Posts Tagged 'industrial_design'

Minimalist design philosophy

Simplicity, usefulness, undeniable beauty – this are the words that characterize Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s work in my opinion. Or “physical poetry” as ME design magazine did call it.


“Designers should contemplate the void that surrounds objects, the space between objects, and the relation between those objects. I believe furniture – chairs, tables, lights etc. – could be like a constellation of stars, and we could make lines to connect them three-dimensionally and thereby construct a specific story, As a designer, I believe it is a task to create the stories. To realize the concept effectively, I try to create a maximum impact with minimum use of material.” kazuhiro yamanaka

The flowing breeze slides down the surface of the water passing soundlessly. The area between the desk top and the curve can be utilised as a space for putting books, news papers, or clothes. A gentle curve is carefully chosen to be harmonized with breeze in the space or even music around the space.

LEDGE (book shelf)


Design the perfect bottle and win 30.000 euro

Yet another tempting design competition: you have to design the perfect bottle and you can win a “reasonable” prize of 30.000 euro. And this is not all: 10k for the second prize and 5k for the third one (all these include Intellectual Property Rights).

Your work will be judged upon the following criteria:

  • innovation
  • aesthetics
  • ergonomic
  • originality/uniqueness

You can download the brief here.

Registration deadline – January 10th 2010

Q&A: October 12th – October 16th 2009

Check out all the details of the competition and register here (don’t you hate flash websites?…).

Good luck! And… how about a beer if you win? 🙂

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – Exceptional design for an exceptional price

Couldn’t help not posting this when I saw the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa becoming the most expensive car ever sold: 9,02 million dollars.
And only by looking at it u stop wondering why…
Its design is simply mind blowing. It’s unbelievable what Sergio Scaglietti and his firm, Scaglietti & C, have done in 1957 with no drawings, just working directly on a wire framework. Enjoy the movie below and check out more pictures and details here.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – Chassis No 0714TR

Boris Johnson unveils London bus design winners

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that Capoco Design and a collaborative entry from Foster & Partners are the winners of Transport for London’s New Bus for London competition.

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London on Tap – winning design

london tap

Organised by Thames Water and the Mayor of London, the environmental campaign London on Tap aims to reduce usage of bottled mineral water in restaurants, bars and cafés.

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled the winner of the London on Tap carafe design competition.
Industrial designer Neil Barron’s Tap Top, which features four drip-free pouring spouts and a waist to trap ice-cubes when pouring, is the winning design.

Resembling a stylised tap fixture, the carafe will be available in at least two colours, and can fit inside a standard fridge door.

Tap Top will be mass-manufactured in England in January, before going on sale to London’s restaurants, bars and cafés in the spring.

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Wenlock Spring gets redesign by Carl Jones

The first new Wenlock Spring water bottles redesigned by Carl Jones Design hit the shelves this week.

The Shropshire consultancy was appointed in December last year to
redesign the mineral water brand corporate identity, the bottle label
and packaging graphics […read more]

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: Premiere

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: Premiere