Inflorescence Vase by Monica Santos Studio

Inspired by the simplicity of forms and Japanese “sensitivity to things”, Mónica Santos creates delicate and sensorial objects, which go beyond their functional character. The Inflorescence Vase, developed by this Portuguese designer from Porto, adds a new meaning to the archetypal flower, where flower arrangements are suspended in the exterior surface of vases. The Beginning…

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SUITABLE & BLOOM Series by Sui Park

The New York-based artist Sui Park explores the dynamism of organic forms and biomorphic shapes, made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, monofilament and cable ties. As the Korean artist says, her work ‘represents transitions, and transformations of nature, the forms are to capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations.’…

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Eroded Panorama series by Cosma Frascina

Graduated in Design from ISIA University in Florence, Cosma Frascina is a designer who finds inspiration in the roughness of nature and artisanal techniques. The Italian designer is most interested in sculpting objects using calcarenite and bioclastic limestones and traditional techniques, but with an experimental approach to each piece. In Eroded Panorama Series, Cosma Frascina…

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Sienna Series by Seungjoon Song

Seungjoon Song is a multidisciplinary designer based in Seoul and Eindhoven and currently completing a master’s degree in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.  Throughout his work, Seungjoon Song deals with the process of capturing and describing the interpretation of monochromatic colors as three-dimensional objects as the main topic. Sienna Series explores…

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Q&A with Sanna Völker / KM ZERO

KM zero is a design project that was born out of a quarantine scenario in Spain, in which the designers lived for several weeks in lockdown and with limited access to work resources. This project, based between Barcelona and Madrid, invites Spanish-based object and furniture designers to reflect upon time spent in quarantine and to…

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Translations & Suruga Series by Luis Vega

Luis Vega is a Designer-researcher with a particular focus on craft as a platform to investigate ways of socializing knowledge through materiality. Since 2019, Luis Vega works as a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Design at Aalto University while he also collaborates on other personal design challenges. Translations is a project that highlights the…

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MEMORIES OF A FLOWER MEADOW by Studio B. Severin

Studio B. Severin’s approach to design starts from a deep cultural and anthropological research, followed by a process of developing objects that aim to answer several sociological questions. This French-German duo of Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo aims to create ‘narrative objects that reflect about past and present while opening up to alternative futures’. MEMORIES…

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Sculpture Series by Mercedes Vicente

Mercedes Vicente is a Spanish artist specialized in craft and textiles. In her series of sculptures, she explores fabrics behavior and skeleton volumes that expand to originate different designs. The final objects emphasize a sense of simplicity and neutrality that integrates an experience of time and space. The Beginning Mercedes Vicente: The idea behind my…

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TRBN 1916 / JUPITER by Turbina Studio

Turbina is a Spanish art & design studio dedicated to develop and manufacture objects that question time and movement. There is a respectful exploration and comprehension of materials, their forms, and implicit symbology in all of their works. The TRBN 1916 / Jupiter project arises from the studies of stone as a symbol of the…

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WASTELAND series by Annelie Grimwade

Working on ceramics and glass in a multidisciplinary practice, Annelie Grimwade Olofsson explores the borderline between control and self-governed forms. In WASTELAND project, the Swedish designer questions material innovation and investigates the waste of industrial byproducts. This series of sculptures encapsulate toxic byproducts in porcelain, glaze, and glass, underlining the threats and potentials of waste…

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