Besides hosting the usual buffet of seminars and workshops for their Swarna 2009 Degree Show, folks at Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai had a spectacular exhibition for their graduating class. Although I got to sift through the Industrial Design, Animation Design, Visual Communication and Interaction Design faculties, I naturally gravitated towards the ID section. Follow me to see the some of the innovative gems I discovered at the show.
Exhibition: Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai
Tokyo Fiber SENSEWARE was started as a project to show the merits of Japan’s fibers. SENSEWARE refers to materials or mediums that arouse a creative desire in people. This is part 1 of our coverage on the ’09 SENSEWARE exhibition in Milano. In 2007 we saw televisions made of fabric small and squishy enough to coddle in your hand. This year the projects continue to amaze.
Exhibition: Tokyo Fiber
Oh you’ve made a car have you? Pshaw! Anyone can do – you designed it in 30 days? It must be terrible! Oh, for your 30th Anniversary, you say? Much better! Oh I can see it? Can’t wait to see – oh. Oh my. That is sleek looking! And no doors? Oh and it’s bluish-purply – Prince approved! *Flash Forward 9 Months*
Two Doors!? White?! Hulk-smashed?! Oh my goodness!
Designer: I.DE.A Institute
Can’t get to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Stockholm 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.
Updated: Friday February 6, 2009
Can’t get to Cologne, Germany to attend the imm Cologne 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.
Updated: Friday January 23, 2009
Yesterday Honda revealed their modern shot at a hydrogen-powered vehicle. Progress on at least the green front, but look at that jet on the back! The Honda FC Sport is straight out a certain “Speed” cartoon-to-movie. V-Flow fuel cell stack and electric drivetrain from the FCX Clarity. Three seater, similar to the McLaren F1 supercar, the driver sits front and center while the two passengers sit on either side of him or her. I’ll be borrowing this tomorrow for it’s supreme race on die Autobahn.
Designer: Honda Motors
Another week, another exhibition featuring Zaha Hadid’s swirly, blobby, and cool lacquered-fiberglass furniture . But this latest round, a show sponsored by Rove TV has some gems worth seeing.
This New York show, seen in a few rooms at Sonnabend and in the magnificent recently-vacated garage at 169 10th Avenue, are an excellent catalogue of Where Zaha Hadid Is Going and Where She Has Been.
Exhibition: Sonnabend Nov. 1 - Dec. 13
While most of you are busy recovering from sugar highs (did you get good candy?) we were busy at 100% Design Tokyo. This year drew an even larger crowd, both exhibitors and installations had some amazing eye candy. Some ideas were oldies but goodies, some were improvements on things we’ve seen before, and some were just plain out of this world. Hit the jump for the huge gallery of pictures!
Exhibition: 100% Design Tokyo 2008
It’s official, the 2008 London Design Festival is now over! In its 6th year and with over 150 events held all over London, I was lucky enough to be able to view the best of the best within furniture, craft, architecture, fashion, multi-media, graphic and industrial design.
Exhibition: 100% Design London
Nokia has always been knows as the market leader when it comes to mobile phones. They have been a company of legacy and innovation. For the first time, Nokia has proudly brought us Nokia Open Labs 2008 – a conference hosted in Helsinki , Finland , dedicated to social media and the future of mobile devices. Let’s get the scoop on what Nokia has in the cooker.