The concept for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Shanghai’s Expo 2010, created by Foster+Partners, a UK archtectural company, is devised to relate to the theme ‘Better Cities, Better Lives’. The pavilion is inspired by the principles of traditional Arab city planning combined with the integration of the latest technologies to maximise both the passive and active environmental profile of the building. This illustrates the UAE’s commitment to a more sustainable urban vision for the future.
Tall&Tiny are two Vinyl sticker-lamps, designed by Alice Rosignoli, Italian designer. The shape of Tall remind of a large living-room lamp and the shape of Tiny of a small bedside lamp. As a decorative furniture, Tall&Tiny answers the desire/need for home furnitures while considering the problem of ever-decreasing living space. In fact the sticker allows the transformation of a 3D object into a 2D one, givin the illusion of a lamp without the encumbrance of the material.