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Round backed Bench

The chair is made of a combination of traditional chairs and benches. It represents young people's deconstruction of traditional furniture culture. The traditional arm chair represents a serious culture of literati and is a symbol of rank and identity, with strict requirements on the user’s sitting position. The design combines the two elements to reconstruct the classical furniture with modern and stylish design language, creating a new sitting experience.

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Image

Image is a single person sofa. The purpose of design is to use modern and international design language to reproduce the spirit of oriental landscapes and re-innovate the furniture designs based on tradition and nature. The design inspiration derives from the famous Chinese painting Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains of Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). For the presentation manner of traditional culture in modern society, more possibilities are explored in the design. The design provides a good experience for the user. This furniture is suitable for young people's aesthetic and lifestyle.

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"Knitted" - Lighting Collection

A series of lightings that combines technology with tradition. Knitting acrylic threads in fixed patterns with wool crochet, creates a three-dimensional sheet of fabric which serves as a lighting fixture. The project was born from a collaboration between the designers Ariel Zuckerman and Oded Sapir . The process of developing the fabric, with the aid of textile designer Adva Bruner, led to the combination of an industrial knitted fabric with a handmade crochet detail. Fitting the fabric onto a rigid skeletal structure creates a light fixture with an organic feel and a rich colourfulness.

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Gates of Light

GATES OF LIGHT brings the monumental structures on the Afsluitdijk (legendary Dutch dike built in 1932) back to their former glory. In the dark, the architecture of these structures is illuminated by the headlamps of passing cars, reflecting the light through small prisms. If there are no cars on the road, the structures are not illuminated. This way of using light requires zero energy and does not contribute to light pollution.

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone is a bench designed for interior spaces and waiting lounges for utmost comfort. The design combines contemporary materials in a way that supports repairability that promotes sustainable cycles in the long term. The cushioned parts are fixed on top of the wooden bench and can be replaced easily without disassembling the whole product. The seating surfaces also offer customisation with colours and materials for the use environment.

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Wing

The product is composed by a perforated wooden plate and three triangular steel brackets. Each shelf takes advantage of modularity to form a fluid system that can be customized according to users necessities and space context by combining its positions and switching places of its moving brackets. Its shapes, materials and structural systems were studied and developed in order to get to the best result in terms of ease of assembly, visual harmony, possibility of customization and integration in multiple spaces.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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