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Design What

Design What featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Bella

Despite their enormous popularity, little meaningful development has taken place in the improvement of the outdoor heater since first introduce in the 1960's. Bella transforms that long outdated, uninspired approach by brining a sense of beauty and elegance never before offered with an outdoor heater. Every detail has been carefully considered - made beautiful with vast improvements to heating performance - and crafted by loving hands. Bella brings style and glamour, ambiance and sophistication, heat and light to outdoor entertaining.

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Linear

The tube bending technique of Linear Light is vastly used for producing vehicle parts. The fluid angular line is realized by precision control of Taiwanese manufacturer, thus have the minimum material to construct the Linear Light light-weight, strong, and portable; ideal to light up any modern interior. It applies flicker-free touch dimming LED chips, with memory function which turns on at the previous set volume. Linear Task is designed to be assembled easily by the user, composed of non-toxic material and comes with flat-packaging; doing its best to reduce environmental impact.

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Trio

Trio, inspired by the astringent form language of metal industrial objects, is a low center table for outdoor or indoor use. A closer examination of the details, including joinery features more like woodwork, reveals a hint that the aluminum table is made differently from common metalwork. Three corrugated legs, the movement of the form articulated by vertical washes of light and shadow on a deep gray anodized finish, complement the whole.

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Negative

The first time you want to sit on “negative chair” you pause for a second thinking it is impossible to do so. When you look at it from the side, you see the outline of a chair that does not exist and when someone sits on the chair, you see the transformation of its shape and you get the impression that the seated person is suspended in space while feeling very comfortable since the chair will actually take the form of the body and supports it from all angles.

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iLOK

Patrick Sarran’s design echoes the famous formula coined by Louis Sullivan ”Form follows function”. In this spirit, the iLOK tables have been conceived to prioritize lightness, strength and modularity. This has been made possible thanks to the wooden composite material of the table tops, the arched geometry of the legs and the structural brackets fixed inside the honeycombed heart. Using an oblique junction for the base, useful space is gained below. Finally, from the timber emerges a warm aesthetic much appreciated by fine diners.

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Addit

The Add+it furniture proposes an innovative alternative to the furniture joining methods. The design, which is a storage unit for books and magazines, is carried on a thin surface with the support received from the wall for the documents placed upon it. There are neodymium magnets on the pipes that assume the function of shelves and that are connected to each other by vertical pieces. These magnets, the Add+it can be assembled in a practical manner without the need for any connecting elements. This method gives the opportunity of the furniture being assembled repeatedly without deformation.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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