I know what you are thinking – only 7? And you are right, considering the amount of interesting design concepts that can be found during the entire Design Week. However, I don’t want to swamp you with too much information so in this post I decided to focus on the designs created by young talents, which are not only good looking, but also innovative, environment friendly or with a good cause. Here we go:
1. Wallpapering by Dear Human. These paper tiles are made from recycled paper, are hard as board, light as cork, and can be printed or painted just like a paper. Apart from an obvious decorative value, they serve as great sound absorbent and are very easy to install.
2. Lamps, vases and custom wall decorations by Pepe Heykoop for Tiny Miracles Foundation. They are made out of paper in pretty pastel colors and produced with a good cause by the community of Pardeshi women who live in the red district in Mumbai, India. The aim is to save 700 people out of poverty by 2020. Well done Pepe!
3. Trimmable rug as one of the Preliminary objects by Stefan Auberg – yes you heard me right! The concept behind the design is to ask the consumer to actively think about the impact he/she can have on the design by defining the final look of the rug. By trimming the rug, the underlying layers of colour are revealed. How cool is this idea?
4.The tiles of StoryTiles are miniature stories on unique Old Whites. Ducth Artist Marga van Oers gives old tiles a new life with her fun, detailed and humorous collages, createing a unique story for each of them.
5.Project called ‘Velbekomme’ by Cecilie Rudolph. Cecilie is suggesting how to use food waste materials, such as fish skin in a new way, by creating edible designs from food based print pastes and food waste materials such as fish skin. The edible lace, not only looks beautiful but it can be actually eaten!
6. Color casting concrete pieces by designer Ungyon Iwamura during the Tokyo Design Week. A new approach towards popular concrete material. Turns out it doesn’t have to look gray, by adding a bit of ink to the water, and letting the concrete absorb it, without mixing.
5. Glassware by Jesper Jensen is made out of discarded wine bottles, found every morning in the Berlin area. Beautiful, sustainable and without harm to the environment, what’s not to love about them?
Would you add anything to the list? Any particular design or project that caught your eye recently? Or maybe any of these that you love?
Have a great new week!
Pictures: Agata Dimmich / Passion shake