Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

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

 

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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Sumu Series

SUMU is one of cutlery series made of zirconia. They do not interfere with the flavours of dishes as absolutely no metallic ions are released. Consequently, they never become the cause of metallic allergies. You can focus on your sense of taste as the thin, silky finish of the zirconia tip makes it easy to take hold of the food with exceptionally smooth feeling in and out of the mouth. The matte zirconia cutleries softly reflecting atmospheric lighting shall bring serenity to the dining scene.

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Sake

The main targets of this product are sake fanciers and eating and drinking places that serve Sake. In order to incorporate the subtle and deep character of Sake into the product, Denso designed the structure so that switches and indicators do not stand out on appliances. Just mounting it on the Sake bottle switches this device on. In order to make it blend in among traditional Sake vessels that can also be enjoyed as works of art, Denso developed two surface treatments based on Sake cups.

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Utopia

Each piece of Utopia features a construction of different reliefs that adapts to the shape, inspired by Japanese geometries, enhancing it and giving it dynamism. The teapot has a lid that allows better handling because it fits perfectly to the hands; the cup of tea has a wider dimension to enhance the aromas of the beverage; the relief present in all the pieces was thought in a way to combine aesthetics with technology, beginning and ending subtly.

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Oiless

How could people enhance their life quality of eating by reducing oil in dinners? But make this process unconscious and optimistic? For this requirement, this plate got inspirations from existing habits of reducing oily sauce- press food, scrape sauce off and use rice to absorb sauce. In this way, this designer just changed the plane bottom into a soft spiral bottom. A little change but a huge enhancement.

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Norlan Whisky Glass

Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and meticulously refined with a master whisky distiller, the Norlan Whisky Glass has been designed to capture whisky's complex flavors and aromatics and deliver them to the senses like never before. The featherweight, double-walled structure features specially developed protrusion forms inside the glass. When whisky is swirled within the bowl, these forms generate a standing wave shape, increasing the surface to air ratio and rate of oxidization, thereby reducing the presence of ethanol for more expressive aromas and an improved drinking experience.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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