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Design Wee featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Mob-Clock

Mob-clock is a table clock made up of a graded Mobius strap as the main body on a stand and a ball as a pointer. Although time is a linear one-direction concept, there are two repeating loops for each day, AM and PM, in normal clocks. Indeed, as in daily life, people do not switch their sides and continue and go on through the day; Mob-clock helps the user to have a natural feeling about time. In Mob-clock, the pointer moves in only one direction on one boundary of Mobius to pass 24 hours without any repeating and switching side and boundary.

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Zero

Zero is modular, and proposes the elongation of the main piece through a simple connection of the cylindrical tubes, thus allowing different layouts, resulting in a sculptural and organic format. It is called Zero because it is close to the ground, because it offers a connection with the energy of the earth and a position open to the sun, to the sky. Zero depends on other pieces to be one. A major challenge was to find the correct angle of curvature to give the piece the anatomy that would generate comfort for the user.

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Ithaki Restaurant

The lighting design team was appointed to design the lighting scheme for the refurbishment of a fine-dining restaurant, located in the most prestigious area of the city’s Riviera. The restaurant comprises of interior as well as exterior areas. All areas are facing the sea. The lighting design scope was to deliver a glare-free lighting scheme that respects the night views to the sea and the night sky and also provides the immersive atmosphere to match the classy-chic tones of the interior design and enhances the culinary experience.

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Capsule Collection

Consistent with the Astro creative ethos, that good design demands simplicity, the Capsule Collection presents three stand out designs. io Pendant, Halftone and Orb transcend seasons and trends being functional yet beautiful, with each design unique from the materials selected through to the individual challenges that had to be overcome. Providing a platform to liberate Astro's creative process and reinforce the design led approach, Capsule Collection honours the design DNA of core Astro product, but is visually unique with delicacy that quietly compliments any design scheme.

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Elytra

Elytra is designed in a way that allows the user easy access to increase the table top surface because of its non-static nature. The biomimetic, dynamic table's surfaces are split into four broad parts, including a wooden "head" and "body" as well as two glass-inlay wings that can be opened out simultaneously to expand the table's surface to store an extra few cups of tea, a planter or two, and perhaps a notebook to doodle your ideas on.

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Buddy

Buddy is a minimal, playful table light designed by Mona Sharma and made by Gantri, who 3D print lights using PLA derived from sugar crops. The adjustable head was a key idea from the designer, resulting in a new, stock component for future designers on the Gantri platform - offering better products and open source design. Each light is locally made in California and hand finished using water based marine paints, giving luxury, made to order products that are attainable, sustainable and safer for the planet.

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