The Design Magazine

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

 

Folded 01

Folded 01 is the latest design by Erno Dierckx. In his work he tries to challenge the way everyday object are constructed and goes back to the essence of the product. In this way every object gets a minimalistic yet sophisticated look. Erno Dierckx works with honest durable materials and subtle color details. The goal of this year is to find the right partner to bring the chair into production and expand the collection, including a table and lounge chair.

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Limonio

The fine balance of its delicate sections, straight lines and sturdy stance juxtapose with a biomorphic shaped backrest that gives this piece a very human quality. The Limonio dining chair combines strength, lightness, grace and modernity. Added to this the Limonio mixes and plays with both craft through its brass and timber detailing and with simplicity. The final and defining touch is Levity.

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Dhyan

Dyhan lounge concept combines modern design with traditional eastern ideas and principles of inner peace by connecting with nature. Using the Lingam as form inspiration & the Bodhi-tree and Japanese gardens as a basis on the concept's modules, Dhyan (sanskrit for meditate) transforms the eastern philosophies into varied configurations, allowing the user to choose his/her path to zen/relaxation. The water-pond mode surrounds the user with a waterfall & pond, while the garden mode surrounds the user with greenery. The standard mode contains storage areas under a platform that acts as a shelf.

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Saltatur

The Saltator is a long-span structure, which is an ensemble of form, function, and aesthetics inspired by the ground-breaking works of Gaudi. The furniture extends Gaudi's designs and other conventional funicular forms, by exhibiting a unique balance of tension and compression forces in 3D space. The structure shows how to minimize the volume of construction materials and reduce the carbon footprint of a structure while preserving the necessary mass for structural performance. The Greco-Roman wrestling technique, Salto, has inspired the structural form.

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Haleiwa

The Haleiwa weaves sustainable rattan into sweeping curves and casts a distinct silhouette. The natural materials pay homage to the artisanal tradition in the Philippines, remade for present times. Paired, or used as a statement piece, the versatility of the design makes this chair adapt to different styles. Creating a balance between form and function, grace and strength, architecture and design, the Haleiwa is as comfortable as it is beautiful.

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Nina and Beni

Inspired by the aerodynamic yet efficient forms of naval construction the Nina & Beni chair is made from 100% sustainably sourced forests.Two steam-bent strips cantilever over the seat to serve first as legs then armrest and finally mold to the lumbar area. In an exercise of efficiency the Nina chair uses the least amount of material to create beautiful complex forms. Crafted with century old technology along with modern 3d machinery the Nina & Beni chair tests the limits of what is possible with wood.

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