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Packaging: Imitating Nature

Here at Daily Icon we are great fans of Japanese packaging; here are some examples of product packaging inspired by tradition and nature.

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Aura Tea Light

AURA  t-light holder, by  Jonas Damon Office for Design

Vita Systematic Shelving

Vita interactive by Massimo Mariani, an infinitely variable, computer-generated storage system that can be customised to each client’s requirements.

Vita, by Massimo Mariani, for MDF

via: dezeen

Two-Timer Clock(s)

Two-Timer, by Sam Hecht, for Established and Sons

Omero Magazine Rack

Omero is a three-legged object in aluminum and stainless steel, mirror polished. Its unusual shape makes it appear to be a sculpture, but it is a surprising magazine holder. Newspapers and magazines fit perfectly between its rings, hanging suspended in mid-air like paper flowers.

Omero, by Gomez Paz, for Driade

Real Chubby

Chubby armchair, by Marcel Wanders for Slide 

Libreria

Libreria shelf, by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia
Monograph: Naoto Fukasawa

Formula by Matthias Demacker

New chairs by Matthias Demacker presented at the Salone del Mobile.

Formula, by Matthias Demacker, for Arrmet

Interiors: Praq

Here’s a fun Family Restaurant “Praq means mashed food for children in Dutch, however, the plates sereved at Praq are very refined and tasty.”

Restaurant Praq, Amersfoort, Netherlands, by Tjep
via: dezeen

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

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Karuselli Lounge Chair
“Without question my favourite piece of interior design, and undoubtedly the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. I like to retire to one with a cigar and a stiff drink as frequently as possible." - Sir Terence Conran. [more...]

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