The Arrangements lighting collection by Michael Anastassiades features strips and loops of LEDs in geometric shapes that combine to create chains, chandeliers and hanging walls of light. Described by Flos as being halfway between a sculpture and a piece of industrial design, Arrangements consists of a series of tubular elements in a variety of shapes. These include a small and large square, three sizes of circle, two teardrops in different heights, a straight strip, and a strip with a sharp, 90-degree bend.
British designer Lee Broom has expanded his celestial lighting collection with a spherical design, launching at his showroom in New York during NYCxDesign. The Lens Flair lamp, comprising translucent and opaque hemispheres, joins the Observatory series that Broom presented in Milan last month.
Reels of paper and linen, sand pits and trees provide the setting for this display of Muji’s homeware products, which Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio has designed like a tranquil indoor garden. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio installed the Materials Garden in the Japanese retailer’s Soho store at 434 Broadway to coincide with this year’s NYCxDesign festival.
Brighton-based designer Kris Lamba has created a collection of bronze vases from casts made by dissolving discarded polystyrene packaging. Called Fragments, the vessels are cast from bronze in shape of partially melted polystyrene forms created by Lamba. He came up with the idea for the vases after observing the “endless stacks” of polystyrene outside of his studio in Brighton.
Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Araki has created a range of tableware from recycled food waste. The Anima collection features a series of cups, plates and bowls, which Araki made by combining carbonised vegetable waste and “animal glue”, from the bones and skin of animal offcuts. Araki designed the collection to demonstrate the alternatives to throwing away food waste, which is often disposed of in landfills. Araki designed the tableware to demonstrate that there are alternatives to throwing away food waste.
Designer Katrin Greiling took over the Toyo Ito-designed Kinnasand showroom in Milan to create a series of experimental forms with rugs and textiles from the brand. Called Structures, the exhibition featured Kinnasand textiles arranged over two types of frame, to transform them into objects based on Middle Eastern traditions.
French illustrator Jean Jullien has collaborated with start-up Yolky Games to design a card game that will feature a series of playful dog drawings. Called Dodgy Dogs, the game will feature an assortment of different breeds of dogs that are each misbehaving – chewing, stealing, humping and escaping.
The curator of a new exhibition on punk graphics at Detroit’s Cranbrook Art Museum, has selected five key works that explore the movement in the United States and United Kingdom. The exhibition titled Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986focuses on the visual development of punk culture between 1976 and 1986. It contains approximately 500 of punk’s most memorable graphics – including flyers, posters, albums and zines.
Designers have been getting creative with their emails about GDPR, the new European Union-wide regulations that came into force today. Here are some of our favourites. Many emails about the data-protection laws have been pious, dull or cliche-ridden, such as efforts featuring a “Time is running out” message placed next to a gif of an egg timer, or a collage of a padlock superimposed over the EU flag.
Furniture company Henge has created a dining table with a handmade “micro-mosaic” wooden top standing on bronze sand-casted legs. Henge’s Oxymoron Table has a handmade wooden top made from walnut wood. Designed by Henge art director Massimo Castagna, the Oxymoron Table has a surface made using an exclusive process that the brand calls Forest Fusion.