Maurits Escher (artist from Holland, who lived in the years 1898-1972) was not a good student. But despite this, his incredible buildings adorn the walls of classrooms in many countries. Its geometric forms attract the attention of artists, designers, museum workers from different continents. The idea to combine Escher with a pure minimalist from Japan Oki Sato originated from Australian experts.
The costume institute has an excellent tradition - to hold annual balls. And among his viewers, there are people who are very far from fashion, with its whims, and also not at all interested in the history of fashion. The year 2019 will not be an exception for the Institute. The organizers will present something crazy to the audience - they announced the main theme of the event.
To create a sense of taste, it is enough to use color, shape, sound, temperature and material. Expressive visualization activates the work of brain neurons and, thus, a person begins to feel the taste of food even before it enters the mouth. At the Dutch Design Week DDW 2018, an installation stimulating taste receptors was presented by designer Laila Snewele.
Next year, the Belgian company Delta Light will delight with new products - three lines of decorative lamps, which will be included in the “Reflections” collection. Despite the fact that the main specialization of the company is integrated lighting, Delta Light discovers new horizons. Volumetric and transparent, yet light fixtures combines the Soiree line.
In the city of Antwerp, the designers of the studio "Nortstudio" Ef De Brabander and Kathleen Opdenhacker invented an interesting bench "Urban Shapes": it consists of only four parts. You can collect different variations. The design keeps on three legs, similar to children's cubes. The creators say that the possible variations in the collection of this design are inspired by practical figures.
Jost Swarte, an illustrator, created the graphic pattern of the well-known Beugel chair. The debut collection will take place in 2019 in the German city of Cologne at imm Cologne. The graphic artist, the creator of comics and the masses of illustrative pictures for magazines - all this is Jost Swarte, he is also famous for his drawings created for designers De Stijl.
As you know, difficulties harden designers and require them to make extraordinary decisions. Volochaev was no exception, as evidenced by his ideas to improve the performance of the gadget. He managed to figure out how to allow the device to work without recharging for 15 days, while you can access the watch up to 70 times a day.
The reference kilogram is made in the form of a cylinder, it is very valuable and has been stored in the suburbs of Paris for over a century. It is in a vacuum in a special glass shell. In the middle of November 2018, at the 26th Conference of the World Bureau of Measures and Weights, experts will decide to replace Le Grand K with a more reliable benchmark.
Beauty in money is not the main thing; beautiful money is harder to spend. The Norwegian authorities decided to experiment and order a new design of banknotes for those who are used to creating beautiful and comfortable buildings, namely the architects of the company Snøhetta. In 2014, the Central Bank of the Kingdom of Norway announced a competition for updating the appearance of banknotes, which was won by the architects.
SibaSahaby - the famous German-Italian designer presented a new collection of masks called "Persona". The masks are made of balsa wood. Balsa is a soft cork tree that is often used in architecture. Wooden plates 18 mm thick superimposed on each other, forming a stepped structure.
Young budding Russian designer Maya Prokhorova created the Lighthouse lamp. 2017 for Prokhorova turned out to be unusually successful. That year, she won four awards from the international design competition Red Dot. The year before, she graduated from the Stieglitz Academy in St. Petersburg.
Changing the world of tourism for Airbnb is no longer new. The company engaged in new technologies, next in line - at home. One of the founders of the company - Joe Gebbia - told about the start of Backyard - a project whose task is to study, classify and build houses of the future. On the creation of the project, Airbnb worked together with the design studio Samara.
In the capital of England, Louis Vuitton opened a pop-up-store. This was done for a successful start as the head of the men's clothing line Vigil Ablo. In the former Stella McCartney store, which is located in Mayfair, a store opened for a couple of days - so called a pop-up. It presents the exposition of the collection SS19. It was created by the designers under the impression of the film "The Wizard of Oz" and the idea of the refraction of light.
China is facing an outflow of population - people of working age leave their homelands and leave for big cities to earn money. Residents who are unable to take with them relatives and children, leave them in the villages. As a result, the area becomes empty over time, houses become abandoned.
A new "candlestick" Ether light was invented by a design company Nottdesign. He was the result of scientific work. The work was carried out in the field of intuitively reducing or increasing the brightness of the lighting device. The creators of the Dnieper (Ukraine) talked a little about their lamp. So according to them, it is made of induction tubes and stands for them.
At the Moscow Urban Forum, HSE students presented their layout. For its development, a study was carried out on the construction of housing in Moscow for over 100 years. The period from 1920 to 2010 was used. Studying the evolution of housing development has allowed students to develop a fascinating project that attracted the attention of the public.
The Swedish company with a poor history Uniti launched production of electric cars in the Kingdom of Great Britain. It is planned that a fully-fledged line producing electric Uniti One will work in 2020. They are expected to cost around 15,000 euros. They are controlled by the display and a pair of joysticks.
Russian designer has developed an unusual chair called Proun. Katya Tolstoy was motivated to create the concept of El Lissitzky of the same name “Proun”, which means “the draft agreement on innovations”. The system is characterized by the creation of three-dimensional structures. Katya sees her work as a combination of geometric forms with three-dimensional structures that bring dynamics to the world.
Brown with beige or red shades is called the color of the next year by Sherwin-Williams. Each must be surrounded by sunlight and warmth. Cavern Clay gives such necessary lightness and opens new distances. Furniture made from natural materials: wood, leather and cozy soft fabrics envelop the atmosphere of comfort and tranquility in every room. "
On the first weekend of November, a festival of light was held in the northern capital. Viewers could observe more than 30 various 3D mapping installations, including the "Moon that glows", the "Big Stars" and many other space themes. The Peterburgsky SCC became the largest platform, in the sky over which hundreds of drones flew.
The Moscow showroom of the Liagre company from France, which hosts the exhibition of the famous sculptor, opened its doors to visitors. Thanks to the joint efforts of Liagre and Fifth Avenue, the residents of Moscow received a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the works of the famous Lemercier. The flagship showroom in the capital is already waiting for visitors.