Design Stories

Momo: a ready-to-use modular solution by Irena Übler

The new Momo collection is a continuation of the Como series that resulted from clients’feedback towards our modular concept and products. COMO – cork modular – is a shelving unit with a hexagonal shape composed out of assembling parts, a simple tool-kit aiming to inspire people to assemble their own furniture and make them part…

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Between natural and man-made: Babylon Light by Ryan Taylor

Imagine that you could fuse light with plants in one object, an interesting combination that could translate a natural solution to a growing need: being close to nature. The Babylon Light is a light fixture created by the Canadian designer Ryan Taylor with a purpose: to take advantage of the light from the lamp and…

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Tactile Perception and renewal of our burial-traditions by Lisa Merk

A new concept to our burial-traditions. Lisa Merk: This concept is a suggestion to change our burial habits, specifically cremation, into a biodegradable system. I wanted to find a way to include mourning relatives actively into the funeral service. The story goes like this: At the funeral ceremony there are mini-urns kept ready for every mourner.…

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Comfort on the Go by Chrissie Coerman

This project is an exploration of the interfaces between fashion and interior design and ways to make static objects wearable. An intimate piece of home, not constrained to a location but an extension of yourself. A bag that contains a double function: besides their purpose as a bag they also provide a relaxation object for on…

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ecoBirdy children’s furniture: a whole system of circular design

Based in Antwerp, the designers behind ecoBirdy did not merely create another children’s furniture brand, they created a whole system: from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture (all done in Europe). In order to introduce youngsters to the concept of circular design, ecoBirdy has chosen to…

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The future of Materials by Jen Keane

Jen Keane is a designer and researcher working in between the disciplines of design and science, technology and craft. Her work is based on the exploration of sustainable and biological solutions to design a new generation of hybrid materials. The beginning Jen Keane: As a designer, I was always interested in how things were made and materiality…

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Brisa: a fashion brand focused on slow tailoring

“Slow fashion sees the consumer and their habits as an important part of the chain. Contrary to what one might think, slow fashion is not a concept based on time, but on quality, which in the end evidently has something to do with the time devoted to the product.” Slow Fashion Design Brisa:  We’re a…

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ISTO.pt: a bullshit-free brand tired of clothing seasonality

“We do not enjoy the growing disparity between quality and price. We’re tired of how seasonality drives irrational purchase behavior and promotion cycles. We hate the avalanche of digital marketing. And we hate all the frustration that comes along with it.” Our concept can be briefly explained by his name: ISTO. is an acronym for Independent (we are 3 guys with no connection to any brand or investor), Superb (we only work with the best garments), Transparent (our business model relies…

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PAS PERDUS rugs and tactual perception by Charlotte Jonckheer

PAS PERDUS are nature inspired rugs, designed for pacing up and down. To be explored barefoot. ‘La Salle des pas perdus’ literally translates into the hall of lost steps. The expression traditionally refers to the large hall in courthouses where people wait for their trial or verdict; nowadays it is also used for public waiting…

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