Cherry blossoms in Finland

It took four years to craft, but it was worth the wait. The design industry is cooing over this new collection, the love child of two design icons: Japanese fashion company Issey Miyake and Finnish home design brand Iittala's collaboration flaunts perfect organic shapes and delicate colors, mixing technologically innovative and traditional materials. Jeremiah Tesolin, Creative Director at Iittala, has lifted the veil for The LuxPad: "The topic of Iittala and Miyake Design Studio sharing the same values and mutual respect towards each other came up in the discussions between Iittala Design Director Harri Koskinen and Miyake Design Studio. We admire the work of Miyake Design Studio very much and we were thrilled when we got the response that the feeling and the willingness to collaborate was mutual. The discussions and the product development started from there and now, after four years, the collection is ready and launching."

“Measuring” in Tokyo: 21_21 Design Sight

Organized by 21_21 Design Sight and the Issey Miyake Foundation, the "Measuring: This much, That much, How much?" exhibition will start in Tokyo, on February 20, 2015. The idea was developed in November 2014, when the members of the Exhibition Team got together to explore all kinds of "Things you can do with 10 people." The results of these experiments are to be published on 21_21 DOCUMENTS. Among the involved designers are Koichi Suzuno (co-founder of Torafu architects and designer of the famous "air vase") and Norihiko Terayama (who founded Studio note after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven and training at Studio Richard Hutten). (…)

Issey Miyake’s 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo

Feeling back-to-school (or back-to the-office) blue? Likewise. But I'll be the friendly classmate and share this magical memory: lucky enough, while holidaying in Japan I've been invited to discover Issey Miyake's 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT foundation, located in Tokyo's trendy Midtown neighbourhood (and Design Hub). Adding to the dream, this building was designed by Tadao Ando, inspired by a piece of clothing. Feeling better already... Je n'avais pas plus que vous envie de rentrer. Mais, en bonne camarade de classe, je ramène un souvenir du Japon pour attaquer l'année : à Tokyo, j'ai eu la chance d'être invitée à découvrir le fameux 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT fondé par Issey Miyake. Situé dans le quartier de Midtown, réputé pour son Design Hub, ce centre de recherche et d'exposition sur le design a été conçu par Tadao Ando, qui s'est inspiré d'un vêtement pour définir les lignes de son oeuvre. Voilà qui devrait vous alléger l'humeur...

Pop-Up Generation: Design Between Dimensions

L'exposition "Pop-up Generation: Design Between Dimensions", dont le commissariat est assuré par Li Edelkoort, se tient actuellement à Breda (Pays-Bas). La designer Kiki van Eijk a notamment dessiné une nouvelle collection, "Textile Sketch", pour l'occasion. The "Pop-up Generation: Design Between Dimensions" exhibition, curated by Li Edelkoort, is cuurently showing in Breda (The Netherlands). Designer Kiki van Eijk has imagined a new furniture collection for the occasion, called “Textile Sketch”.

Les escarpins de la forêt, tricotés main

Où il est encore question de souliers, aux Pays-Bas une fois de plus - toutefois, sur l'échelle de l'évolution technique, à l'opposé des escarpins en 3D de Freedom of Creation… La designer néerlandaise Janina Loeve, remarquée pour ses cocasses "bouquets culinaires" au cours de la dernière design week d'Eindhoven, nous a envoyé les visuels de cette étrange chaussure.