Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge Sells for $1.6M

An aluminum “Lockheed Lounge” chair by Marc Newson, once used in a Madonna video, sold today in London for 1.1 million pounds ($1.6 million), an auction record for a piece of contemporary design art. The Lockheed Lounge reminiscent of some thing the aero space industry may have produced is a well rounded metal structure that … Continued

Veuve Clicquot DesignBox

This year, during Milan Furniture Fair, Veuve Clicquot is revealing DesignBox – its own exclusive eco-friendly gift box – and showcasing three interpretations of DesignBox by Tom Dixon, Front Design and 5.5 Designers. These collaborations are being presented as part of an installation called “Out of The Box” at Superstudio+. These are the latest in … Continued

The Whistle Lamp

The 7 foot high floor lamp was designed by a Brooklyn based architect named Laurie Beckerman. The magnificent piece of art is made of mirror-polished bronze.

The Hana Table by Shige Hasegawa

Japanese designer Shige Hasegawa has created the Hana Table, which he will be exhibiting at the SaloneSatellite event during the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair. “Hana” actually means flower in Japanese, which is pretty clearly the inspiration for this table. Inspired by origami, the Hana table is constructed from five flower pedal-shaped plywood legs which collectively … Continued

Photos: Flower Market, Barcelona

Barcelona’s new wholesale flower market — Mercabarna-Flor — near the Barcelona International Airport was designed by Willy Muller Architects. The most striking features of the new market are the multi-faceted angular roof structure and the multi-colored outer shell inspired by an aerial view of flower fields in full bloom. Source

The Homology Lamp by Giorgio Gurioli

Italian lighting manufacturer Kundalini have released some preview images of their new Homology Floor Lamp that has been designed by Giorgio Gurioli. The lamp will be on display at the 2009 Euroluce Lighting Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night

Designer Wonsik Chae from south korea has created “lighting bag”, a light which imitates (you can’t drink it) the form of a tea bag ! If you put the Lighting Bag in a cup of chemical intermediate, the tea bag will burst into flames, and then the cup is lighting. “Consisting of a cup filled … Continued

Seawater Vertical Farm

Italian architectural firm Studiomobile have developed an interesting new vertical farm concept. The seawater vertical farm uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses and to convert sufficient humidity back in to fresh water to irrigate the crops. The project has been presented in dubai where there is an absence of fresh water and local cultivations, … Continued

Summer Cloud Sun Lounge by EOOS

Austrian design team EOOS have created the Summer Cloud sun lounge for the 2009 collection of the outdoor furniture manufacturer DEDON. “This classic sun lounger takes on a new, innovative face with the SUMMER CLOUD collection from DEDON. The beach chair combines the lounger and fabric top to form a functional and unique design object.” … Continued

Modern Chair from Arflex – Ball

Designer Carlo Colombo’s Ball chair design for Italian furniture firm Arflex. This modern sculptural chair is executed in rigid polyurethane, giving it a durability ideal for both indoor and outdoor environments.

Singapore Civic & Culture Centre by Aedas

Construction is underway on the Singapore Civic & Culture Centre, which has been designed by the international architectural firm Aedas. The nine levels of the Civic and Cultural Zone will complement the range of performing arts venues currently available in Singapore. It will house a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art auditorium designed by Artec Consultants Inc, the world’s … Continued

Museum Plaza / REX

Museum Plaza rethinks conventional attitudes towards property development. It begins with a vision to construct a contemporary art institute and concludes with a business pro forma that supports this commitment. Culture is placed physically and spiritually at the project’s center. But REX, and the following video, explain it better:

Armani on 5th Avenue

The Armani 5th Avenue store in New York City, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects, opened last week. The central feature of the 4-storey store is a sculptural steel staircase.

Transparent Toaster

This concept is for anyone who loves to wake up in the morning; pouring themselves a cup of hot coffee and throwing in a couple of slices of bread into a toaster. This transparent toaster allows you to see the bread while it is toasting so you’re never surprised by toast that comes out too … Continued

“Fracture” chairs by Itay Ohaly

Israeli designer Itay Ohaly has proposed a series of chairs called Fracture, made of benches of various materials which are torn or smashed into individual chairs.

Club Coke 2009 by Justice and So-Me

Ed Banger Records SO ME and Justice hooked up to create this special bottle design in celebration of the new Club Coke. The bottle launched last week at the VIP Room in Paris. The bottle comes in a red colorway and features the “Do The Dance By Justice And So_Me” slogan. At night the bottle … Continued

Tsai Residence by HHF Architects

HHF Architects designed the Tsai Residence for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a simple and abstract looking piece, almost without scale sitting on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City. The whole outside of the house is wrapped with corrugated metal panels.