0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Chris&Ruby is a young design team from Berlin working in product and interior design. Their self initiated projects deal mainly with furniture, lighting and living accessories, while their contract based work cover a much wider field. I am in love with pretty much all of their products and furniture designs. Simple and functional, modern and well-designed…these is a very inspiring company to me. The company was founded in 2008 by Ruby Piterek and Christoph Maennchen, after they met at the University of Arts Berlin, where they both graduated in Industrial Design.Go visit their site for more of their amazing projects HERE!
Tension, Please! is a set of two chairs (one with and one without armrest), the design is highly economical and ecological as it is assembled from one piece of plastic board and spanned into its shape by joining the two connecting points.
The Quarter Round Mosaic is an interesting experiment and so aesthetically pleasing…The projects is a “geometric assembly exploring the influence of color in an arbitrarily generated field. Each mosaic is generated over time so that shapes placed earlier in the process have more influence on the composition. At a regular interval, a quarter round shape is placed in some empty grid space. The quarter round immediately polls all of its neighbors (existing or not) to determine the mean average color of the region. It then transforms itself to that color and rotates to some random orthogonal orientation.”Design and code by Jared Tarbell….See some images below and check out the site HERE!
This Wood Patchwork House by Peter Kostelov is soo interesting. very interesting use of wood and such a simple structure. It also happens to have won the Laureate of International Architect Award «ARCHIP 2009» in the category «Private House», the Laureate of Russian Wood Architect Award “ARCHIWOOD 2010“ and was the Grand Prize Winner at the XII International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design “Under the Roof of Home” 2010 …Check out some pics below and see more images on his site HERE!
SsD Architects designed the beautiful Big Dig house in Lexington, Massachusetts. I love when a building can look both simple and modern, and warm and “homey”…the Big Dig house definitely achieves this…check out more projects by SsD Architects here!About the Big Dig house: “As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig utilizing over 600,000 lbs of salvaged materials from elevated portions of the dismantled I-93 highway. Planning the reassembly of the materials in as if it were a pre-fab system, subtle spatial arrangements are created. These materials however are capable of carrying much higher loads than standard structure, easily allowing the integration of large scale roof gardens. Most importantly, the project demonstrates an untapped potential for the public realm: with strategic front-end planning, much needed community programs including schools, libraries, and housing could be constructed whenever infrastructure is deconstructed, saving valuable resources, embodied energy, and taxpayer dollars.”
Adam Renfree is the Principal of 1Notion, a creative collective bringing artists, creatives, and key account executives together to illustrate a single concept, belief, or idea. See some screen shots and read about their Philosophy below, also check out their site at this link!
One of my biggest fascination in design is furniture design and the designs by Dirk Wynants are so simple, functional and so well designed…The Gargantua has adjustable benches that can be changed in height depending on social or family circumstance: for adults, children or as an extension of the table top. Seating for 8 and place for up to 12 people. If one bench is removed, people in wheelchairs can also join the table. See more of his designs here!
We love this video from last year in which Bobby McFerrin (yes, that Bobby McFerrin), demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale…We think it’s pretty cool that human beings recognize the inherent order and balance of the pentatonic scale, regardless of culture or community. This falls nicely in line with our philosophy here at (echo)witness that learning is remembering…