Topic: Industrial design

Ron Arad unveils vases using Turkish glass-making techniques during Milan Design Week

London-based industrial designer Ron Arad has unveiled a set of vases created using Turkish glass-making techniques for glass brand Nude during Milan Design Week. The glass vase collection, called Concentrics, includes a set of four vases that sit inside one another, forming a … More

Toro + Ko by Bishop Design combines industrial design and colourful graphics

Even as Dubai’s design landscape continues to evolve, food and beverage sector is perhaps the most dynamic milieu for designers and property owners alike to establish a unique brand identity for their projects. Referencing Dubai’s multi-cultural environment, the genres cover the entire interior … More

A new exhibition at New York’s Cooper Hewitt museum explores multi-sensory design

New York’s Cooper Hewitt Museum is hosting an exhibition titled, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, which will be on view from April 13 through October 28, 2018. The exhibition invites visitors to experience sensorial design through several interactive installations, created in collaboration … More

T.ZED Architects’ office space for KOA challenges conventional office design

Dubai-based T.Zed Architects, founded by Tarik Al Zaharna, aims to reinvent the wheel of spatial architecture in offices with its latest project. Commissioned by KOA, a new forward-thinking development firm, to design its sales office, the practice was tasked with creating a unique … More

Nokia brings back its iconic 8810 banana phone with updated functions

Finnish mobile phone brand Nokia has relaunched its 8810 phone, originally launched in 1996. To keep the nostalgia associated with the model alive, its original curved, bright yellow cover that was often likened to a banana has been kept intact.s Introduced at the … More

Caglayan Architects use vintage elements to create nostalgic experience for Istanbul restaurant

Istanbul-based Caglayan Architects is the design team behind the new industrial-looking interiors of Demirci Restaurant, located in Fatih, one of the old districts of the city. Following the brief to create a space that will offer its visitors “ escape from the busy … More

Marcel Wanders designs patterned air pollution masks

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has collaborated with San Francisco-based firm O2Today to design pollution masks made from wool. O2Today says the mask is the world’s first to be made from all-natural materials and is able to filter 95% of air pollutants, ensuring better breathability … More

Kontra converts an old Istanbul factory into a laid back office space

Challenging the common features of the traditional office designs, Kontra, an Istanbul-based design studio, created a laid-back and flexible work space for Kolektif House Levent. Highlighting the design and art, the design, led by Meyir Gabay, focuses on collective work and collaboration. Located … More

“Designers are living in the age of fear” says Fabio Novembre

Designers are currently living in something Italian designer Fabio Novembre calls ‘the age of fear’ which is stalling progress and a positive outlook to the future. designMENA caught up with ‘rebel designer’ Novembre during Design Days Dubai, where he delivered a keynote speech. … More

Interview with Fabio Novembre on Italian design, ‘the age of fear’ and staying rebellious

Aidan Imanova speaks to Fabio Novembre on the meaning of Italian design, ‘the age of fear ‘and staying rebellious. Interviewing Fabio Novembre is difficult to compare to conversations with other designers because instead of answers you hear philosophies and all criticisms become interpretations. … More

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