentics this kitchen cutlery called WoodyKellen will soon be part of a special collection named Vertijeté by Studio Vertijet

WoodyKellen by Studio Vertijet

Sahara by Pablo Gironés

Large white pots for the garden or deck designed by Pablo Gironés.

Sahara, by Pablo Gironés, for Gandia Blasco

No Ordinary Spoons by Kirsten Hecktermann

 

These Spoons from Kenya are hand carved from managed East African hardwoods. The spoons are produced locally in Kirsten Hecktermann’s fathers workshop, and exported throughout the world.

Spoons, by Kirsten Hecktermann, Available at Analogue Life

Icon: Braun AB1 Alarm Clock

Ten principles defined Dieter Rams’ approach to “good design”:
Good design is innovative
Good design makes a product useful
Good design is aesthetic
Good design helps us to understand a product
Good design is unobtrusive
Good design is honest
Good design is durable
Good design is consequent to the last detail
Good design is concerned with the environment
Good design is as little design as possible
Back to purity, back to simplicity

In 1971 Braun introduced the AB1 Alarm Clock, designed to do what is required — keep accurate time and wake you up in the morning — no more no less. By adhering to design principles, Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, created an icon of modern design.

For nearly 30 years Dieter Rams served as head of design for Braun until his retirement in 1998. He continues to be a legend in design circles and most recently designed a cover for Wallpaper* magazine. Many of his designs — clocks, coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment and office products — have found a permanent home at many museums over the world, including MoMA in New York.

Braun AB1 Alarm Clock, by Dieter Rams, Dietrich Lubs, 1971, for Braun

Dancing on the Water Alarm Clock by YOnoBI

The time indicated is actually the reverse reflection of the digital clock placed on the bottom. Made from the finest Kiso Urushi lacquer finish in three colours: vermillion, ebony and “tame’

Dancing on the Water Alarm Clock, by Yukio Hashimoto, for YOnoBI

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