If it’s all the same to you, I think I’ll take the elevator.
WAT, designed by Manon Leblanc, is a self sufficient ambient lamp that is powered by only a few drops of water. Energy is produced by an hydro-electric battery composed of a carbon stick coated with magnesium powder. The water generates an electro chemical reaction that generates light.
TAU speakers, by Hangar Design Forge, are made from recycled cardboard and paper, finished in epoxy, and formed into exotic shapes, in an exploratory exercise to find the simplest shape to provide maximum audio fidelity. The result is an organic form suspended on rods designed to hide the cables.
Home Living TV, by New York-based designer Mike Chen, aims to revive the television’s place in a room as a piece of furniture instead of simply an appliance. In an aim to give the television character, Chen looked at a lot of television sets from the 1950’s and based his idea on that aesthetic, but used a modern and minimalistic approach.
The remote control is a simple dial, turning left or right to adjust the channel or volume, with one big button for the power. When not in use, the remote fits into the space on the top right of the TV.
A joint project between hat designer Gris Uchiyama and Manatsu Murakami, proprietor of the gallery space Artam, I Find Everything, is a single apartment unit that has been renovated into a gallery and shop in Tokyo, showcasing an eclectic collection of crafts and antiques against a minimal white and wooden backdrop, designed by Japanese architects, Makoto Yamaguchi Design.
Awesome scratchboard illustrations by Mark Summers.