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Infinitum Table by Lou


Infinitum is an arduino-powered table that turns on when items are placed on it, and which turns off when they are removed. This table is designed for people who never tidy up, but leave their belongings everywhere. The designer decided to design a table that would light up when objects were placed on it, giving people a beautiful backdrop for their objects and the illusion of an infinitely deep hole in the floor. This would also encourage users to tidy up before they left a room because the light would only switch off once there was nothing left on the table.

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Bookniture – The Multipurpose Furniture


Designer Mike Mak has launched a very minimalist and functional Kickstarter project : The Bookniture (ending 18 March 2015). Bookniture is Moleskine look-alike book, can be opened up 360 degrees multipurpose furniture. With origami structure design (to replace the original idea of honeycomb structure), this paper furniture has superior strength but light in weight which make it suitable for chair & table.

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Korean Tattooist Seoeon


Unlike most heavy shaded dragon or skull tattoo, Korean tattoo artist Seoeon’s ‘line tattoos’ seems to be gaining popularity among young Koreans. The designs involves simple lines, pastel colors and geometric figures which are rare in the industry. Design like origami cranes, diamonds, cats, bows, unicorns and hearts, these tattoos are like a breath of fresh air in an industry full of heavy and complicated designs.

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Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect


Garcia de Orta Secondary School in Portugal was built in the 1970s as a series of separate pavilions. In the modernization of Portuguese secondary schools, architect Bak Gordon designed a modern extension building that act as the school’s central space. It complies with the brief and provides a large recreational area that is external but covered. Strong and bright red colour is used in the new environments contrast with the neutrality of the bare concrete wall underneath.

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iD Town International Youth Hostel by O-office Architects


O-office Architects latest re-development of the abandoned industrial site in Shenzhen into iD Town art district project is an international youth hostel. Original a dormitory building serving the factory immigrant settlers, the renovation began with the conversion of ground floor area into the youth hostel lobby space, a cafe, kitchen and multifunctional public spaces.

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A’ Design Award & Competition – Winners of A’ Package Design Awards


A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ largest annual juried design competition honours best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide. Every year, projects ranging from industrial design to architecture that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award to push them further for success. Winning and having the A’ Design Award & Competition is a recognition of excellence for designers and a proof of quality for companies.

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Bang & Olufsen- BeoPlay A9 Nordic Sky


Bang & Olufsen’s Nordic Sky Edition is a new set of covers and legs for BeoPlay A9. The Nordic Sky Edition brings the beautiful light and intensity of the Scandinavian summer nights straight into your home. From the sweet blue lights at twilight to the green darkness of dawn and all the way to the eerie redness of dusk, the three different editions of Nordic Sky lets you fashionize your BeoPlay A9 and recreate the feeling of a summer night spent outside with those close to you.

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Norway’s New Banknotes- World’s Coolest Currency


Norway’s new banknotes to be released in 2017 probably will be the world coolest and most beautifull currency.

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Jaime Hayon SAS Royal Hotel Room 506

54 years after the SAS Royal hotel’s (now Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) iconic Room 606 by Arne Jacobsen, furniture maker Fritz Hansen asked the world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to create a total design for Room 506 to match Arne Jacobsen’s Room 606. Like Arne Jacobsen, Jaime Hayon has created a total design for the room, including furniture, works of art, bedspreads, lamps etc. A range of existing Hayon designs for Fritz Hansen including the ‘Favn’ sofa, ‘Analog’ table and ‘Ro’ easy chair are complemented by a number of accessories such as a statement low-hanging ball light, lamps, cabinet, mirror and vase.

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Arne Jacobsen SAS Royal Hotel Room 606


The SAS Royal Hotel, built for the Scandinavian Airlines System in the 1960 is the first design hotel and often considered Arne Jocobsen’s masterpiece. 50 years on and the SAS Royal Hotel is now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel with completely redeveloped. Only Room 606 has been carefully preserved and remains identical to Jacobsen’s original commission. The Room 606 or Arne Jacobsen Suite,is a showcase for exquisite original Jacobsen décor from the 1960s. The colour palette includes greys, greens and blues, which perfectly complement the wenge wood details and representative furniture.

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This private residence in Alajärvi, Finland was completed in 2014, and was designed by OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture). The house blends in with the surrounding landscape through its shape and materials. The composition subtly recalls the feeling of a traditional Finnish farm, in which wooden cottages were arranged so as to form a protected inner courtyard with the buildings facing the courtyard. In this case, the three buildings, the house, the atelier and the garage, give shape to an intimate garden, creating an optimal microclimate around the house by minimizing the impact of the northerly winds blowing in the valley.

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REDDRESS by Aamu Song

The ‘Reddress’ project was a unique collaboration between renowned Helsinki-based Korean designer Aamu Song, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and Kvadrat. It involved the creation of a huge, iconic, red dress, using 550m of Kvadrat’s Divina fabric. The structure was over 4m tall and over 2m wide, including 238 ‘pockets’, which acted as seats for members of the audience.

Since the first installation, REDDRESS has evolved into a series of interactive installation indoor & outdoor.

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Nordic Design: Then & Now


Nordic design is different from Scandinavian design even we happily used the word ‘Nordic’ and ‘Scandinavian’ in an interchangeable manner.

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Guardians of Time Sculptures by Manfred Kielnhofer


Manfred Kielnhofer‘s recent sculptures, “Guardians of Time”, shows that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It only seems that man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence.

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The Abyss Coffee Table


The Abyss Coffee Table by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as the sea.

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