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Apr 19, 2016

A' Design Awards & Competition - Winners


 

A' International Design Award & Competition announces 2016 results -

designaward.com - the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2015 - 2016 design competition: 1277 Winners from 88 countries in 94 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry.

Design enthusiasts, aficionados and editors worldwide are cordially invited to get fresh design inspiration and discover latest trends in arts, architecture and technology by visiting the A’ Design Awards’ online gallery of winners at www.designmag.org which features all top designs from the 2015 - 2016 International A’ Design Competition as well as previously awarded works from past years. Editors and design lovers will also enjoy the interviews with the award winning designers at www.design-interviews.com



 

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Mar 26, 2016

porzellan manufaktur nymphenburg - Limited Skull Edition 2016


 

It is small, strong, fast, and inspires our minds: the hummingbird, a symbol of power, love, and a positive future. With 40 to 50 wing beats per second, this bird is one of the most agile creatures on Earth. The smallest member of the family measures just six centimetres – including beak and tail feathers. In 2016, the manufactory porcelain painters have immortalised a hummingbird with flowers on a handmade skull for the first time for the "Limited Skull Edition".
The craftsmanship of the fine, iridescent plumage is a testament to the skills of the porcelain painters. Each super fine brushstroke is done free-hand without a stencil. They chose a shimmering green broad-tailed hummingbird to be depicted 'in action', just the way it goes in search of food every day. The Hummingbird is very picky when it comes to food. The tireless nectar collectors are especially attracted to red and orange flowers. That's why the porcelain painters depicted it surrounded by a few particularly splendid blooming chrysanthemums. Each Skull in this 25-piece limited edition is a unique handmade piece and bears the personal signature of the craftsmen who were involved in its creation.



 

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Mar 18, 2016

NENDO - 50 manga chairs @ Milan Design Fair


 

Nendo will present “50 manga chairs” a new installation for Friedman Benda during Milan Design Fair 2016 Manga is a means of expression with a high degree of flatness and abstraction, and which is composed of a series of lines.
We could say that manga comics are deeply rooted in Japanese culture, since they can be traced back to Ukiyoe prints developed during the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.).
This installation of 50 manga chairs is the result of adapting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design.
Manga consist of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper that creates a sequence. Similarly, 50 standard chairs are lined up in a grid, each one conjures up a sense of story, and each with a design element from manga. For example, a “speech bubble” or “effect line” are added to visualize sound or action. Or emotional symbols from manga, like “sweat” or “tears”, are formed so that a sense of story and character can be felt.
With the abstraction of manga comics in mind, physical aspects such as colour and texture are intentionally avoided as much as possible.
Instead, a complete mirror finish is opted for, which generates new spatial layers as the mirror surface reflects the real world, just like manga does. Photo by Kenichi Sonehara



 
 
 
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