Book of light, oOo Designlab : feuilleter la lumière

Book of light, création du studio de design scandinave oOo Designlab, propose de modifier couleur et ambiance d'une pièce en "tournant la page". Book of Light, by Scandinavian studio oOo Designlab, offers the freedom to turn the page and create a new mood in a room.

Karl Zahn & les boîtes totem

De caractère, vous seriez plutôt baleine ou bien ours ? Le designer Karl Zahn s'empare des "totems" symboliques pour imaginer d'amusantes boîtes de bois, aux lignes particulièrement peaufinées. Né dans le Vermont (d'où un intérêt évident pour les croyances et l'artisanat amérindiens), Zahn vit et travaille à Brooklyn. Diplômé de la Rhode Island School of Design en 2003, l'Américain s'est envolé pour Copenhague, afin d'étudier in situ le design scandinave. De retour aux Etats-Unis, il a conservé l'éthique acquise au cours de l'expérience nordique, et continue de travailler dans le respect d'un équilibre entre forme et fonction, se tournant vers la "technologie ancestrale" pour donner naissance à des objets contemporains. Are you a whale or a bear? Designer Karl Zahn turns totems into funny but sleek wooden boxes. Born in Vermont (hence the interest into Native American beliefs & crafts), Brooklyn-based Karl Zahn has graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, before spending some time studying scandinavian design in Copenhagen. Back in the USA, Zahn has stuck to his work ethics: respecting the form-function balance, while relying onto "ancient technology" to produce contemporary products.

Maarten Baptist, Lucky Love chair

Maarten Baptist's Lucky Love chair embodies, says the designer, «Dutch craftsmanship, and you can see and feel the time and attention we all put into it. The first impression is a comfortable happy inviting product. The clear use of materials shows how it’s made. This part is the Dutch design part. » First exhibited at the Eat Drink Design venue in Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week, the Lucky Love chair also claims « some Scandinavian characteristics in the black frame and the real wood that is used », and a Japanese touch in the shapes of the heart and the rounded "fingers". It seems like Pierre Guariche or Donald Knorr 's 1950's creations might have influenced Maarten Baptist here.