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  • Character
    Character is a Finnish company that recycles old neon signs, created by designer Aleksi Hautamäki. Their process consists in choosing the most stylish letters and turning them into individual and unique design objects, and their sustainability is further enhanced by replacing the neon tubes with LEDs. They add a transformer, install a power cord and […]
  • Studio August
    One more time, let’s turn our eyes eastward for linear, profoundly minimalist fashion design with character. Äli Kargoja left her home country to first gain experience at the atelier of Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris, and later at Maison Martin Margiela in New York. After this process of learning, she returned home to Estonia to […]
    2016.11.21Jana Ahrens
  • MYKU
    In design, we have seen a merit of natural elements and the human touch. Often, the fusion comes in a larger scale, yet smaller products have made a notable presence in the industry, especially industrial design. MYKU watch brand, with a commitment to create intrinsic and timeless designs, uses stone and its natural characteristics to express the […]
    2016.11.05Nhat Vo
  • Q1 Magazine Rack
    This simple and beautiful magazine rack that holds a copy of Minimalissimo Magazine Nº1 is part of Jonas Hansen‘s collection Q1 — a set of basic furniture and interior items made from laser-cut and powder-coated metal and recycled fibre wood or fibre cement sheets. The powder-coating displays an inimitable material character and thanks to the […]
  • Villa CD
    Villa CD is a lovely private residence built on the sand dunes of the Belgian seaside. Designed by Office O Architects, this home utilises its challenging site to create a truly unique and gorgeous dwelling. The front of the home appears as a single level rectangular form; it is only in the back that we are revealed […]
    2016.10.06Jillian Japka
  • Bündner Kunstmuseum
    June this year saw the opening of the new and incredibly designed building by Barcelona-based studio Barozzi Veiga — a project developed to be an extension of the Villa Planta, which accommodates the Bündner Kunstmuseum, in the Swiss city of Chur. The striking cubic 4,000-square-metres building, an exercise of integration within an urban ensemble, is understood as […]
    2016.09.30Jorge San Luis
  • – +
    Vilde Moen Hudson is a graphic designer based in Norway, who achieved a BA in both her home country as well as in the UK. About her work, she says that it’s considerably affected by the respective national style influences. Balancing those two, Hudson published a book called – + which tries to convey a definition […]
    2016.09.19Jana Ahrens
  • Tapered Tote
    Working in a family business may be a trying experience for some, but for sisters Emily and Jessica Hadden of British accessories brand Alfie Douglas, it seems the family bond can only enhance their products and working environment. Introducing a new addition to their 2016 Alfie One Structured Collection, the beautifully simple Tapered Tote is already a […]
  • Plume WiFi
    After the introduction of Apple’s iPhone 7, we can clearly see a pattern in the field of industrial design: innovative designs are giving way to reiterated ones that enhance and improve a user’s experience. Many may see this as a decline in creativity, but I will argue otherwise. Plume, a new Adaptive WiFi system, sets […]
    2016.09.10Nhat Vo
  • Galamb Tailoring
    Hailing from Budapest is a secretive shop with plenty to offer for the lucky invitee, answering to appointments only. Galamb Tailoring focus on bespoke and handmade suits, with a strong emphasis on traditional methods alongside contemporary touches. As the brand moves to a new downtown location, they commissioned DekoRatio Design and Kevin Harald Campean for a […]
    2016.09.06Mateus Andrade
  • Tweezers
    Clemens Auer‘s manifesto states that he searches for the simple yet astonishing, and that is precisely what he achieves with his award-winning tweezers. The Austrian product designer drew inspiration from one of the human body’s archetypal gestures: thumb and index finger forming a pinching motion. As he states: It is a poetic and intuitive translation of […]
  • OSLO Collection
    OSLO is an stylish and sophisticated collection of Scandinavian furniture, lighting and accessories designed by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto. The OSLO Collection combines light and modern design with an ergonomically focused comfortable lounging experience. The furniture is crafted in Norway and upholstered in Denmark with Kvadrat textiles, ensuring the highest quality. The collection comprises […]
    2016.08.19Jorge San Luis
  • No-No Tables
    No-No Tables are the creative meeting of two minimal greats, Norm Architects and Note Design Studio. Inspired by a meeting in Italy, and an old marble floor, these two Scandinavian firms saw potential. The table itself manifests in a number of differing sizes and heights, allowing for collaboration amongst the collection to create vignettes and to allow […]
  • 1205 AW16/17
    Persistence, curiosity and a love for painstakingly precise details: That is how the collections of 1205, designed by Paula Gerbase, have been described so far. And her œvre for Autumn/Winter 16/17 confirms, even excel these notions. It’s not only the fit and the choice of fabrics that Paula — who studied at Central St. Martins […]
    2016.07.04Jana Ahrens
  • Matmut Atlantique Stadium
    There could not have a better time to publish Matmut Atlantique Stadium, one of the base camps for UEFA EURO 2016, that is currently taking place in France, and where tomorrow one of the quarter-finals will be disputed; Germany versus Italy. This magnificent 42,000-seat arena, designed by leading Swiss architecture firm Herzong & de Meuron, is […]
    2016.07.01Jorge San Luis
  • House in Tsudanuma
    House in Tsudanuma is located in Narashino, almost 40 kilometres east of Tokyo, and its terrific design is a work by Fuse Atelier. Created for a couple in their 40s, the design is influenced by zoning restrictions and by the close proximity to a busy road. The three storey dwelling stands out through its fantastic use of concrete, being robust […]
    2016.06.24Jorge San Luis
  • Thisispaper Transfer Bag
    Warsaw-based Thisispaper has come a long way. Founded in 2011, the multidisciplinary design studio not only established a beautifully compiled blog, but also a set of invaluable magazines as well as a line of handcrafted minimalist bags and rucksacks. All of this can be either found at their newly opened flagship store or online, in […]
    2016.06.06Jana Ahrens
  • Ace Collection
    Normann Copenhagen launched at Milan Design Week 2016 the Ace lounge collection by the young Danish designer Hans Hornemann. It combines luxurious upholstered furniture with functional flat-pack principles, in an expressive design inspired by an urban lifestyle. Ace is delivered in two attractive fabrics, a vibrant velour and a flecked wool textile, as well as soft, exclusive leather. […]