Plush purple carpeting, metallic surfaces and pink stone walls create a dreamy, tactile setting for the first collection of one-off furniture pieces created by Dimore Studio co-founder Emiliano Salci. The Limited Edition exhibition by Dimore Studio showcases nine unique furniture pieces designed by Salci in a temporary showroom of Via Solferino, close to the studio’s gallery space.
Japanese manga characters replace traditional images of angels in this kitsch reimagining of traditional Venetian mirrors by designers Giada Fiorindi and Federico Floriani. The project, called Lemon In My Eyes, saw Fiorindi and Floriani team up with traditional Venetian mirror manufacturer Ongaro e Fuga to reimagine the classic product for the 21st century.
Industrial design student Tobias Trübenbacher has used pig bladders and cow intestines to create furniture, in a bid to discover the “inner values” of animal offal. Trübenbacher began his Inner Values project after discovering less than half of an animal is processed and sold, while the rest is thrown away.
Users can “play God” on Tellart’s Terraform Table – a sandpit imagined as a vast aerial landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers. The interactive installation is lit by a relief map projection that responds to changes on the table’s sandy surface. It is programmed with a machine-learning algorithm that reads the relative height of the sand and composes a matching projection accordingly, drawing on a database of satellite imagery of Earth.
A nine-metre-tall ceramic structure inspired by the shape of cyanobacteria, one of the world’s smallest living beings, has opened to the public at the Eden Project. Designed by London-based Studio Swine, the 20-tonne installation is reportedly the largest ceramic sculpture in the world, and features 32 cannons that fire out vapour rings scented with the “aromas of primordial worlds”.
Design studio Splinterworks has created a sculptural waterslide that is designed to mimic the barrel-shape of a wave before it breaks. Called Waha, the waterslide takes its name from a term given by surfers to describe the hollow portion of a wave that appears like tube or barrel.
With Clerkenwell Design Week kicking off tomorrow, Dezeen’s Natashah Hitti picks out six of the best installations to see, including a pop-up street of pink townhouses and a pavilion made from layers of interwoven string. Dezeen is media partner for Clerkenwell Design Week, which is now in its ninth edition. The annual event sees design-focused happenings take place, in an area of London that is home to scores of architecture studios and furniture brands. This years’s event runs from 22 to 24 May, with venues including the former prison known as the House of Detention, the Museum of the Order of St John and Fabric nightclub. Here’s our pick of six installations to look out for:
Colourful ridged-glass cleaning bottles, a black broom and a red washing line are among the tools for cooking, cleaning and organising created for a New York exhibition based on the American Shaker movement. Hands to Work is the third edition of Furnishing Utopia, which asks designers to reinterpret objects and themes from the American Shaker movement.
Musicians, actors and chefs are among the celebrity creatives paired with 13 designers to create collection of furniture currently on show in New York, which will be sold to raise money for charity. For the Field Studies exhibition, online magazine Sight Unseen partnered one furniture or interior designer with a different “high-profile” name from creative fields outside of design, like food, fashion, art, film and music.
UK studio NotOnSunday has created a simplified visual identity for the UK Scout Association designed to help the organisation shake off its old fashioned image. The streamlined visual identity is intended to bring “clarity and focus” to the youth organisation, while helping it to grow a more inclusive and diverse membership.