Beautifully ugly solid foam chairs and stools made by a chemical reaction to the mix of hardwood shavings, bio-resin, dye and water. The well proven chair project is in collaboration between the American Hardwood Export Council, Marjan Van Aubel and James Shaw. The Well Proven chair is on show at the Design Museum in London as part of The Design of the Year 2015.
100/100 is a collaboration project between SB Studio, 100 illustrators, designers and Artists, and The Liverpool Craft Beer Co. Each of the 100 beer names was chosen from 1,000 suggested names by the public and the labels illustrated by one of the chosen 100 designers. All funds raised by this project are in aid of Art Fund. Check out the site below for the rest.
A new project commissioned by PIVOT Dublin called ‘Make Shape Change’ which was put together to ‘promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change’. At the crux of this project is the best animation I’ve seen since ‘Back to the Start’. Although also directed and designed by Johnny Kelly this one is written by Scott Burnett and produced by Ali Grehan. The simple forms follow through on the web site which is an outlet for young people to find out more about design in everyday life. This looks like it’s the start of something really great.
Another year over and another Offset, 5th one this year. So many amazing projects and ideas from very talented people. I’ve put together a few images from some of the stand out speakers for me. If you’ve never been to Offset before and like the stuff on this site you should give it a go next year if you get a chance.
Bjørn Rune Lie, Norwegian illustrator.
Richard Mosse, Irish Photographer.
Maser, Irish Artist.
Jon Burgerman, British Artist.
Jessica Walsh, American Designer and one half of Sagmeister & Walsh.
I Love Dust, multi-disciplinary studio in South of England.
Detail, Irish Graphic Designers.
Christ Judge, Irish Illustrator.
Moving balloon sculpture ‘Space Replay’ by Francesco Tacchini which records it’s surroundings and replays them with a delay. Very eery video making its way around London. This project is a collaboration with Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson from Design Products.
A bit late for Valentine’s day but it’s a genius little invention all the same from London based designer Lambert Rainville. A circular series of triangle shaped plastic funnels hold the individual stems of a bouquet of flowers allowing them to become self supporting. These are available to buy on shapeways.com
Another nice short film from Albert Hooi, this time for Irish duo Makers & Brothers for their new Tiny Department Store which opened in Dublin this week at 5 Dame Lane and runs until the 24th of December. Music by Lisa Hannigan.
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