Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

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

 

Magpie

This magpie thermo jug is intended to arouse public awareness of environmental protection. With two optional sizes, the small size contains up to 0.95L and the large size contains up to 1.6L, this series can meet the daily needs of families. Retaining the key components of traditional Chinese aesthetics, this jug looks unique and modernist which is considered a good fit for modern homes. The impressive craft and safe materials coincide with the quality improvement consciousness of this brand.

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Water Droplet

The harmony of water and fire, united by earth: ceramics, a product of water, fire, and earth, relies heavily on water during its production and use. Water makes ceramics mellow, while ceramics make water lively. The work includes a coffee pot, coffee cups, saucers, and a fruit plate. The design of the work takes water as its source and showcases its different forms, including roundness, fullness, and flow.

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Air Kiss

Air Kiss is designed to keep coffee beans fresh for longer. Its curved lid goes into the canister to touch the beans, squeezing out excess air and reducing the contact with oxygen, preserving the taste and aroma of the coffee beans. The lid also features a convex dome that can be easily lifted with a finger tip in one second. Air Kiss also caters to personal preferences by allowing users to insert the coffee label, or write user's secret score on the soft-touch base which can be easily erased with an eraser. No more waste to our environment.

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Origami Shikki

Origami Shikki is a lacquer ware (paper plate) made of Japanese paper (Washi). The design is a fusion of origami techniques and traditional Japanese technology. Unlike conventional paper plates, the lacquer treatment makes them waterproof and durable, and they can be washed and reused over and over again. Origami Shikki's geometric designs are created using the Origami technique of folding from a single sheet of paper. The paper used for Origami Shikki is made using the traditional Echizen Washi technique, which produces a unique pattern on the surface of the plate.

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Tsuzumi

Tsuzumi has a symmetrical shape with two cups on either end, and each has a different color. You can use Tsuzumi to serve sake, some kind of strong alcohol, or delicacies, but just displaying it as a piece of art could satisfy you because of its nobility and gracefulness. It harmonizes with almost anything. Normally, makie is applied to the body or the inside bottom, but in the case of Tsuzumi, it is positioned as if it looks peeking out from inside. This is the very essence of Japanese beauty, which is modest but impressive. Layered urushi, tamenuri, creates graceful shades in the cup.

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The Finn

The Finn was designed as the ultimate tasting glass for the whiskey aficionado, where every element has been carefully conceived to allow the drinker to taste and nose the whiskey. The stem allows the drinker to elevate the whiskey, toast and proceed to nosing with optimal control, whilst the thicker glass density ensures the environment has no effect on the temperature of the whiskey. The Vortex Point, bulb and chicane come together to remove the ethanol vapour, ensuring the drinker can detect every layer of flavour and aroma that have developed through decades of time, craft and skill.

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