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I love Herman Miller all along. I think it’s one of the most fascinating design brand as for graphic, furniture objects and philosophy company.
If I were you, I would check this collection of wonderful videos about Herman Miller products.
These weren’t a real commercials. Most probably, they were a internal company spoofs. In fact, there weren’t television advertisements at that time.
Very very cool stuff!

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Studio Henny van Nisterlrooy works on product and spatial design. Their projects are always the result of reasoning thoughts, such as “il cappello della luce”, in collaborations with the italian hat makers Barbisio. Or of a watchful eye of their life experiences, such as “Shelter”, inspired from a journey they made to China.


Alex Hellum

Alex Hellum is a furniture and product design company based in Hertford, UK.


The Quantum Parallelograph is an exploratory project by Patrick Stevenson Keating examining the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes. The device delves into the multiverse, and allows users to glimpse into their “parallel lives” – to observe their alternate realities. The device uses online sources to find the “parallel lives” of users, and prints out a short statement about their “simultaneous” life in a parallel world. Perfect for days you can’t stand your surroundings.

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Olivier Abry

Olivier is a light “creator-assembler” and makes the coolest adjustable vintage lamps, restored & re-assembled from industrial components. He is based in Lyon



Black is posh, also Kostantin Grcic is well-aware!
The exhibition Black2 is a self-initiated project by the german designer for the Istituto Svizzero in Rome, and now also the gallery 032c Workshop / Joerg Koch present Black2 at Brunnenstrasse 9 in Berlin. Grcic has selected twenty-eight products from different categories all oriented to one formal presence in the production of the contemporary object: that of the iconic black square.

“I got fascinated by the idea of the totally man made object. The phenomenon of the black and square form and its eternal adaptation to such manifold of different types of objects seemed astonishing and at the same time liberatingly simple. A black/square shape or form cannot be found in nature. This is what interested me: “creation” as a deliberate and conscious act of human intelligence.
As is known, black/square has passed through the millenary history of cultures: from the Egyptian stelae to Moses´ engraved tablets of the ten commandments; from certain Chinese ceramic traditions to the Islamic Kaaba, up to the alchemy and philosopher’s stone which, as tradition would have it, was the shape of a black cube. There is the metaphysical connotation of black/square as employed by Malevich, and later by Kubrick´s Black Monolith. The islamic Kaaba in Mecca is a black rectangle and so is the (protestant) Bible. Black/square can mean the most basic, economical, even cheap form of something. On the other hand, black/square can represent the heightening or ultimate aesthetic climax, even the mystification of an object.”



Do you like axonometric views, color paint drop and happy illustrations?
So what, you have to see the works by Klas Ernflo, the umpteenth brilliant designer from Scandinavia.
We found really interesting a typographic poster with short story “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Jess Row, and we would like to have his textile footballs made from wool fabrics to play with our friends after Easter monday bbq.

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Gitta Gschwendtner

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1998 Gitta Gschwendtner set up her studio in London working on a diverse range of projects ranging from product, interior and exhibition design to public art installations for arts, cultural and corporate clients.

Gitta originally designed her Plant Cup for an installation about the domestic interior at the Geoffrey Museum in 2004. At the private view she asked Thorsten if he would like to produce the planter and the following year Thorsten launched the slip cast Plant Cup in Milan.

Her other clients include British Council, Crafts Council, Design Museum, DuPont Corian, Geffrye Museum, Habitat, Innermost, Mathmos, Peugeot, Purves & Purves, Royal College of Art, Science Museum, Sony, Twentytwentyone, Victoria and Albert Museum and Wellcome Trust.


'kobenstyle pot' by jens quistgaard for dansk international designs, 1954

BO beoli radio from danish electronics brand bang & olufson, ca. 1970

'hallingdal' by nanna ditzel for kvadrat

Danish Design – I LIKE IT! – Jasper Morrison

His work has often been described as more Scandinavian than British in spirit, so it’s no surprise to hear that Jasper Morrison has answered a call to curate the exhibition on Danish design in Copenhagen’s Design Museum Denmark. Jasper Morrison is constructing the interior of the exhibition with his favourite textile, Hallingdal, which was designed by the Danish designer Nanna Ditzel in 1965 and is produced by Kvadrat. Most people will know the archetypical, woollen textile from Danish furniture classics produced by among others Fritz Hansen, Erik Jørgensen and international designers like Jasper Morrison. In connection with Morrison’s exhibition, the museum is showing a historical exhibition on the creation and production of the Hallingdal textile. If you are in Copenhagen don’t miss it!

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