24 Apr 2012
7 Highlights Milan Design Week
Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012 has succesfully finished.
We present you 7 highlights during Milan design week.
1. The Cryptographer
Raw Color presents this year their latest design “The cryptographer”, a printingmachine that generates text messages into a pattern. Each character in the text message has its own icon and is bleached in too the fabric with a special pen. Depending what the user is sending to the printer, resulted in a variety of patterns.
2. R18 Ultra Chair
During the exhibition “Future in the making” Audi and the designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram are presenting the R18 Ultra Chair. The R18 Ultra Chair is used to optimalise the chairs final shape for the Audi Ultra Race Car. The chair is made of three components: a carbon seat, a carbon-rubber backrest and aluminium leggs, which can be transported in a lightweight flat pack box. The hundreds of Industrial sensors are integrated into the chair, collecting data and calcute your movement and weight.
3. Surface Tension Lamp
The swedish designers Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von den Lancken and Anna Lindgren from the designersgroup Front created for the Dutch designlabel Boooo! The Surface Tension Lamp. It’s a LEDlamp that blows bubbles and smoke. Curious? See the video below.
4. Sus Gallery
These amazing looking cups are a result of manipulation during a manufactering process. The metal cups are doublelayered and vacumed into its present form.
5. Do we still have appetite for all this furniture?
The designers Ryosuke Fukusade & Rui Pereira created an alternate way of experiencing furniture: tasting furniture. Sapore dei Mobili is a reaction of the huge amount of new products that is launched in the market every year.
6. Scholten en Baillings
At the request of 1616 Arita (one of the oldest Japanese porcelain manufractureres) created the designduo Scholten & Baijings 3 porcelain series. The collection consists minimal, colourful and extraordinary pieces like plates, cups and bowls. They also added serving platters, candleholders, vases and a tea set to complete the series.
7. Mutation series
Maarten de Cealear used for his mutation serie science as inspiration.The collection is a resemble transformations of cells, that have germinated into upholstered mutations because of a chemical or nuclear reaction.The furniture is made with pieces of foam spheres, which they applied on a structured base and coated with a velvet-like rubber.