Meydan Levy creates 4D-printed artificial fruit filled with nutrients

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate Meydan Levy has developed five edible artificial fruits, which comprise printed cellulose skins filled with a cocktail of vitamins and minerals. Called Neo Fruit, Levy’s fake fruit have soft cases that are 3D-printed from translucent cellulose – an organic compound that gives plants their structure. These skins are […]

Pablo Escobar’s brother launches gold foldable smartphone in a bid to “beat Apple”

Roberto Escobar, brother of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, has launched a gold folding phone using a raunchy campaign featuring women in their underwear. The Escobar Fold One smartphone has a stainless steel case in a brushed gold finish, a flexible screen and a dual camera for taking photos. The screen allows the phone, which […]

Competition: win a Hard Case Trolley suitcase by Muji

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen has partnered with Muji to give away five hard-shell suitcases from the Muji to Go travel collection. The Japanese retailer applies its signature minimalist touch to the Hard Case Trolley, available in five sizes, to cater for a day trip, a weekend away or a long holiday. With […]

Nendo’s Cubic Clock only reveals “its true form” twice per day

Japanese studio Nendo has designed a fractional, boxy clock with hands that completes its square form just twice per day. The Cubic Clock takes the form of a solid, brushed-aluminium cube that appears to sit at a slant, balanced on one of its corners, due to its sliced-off tip. Designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary […]

BIG’s Friday Smart Lock is its smallest ever product

Danish architecture firm BIG has branched into smart home products with the Friday lock, which combines a minimal form and enhanced security features. Controlled via smartphone, the Friday Smart Lock can automatically unlock a door when it senses the resident approaching, lock it as they leave, or allow them to remotely control who has access […]

Rain-harvesting panels would let people in drought-stricken cities catch their own water

Designer Shaakira Jassat has created a rain-catcher that is slim enough to fit on the outside of buildings in dense urban environments. The Aquatecture panel is designed to collect rainwater as it trickles over the openings in the structure before pumping it into a building’s grey-water system. Jassat, who is the founder of Studio Sway, […]

Studio Sain uses traditional hand-turning process to create products incorporating wooden ball joints

Studio Sain worked with one of Austria’s last remaining woodturners to develop this collection of hand-turned wooden products that feature moving parts or modular components. Designers Martijn Rigters and Namuun Zimmermann, who began working together as Studio Sain in 2018, developed the Bulbous project as part of Vienna Design Week‘s Passionswege 2019 programme, which pairs […]

Lorenz relaunches self righting clock that kickstarted Richard Sapper’s career

Italian timepiece manufacturer Lorenz has relaunched a clock that was designed by Richard Sapper in 1960 to utilise mechanisms salvaged from second-world-war torpedoes. The German-born designer created the Static clock when he was just 28 years old. It won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro design award in 1960. The founder of Milanese company Lorenz, Tullio Bolletta, […]

Four technologies tackling the problem of plastic pollution in rivers

Most ocean plastic starts off in rivers. From bubble curtains to googly-eyed trash wheels, here are four technologies designed to intercept river plastic before it gets to the sea. Last month The Ocean Cleanup turned its attention to river plastic and launched the Interceptor, a floating device it claims can harvest up to 100,000 kilograms […]

Dezeen’s Christmas gift guide 2019: interior designers

A David Chipperfield-designed candle and a one-handed watch are among our selection of 15 gifts for interior designers this holiday season. Holocene N0.2 by David Chipperfield Architect David Chipperfield designed this brass oil lamp, featuring two curved edges that partially obscure the flame, for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. The lamp forms part of the company’s […]

Global Grad Show confronts issues you didn’t know existed, says curator

This year’s Global Grad Show in Dubai illustrated how “many small actions come together to create a total picture”. Curator Eleanor Watson selects five innovative projects that make a positive global impact. The Global Grad Show takes place each year as part of Dubai Design Week. This year’s edition saw 150 projects exhibited from 120 […]

Ross Lovegrove creates crystal trophy with internal double helix for Fashion Awards 2019

Ross Lovegrove has designed this year’s Fashion Awards trophy, which consists of a laser-cut DNA double helix that appears to be suspended inside a monolithic crystal. The Welsh designer was commissioned by the British Fashion Council and Swarovski to create the award, which will be handed out during an awards ceremony in London’s Royal Albert […]

Ninon Choplin creates curved marijuana pipe from glass to “watch as smoke billows”

Ceramist Ninon Choplin has designed a tubular, glass pipe influenced by the shape of water slides for smoking accessories brand Tetra. The Elbow Pipe was created in collaboration with Tetra, a marijuana accessories company located in New York and Los Angeles, and Portland cannabis lifestyle brand Serra. Originally the ceramicist moulded the design for the […]

Dezeen’s Christmas gift guide 2019: architects and designers

To kick off our Christmas gift guide series this year, we’ve compiled 15 presents ideal for architects and designers. They include sculptural jewellery, Bauhaus Dessau mini models and a pen made from Nespresso pods. Tangente by Nomos Nomos Glashütte has updated its Tangente watch, 25 years after it was released. The hand-wound watch has a […]

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 […]

Kvadrat launches roller blind that can reduce a building’s energy consumption

Danish textile brand Kvadrat has worked with designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec on a roller blind that does more than just screen a window. Kvadrat Shade is a range of window coverings that come in a variety of tones and textures, very much in the spirit of the company’s fabrics. But they also offer acoustic benefits […]

Competition-winning mobile accessory designs showcased at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

Jury members discuss the top-three winners of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition mobile accessories category in this movie Dezeen filmed at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Portuguese designers André Gouveia, Nuno Pires and João Pereira were awarded first place for their Star of Galaxy design, a robotic stand that turns a Samsung […]

Air Co launches as “world’s first carbon-negative vodka”

Brooklyn company Air Co has developed a process for making vodka that converts carbon dioxide into alcohol. Air Co claims the spirit is “the world’s first carbon-negative vodka”. “We invented a way to capture excess carbon from the air and turn it into ultra-refined, covetable products,” Air Co said. The co-founders of Air Co vodka, […]

TypeCase keyboard simplifies texting for people with visual or motor impairments

Product-design engineer Dougie Mann has created a keyboard that, when hooked up to a smartphone via a custom case, can help amputees and people with sight loss type more easily. In a world of sleek, homogenous touchscreen surfaces, the 3D-printed device brings tactility back into technology through five physical buttons, which are used to communicate […]

Katerra launches “elegantly simple” building products brand KOVA

Dezeen promotion: Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra has launched a brand called KOVA that offers “simple, timeless” building products and materials. KOVA was founded by Katerra to offer architects, designers and trade professionals a one-stop shop for high quality but low-cost materials and products. Its products range from large appliances and cabinetry through to lighting, […]

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