State of Transience by Sander Wassink in thisispaper.com
The on-going project, State of Transience, is a responsive design process, which is continuously shifting over time. Using the relatively simple design archetype of a chair, Wassink repurposes materials, making additions, subtractions and mutations, to suggest the impossibility of a final or fixed form…
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Bernier Samuel, from Canada, was one of three winners of a study grant and money to pursue his design at the BE OPEN AWARDS, the premier celebration of young design talent at the London Design Festival. His work Project RE_, is an ingenious way of transforming and upgrading of objects reaching the end of their useful life using pioneering 3D Printing technology and earned Samuel a share of £10,000 and funding to pursue his studies further. Bernier’s project is stunning simple. Customized lids are created using low cost 3D-printing. They are then clipped or screwed onto standard jars, tin cans and bottles to create new and personal objects. There’s more about the project here
Alexandra Kharakoz from the UK and Chak Ming Sin from Hong Kong also received similar awards for an interactive sonic sculpture and a sustainable method of regulating building temperature respectively.
The Awards are a core part of both London’s premier annual design event and the philosophy of Elena Baturina, founder of BE OPEN. ‘The reason I am fascinated in design is that it has the potential to change the world around us, for the better,’ she said. ‘These winning works are fascinating examples on improving on what we have and I am delighted that we are able to give them a worldwide platform through BE OPEN.’
The winners were selected from over 300 entries from 47 countries and the winners were selected by a prestigious design industry jury, presided over by Patricia Urquiola (designer and architect), Daniel Charny (Independent Curator and Director at From Now On), Pei-Ru Keh (design editor of Wallpaper magazine), Vladimir Pirojkov (designer), Noma Bar (graphic artist), Christopher Turner (editor of ICON magazine) and William Knight (100% Design event director).
Chair of the judges, designer and architect Patricia Urquiola said “The submissions revealed an impressive mixture of courage and vision, ambition verging on the impossible, tempered with just the right amount of practicality.”
This is the second iteration of the awards scheme that launched in Milan in April 2012. See beopenfuture.com/awards/milan-awards
Framed by mischer’traxler in thisispaper.com
‘Framed’ is a collection of interior objects that highlight the used fabric by framing it. Several sheets of fabric are clamped within wooden frames and form colourful elements of furniture, like the backside of a shelf or the upholstery of a bench. The fabric itself is kept as pure as possible and just held in position through pressure and friction. This has the advantage of easy changeability, as the fabrics can be swapped without complicated handling. Moreover it allows complete disassembly in all different material components for recycling…