on 20th November 2008 | No Comments »
BMW Group DesignworksUSA, an international design studio and subsidiary of BMW Group, announced yesterday that it has developed a new coffee machine for Saeco called Xsmall.
The BMW Saeco Xsmall is the smallest model in the company’s portfolio and comes with a two-color combination of the machines with a strong color contrast.
The operating elements of the BMW Saeco Xsmall are decoratively placed at the focal point of the typical, half-closed colored casing, crowning the 360-degree surface design.
The design of the BMW Saeco Xsmall has been developed for the Xsmall stands for emotion, passion and quality.
on 19th November 2008 | 6 Comments »
Lichtenstein design brand Cycle 13 launched this futuristic cocoon-like egg bed called ‘Lomme’ (abbreviation of Â« Light Over Matter Mind Evolution Â»). his naturally shaped shell combines state-of-the-art sleep enhancement technologies with a classic organic shape – the egg.
Prior to the development of the LOMME egg-bed, a 2 year study into sleeping habits and therapies for the treatment of sleeping problems has been conducted. This bed is supposed to offer an environment which enhances all the senses – forming a place to rejuvenate, relax, meditate and of course, sleep.
The Lomme has a number of enhancements that encourage lingering, including light and sound therapy for blocking out external distractions and a muscle-relaxing system. You can hook up your iPod to the sound system so you can chill in your egg to your own tunes, and there are storage compartments, too.
Perfect isn’t it? This unique egg shaped creation helped Lomme win the coveted Red Dot Award for Product Design in June. The price is supposedly at around EUR 42â€²000 ($53,000).
The Liechtenstein based Lomme team (Agnieszka Bernacka, Andreas Batliner and GÃ¼nther ThÃ¶ny) are now working on a range of equally bold concepts, which will be launched beginning of the next year.
on 13th November 2008 | No Comments »
Inspired by graffiti, nature, sculpture, lighting, music and souvenirs, designer Charles Kalpakian’s playful lamp ‘dog’ stores books on his back and lights up by pulling his tail several times, a dynamo stores energy and provides light.
More work on his site hellokarl.com
on 31st October 2008 | 1 Comment »
This Acrylic resin table conceived by the Freshwest studio was unvelied at London Design Festival, Tent London.
“Pool Table had a serene and calming Zen like quality in the surrounding bustle of the show. The coffee table made from 50mm acrylic with miniature diving board, reflected and refracted light in such a way that it resembled the depth and hue of an actual swimming pool.”
on 30th October 2008 | No Comments »
German designer Andreas Ostwald has created the Cara pendant lamp for lighting manufacturer ANTA. The lamp features a cluster of white/silver printed circuit boards equipped with LEDs.
70 LEDs are attached to pentagonal pieces of silvery polycarbonate to create a mobile that changes continually. It faintly gives the appearance of a constellation of stars hanging from the ceiling ! Visit the ANTA website – here
on 25th October 2008 | 1 Comment »
This chandelier, made of molded thermoplastic “pebbles” with a polished chrome finish, can make any room look like it has fragments of a T-1000 liquid Terminator dangling from the ceiling. Designed by Ross Lovegrove this year for Artemide, this lamp is called “Mercury, obviously named for the cool blog-like organic shapes that resemble mercury.
During the day the piece acts as a sculptural object reflecting the dynamics of natural light and the movement of people around them. When it lights up, the pebbles reflect light in a chaos of distorted color. I love it, but at $2,700, I wouldn’t be able to afford the electricity to turn it on!