16.5 Lb Room

16.5 Lb Room

The Light-room is a conceptual interior that addresses the underestimated idea of lightness as a sustainable solution. Composed of materials such as kevlar, silk, aluminum, and woven dyneema, individual pieces were designed to reduce energy consumption during production and transport, and minimize the use of materials without sacrificing style.

0 Designer: Bram Greenen

Woven Lamp

Woven Lamp

The AURA is a series of woven lamps designed to reinforce the warmth of light with texture. The wafer, saucer shape speaks to modernity without diluting the design. Anything woven usually feels “crafty” but the AURA feels almost alien origin. They’re hand-made in France with loads of attention to detail – the couture of lighting.

0 Designer: Béatrice Durandard

The Cooling Effect Gets Fancy

The Cooling Effect Gets Fancy

Global warming or not, inevitably every season in my city seems like summer! It’s great to see how designers are trying to evolve the air con by making it blend into the home environment, just like another piece of furniture. Here are two projects: the Eco Shelf Zenstyle & the Natural Pot. The former is a wall mounted shelf cabinet and the latter a flowerpot. Both feature green patches to nurture plants that are fed off the excess water discharged by the AC unit! Clever, real clever!

0 Designers: Various

Moving Library

Moving Library

The Giro One is a shelf + side table stand, where you can flaunt your library, rest your coffee cup and show off your knick-knacks. I love the way you can interact with the modules by twirling them up and down the center axis, making it much easier to adjust the height to suit your style. Complimenting the design is a set of LED lamps at the top. It adds just the right amount of sophistication and functionality.

0 Designer: Juil Kim

That's a Really Low Table

That’s a Really Low Table

If you really like low profile tables, you’ll love the Lowbay by Han Koning. I’m actually very smitten with how it looks. There’s a simplicity in the design that I love and yet the exposed ridges of the table top lend confidence in the construction because you can see how he bent the layers of wood. It’s a “complex simplicity” if you will.  It’s 118×60 in size and technically a limited edition called “white”, although I don’t see anything white about it, except Mr. Koning… and his shirt… and his glasses.

0 Designer: Han Koning

Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream G550

The ultra-long range Gulfstream G550 gets a seamless interior makeover to enhance the in-flight experience for both passenger and pilot. The leather clad cockpit features ergonomic manual controls and seating as well as the latest in light avionic technology. Passenger areas are spacious and bright, complemented by Gulfstream’s signature oval windows. iPad integration allow users to control all aspects of the cabin including climate, entertainment, and even lighting. I’ll take 2.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

From Bight Light to Nightlight

From Bight Light to Nightlight

Starrynight is a combination light and nightlight that recreates the starry night sky while being energy efficient. A transparent light-collecting module (provided by Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories [MSL]/Industrial Technology Research Institute [ITRI]) serves as an exterior lampshade. There’s a photovoltaic layer that charges a battery to power the night light function which is when the “stars light up.” Beautiful idea. Do want!

0 Designers: Dr. Lin Hui-Hsiung, Huang Shao-Wei, Yang Wen-Hsun & Chiang Chung-Kai

I'd Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

I’d Sit & Blow Bubbles All Day

Few things make me all giddy inside like this chair. The symmetrical faces that make up the Random8′s octogonal form display a spectrum of colors that shimmer & change by interfering with light wavelengths passing through. Similar to iridescent bubbles, light is not only reflected, but refracted into a prismatic display of color that changes as the viewer’s perspective shifts.

0 Designer: David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud of Pitaya Design

Endless Lighting Variation

Endless Lighting Variation

Playing with lighting is one of the most crucial steps in interior design. MODLI was designed with this in mind. It allows the user to shape the illuminated object to the form of their choice, creating unique effects and completely customizable options. Now anyone can visualize and create the perfect lighting arrangement. MODLI is simple and practical for maintenance and provides versatile lighting effects in public areas and as an architectural light.

0 Designer: Vanja Valencak

Aston Martin for Interiors

Aston Martin for Interiors

Only a handful of companies carry the badge of luxury and class like Aston Martin and with that cache, they’re expanding into interiors. The premiere of Aston Martin Interiors in Milan marks a new chapter in the company’s portfolio – one that combines their unique technological and design prowess into a distinct contemporary mark for home and office. Think advance industrial technologies like carbon and kevlar compounds mixed with traditional luxury materials like leather and cashmere.

0 Designers: FABIO LUCIANI

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

Check out this polarizing coffee table called Crucifixion. The inspiration came from religion, aesthetics and geometry – complimenting each other  to create this stainless steel and polycarbonate figure. It looks almost alien. Quite austere but in a way that makes you stare. The aerial shot is gorgeous. Great proportions.

0 Designer: Fuquan Junzefor for Oil Monkey

Powerful Branches

Powerful Branches

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. The tree may look good but I won’t promise beauty in the ensuing wiring chaos.

0 Designer: Eunsung Kwon (Enzo)

Rocking Two Times Harder

Rocking Two Times Harder

The Roly-Poly 2 Lamp is a step up from its previous version the Roly-Poly 1. This new iteration rocks in the looks department and sways with equal spring, just like the previous one. What’s cool is that it transforms to a lamp from a coat hanger by simply adding on the shade. It’s crafted from birch plywood, maple and Korean paper. Remember those wobbling punch bag clowns?

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup