Curt deck chair by Bernhard Burkard

The Curt deck chair comprises a fabric seat slung between two diagonal legs with anti-slip feet and simply leans against a wall like a ladder. The frame is made from local woods including ash and beech by people with mental or physical disabilities at the Altra workshop in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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Engineering Temporality by Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen has covered pieces of furniture in a fine web of steel rings before destroying them with fire to make functioning objects that resemble fuzzy fading memories of the originals. Calling his project Engineering Temporality, Markunpoika Tolvanen was inspired by his grandmother’s disintegrating memories as she struggled with Alzheimer’s disease. He completed […]

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Daphne by 24° Studio

Design practice 24° Studio linked together hundreds of hollow paper stars to line a tunnel and stairway in Santorini, Greece. The installation, called Daphne, has been placed on the path up to the ruins of Kasteli castle in Pyrgos. Starting from a few panels at the foot of the stairs, the tunnel grows up and […]

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Wooden Toys by Permafrost

When asked to represent Nordic identity, Norwegian studio Permafrost created wooden toys based on an oil rig and tanker. Painted with red highlights, the set of blocks includes a little helicopter that docks neatly in H-shaped cut-outs forming helipads on the boat and platform. The set was commissioned by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen for one […]

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Game On by Tom Chung

For those still craving more sport in their life, Vancouver-based design graduate Tom Chung has come up with a countdown clock to speed up daily tasks. Shotclock operates as a normal clock but also features a timer mode, recreating the final seconds of a basketball game as it ticks down to zero when the buzzer sounds. It […]

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