Monthly Archives: June 2012

Deck Two

Deck Two is an illustrator/ Graphic Designer/ Graffiti Artist from France. 

He enjoys putting his graphic style onto furniture, sneakers and trench coats as well as walls, canvases and sketchpads.

Recently, he started to create volumes of personal works, which are halfway between graffiti and sculpture.

The MX-3D Models Site has work by Graphic Designer Vic Lee, as well as 3D models of his work, here is an example below:

British Gymnastic Logo – Bear London

Creative agency Bear London have created a new logo for sporting body British Gymnastics that’s designed to capture the movement of somersaulting gymnasts. 

Motion-capture technology was used to plot the movements of gymnasts as they performed flips, tumbles and somersaults. The data was then transformed into an animation of colourful ribbons that leap across the screen.
 Typographer Rob Clarke created the logo. The connecting t and i in both words is intended to look like a gymnast’s finishing pose.

Boom Box Packaging – Miller

The idea behind this was to attract attention to and to make Miller the preferred brand among other six packs in the summer when beer consumption rises.

Miller have designed two sided boxes, one side looks like a speaker and the other is the cassette player. This way when three boxes are brought together side by side, they form a boom box.

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

The Z2300 Instant Digital Camera by Polaroid has just been unveiled at the 2012 CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) line show. 

The 10-megapixel device features a built-in Zink zero ink printer, producing full-colour 2×3-inch prints in under a minute either in full bleed, with a classic Polaroid border, or on a sticker-backed page.

In addition to its printing capacities, the camera stores photographs digitally via SD card. A built-in editing program enables users to review and crop photos on the 3.0-inch LCD screen even before uploading to PC.

Rising Series – Robert van Embricqs

Designer Robert van Embricqs has created a series of sculptural furniture elements that are not only functionally clever but also aesthetically fascinating.

The pieces utilize a unique slat-folding technique to transform from a flat piece of seemingly solid wood to a fully functional table with an intricate web of angles and angular shapes that are a signature of this series.

Omega – Hironao Tsuboi

Omega for Arflex Japan, is the result of Japanese designer Hironao Tsuboi’s desire to produce a precisely crafted chair.

Its gossamer robe-like belt seamlessly extends through the backrest, armrests and legs giving it an elegant stance. The entire piece is elaborately made in fine details by using traditional Japanese techniques and methods by carefully sculpting each section by hand.

The chair comes in three different variations including: natural oak, dark oak and black walnut. 

Bro Chair and Stool – Scott Lee Hae Seung

Scott Lee Hae Seung has completed designed a pair of furniture called the Bro chair and stool. The designer was looking for a new type of detailing to go with lamination bending at the initial stage in designing the ‘Bro’ chair.
The chamfered edge applies a stripe of contrasting colour to give a graphical thin-edge-effect on the chair.
The stool can be replaced around the dining table as a normal stool at a cafe or domestic space, or side storage besides working desk at the studio/ workshop environment.
This stool design becomes a shelving space as storage when it is stacked.

Knock Down Chair – Inoda and Sveje

Danish-Japanese design duo Inoda + Sveje present their newest furniture product ‘Knock Down’ chair. 

Contrasting the light pine finish, dark wood arms are sculpted with a CNC router 

and joined with a simple side frame. The deep profile and spacious size is ideal for a relaxing moment, further cushioned with a comfortable seat and back.

The Souk Market – Foster and Partners

Foster + Partners have completed a new shopping centre that combines high-end boutiques with independent local food and craft markets on the site of a historic city marketplace in Abu Dhabi.
The new Souk Market has been designed as a sequence of courtyards and alleys, integrating balconies and colonnades.
Sliding roofs and walls enable controlled ventilation of the market and patterned stained glass windows mark the entrances. 

Worth Abbey – Heatherwick Studio

London designer Thomas Heatherwick has embedded curved threads of ash into dark walnut pews for an abbey in England’s South Downs.
Located beneath the vaulted dome of Worth Abbey, the wooden benches fan around a stone altar to provide more than enough seating for the 700-strong congregation.
The new furniture also includes choir stalls, monastery seats, desks and confession rooms, all of which were fabricated from the solid hardwood.