Magazine of Design

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

 

Elastomeric Technology Collection

Elastomeric™ technology, an exclusive development preventing excess pressure from building around the eye; this new offering provides a superior gushy seal, unparalleled in other swimming goggles. Clear Sight™ Technology: Split-angled lenses offer 180° peripheral vision with zero distortion. All curved lens goggles inherently have some degree of distortion that cause eye fatigue, and prevent maximum visibility. Utilizing a split-angled lens, Speedo combines two flat lenses together, thereby eliminating the need to curve the lens, while offering the best sight possible.

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Coca-Cola Tet 2014

To create a series of Coca-Cola cans which spread millions of Tet wishes nation wide. We utilized Coca-cola's Tet symbol (the Swallow Bird) as the device to form these wishes. For each can, hundreds of hand-drawn swallows were crafted and carefully arranged around a custom script, which together form a series of meaningful Vietnamese wishes. "An", means Peace. "Tai" means Success, "Loc" means Prosperity. These words are widely exchanged throughout the holiday, and traditionally adorn Tet decorations.

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Conspiracy - Sandal shaped jewels-

Gianluca Tamburini's line of "sandal/shaped jewels", called Conspiracy, was founded in 2010. Conspiracy shoes effortlessly combine technology and aesthetics. Heels and soles are made from materials such as lightweight alluminium and titanium, wich are cast in sculptural forms. The silhouette of the shoes are then highlighted by semi/precious stones and other lavish embellishments. High technology and cutting edge materials form a modern sculpture, having the shape of a sandal, but where the touch and experience of skilled Italian craftsmen are still visible.

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Eye of Ra'

The ambition of this design is to merge ancient Egyptian history with the futuristic fluid methodology of design. It is a literal translation of Egyptian most iconic religious tool into a fluid form of street furniture that borrows the characteristics of the flowing style where no specific shapes or design is advocated. The Eye represents both the male and female counterparts in the procreation of God Ra. The street furniture hence is presented in a sturdy design symbolizing masculinity and strength while its curvaceous looks portray femininity and gracefulness.

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Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

Some of the most fulfilling designs are those embedded and contextualised in their local culture. It was the designer’s intent from the outset to reflect, in the architectural expression, the vibrant nature of Asia, Hong Kong and Wanchai. The shading device on the hotel façade resembles a dragon; the glass bottomed cantilevered pool is considered as a pearl often associated with dragons. The hotel design also provides legibility at both the City (macro) and Human (micro) scale.

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Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The university is located in Suzhou, where the famous Taihu stone is unearthed. The design of the Administration Information Building was inspired by the porous nature of the stone due to long time of erosion. The pores and holes are transformed into a void structure with functional spaces linking up different programmes of the building. The voids also allow the building to respond to the users and surrounding context and turn it into a vessel for interaction. The different heights of voids also create a three-dimensional Suzhou garden within the building.

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