Award-winning Bangkok-based design firm, Ango, led by founder/ chief designer Angus Hutcheson along with Aon Benjamapa and Pui Chutitanawong are making waves in the world design scene for their organic-sculpture-like contemporary lighting design. Make by natural materials found in Thailand, Ango show the world that how lighting designs can be fabricated using sustainable human scale production methods to a world class standard.
Ango lightings often derived inspiration from natural frms and made of silk cocoons, mulberry tree bark, rattan, sea kelp polymer etc.
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Branches Chandelier by Brothers Dressler
Dragon's Tail by Luisa De Los Santos Robinson
Another amazing project by aMDL Architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl for Italy's iconic furniture-maker Poltrona Frau Exhibition Booth at Salone Del Mobile, Milano 2014.
Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra.
He designed and restored buildings in Japan, Germany, Switzerland and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia. In 1999 he was appointed to renovate some of ENEL's (Italys principal Electricity Company) power plants. For Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bundesbahn, Enel, Poste Italine, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and other Italian and foreign banks he has redesigned the service environments and corporate image, introducing technical and aesthetic innovation into organization of their working environments.
He designed buildings for museums including the Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, Neues Museum Berlin and the le Gallerie d'Italia Piazza Scala in Milan. In the last years he developed many architectural projects for private and public client in Georgia, that include the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, the Radison Hotel and Public Service Building in Batumi.
His professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and crafts. In 1990 he founded Produzione Privata, a small-scale production and retail company through which Michele De Lucchi designed products that are made using dedicated artisans and craft techniques. From 2004 he has been using a chain saw to sculpt small wooden houses which create the essentiality of his architectural style. In 2003 the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris has acquired a considerable number of his works. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan.
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Camper Stores by aMDL
Nespresso Chadstone Boutique by Group GSA
Van Cleef & Arpels by Jouin Manku
A design so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground. To celebrate the 100th birthday of the iconic Coke bottle, Coca-Cola is cooperating with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to display 100 items in an art museum show from Feb 28 to Oct 4 2015. The year-long campaign that includes new advertising, a music anthem and a series of art exhibits featuring works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Peter Blake. Born on Nov, 16 1915, the Coca-Cola bottle was the creation of the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Ind. With its unmistakable curves and a distinctive contour, the bottle has become a global icon, inspiring a century’s worth of signature moments in film, social history, design and the fine arts.
The Coke bottle became a star of 1960s Pop Art thanks to Andy Warhol. "For Warhol, the bottle is about branding and identity. He focused on it when he was seeking his own brand and identity as an artist. It is about him being inspired by everyday life," says Forbes. At the same time, he was working with the Coke bottle, he was trying to work out what he wanted his own style to be.
“Since its creation in 1915, the Coca-Cola bottle has achieved iconic status as a symbol of refreshment and uplift and it remains an important asset for our business today.” said Marcos de Quinto, Chief Marketing Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “The campaign, which will be executed in over 130 countries, is our invitation to consumers around the world to share in the specialness of an ice-cold Coca-Cola.”
You can buy the book Kiss the Past Hello: 100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle here.
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The Mark is situated in the heart of Manhattan's most elegant neighborhood. Now the guests of the 118-room hotel can book themselves a stylish pedicab service, the first to be offered by a New York hotel. The black-and-white-striped cycle-rickshaws offer a welcome alternative to taxis and subways.
The Mark Pedicabs will whisk passengers from the hotel’s Upper East Side address to such nearby attractions as the Guggenheim Museum, Bergdorf Goodman, or Central Park, with the first 30 minutes free of charge.
Thanks to the collaboration of Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek & LEFF clocks, this stylish clocks made from black ash, brown oak, brass, copper and steel are inspired by tubes and DIY techniques with streamlined and chic profile.
For the Tube Clock, Piet Hein Eek’s starting point was a tube and an extrusion ring. Extrusion moulding is a design technique involving forcing aluminium, or paste for example, through a mould, the extrusion profile is what gives the material its shape. Piet devised a ring like that for the design of the clock face.
The Tube Wood finds its origin in how the tube project started off. The initial idea was to create a clock that you could build and modify yourself. But then the design team found the existing clock so beautiful that they developed it further, rather than making it a DIY clock. It just goes to show how an idea can snowball and turn into something quite different from what was originally intended. This clock would never have existed without the original DIY idea. What is so great about the end result is that the circular shape is exactly the same size as a standard drill size, so the clock can be integrated anywhere and the DIY element is still maintained to some extent.
Often, a good idea can be surprisingly simple. The simplest solutions have not yet been invented. This clock could have been designed a century ago. It is actually a textbook example of the Dutch mentality: the idea of keeping things normal and down-to Earth.
The Minikitchen is a re-issue of Joe Colombo's celebrated 1963 design, realised now in Corian® by Boffi . Joe Colombo produced a series of innovations which made him one of Italy's most influential Italian product designers. Everything Colombo created was intended for "the environment of the future". Minikitchen is a mobile unit that occupies a small footprint in the kitchen, Boffi’s Minikitchen can be wheeled out into the patio, poolside, balcony or rooftop for an outdoor party. It contains basic necessities such as an induction hob, mini fridge, storage compartments, electrical sockets, and chopping board and pull-out worktop.
The original Minikitchen by Joe Colombo.
Another everyday object get an upgrade by Nendo, the world renowned Japanese design firm. The Stay-Brella do functions what an umbrella does but, cleverly, has a footed handle that makes it stable when in use, able to stand on its own when turned on its handle, hang securely from tables and stay propped up on a wall when not in use.
The Stay-Brella also comes in eight different coolrs, all with a surface coating that reduces UV rays by 90%.