E.L.A. is a cantilevered fibre glass desk from Bulgarian studio Bozhinovskidesign, designed to be suspended from the wall by steel cables.
Really liking this collection of headphones from Stockholm designers Norra Norr. Called Urbanears, the range includes an in-ear headphone, a small over-ear headphone, and a medium-sized on-ear headphone.
The headphones are made of colored steel with aluminium detailing and handmade drivers. They are treated with a rubber coating that gives the headphone a matte look and a smooth feel — the headbands and cables are textile rather than plastic, making the products look and feel more like a garment and less like a mechanical product.
“By avoiding graphics and keeping the styling to a minimum, we feel we have made something quite timeless. With Urbanears, our goal has been to create the industrial design equivalent of your favourite plain colored t-shirt, generic but with a better tailoring than everything else out there,”
— Erik Petersén, designer and co-founder of Norra Norr.
Available in four different colours: white, black, orange and blue, the ‘bomb’ is covered in spikes, which stabilise it on the table and accommodate four cups resting on top.
The V02 watch from VOID watches features a solid-steel case and a half-glass, speedometer inspired face.
Now showing at London’s Design Museum, Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams, an exhibition highlighting more than 500 objects that Rams designed in his 50 year career.
Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of good design:
Good design is innovative.
Good design makes a product useful.
Good design is aesthetic.
Good design makes a product understandable.
Good design is unobtrusive.
Good design is honest.
Good design is long-lasting.
Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
Good design is environmentally friendly.
Good design is as little design as possible.
Read on for a selection of Rams classics and more information from the Design Museum.