On the occasion of the upcoming Maison & Object 2015, Nendo has created a limited edition of chocolate sets, called “chocolatexture”, designed in time for the awarding ceremony of “Designer of the Year Maison & Object 2015”.
Basque designer Jean Louis Iratzoki has developed the first chair made out of bioplastic, called ‘Kuskoa Bi’, for French furniture company Alki.
France-based artist duo Zim & Zou were inspired by a Museum of Natural History, melted with a Cabinet of Curiosities, for their storefront installation for Hermès Maison Shanghai.
Architecture firm Hello Wood, who built the 11-meter Christmas tree made out of 365 sleighs last year, has recently built another Christmas tree installation in Budapest made of 5,000 stacked pieces of firewood that weigh 150 quintals.
During the 2014-2015 Amsterdam Light Festival visitors can experience Amsterdam’s most sparkling street this winter: The Alley of Light. Dutch-based design offices Serge Schoemaker Architects in collaboration with Digiluce created this twelve-metre-long passage that is surrounded by a four-metre-high three-dimensional matrix of 2000 handmade lights.
Influenced by the recent popularity of amateur photography in China, People’s Architecture Office conceived the Pop-Up Habitat, a modular and lightweight multi-purpose structure that re-purposes reflective panels commonly used in photography.
Sibirjak by Anastasiya Koshcheeva is a modern lounge chair made of birchbark. The almost forgotten natural material is not only flexible, soft, water-repellent and antibacterial, but also breathable, durable and strong.
Bentley introduces Bentley Elements, a new series of art and design commissions conceived by creative directors Campbell-Rey presented at Design Miami/ 2014. The first instalment in the series celebrates the element of Light, as interpreted by Italian artist Massimo Uberti.
As part of a creative partnership with the architectural firm B3, Canadian fashion brand Dubuc introduces Close Up, an installation by Sébastien Breton that integrates seamlessly into the Saint-Pierre Street boutique and beautifully complements the collections.
Calvin Klein has unveiled a special holiday installation by Snarkitecture on view in the windows of the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City.