Design Quarterly

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

 

Primeval Expressions

Egg-shaped crystal glasses with a sloped cut. A simple drop of vitreous liquid, a natural lens, captured in vivacious crystal glasses that joyfully rock on their roundness, while maintaining their stability through thoughtful arrangement of materials. Their rocking creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Glasses fit discretely to the palm when held. In symbiosis with softly designed, handmade coasters from walnut or xylite - ancient lumber. Complemented by ellipse-shaped walnut trays for three or ten glasses and a finger-food tray. The trays are rotatable due to their smooth elliptic shape.

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LockBlock

Ideal for parents with young children, LockBlock provides the perfect solution for safely storing kitchen knives. The innovative design locks knives inside the block and requires an adult-sized hand to operate it. As each knife is placed inside a knife slot, its blade is held securely by the unique Cam-lock mechanism. Pulling on the knife only increases the force of the grip, so knives cannot be forced out of the block. LockBlock is available as a stand-alone product with universal knife slots for consumer’s existing knives, or with its own set of six high-quality knives.

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Oli

OLI, a visually minimalist object, was conceived based on its function, the idea of hiding the pits arising from a specific need. It followed observations of various situations, the ugliness of the pits and the need to enhance the beauty of the olive. As a dual-purpose packaging, Oli was created so that once opened it would emphasize the surprise factor. The designer was inspired by the shape of the olive and its simplicity. The choice of porcelain has to do with the value of the material itself and its usability.

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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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Legendary designers and their award-winning works.

Design Legends are extremely famous designers who make our World a better place with their good designs. Discover legendary designers and their innovative product designs, original art works, creative architecture, outstanding fashion designs and design strategies. Enjoy and explore original design works of award-winning designers, artists, architects, innovators and brands worldwide. Get inspired by creative designs.

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