At the 28th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) over 35,000 attendees walked the show over the course of four days. This year the show expanded to a second floor that housed ICFF Schools, the Design Milk Pop-Up stand, Tokyo Design Week, Ho.MI Italian brands and Luxe Interiors to provide
Today in silly but promising bike design: bike turn signals that might not blow! The idea of hands-free turn signals for bikes has inspired many, many product designs, few of which make any damn sense. Of those that do, most require donning dorky apparel, integration with the frame, or a
This year's New York Design Week lineup proved the week of festivities have much more to offer than the go-to design fairs. Whether you scoured Brooklyn, downtown, or even way uptown, there were a wide number of shows from designers big and small to enjoy. On top of several small
The energy-design thinkers at BioLight are aiming in a bright new direction: lighting! The company first crossed our radar with their innovative biofuel stove designed to reduce harmful emissions and produce electricity at the same time. Since then they've continued to refine their multi-purpose products for use indoors and out.
When Walkmen became popular in the '80s, there were NYC news reports showing people wearing headphones and obliviously walking in front of moving vehicles. But you didn't hear about too many Walkmen-related deaths. Nowadays with smartphones, however, there are entire supercuts on YouTube—far too graphic for us to embed here—showing
With over half a million visitors descending on Milan each year for the festivities associated with the oldest (and arguably most important) design event on the calendar, there's really something to see for everyone. Beyond the Salone del Mobile at Rho Fiera, exhibitions at the Triennale Design Museum and the
An impressive common characteristic of the student exhibitions at this year's Ventura Lambrate show were their sheer ambitiousness: with projects that went far beyond the normal fare, topics ranged from creating plastics out of completely natural sources to imagining how to satisfy our meat craving in a speculative post-meat world
This paid summer internship seeks students/recent grads that can research, explore, design, and develop new and innovative designs for various lines, i.e. interior lighting, exterior lighting, and ceiling fans. Individuals with the creativity to explore a range of new ideas, materials, and form with excellent sketching and Solidworks skills required.
Project OverviewApollo is a modern light box that harnesses the characteristics of sunlight that resonate the most with people. It consists of high quality LEDs that produce both ambient and cast light in order to simulate the sun shining through a window.
In the Ventura Lambrate district of Milan, material explorations and experiments at the intersection of craft and technology were on show. Packed into the warehouses, abandoned garages and galleries of the district were over 160 exhibitions from emerging designers and independent design galleries. Craft reigned supreme in the district but
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from the Triennale Design Museum and Spazio Rosanna Orlandi. The Subtle Power of Paper - One component of the Triennale was the SUBTLE Takeo Paper Show, which demonstrated works from
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from Ventura Lambrate and via Clerici. The Meat ProjectTo address the issue of food waste, artist and designer Atelier Monte created these seemingly average vases using expired meat from
Candidates will work on show display and lighting project layouts, designing graphic and structural elements for trade show exhibits and product installations for interior architectural projects. Candidate will work from concept to completion, so they must be skilled in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. 2+ years experience and college courses required.
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from the main fairgrounds for the Salone del Mobile. Poetic Shelves from Finland. These playful shelves from Hanna-Kaarina Hikkila and Anni Pitkajarvi of the Helsinki-based Luomo collective make the best
In celebration of this week's design festivities in Milan, Core77's editors speak to some of our favorite designers about their first time showing at the world's biggest furniture fair and what they most look forward to when returning each year. David Rockwell is the founding architect and designer of
Thoughtful design for illuminated living. Lampo is the lamp that comes in a tube – it can go anywhere and light up any room. It's made with quality materials and is easy to assemble and break down. Marrying age-old techniques with contemporary design, it's an instant classic.
Our mission: To be as free as possible and to think out of the box; to be aware of the history of design but to put it in the present. Our mission is not to solve a problem, but to ask a question.
As a child, I had a mild fear of the dark. Okay, I would scream hysterically whenever left in a pitch black room. I had a Peter Cottontail nightlight for most of my childhood, upgrading to a plain white one in the hallway for a few years after that, and
''DieFabriek'' is pop-up factory run by two designers, Geert Snijders and Martin Honings. Their first project provides an innovative design workshop in which they create a bio-based light object. The process is dedicated to old craftsmanship but is entirely new; they are the first to find a way to process
Napping probably isn't the first thing you associate with modern Italian design, but delve into Cini Boeri's archive and it comes up again and again. Benjamin Pardo, Knoll's design director, describes the sofa Boeri designed for his company in 2008 as having "great nap potential." Boeri herself assures us that
Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt's design triennial series evolves around a central question: "Why beauty now?" While we've grown accustomed to seeking out design work that answers our society's most demanding questions with big-picture answers, the 63 designers exhibited in the show present an alternative take—one that
Jaun van Wyk, a young architect based in Cape Town defies his job description as simply an architect by exploring his evolving insight into art, architecture and creativity. According to his website: "Jaun aims not to alter architecture as such, but to reinstate his role as the creative individual by
From the street, the 99¢ Plus Gallery emits a yellow glow. The strange glow is partially due to its illuminated contents, but mostly due to the primary yellow coat of paint applied to the floor and walls of the one room Bushwick gallery. Inside, the room buzzes with the sound
If you haven't submitted your best work from 2015 in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards yet, what are you waiting for? You have until March 8th to submit while the Regular pricing is still in effect, and the absolute final deadline to enter isn't until April 6th, but we all
Almost a design festival in its own right by now, Design Parcours Ehrenfeld spreads through the northwest of the city, and has streams of people coming out to play on the Thursday night of Cologne Design Week. Clad in down jackets and holding on to a hot drink visitors meander
“The problem with existing task lights is that they are usually point-sourced and one directional—sharp shadows at weird angles—and they take up desk space. Ceiling lights provide uniform, even lighting but they are usually in the center of the room, and don’t light up your desk well unless it is right in the middle. There was nothing in between.”
This Designer will be responsible for the full creation and mechanical design of new products and will also work on developing improvements to existing products. They'll apply sound engineering principles to custom or special client solutions, have 5+ years of product design experience, and have strong 3D modeling capabilities.
Ideal candidates have a refined aesthetic, prototyping skills and an understanding of materials and processes. They'll have 3-5 years experience successfully demonstrating visual and mechanical design expertise, and experience presenting industrial design concepts to be developed into products in a manufacturing environment. *Preferred experience in LED lighting and/or electronic design.
EurOptimum is seeking an experienced Industrial Designer with superior communication, attention to detail, and SolidWorks skills. Exposure to the signage and display industry/large scale print files is required as you'll determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual display. Mandatory software experience includes SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.
When Greta Magnusson Grossman relocated from her native Sweden to California in 1940, she told the San Francisco Examiner that her first priorities were "buying a car and some shorts." Grossman's quick read on the California lifestyle served her well as she set up her design business in Los Angeles
Considering that some 2,500 designers exhibited during Dutch Design Week 2015, we can only hope to publish a tiny fraction of the projects on view. If the Graduation Show sees the majority of the proper debuts, it is the neighborhoods of Strijp and Sectie C — former industrial areas undergoing
In his sprawling underground NYC shop, Jimmy DiResta has what seems like every tool and material known to man, all tucked away somewhere in the labyrinth. In this episode of DiResta's Cut, Jimmy whips out a tool and material we haven't seen yet in this series: A desktop CNC mill
Occupying multiple galleries and two floors of the Old Truman Brewery, the 9th edition of TENT London was an international showcase of design with country pavilions from a diversity of regions including Ireland, Korea, Norway, Italy, Poland and Australia showing alongside local design talent from across the United Kingdom. New
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