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Contemporist 2014-04-16 12:32:14
Photographer Peter Clarke has sent us images of SAHMRI, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute designed by Woods Bagot. Project description Woods Bagot is working with the South Australian Government to establish the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). The institute?s nine research modules will house up to 700 researchers looking at ways to foster innovation and improvements in …


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Contemporist 2014-04-16 11:58:12
Zaha Hadid Architects have designed the Manta Ray Duo, a double-seat for Sawaya & Moroni. Description The surface as a field of experimentation capable of generating volume is the source of the Manta Ray Duo design. Hadid?s reseach into architectural surfaces capable of generating space and volume is a continuation of her work exhibited at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. For the cast-aluminium double-seat …


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Contemporist 2014-04-16 09:48:34
Lucie Koldova has designed Corques, a sofa made from cork and fabric for manufacturer PER/USE. Description Corques sofa uses cork as a basic shell material. This sustainable cork comes from production leftovers in Portuguese bottle cork factories. The sofa is defined by a strong, sparkling design; soft look going hand in hand with a timeless character and environmental awareness. A curvaceous, organic outer contour combines …


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Contemporist 2014-04-16 08:31:27
Hufft Projects designed Heavy Metal, a private residence located in Joplin, Missouri. Project description Aptly named, Heavy Metal is a steel-clad private residence sited on eight acres of heavily wooded terrain. The client owns a steel manufacturing facility, and he wished to have his home reflect both his family business and his personal artistic background. These desires became a critical component for the layout …


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Contemporist 2014-04-16 08:08:46
Constance Guisset has designed a seating island named Windmills for manufacturer La Cividina. Description An oversized pouf that offers freedom in seating ? Windmills, a new seating island from the creative imagination of Constance Guisset, is one of the new La Cividina products that appeared at the 2014 Salone del Mobile (International Furniture Exhibition) in Milan. Composed of numerous coloured wedges, the pouf is …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 12:38:34
Marcio Kogan?s Studio MK27 have designed Casa P in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can watch a video about the house – here Project description The P house is a puzzle game. Rotating three volumes around one nucleus generated not only a particular spatial dynamic, but also different visual relations between empty and full, between the private and semiprivate areas and the view of the …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 11:20:29
Lithuanian interior designer Donatas ?ukauskas has created a collection of candle holders. From the designer Exclusive handmade interior decor elements are valued for an artistic forms, naturality and originality. This special collection was created following the conception “closer to nature, but also suitable for a modern interior?. During the day it is an active interior decoration, and on the evening time – a romantic …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 11:06:59
Khosla Associates have designed the Library House, located in Bangalore, India. Project Description Client brief The brief for this house was a well articulated document that delved into the nuances of how this family of 3 wanted to live. The family, comprising an entrepreneur-industrialist, married to a bohemian writer and with a teenage daughter, wanted the house to reflect the diverse range of their …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 09:39:48
Arik Levy has created Crystal Rock, a collection of suspended lamps for manufacturer Lasvit. Description Not from the Stone Age but closer to Kryptonite, Crystal Rock appears in the cave of the future as an ambassador of the fusion between nature and man, light and reflection, transparency and mass. All these characteristics are gathered within a perfectly cut, yet roughly sculpted contemporary silex that …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 09:01:21
The A? Design Award & Competition is now over with over 12536 entries in 105 categories from 208 countries. This year there are more than 758 winners from 77 countries, in 74 different design disciplines. Designers can join the next edition A’ Design Awards & Competition with great discounts during 27-30 April using the earliest bird period fees – register here. Here is a …


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Contemporist 2014-04-15 08:12:45
Constance Guisset has designed a sofa named NUBILO for Petite Friture. Project description NUBILO is a sofa made of several round and organic cushions that can be arranged to maximise cosiness. Either a cloud, balloons, a sea, anemone, an algae, pebbles?it becomes the place where dreams take the occupant, a springboard to imagination and musing. Design: Constance Guisset Manufacturer: Petite Friture Photography: ©Photo Guisset


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 12:17:57
GAO Architects have recently completed the interior design for a model apartment, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project description Gao Architects designed the interior of the flat, based upon a story. Based upon a way of living an urban, dynamic and creative life in the core of the city. We associated the urban lyrics, colourfulness and liveliness of the passing trains with a sort …


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 11:50:27
Landscape design company ecoid have created CELLA, a product designed to house moss and other small plants. You can watch a video – here  Project description Cella is a new, creative product designed to bring urban people closer to nature. It is specially constructed of flexible, lightweight plastic to house moss and small plants. Cella creates a microclimate that allows them to thrive both …


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 10:22:07
Constance Guisset has designed the Cape Lamp for manufacturer Moustache. Description Like an abstract figure, halfway between animal and vegetal, with its fluid curbs between softness and tension, Cape reveals its light and opalescent colours. Delicate on her metallic base, soft and ethereal, it seems the incarnation of a breath. From its two parts imbricated together emanates a gracious and mysterious presence. Cape …


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 09:10:28
Achim Menges in collaboration with Oliver David Krieg and Steffen Reichert has designed HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive, an exploration of climate-responsive architecture. You can watch a video – here Project description ?It is a question of surrendering to the wood, then following where it leads by connecting operations to a materiality, instead of imposing a form upon a matter? (Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari) The project HygroSkin ? …


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 09:02:58
Karim Rashid designed the Sparkle Krib for LG Hausys’ HI-MACS that was shown during Milan Design Week. Design: Karim Rashid


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 03:34:17
Eric Berthès has designed a daybed named Jeremie for Milano Bedding. Description With its unique daybed shape, Jeremie recalls the art-deco style. Featuring a seat in feather and high resilient polyurethane foam, feather backrest pillows and solid beech wood base, standard wenge finish or RAL color on demand, Jeremie is also available in bed version with a 190 cm long mattress. Design: Eric Berthès Manufacturer: …


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Contemporist 2014-04-14 03:34:17
Eric Berthès has designed a daybed named Jeremie for Milano Bedding. Description With its unique daybed shape, Jeremie recalls the art-deco style. Featuring a seat in feather and high resilient polyurethane foam, feather backrest pillows and solid beech wood base, standard wenge finish or RAL color on demand, Jeremie is also available in bed version with a 190 cm long mattress. Design: Eric Berthès Manufacturer: …


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Contemporist 2014-04-13 21:27:35
PRODUCTORA designed the Casa Diaz house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Project description This property adjoins a large lake in a small town situated a few hours from Mexico City. To take full advantage of the relationship with the surroundings, a system of elongated rectangular volumes was used, with one side of each completely open toward the lake. The sloping plot and the …


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Contemporist 2014-04-13 21:10:35
Nuno Capa have designed 4 Cones, a system of modular benches and tables made from wood. From the designer 4 Cones is a set of exemplary elements of distinctive conical geometry, which can be linked to variable functions, adapting to user needs and functional characteristics of the spaces. This project addresses a different concept an old love affair between benches and tables. The concept …


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