Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

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

 

Contra

The Contra vessels are a collection of pieces that showcase the combination of two differing ideas through materials. Whether it be the idea of indoors and outdoors, hot and cold or dark and light. The vessels bring together these differences in a developed and formulated outcome.

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Bear Hug

This design brings amusement and practicality to an otherwise purely functional product. It is part of a range of domestic culinary products taking inspiration from the polar regions. It employs polymers to reduce weight and improve safety. The double skin of the polycarbonate main body is filled with a silicone gel which helps maintain the temperature of the contents when the bucket is pre-chilled keeping ice water colder for longer. It brings colour and a talking point to dinner parties where it becomes a 'table sculpture' as well as functional object.

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seasons

“seasons” is an interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, inspired by nature and technology, through the cultural lens of Japan. Like a real leaf, each serving dish is flexible and multi-purpose. It rolls up for storage using the benefits of silicone to insure its use in an oven or microwave, able to withstand repeated dishwasher cleaning. Each leaf enjoys its own shape, stackable in its open state, and in multiples, creating a sculptural display of serving artware.

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Wavy

Inspired by travertine terrace in nature, Wavy is a tea set that will bring you a unique tea experience. The innovative handles are developed to fit comfortably in your hands. By nestling the cup with your palms, you will discover that it unfolds like a water lily and lead you to a moment of tranquility.

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Branche

The Branche teapot has a smooth, contemporary design accentuating the soothing, calming aspects of tea drinking. A sleek, lifeless tree and branches were the visual inspirations for this piece as they embody the serene aspects of the tea drinking experience. Branche was created to emphasize the primitive behavior of using something without a handle. The most challenging aspect of this project was to design a tea pot which met the desired parameters of being contemporary, sleek, safe and able to be used with one hand, right or left.

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a-maze

The a-maze knife block design aims to stimulate our mental and visual senses equally. The way it stores and organizes knives is uniquely inspired by the childhood game that all of us are familiar with. Merging aesthetics and functionality together perfectly to serve its purpose, a-maze more importantly builds a connection with us that evokes emotions of curiosity and fun. Pure in its form a-maze lets us revel in its simplicity that does so much more with less. It’s because of this that a-maze makes for an authentic product innovation with an unforgettable user experience and a look to match.

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World's greatest design teams.

Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.

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