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Rough wrapping

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Rough wrapping

Miami – Designer Francesca Gotti’s new textured packaging concept creates the illusion of an impenetrable concrete-like object.
Wabi Sabi : Glebanite : Oxygen
Fabric footwear

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Fabric footwear

London – Adidas lets the machines do the talking for the third chapter of its Futurecraft concept series.
Adidas : Alexander Tailor : Futurecraft
Preview: The Principals

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Preview: The Principals

New York – In this week’s Portfolio, we profile multidisciplinary studio The Principals.
The Principals : Immersive Architecture : New York
Pole position: Scaffolding and exposed pipes give Tokyo store an industrial feel

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Pole position: Scaffolding and exposed pipes give Tokyo store an industrial feel

Tokyo – Architectural practice Schemata has designed a new clothing boutique with a functional, industrial feel for En Route, a fashion brand pro...
En Route : Schemata : Heavy Industry
Sky pods: Tiny hotels sprout above Dutch town

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Sky pods: Tiny hotels sprout above Dutch town

Deventer, Netherlands – A group of designers have created Lucy in the Sky, a collection of three one-room hotel pods overlooking an industrial wat...
Hotel : Netherlands : Symbiotic Architecture
The bare essentials: Chinese noodle chain opens Soviet Style bar

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The bare essentials: Chinese noodle chain opens Soviet Style bar

Russia – Chinese noodle chain Mary Wong has opened an industrial chic takeaway bar in Rostov-on-Don that combines a brutalist interior with the bri...
Fork : Interiors : Soviet Style
Old and new: Exhibition shows how craft and industry are merging

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Old and new: Exhibition shows how craft and industry are merging

Holon, Israel – Gathering, an exhibition at the Design Museum Holon, examines the merging of industrial technology with old-school craft.
Design Museum Holon : Craft : Industrial
Diamond in the rough: Futuristic mall lands in China

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Diamond in the rough: Futuristic mall lands in China

Fuzhou, China – The Wusibei Thaihot Plaza in Fuzhou, a city in eastern China, is a sparkling crystal of a building, referencing the city’s industri...
Heritage : Shopping Centre : Futuristic
Black Gold: Asphalt gets a makeover

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Black Gold: Asphalt gets a makeover

Milan – Although it surrounds us in our everyday lives, many people overlook asphalt – the petroleum-based material used in road construction. Bu...
Industrial : Salone Del Mobile Internazionale : Milan
Stockholm Design Week 2014

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Stockholm Design Week 2014

New treatments for industrial materials, experimentation with texture pairings and contemporary craft were all explored at this year’s Stockholm Fu...
Örnsbergsauktionen : Nordic : Furniutre
Urban jungle: The hotel that goes to extremes

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Urban jungle: The hotel that goes to extremes

Berlin – The 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin draws inspiration from its location in the centre of the city, near Tiergarten park, to create a space tha...
25hours Hotel Bikini : Berlin : Urban
Brass-erie: Dixon adds warmth to Brutalist space

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Brass-erie: Dixon adds warmth to Brutalist space

Brass-erie: Dixon adds warmth to Brutalist space
Tom Dixon : Eclectic : Industrial
Changing rooms: Flexible space promotes multi-use

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Changing rooms: Flexible space promotes multi-use

Changing rooms: Flexible space promotes multi-use
Sibling : Archive : Flexible
Brass works: Tom Dixon looks back to look forward

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Brass works: Tom Dixon looks back to look forward

Paris – British designer Tom Dixon will be presenting a collection of brass homeware accessories at this year’s interior design fair Maison&Objet i...
Tom Dixon : Homeware : Brass
Beautiful brutality: Beer packaging gets punchy

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Beautiful brutality: Beer packaging gets punchy

Budapest – Hungarian designer Kevin Harald Campean has devised packaging for a craft beer that combines Soviet-style iconography and muscle power t...
Alcohol : Beer : Design
Design Miami/ 2013

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Design Miami/ 2013

Classic natural and earthly forms were re-interpreted at Design Miami/ this month. With a combination of rich materials and textures, designers exp...
Design Miami : America : US
Volcanic geometry: Industrial club opens in Paris

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Volcanic geometry: Industrial club opens in Paris

Paris – A new nightclub has opened in the revitalised Gare d’Austerlitz district of Paris with a clear Industrial Futurism aesthetic.
Nightclub : Industrial : Geometric
Clean and simple: A grooming range for Re-con Man

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Clean and simple: A grooming range for Re-con Man

Barto, Pennsylvania – Crux Supply Co knows that men don’t want to spend a long time searching for grooming products. They want understated simplici...
Branding : Masculine : No-Bollocks Boutique
Paris Fashion Week S/S 14

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Paris Fashion Week S/S 14

Designers celebrated hand-crafted finishes this season during Paris Fashion Week, while others chose rebellion and angst as key drivers, and create...
Tribal : Acne : Karl Lagerfeld
Primal cream: Designer makes skincare more manly

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Primal cream: Designer makes skincare more manly

Eindhoven – Eindhoven Design Academy student Annemiek van der Beek created Primal Skin, a make-up range for men, for her graduation project. On dis...
Cosmetics : Annemiek Van Der Beek : Coal
The Conductor

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The Conductor

Light switches are going the way of sundials and typewriters. Soon, apps and sensors will have rendered them obsolete.
Interactive : Switch : The Conductor
Industrial innovation: Silo's hand-made high-tech

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Industrial innovation: Silo's hand-made high-tech

London – During our Re-enlightenment Design Network Evening, held at The Future Laboratory HQ last week, LS:N Global visual editor Joanna Tulej int...
Craft : Attua Aparicio : Oscar Wanless
Eruptia

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Eruptia

Designers are relinquishing control over the final look of their work by adopting experimental production processes that result in a broken, cracke...
Cracked : James Shaw : Still Life
Military mocha: Café reflects area's army history

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Military mocha: Café reflects area's army history

Military mocha: Café reflects area's army history
Heritage : The Royal Arsenal : Munitions Factory
Street vendor: Store shows city's industrial past

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Street vendor: Store shows city's industrial past

Shanghai – The new flagship store for Spanish shoe brand Camper is made from wood and brick, and replicates the traditional narrow alleyways of the...
Wood : Industrialism : Brick
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