Competition: win a Malt Whisky Tall bottle by Mikko Laakkonen for Nude

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen has partnered with glassware brand Nude to give away three whiskey bottles from its Malt collection. Working in collaboration with Finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen, Nude has redesigned the traditional whiskey carafe into a slender, minimalist form for the Malt Whisky Tall bottle. Three winners will receive one Malt Whisky […]

Tessa Silva creates compostable homeware from surplus milk and chalk

Royal College of Art graduate Tessa Silva has turned a clay-like material made from waste milk into bulbous vases, candelabras and door handles called Chalk & Cheese. Silva’s technique, which was developed over the course of three years, sees chalk mixed with a common byproduct of the dairy industry – the excess skimmed milk which […]

Céline Arnould makes commemorative porcelain bowls from the hair of loved ones

Swiss designer Céline Arnould has cast a series of ceramic vessels from the hair of her friends and family, as a contemporary take on the locks that Victorians used to keep as tokens of love or loss. Arnould – who trained as a hairdresser and still cuts the hair of those closest to her – […]

Seven designs from Dubai’s Downtown Editions fair that celebrate the Middle East

From a trio of mirrors depicting Dubai’s arid landscape to a set of sand-cast chairs by female artisans in Sharjah, Dezeen’s Natashah Hitti has picked seven designs from Downtown Editions 2019 that celebrate regional traits. Held during Dubai Design Week, Downtown Editions took place for the second time this year as part of the city’s […]

The Future Perfect celebrates “radical, feckless” ceramics in Mess exhibition

Design gallery The Future Perfect is exhibiting weird and wonderful ceramic homeware and accessories across its locations in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The Future Perfect teamed up with London design editor Tom Morris to create the exhibit called Mess, which opened 7 November at the gallery’s three locations in America. Following on […]

Experimental Gastronomy utensils make the eater engage with their food

Metal mittens, plates made from spoons and foraged clay bowls are among more than 500 pieces of cutlery and crockery created for the latest in a series of Experimental Gastronomy banquets. Created by Dutch duo Martin Kullik and Jouw Wijnsma, the dining concept hopes to decelerate the eating process and help us engage with food in […]

Cc-tapis’ latest rugs are made to resemble Faye Toogood’s doodles

Scribbles and paint-like splotches appear on this range of rugs that designer Faye Toogood has created in collaboration with Cc-tapis, currently being presented within the brand’s new Milan showroom. The Doodles collection by Cc-tapis is comprised of six rugs, each crafted to resemble textural artworks that Faye Toogood has created over the past 18 months. […]

Virgil Abloh reveals full IKEA collection ahead of US launch next month

Millennials will soon be able to furnish their homes with the emblazoned rugs and bedding in IKEA’s long-awaited collection by fashion designer Virgil Abloh, which will be available for sale in the US next month. Abloh‘s range called Markerad, which is aimed at students and young people moving into their first homes, will be available […]

Studio Ayaskan designs clock that rakes sand to illustrate the ripples of time

London design duo Studio Ayaskan has created a clock, which rakes sand in hypnotic, concentric circles to mark the passage of time. The Sand project is a nod to Japanese rock gardens, called karesansui, in which sand is shaped into patterns to mimic the appearance of water rippling. It consists of a circular, sand-filled platform […]

Nendo’s 3D-printed bonsai tree does away with need for meticulous maintenance

Japanese design studio Nendo has created an alternative to the tricky task of nurturing a bonsai tree with its Grid-Bonsai – a 3D-printed version of the plant that owners can prune to their liking. The traditional Japanese art form of bonsai involves using cultivation techniques to produce small plants in pots that imitate the appearance […]

Veark’s CK01 knife is made from a single piece of steel

Danish brand Veark has developed a chef’s knife that is manufactured using a drop-forged process that creates a unique texture on the handle of each product. The Veark CK01 chef’s knife was designed as an everyday kitchen tool that is made using an unusual process in the traditional knife-forging town of Solingen, Germany. The product’s […]

Spectrum campaign by Cc-Tapis shows rugs against kaleidoscopic set

Italian rug manufacturer Cc-Tapis brings contemporary ideas and processes to the traditional handicraft of Tibetan rug-knotting with their latest collections, presented in an “architectural” campaign called Spectrum. The campaign features 52 rugs, created by an international cast of 12 designers that have collaborated with the brand, as well as those by their own design studio. […]

Fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester moves into homeware with debut collection

Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester has produced her first homeware and lighting collection, which launched at Maison&Object furniture fair in Paris this week. Ann Demeulemeester – who until six years ago headed up her eponymous fashion brand –  joined forces with Belgian furniture and homeware brand Serax to launch two collections of porcelain tableware, glassware, […]

Eight Nordic designers making furniture look like art

The Chart art and design fair in Copenhagen featured a range of designers creating furniture and homeware as if they were sculptures. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson picks out 10 of the most impressive. The seventh edition of Chart took place in Copenhagen from 30 August to 1 September 2019, spotlighting the work of artists, designers […]

Melanie Abrantes turns material scraps into Modern California homeware collection

Designer Melanie Abrantes has used cork and wood leftover from her old projects to create sculptural vases, canisters and baskets influenced by the colours, forms and textures of California’s coast. Melanie Abrantes used a mixture of scrap materials to create the Modern California series The Oakland designer’s Modern California series comprises canisters, vases , candle […]

Raw Edges’ BackStitch rug collection showcases hidden side of embroidery

The haphazard stitching usually concealed on the back of embroidered rugs is integrated into the decorative surfaces of this collection created by London studio Raw Edges for Spanish brand GAN. The studio led by designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay created the BackStitch collection for Valencia-based textile brand GAN, which is part of the Gandiablasco […]

Studio José de la O reveals objects designed by brainwaves

Designer José de la O has teamed up with technology firm Mirai Innovation to develop a way for people to manipulate the shape of a vase using only their thoughts. Working alongside Japanese company Mirai Innovation, Studio José de la O designed an experiment that allows participants to manipulate a generic computer model of a […]

Konekt debuts chainmail lighting in dark-blue Manhattan showroom

Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs. Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who established the studio in Philadelphia in 2015. She has recently brought on […]

Kenneth Cobonpue and Disney create Star Wars furniture collection

Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has joined forces with the Star Wars franchise to interpret iconic characters from the cult series as a collection of armchairs, footstools and lamps. Cobonpue took cues from Star Wars icons when designing the furniture collection, which includes an armchair stitched to look like Darth Vader’s mask and a wooly stool […]

Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition

Dezeen promotion: an exhibition at Design Miami/Basel will see seven designers and studios, including Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades and the Bouroullec brothers, present household objects realised in Portuguese stone. As one of the satellite projects for Design Miami/Basel 2019, Common Sense is curated by Experimentadesign and Lisbon Gallery, along with ArtWorks and Paris-based Galerie Vertbois 5. […]

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