Design Quarterly

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

 

Icy Galaxy

Nature has always been one of the most important sources of inspiration for designers. The idea came to designers' minds by looking into the space and the image of Milk Way Galaxy.The most important aspect in this design was to create a unique form. Many designs that are in the market focus on making the most clear ice but in this presented design, the designers intentionally focused on the forms which are made by the minerals while the water turns into ice, to be more clear the designers transformed a natural defect into a beautiful effect. This design creates a spiral spherical form.

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Riposo

The design of this service was inspired by two schools of the early 20th century the German Bauhaus and the Russian avant-garde. Strict straight geometry and well-thought-out functionality fully corresponds to the spirit of the manifestos of those times: "what is convenient is beautiful". At the same time following modern trends the designer combines two contrasting materials in this project. Classic white milk porcelain is complemented by bright lids made of cork. Functionality of the design is supported by simple, convenient handles and the overall usability of the form.

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30s

The 30s Wine Glass by Saara Korppi is particularly designed for white wine, but it can also be used for other beverages, too. It has been made in a hot shop using old glass blowing techniques, which means every piece is unique. Saara’s goal is to design high quality glass that looks interesting from all angles and, when filled with liquid, allows light to reflect from different angles adding extra enjoyment to drinking. Her inspiration for the 30s Wine Glass comes from her previous 30s Cognac Glass design, both products sharing the shape of the cup and playfulness.

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Hidro Mamma Mia

Hidro Mama Mia is a socio-cultural rescue through Italian gastronomy. Extremely easy to use, it is light and compact, easy to storage and transport. It allows safe high productivity, providing a pleasant cooking experience to the family into every day's life and friends interaction. The engine is totally integrated to the transmission set, offering power, robustness and safe use, providing also easy cleaning and support. It cuts dough with different thickness, being able to prepare a variety of dishes: pasta, noodles, lasagna, bread, pastry, pizza and more.

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Island

Island glass was inspired by Korean islands, Dokdo and Ulleungdo. The inspiration came from the bottom of the glass after viewing the flipped-down soju glass on the table. Soju is the most popular Korean liquor. The glass shape consists of a streamline based on the shape of the Korean language at the bottom of the glass. The shape engraves an image of a floating island on the ocean when the Island Glass is displayed. The material consists of an unleaded crystal that expresses clear texture and delicate details and at the same time manufactured harmlessly to the human body and environment.

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Hydration Platform

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