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category: lighting


sketchUp + i.materialise lamp design challenge

09/18/10

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the google sketchUp team got together with i.materialise (the people behind mgx by materialise) for a design competition: use google sketchUp to design a lamp to be 3d printed. the top 3 designs will receive a full 3d print of their design, complete with light and stand.

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technoCRAFT

06/27/10

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opening on friday july 9th at the yerba buena center for the arts in san francisco, TechnoCRAFT explores the changing boundaries between designer and consumer. curated by yves behar, it investigates the current trend of open design around the six subthemes of crowdsourcing, platforms, blueprints, hacks, incompletes, and modules.

included in the show is my shaded lamp, part of the un-readymades series, my own exploration in the area of design democracy and personalization in 2007.

some additional info can be found at dexigner.

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stylefactory

06/20/10

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another take on crowd-sourcing by a new company called stylefactory. focusing on modern furniture and accessories, it uses community feedback to narrow down a pre-selection of designs to then source them from high quality manufacturers.

full disclosure: one of my own designs is currently included in their pre-selection. anybody care to vote for it? ;-)

stylefactory

one design brief, five designers

05/29/10

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phase design gave the same design brief to 5 different designers/design groups: design a candleholder based on a solid american walnut block (12” x 9” x 1.75”) with turned brass inserts. same starting point, but very different results.

 bearing-candleholder  luna-candleholder
Bearing – Claesson Koivisto Rune Luna – Khodi Feiz
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Block – Arik Levy Bias – Mike & Maaike
ziba-candleholder  

Ziba – Phase Design/Reza Feiz

 

 
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diy chandelier

01/09/10

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can’t spend the $5000+ on the real thing? download lindsey adelman’s instructions to build your own diy chandelier.

diy-chandelier

dua

12/13/09

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german furniture and lighting company dua.

dua

muuto

11/28/09

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danish design company muuto, with a collection of scandinavian designs.

muuto

i.materialise

11/14/09

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from materialise, the belgian company behind .mgx, comes a new rapid prototyping online service, called i.materialise. upload your model, choose a material, surface, and color, and get an immediate quote.

i-materialise

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