Magazine of Design

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

 

Cloudy Tea

Combined with the packaging of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting scroll, the design involves the inspiration of scroll into the tea tube and tea bag, which has different features from other designs. The advantages of this design is that people will have a sense of ritual when they opened the package. After opening the knot, it unfolds a picture of Chinese landscape painting which is composed of the roots of a tree, leaves of tea and flower of tea. It can not be seen before opening, thus the packaging only has concise patterns which only includes teapot, words and seal.

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Horizon

Horizon assembles 102 completely independent ccilucell compound units. Through skive-on technology, this new outsole can be really soft and flexible. It provides a multiple point supportive surface, which is able to offer a variable barefoot adoptions on different terrains. Moreover, the formula of ccilucell makes the sole become light and shock absorbent, yet it still has abrasion resisting ability. With the EVA rim, all compounds form together as a stable foundation, which can go with different upper designs and materials to makeup the Horizon collection.

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DishDrawer™

Fisher & Paykel Appliances debuts the new models that are quieter and more energy and water-efficient than ever including being Energy Star certified. They are more durable, thanks to rigorous testing for 20 years’ of continuous use and thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on sleek lines and quality construction. Models can incorporate clever features such as flexible stacking and sanitize mode. The newest generation shows Fisher & Paykel’s dedication to continuous improvement and innovation.

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Marais

Gift packaging for cakes (financier). The picture shows the 15-cake size box (Two octaves). Usually, gift boxes simply line up all the cakes neatly. However, their boxes of individually wrapped cakes are different. they cut costs by focusing on only one design, and in making use of all six surfaces, they were able to recreate every type of keyboard. Using this design, they can create any keyboard size, from small keyboards, to full 88-key grand pianos, and even larger. For example, for one octave of 13 keys, they use 8 cakes. And an 88-key grand piano would be a gift box of 52 cakes.

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Silhouette Collection

The project gives a second chance to such an unvalued object as a PET bottle, which would be normally thrown away after it has been used. The idea was to create a vase conserving only its silhouette. The vase itself represents an external shell with an inner neck fillet, so it can be screwed onto a bottle like a cap. The 3D printed structure dresses the bottle and makes it disappear under its mesh. The uniqueness of design is the result of choice of shapes, the reduced use of resources necessary for the 3D prints and the new life given to items destined to be discarded.

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Loyly

With Loyly Helsinki offers foreign visitors a public sauna experience, a must when visiting Finland. The building was designed slim and elongated so as not to cut the narrow park. The volume is kept as low as possible so that it doesn't block views from the future residential blocks. The sauna is developed into an easy-going, faceted construction that is more part of the park than a conventional building. When the wooden building turns gray, it will become more like a rock on the shoreline. The project was first fully FSC-certified building in F inland and second in Scandinavia.

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