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Align Pen by Beyond Object

“Simplicity, quality, function and innovation have been the central tenets during the design process throughout this project. The mechanism we designed for this pen is completely unique, yet intuitive and reliable. We wanted to transcend the classical twisting or clicking mechanisms by developing this precise and user friendly piece of engineering.”

Align Pen, by Beyond Object

Exhibition: systems: Braun Posters

systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs and ‘60s Braun products.

Recent years have seen a revival of interest in modernist graphic design, but little agreement about what, in practical terms, this might mean or what is ultimately at stake in it. Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. From repetition and development to nostalgia and critique, the diversity of response to the systems brief offers a snapshot of the international graphic design scene in this moment of uncertain possibility. At the same time, systems samples some of the best and most challenging work currently being produced.The works are available for purchase as a limited edition of A1 prints, individually or as a cased set.

systems, Walter Knoll London showroom, November 25 – December 31, 2013, Curated by das programm

New Logica System by 

Valcucine





Valcucine presents the New Logica System as part of a world tour, Kitchen, Soul, Design L’Italia che Vive, a twelve-month journey throughout all of 2013. Five stops: Milan, London, New York, Moscow, and Shanghai. It’s an international tour that will show the industry’s leading international professionals the ingenuity, creativity, and overall excellence of Italian kitchen manufacturers.

After having revolutionised ergonomics by presenting the Logica System in 1996 with its 80cm depth and equipped back section, removable jumbo drawers and wall units with Ala and Aerius lift-up doors, Valcucine is now presenting the new equipped back section. The back section is capable of containing and concealing, when necessary, all the kitchen equipment: the dish-drainer, weighing scales, small appliances, removable cooking receptacles, bottle-racks, power sockets, a monitor, a kitchen roll holder, the tap, hooks for utensils and even a cooker hood. Everything on hand, everything tidy in an instant.

New Logica System, by 

Valcucine, at Kitchen, Soul, Design L’Italia che Vive

Leica M Limited Edition by Jonathan Ive & Marc Newson

Apple’s lead designer, Jonathan Ive, has worked with designer Marc Newson to design a limited edition Leica camera, the Leica M. Speaking to Wired.co.uk, Leica confirmed the “truly one-off model” will “never be reproduced”. Its creation is a customised version of the original Leica M, launched in 2012, according to Leica but this updated design from Ive and Newson was created to benefit a Sotheby’s charity auction to raise money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Leica M, Limited Edition, by Jonathan Ive & Marc Newson, for Leica

Lambretta Record Racer

Romolo Ferri folds down into his Lambretta Record, and takes a deep breath. It is August 8, 1951, and the brave pilot intends to break the speed record for the scooter category, on a stretch of motorway between Munich and Ingolstadt, Germany. His toughest competition is Piaggio’s Vespa Torpedo. But the real challenge is winning against himself, as he already reached 195.8 kilometers per hour a few months earlier, on French soil. This time, his goal is to exceed 200. The red bullet – made of rubber, metal and plexiglass – slices through the air and reaches 201 kilometers per hour. It is a source of pride to the Lambretta Record’s manufacturer, Innocenti; to its inventor, engineer Pierluigi Torre; and of course to Ferri, who will continue to set records with his full-throttle, red Lambretta.

Lambretta Record Racer, via: Italian Ways

Schneider Cup Airplane Models by OKOLO

Our wood airplane models includes Supermarine S.6B, originally built with Rolls Royce engine designed by Reginald Joseph Mitchell. The machine was the fastest airplane at the Schneider cup with speed of 547 km/h. The another model presents unique Savoia-Marchetti S.65 with two propellers. It was developed in 1929, but never entered the race due to technical problems.

Called Schneider cup, the race is the most famous airplanes race in the history. Specifically created for seaplanes only, Schneider cup was founded by financier, pilot of the baloon and airplane enthusiast Jacques Schneider (1879-1928) in 1911 as a platform for technical development of the seaplanes, which were predicted as airplanes of the future. Eleven races were held during 1913 – 1931 in the USA, Italy, United Kingdom and France. There were pilots from these four seaplanes superpowers only, who competed for the main prize, the sculpture of a girl with wings on the sea level. In 1927, 1929 and 1931, the race was won by English pilots on Supermarine S.6B airplane, so the prize remained in the UK for all the time. Today, you can see it at the London Science Museum.

Schneider Cup Airplane Models, by OKOLO

Mezzo Radio by Ionna Vautrin for Lexon

Mezzo is a small radio with a vintage touch …
It’s basic controls associated to a voluptuous shape give “Mezzo” a familiar and endearing air. It comes in four colors to match any room in the house.

Mezzo Radio, by Ionna Vautrin, for Lexon

Water and Bonsai by Azuma Makoto

A beautifully curved deadwood of Sabina chinesis is attached to java moss resembling leaves. Different trunk and leaves are combined to form Bonsai, which now rests in a new environment with water.

Within a fully glazed aquarium eliminated any excrescences, we catch a glimpse of Bonsai in its true light, from its foliage, nervure to breath. The aquarium’s internal environment follows a natural cycle, by stimulating photosynthesis with LED lights and CO2 emissions, which are reversed day and night. A filtration system runs constantly to keep clean water.

Bonsai transforms its shape through ages, now finds a life in water and continues to be alive. We can, continuously, admire its new appearance with plants from land and water within clear water.

Water and Bonsai, by Azuma Makoto

Horological Machine No.5 by MB&F

Horological Machine No.5 is the epitome of the 70’s — a time when everything seemed possible: space exploration, supersonic flight, hovercrafts, jet packs and the first supercars like the Lamborghini Miura… In the watchmaking world, quartz movements and LED displays prepared to wipe out traditional mechanical movements. And if you asked someone back then, what timepieces would look like in the year 2012, the answer was certainly not “round, white dials, with hour, minute and second hands” – like most watches still are today.

Put all those ingredients in a groovy cocktail shaker, add a strong dose of contemporary high horology, and you get HM5, nicknamed ‘On the Road Again’. HM5 is a tribute to the futuristic timepieces of the 70’s, and is built like the first supercars of those amazing years — complete with chassis, aerodynamic bodywork, rear flaps, exhaust ports and dashboard.

Horological Machine No.5, MB&F

BeoPlay A9 Speaker by Bang & Olufsen

The stand-alone speaker features a 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker system that combines five dedicated speaker units and amps with timeless design to create a complete sound solution. The speaker also features a fine-tuned DSP (digital signal processor) algorithm that makes one’s music collection come alive and deliver surprisingly rich bass tones with the patented Adaptive Bass Linearization technology.

BeoPlay A9 Speaker, from Bang & Olufsen

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