Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Acacia

The "Acacia" honey dipper is the result of a research into the sweet world of honey and mathematical structures generated by 3d software. I designed an object suitable for the use with different kinds of this delicacy. The hexagonal structure of the honeycomb forms an empty sphere joined on a conic stem to compose a single steel object. "Acacia" was designed to sweeten hot drinks or accompany side dishes with the desired quantity of honey.

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Spyker

Spyker is a practical and beautiful trivet inspired by propeller designs of vintage airplanes. The Spyker trivet combines classic lines with contemporary materials. The stainless steel ring adds a subtle touch of class to the discreet design and comfortably fits into both modern and traditional homes. The functional design features a fingertip duct which allows the user to quickly open the trivet even while wearing oven gloves. When not in use this trivet loves resting in any kitchen drawer, standing up in a jar or hang suspended from a kitchen hook.

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Alsfeld

The facades of the old half-timbered houses inspired to creat this collection of cutting board. Each board has its size and function, and together they form a poetic interpretation of old German streets. All boards have a beveled profile for optimum grip. Milling on the board prevents juice from flowing down board.

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Rising Shell

The Rising shell is a reflection on nature its pure logic and honesty that can be found in many constructions. This can be achieved by giving the object an opportunity to shape itself for the function it has. By only making incisions in the wooden materials, its true nature gets revealed as a functional bowl. The transformation, made possible by rubber technology, leads to an interaction between the final user and the used object. If the Rising Shell is not being used, it can be seamlessly folded back, only to have it open and rise up like a budding flower when it is needed again.

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Migo 1+1 Food Box

Migo 1+1 Food Box is an innovative design, which gives the user the purity of glass, for carrying and storing, without the weight or risk of breaking. The light weight glass container can be put inside the plastic container and be carried safely with confidence. These elements can also be used separately, either to store food in the home or for carrying outside, depending on the needs of the user. With ever changing lifestyles, the hybrid glass food container provides a flexible solution for food carrying and storing in a simple and user friendly design.

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Drink Beauty

Drink Beauty is like a beautiful jewel that you can drink ! We made a combination of two objects that were used separately with tea : Rock candies and lemon slices . This design is completely eatable . By adding lemon slices to rock candy's structure, its taste becomes incredibly better and its food value increases because of lemon's vitamins .The designers simply replaced the sticks that rock candy crystals were held to with a slice of dried lemon . Drink Beauty is a complete example of modern world which brings beauty and efficiency all together.

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