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A Prefab Timber-framed Bioclimatic House by Tectoniques Architects

A Prefab Timber-framed Bioclimatic House by Tectoniques Architects | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
This "bioclimatic" house in France features a timber frame, larch and composite timber cladding, and a planted roof.

Lyon architects Tectoniques introduced a range of measures to maximise the environmental and thermal performance of the house -called Villa B - along a north-south axis, with plenty of glazing on the south facade helping with solar gain. The house is built using dry construction methods and features a prefabricated modular timber frame built on a concrete slab with larch cladding covering the exterior...

 


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This home is fantastic. I found the description of the details of the build informative and interesting, giving me insight into the thought process that determines interior and exterior materials, the biorclimactic approach and more. Awesome images of the interior and exterior.

 

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Michael Wolf's Intimidating Architecture of Density Photographs

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One of the world's most recognizable vertical city - Hong Kong - became subject to an interesting artistic endeavor. Photographer Michael Wolf's interpreta
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One of the world’s most recognizable vertical city – Hong Kong – became subject to an interesting artistic endeavor. Photographer Michael Wolf‘s interpretation of the city was captured in a fascinating set of large scale color photographs entitled “Architecture of Density

In this case one could say "more is more"

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Robie House Chair / Knibb Design Blog

Robie House Chair / Knibb Design Blog | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
We design outdoor and indoor spaces as well as furniture that fuses sustainability and style. Our showroom is located at 1522 Abbot Kinney,
Venice, CA 90291
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Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen

A great overview of some very iconic chairs....the ultimate in form following function...

 


Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) believed everyone that came to the table deserved a throne. His high backed dining chairs not only radiated royalty but seemed to praise formality in the everyday. Mackintosh came early to the Modernism game and his designs embodied the movement well: Rejecting tradition and even burlesquing it but never without a subtle reverence for it. (Always best to give a nod to the giants that came before.)
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"E" is for Eiermann | Mid-Century Modern Furniture Then and Now

"E" is for Eiermann | Mid-Century Modern Furniture Then and Now | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Egon Eiermann (September 29, 1904 – July 20, 1970) was one of Germany's most prominent architects in the second half of the 20th century. He also designed
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Eiermann's iconic "folding chair"

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14 structures play with balance for hello wood 2014 in rural hungary

14 structures play with balance for hello wood 2014 in rural hungary | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

for the hello wood 2014 summer workshop, under the theme of 'play with balance', students and designers have built 14 structures on a rural site in hungary.


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this year’s program was based on the theme ‘play with balance’ in an attempt to question stability and equilibrium in architecture. the disparate installations utilize light timber members in a variety of organizations to create different spatial experiences.

 

A look at the innovator's of the future....

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Great Structures Done by students :)
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7 Distinctive Features of Iconic Arco Lamp | InteriorHolic.com

7 Distinctive Features of Iconic Arco Lamp | InteriorHolic.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The real Arco lamp designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni has the main distinctive features.
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Let me begin with full disclosure here, we, ParadigmGallery.com, do sell a reproduction of this iconic lamp. This article has an interesting description and I learned a few details that fellow admirers of this classic might also want to know.

 

If you cannot afford the original perhaps you are interested in browsing  our interpretations. http://www.pgmod.com/87-floor-lamps

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UE BOOM Wireless Speaker Wins 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award - Azom.com

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Azom.com UE BOOM Wireless Speaker Wins 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award Azom.com Today Ultimate Ears announced that its popular UE BOOM wireless speaker has won a prestigious 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the...
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UE BOOM is a mobile wireless speaker packed with specific features that set a new standard for listening to music in any environment. Specifically, its versatile go-anywhere shape fits in any backpack or water bottle holder, and it is wrapped in a specially developed acoustic skin that is both water- and stain-resistant. The customizable acoustic skin presents another layer of design, as it acts as a blank canvas that is easily updated to create limited edition UE BOOMs. Additionally, thanks to the speaker’s cylindrical shape, it blasts bold 360-degree sound.

 

We want one...

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This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below

This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Advertising that also serves the greater good? Now that’s something different. This floating billboard is covered in Vetiver; a perennial, non-invasive grass which has found popular used treating wastewater; even when it’s high in nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. In this case it’s been used to spell CLEAN RIVER SOON, a hopeful message along the highly polluted Pasig River in the Philippines. It’s creators say systems like this have been shown to clean between 2 and 8 thousand gallons of water per day, and simultaniously, it creates a much more inviting place to stroll.


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Vetiver...a great scent and more? Great story!

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Option topic: inland water . Management to improve water quality

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The Light Yard: Presenting The Linford & The Christie

The Light Yard: Presenting The Linford & The Christie | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
What on earth does Olympic athlete Linford Christie have to do with our new Pendant Lighting?? Intrigued?? Then click here to find out http://www.thelightyard.com/blogs/news/14028281-new-pendant-lights-make-the-news
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The Light Yard's philosophy is simple... 

To provide creative solutions using only the most talented craftsmen in lighting design

The result is a unique collection of bespoke and hand crafted lighting made by independent designers and manufacturers.

 

We adore the design aesthetic of The Light Yard. It feels new and fresh but at the same time reminds me of the beautiful vintage glass in the lighthouses I have visited, the Fresnel Lens's. Jeff Fuller, owner,  and designer Gwyn Carless have created a wonderful collection of colorful glass, appropriate for residential and commercial applications.

 

"The concept behind the Light yard is to work with individual designers producing hand-crafted lighting. " Jeff

 

The color, sizes and shapes are very customizable. My favorite is the green glass! Awesome images on the website.

http://www.thelightyard.com/

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10 Modern Colorful Watering Cans - Design Milk

10 Modern Colorful Watering Cans - Design Milk | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
To get your garden ready just in time for summer means watering your plants. Make it more fun with the help of one of these ten modern watering cans.
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What's not to love...links to the brands!

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Recyclable Home can be Built in Only Four Days

Recyclable Home can be Built in Only Four Days | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
A new sustainable housing prototype requires only four days, and practically no tools or specific skills, to assemble.
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The house is also completely recyclable, as all the original materials can be recovered and reused to rebuild it or other projects. The materials are also recyclable.ed by wooden boards.

The Pop-Up House prototype was built using EPS blocks that are light and easy to handle.

 

The result is a low-cost, recyclable, passive house that can be built in only four days. The home takes up 150 squares metres and includes a central large open space that contains kitchen, dining and living room areas, as well as two private areas that feature two bathrooms, a master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and an office. The central space is connected to a decked terrace with open views to the surrounding landscape.

 

Setting up the house requires virtually no tools or specific skills. According to the architects, only a simple electric screwdriver is required to mount the whole building.

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More info and video at:http://sourceable.net/recyclable-home-can-built-four-days/

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25 Books on Women in Design

25 Books on Women in Design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Twenty-five books that touch on different aspects of women in the design fields, from our contributing designers, commentators, publishers, and booksellers.


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"Good design is about finding solutions..." Hall of Femmes:....... Tomoko Miho

 

Image: designs by Charlotte Perriand

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50 Flawless Examples of Industrial-Inspired Interior Design (Part 4)

50 Flawless Examples of Industrial-Inspired Interior Design (Part 4) | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
There’s just something about a home with industrial-inspired interior design. Here are 50 prime examples of the style at its best---comfortable, cozy, and the kind of look that lends itself to good...
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All of the interiors in this post are focused on "form and function" . The least amount of elements in a space to accomplish the goals and needs of the people who use the spaces. I love the industrial components and mostly minimal approaches to design and decor.....

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NYC Chair Competition: Public art meets industrial design ...

NYC Chair Competition: Public art meets industrial design ... | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The Battery Conservancy and NYC Park have been publicly displaying the Top 50 chair designs selected from the “Draw up a Chair” Design.
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This is the competition results and you can vote on your favoritte!

iming to revitalize the Manhattan green space, “The Battery "Conservancy’s goal for the competition is to promote innovative industrial design use in public parks and to encourage a new design standard for outdoor seating.” The winning design will have 300 units produced for use on the new Battery Green."

 

As one comment mentioned...where is the bench, I kind of agree, what about you?

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Claude and Duval: Le Corbusier's Only Industrial Building Continues to Operate

Claude and Duval: Le Corbusier's Only Industrial Building Continues to Operate | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

The city of Saint-Die-des-Vosges has the only industrial building the Swiss architect conceived. Always active, the site of the Claude and Duval hosiery houses eighty workers today. Charles-Edouard...built 1948-1951

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Did you know Le Corbusier designed a "green factory"  and was a consulting urbanist?


Le Corbusier, setting in opposition the image of the “black factory” of the 19th century, where work was considered “to be a penitence” to that of the “green factory” where “work can give its laborers the sense of its greatness,” set out to transform the architectural framework of places of production, and in turn, have an impact on the psychology of the philosophy of work. Entirely encased in glass, the facade is equipped with solar shading, oriented in such a way as to stop solar radiation in the summer (heat and glare) and allow their penetration in the winter (accrued luminosity, energy savings).

 

The fourth level is reserved for administration and leadership. The latter still makes use of the the original furniture by Jean Prouve today..

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Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

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Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.
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This is a charming home filled with delightful touches..This Eichler house had only two owners since its construction in 1966; both were architects who had made the home’s conservation a priority.

 

Graphic designer Mark Neely and gastroenterologist Paul Kefalides had spent years collecting furniture for their apartments in Chicago and New York before a career opportunity for Kefalides materialized in California.

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ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s Guggenheim Museum

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s Guggenheim Museum | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The exhibition is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957–1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group’s aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II.
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October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015    Guggenheim Museum

History via Wkipedia

Zero was the name of a magazine founded in 1957 by Heinz Mack officially disappeared in 1967. The word “zero” expressed, in Otto Piene’s words, “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning.”[1] The movement is commonly interpreted as reaction to Abstract Expressionism by arguing that art should be void of color, emotion and individual expression.[2]

Mack and Piene invited artists like Günther Uecker to exhibit in their studio, and the three friends became the founding fathers of the Zero movement, which would soon reach out to embrace artists throughout Europe. Working in an environment without galleries and contemporary art spaces, these artists came together to exhibit their work in a series of one-day-only evening exhibitions, often staged in their studios.[3]

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Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers - Vancouver Sun

Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers - Vancouver Sun | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers Vancouver Sun Smaller, says Lillian Reimer, who has owned and run Commercial Drive's iconic Attic Treasures, which specializes in original mid-century modern furniture and...
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Say the words “mid-century modern” to a room full of people and expect reactions ranging from screw-face to glowing; depending on what generation they were born into....so true and so classic....

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real economics: BatTram and industrial design

real economics: BatTram and industrial design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, sound industrial design was not a major priority during the reconstruction. This is really quite unfortunate. This is actually an important economic issue because people and societies tend to care for beautiful ...
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The Russian One is a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi film.

The futuristic tram features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.


 The tram's designer, Alexei Maslov
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Inside the 1950 HQ of Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy

Inside the 1950 HQ of Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

image via caoto@yahoo.cn

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior...

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What did he design?

. His more famous creations include the Lucky Strike cigarette package, the GG1 and S1 locomotives, the slenderized Coca-Cola bottle, the John F. Kennedy memorial postage stamp, the interior of Saturn I, Saturn V, and Skylab, the Greyhound bus and logo, the Shell International logo, the Exxon logo, the U.S. Postal Service emblem, a line of Frigidaire refrigerators, ranges, and freezers, and the Studebaker Avanti, Champion and Starliner.

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Studio 1212 custom furniture is growing its presence in Boise | ArtsBeat | Idahostatesman.com

Studio 1212 custom furniture is growing its presence in Boise | ArtsBeat | Idahostatesman.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Studio 1212 furniture design is ramping up its presence in Boise.
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This handmade solid walnut mid-century modern coffee table design is inspired by Adrian Mount Pearsall’s Atomic Age designs.

 

Studio 1212is a creative project from architect Derek Hurd and his wife, graphic designer Danielle Hurd.

 

We can't wait to see more....


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/30/3209857/studio1212-custom-furniture-a.html?sp=/99/103/#storylink=cpy

 


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/30/3209857/studio1212-custom-furniture-a.html?sp=/99/103/#storylink=cpy

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For Your Home: Walnut makes a comeback with midcentury modern

For Your Home: Walnut makes a comeback with midcentury modern | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
For Your Home: Walnut makes a comeback with midcentury modern
Lexington Herald Leader
The new passion for this fine-grained hardwood is linked to another rebound: the resurge of interest in midcentury modern decor and retro interiors.
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 "Here's the latest example of a trend bounce: Walnut was once the wood of choice for many woodworkers but fell out of favor with designers and decorators for the past 40 years. Now it's back again, big-time."

 

image via http://www.hunskihardwoods.com


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/05/3227821/for-your-home-walnut-makes-a-comeback.html#storylink=cpy

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Bicycle Art

Bicycle Art | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Bicycle reuse, recycling bicycles, bicycle furniture, bicycle sculpture, bicycle fences and more...
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The bicycle, beautiful form and ultimately a great and lasting success story. Browse the amazing variety of recycling uses, from fences to furniture to art and beyond.

 

image: Bicycle Sculpture, Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Australia
Pic: Harvey Schiller www.flickr.com

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Benjamin Hubert's lightweight table is now strong enough to stand on

Benjamin Hubert's lightweight table is now strong enough to stand on | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Benjamin Hubert has developed a more stable version of his lightweight Ripple table, which features in the Designs of the Year 2014 award.


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We really like the design, and the color is hot!

Up to ten people people can be seated around the 2.5 by 1 metre table, which uses 80 percent less material than a standard timber table and still weighs just 10.5 kilograms

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An Open Call for Women Designers - A New Show Featuring Work by Women in ID

An Open Call for Women Designers - A New Show Featuring Work by Women in ID | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
In the original story, we referred to this as the first ever show highlighting women's role in ID. We apologize for the mistake and acknowledge that there have been previous shows featuring outstanding work from female ID'ers. We're excited to share another great exhibit shining light on the growing community. Ti Chang, co-founder of Crave and industrial designer, is working on a movement. While women have been quietly kicking ass in the ID department for years, there hasn't been
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Check this out and tell your friends! Thanks Core77

 

First, I hope the event will help to build awareness of Industrial Design as a profession and its ability to create the physical world around us. It is amazing that most people are not aware that the profession exists!

 

 

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The Illusions Light by Lenka Czereova | Yellowtrace.

The Illusions Light by Lenka Czereova | Yellowtrace. | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The Illusions light by Lenka Czereova is designed to appear as a panel of the wall that's peeling off, gently illuminating the surrounding surface.
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What's not to love, I ask? A beautiful industrial space, very "raw and real" and new and innovative lighting. A glorious example of a design based on "form and function".  Designed by Lenka Czereova  a young Slovak designer based in Bratislava. "Designed to appear as though the wall itself is peeling off, the light gently illuminates the surrounding surface. Made from nylon plastic and energy efficient electroluminescent (OLED) display, the light is available in several shapes and sizes for interior application."   story via Yellowtrace

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