Magazine of Design

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

 

Lavazza Desea

A friendly machine designed to offer the complete package of Italian coffee culture: from espresso to authentic cappuccino or latte. The touch interface arranges the selections in two seperate groups – one for coffee and one for milk. The drinks can be personalized with boost functions for temperature and milk foam. Necessary service is indicated in the center with illuminated icons. The machine comes with a dedicated glass mug and applies Lavazza’s form language with controlled surfacing, refined details and special attention to colors, materials & finish.

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Lavazza Idola

A perfect solution for coffee lovers looking for proper Italian espresso experience at home. The touch sensitive user interface with acoustic feedback has four selections and a temperature boost function offering a tailor made experience for every taste or occasion. The machine indicates missing water, a full caps container or the necessity for descaling through additional illuminated icons and the drip tray can be adjusted easily. The design with its open spirit, quality surfacing and sophisticated detailing is an evolution of Lavazza’s established form language.

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Lavazza Tiny

A small, friendly espresso machine bringing authentic Italian coffee experience to your home. The design is joyfully Mediterranean – composed of basic formal building blocks – celebrating colours and applying Lavazza’s design language in surfacing and detailing. The main shell is made from one piece and has soft but precisely controlled surfaces. The central crest adds visual structure and the frontal pattern repeats the horizontal theme often present on Lavazza products.

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Unream

In the daytime, Unream is an artifact that reflects sunlight to display dynamically; at night, it uses artificial lights to create a fantasy-like atmosphere. With Unream, the designers hope to blur the line between the digital and physical world, bringing impossible materials to real-world product design. Unream is the first 3D printed object that displays dynamically by itself. With multi-material voxel printing, the designers expand binary material presence to dynamic material experience, reimagining the relationship between human, space, and objects.

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Utrecht City Theatre

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1x3

1x3 is inspired by interlocking burr puzzles. It is both - a piece of furniture and a brain teaser. All parts stay together without the need of any fixtures. The interlocking principle involves only sliding movements giving a very fast assembly process and making 1x3 appropriate for frequent change of place. The level of difficulty depends not on dexterity but mostly on spatial vision. Instructions are provided in case the user needs help. The name - 1x3 is a mathematical expression that represents the logic of the wooden structure - one element type, three pieces of it.

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