Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

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

 

Phantox Pro

This manual coffee grinder impresses with its design centered around users. Its adjustment dial, embracing the principle of form following function, aesthetically resembles camera lens apertures and operates on a similar manual principle for hyperfine adjustment. This design not only preserves the authentic flavor of the coffee but also elevates the routine grind setting process into a playful aspect of coffee preparation. Notably, the Starblade, a patented burr design measuring 45mm in diameter, is meticulously crafted to enhance the overall quality of each grind.

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Sakura

He designed the Sakura in order to make efficient use of wooden materials without wasting natural resources. The symmetry shape features curved surfaces that offer a natural both-hands fit and it enhances a beautiful wooden grain. A fine finish of the rim creates a soft reaching to the mouth, which is handmade individually by Japanese traditional craftsmen. The white and beige mixed color rope is decorated as a cup holder with a tiny tied snake knot is an accent of the design not to be simple.

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Iedde

The Grammella, a tool used to shell Taranto black mussels, is a typical object of Taranto, Italy. Iedde is the result of a redesign operation focused on the analysis of the traditional tool, its use, the historic and geographic context and mussel. The ergonomics of the tool derives from the handle, whose shapes lend themselves to being received in the palm and from the blade that arises spontaneously following the curve of the grip, to connect harmoniously to the base. This makes the tool easy and comfortable to handle. Iedde is an iconic tool that represents the maritime culture of the city.

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Two-in-one Nambu Ironware Swallow Pot

This small iron kettle inspired by 1980s design in modern lifestyle with small family, transforming the image of traditional Nambu ironware; this reproduced Swallow Pot has fixed handle drawing straight lines unlike the movable round handle of typical Tetsubin to give completely new impression with added usability. This product preserves anemia-alleviating function of Nambu ironware while preventing rust by the traditional Kamayaki technique. This smaller sized Tetsubin serves both as an iron kettle and a Kyusu teapot, overcoming the limitations of enameled Tesubin teapot in the market.

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Billund

The Billund grinder is an upside-down spice, salt, pepper grinder meaning that it does not leave any residues on the table. It has a silicone plug at the bottom that makes it easy to fill up with any spices or blends that you love using. It is a fun, playful design inspired by the colourful building blocks of Denmark. The housing of the Billund grinder is entirely made of a sustainable bio-composite. The material comes from a combination of wood cellulose fibres and the oils that are squeezed out of wood pulp when making paper.

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The Niall

The Niall was designed as the ultimate tasting glass for the cognac aficionado, where every element has been carefully conceived to allow the drinker to taste and nose the cognac. The stem allows the drinker to elevate the glass, toast, and proceed to nosing with optimal control, whilst the thicker glass density ensures the environment has no effect on the temperature of the cognac. The Vortex Point, bulb, and chicane come together to remove the ethanol vapor, ensuring the drinker can detect every layer of flavor and aroma that has developed through decades of time, craft, and skill.

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World's greatest design teams.

Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.

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