A new twist on a classic - Herman Miller introduces the Eames Molded Wood Chair. “Achieved with the help of today’s 3-D veneer technology, this authentic form is the result of a process that gives wood veneer the flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves of a single shell.” Stunning!
This Sound Track Wooden Train Set by Ricardo Seola and Quirky is simply beautiful -what a great idea! “Kids can either set the Sound Track to play classic nursery rhymes like “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” or they can write songs of their own, which the train will then play back for them as they push it along the track.”
Since I am 7 months pregnant, this is so being wish listed…Read more about the journey to production for the Train Set over at Fast Co. Design HERE! or check the project out on Quirky HERE!
Lovely bag designs by Hong Kong based company KiliDesign. This “Beetle” design (comes as a handbag and backpack) is so beautifully weird – it really looks like a curled up armadillo…You can check out more of their designs in their Etsy shop HERE!
It is no secret that I LOVE Herman Miller Design…and the ‘WHY DESIGN’ series is support for the interesting stuff they are doing.
About the series: “At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.”
Steve Frykholm, who has been at Herman Miller for 42 years. talks about the breaks in between his ‘working time’ which allow his brain to refresh for the times when he is working…
This talk by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin is also full of little nuggets of inspiration…They are industrial designers (with an arichtectural background) in London. They talk about fragile and changing systems and environments such as London itself…and how their opposing – or rather complimenting – macro and micro views on these systems and environments create perspective. I also love Kim Colin’s reference to the ‘view of context’ and the reminder to not get bugged down by the nitty-gritty…
While we are at it…here is another one: Design the new business – a documentary!
About the film:
“We believe design is the new way of doing business, and we set out to find keys to success through the making of a documentary.Fascinating interviews with industry leaders will unveil the creative ways in which design is changing mindsets across industries….We are searching for the truth behind the “design thinking” smoke and mirrors.”
I am so smitten with these…these little gift boxes called Vigoo by design student Wilda Wongso were on show at Platform 2012 during the International Furniture Fair Singapore. There are four basic characters but you can dress them up to personalize for the gift receiver…how amazing are these?