Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Dengo

The design is inspired by the origin of Dengo's cacao – the heart of the Atlantic Forest in Bahia, Brazil. The cacao is harvested in cabruca, a traditional agroforestry and forest-positive system. In an effort to inspire, create brand recognition and convey the brand's message to the consumer, the designers turned the chocolate bar into a sculpture that represents some of the surrounding elements, such as dry leaves on the ground, foliage of the tall trees that provide beautiful play of light and shadow, and a variety of seeds.

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Pastoco

This pie chart plate enables fresh couples to grasp how well balanced their foods are roughly, without weighing foods or counting the nutritional value. The team targeted fresh couples for this plate. They tend to eat unhealthily in their new married life. Because the new life with partner enhances appetite. At the same time, they don’t want to trouble each other to care about their foods too much. To solve the problems, the team aimed to balance controlling their diet easily with enjoying to eat. And they achieved it getting inspiration from pie chart, the symbol of balance visualization.

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Plycelain

Plycelain -a term coined by Yuting Chang combining plywood and porcelain- is a collection of multilayered slip casting drinkware. Chang creates a contemporary version of blue and white ware through applying slip casting, the mass-production technique of ceramics. By adapting the process of slip casting, layers form, and subtle blue lines are exposed on the cut surfaces, which emphasize the beautiful relationship between assembled parts.

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Attimo

Attimo (meaning "moment") tea set is made of first-class thin-walled bone china. The metaphor of the shape of objects is a stopped moment of time. The handle-stone falls on the smooth surface of the porcelain, and creates "circles on the water" running along the object. So every touch for the handle is a touch for frozen time. This complex asymmetric shape of the service items is especially difficult when implemented in porcelain. However, the use of the hollow handle technique, proactive correction of firing deformations, made it possible to achieve an ideal geometry.

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Icy

The Icy cocktail glasses are designed for chilled drinks. Studio made drinking vessels are made in Finland by combining old Venetian tradition with Scandinavian simplicity. The design philosophy behind the series is to create Future classics: elegant, timeless and durable everyday objects that have charisma. The glasses gain their value from their high quality and design.

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Eleware

Eleware is a set of tableware based on the changing culture and ritual in China. It's designed to make the dining process more elegant and less embarrassing. It has three functions - hiding your face and bones when spitting out bones, using inclined bottom to help filter out oil on the food and helping people enjoy their soup like tea.

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