For over 137 years, the humble incandescent lightbulb has been the gold standard for indoor lighting. The original electric lighting source has preserved its place in our lives not only for its functional value, but also its particularly captivating luminescence. Despite new lighting options on the market including halogen and
Designers and consumers have an urgent challenge to confront in the current discussion around sustainability. How can we distinguish between goods which seem eco-friendly, but actually contribute to a culture of waste, and those that are truly green? Designer Danielle Trofe had to challenge herself to look at every aspect
We're already familiar with Danielle Trofe's Mush-Lume lighting collection and the concept of growing objects with mushroom mycelium. So why am I revisiting such a familiar process? Thanks to Trofe and Ecovative Design, I was able to learn the mushroom mycelium growth process myself. Here's what happened:
Looking to add a modern, functional pet accessory to their line, ModPet chose us to create an item that invokes sophistication with an affordable price tag. The Pet Grass Pods add a stylish décor piece to any floor or table top, with its glossy exterior and soft, radiant overhead lighting. The Pods demonstrate that you can keep your pets happy and healthy without sacrificing household beauty.
Juganu street lights are designed with a low drag factor, offering low resistance to high winds, which enhances pedestrian and driver safety and decreases maintenance costs. JLED street and road lights run cool, under 45C°, which further extends product life. Smartly designed, JLED street lights are lightweight, and easy to install and maintain. Using shape and right materials allows the light fixture to operate for years.
Do you have a wistful digital folder of design concepts you wish were real? (Or is that just Pinterest?) Well, I do, and it's rare and satisfying to see things make it out of there and into the world. I've held onto a sexy beta photo of the Lightovo Milo
Invented before industrial design became an established profession, incandescent lightbulbs epitomize what would later become the field's mantra of "Form follows function." The wire filament provides the illumination, while the glass bulb is there to keep air out and prevent the filament from oxidizing. Though incandescents are now obsolete, both
An enormous global community enabling the creation of over 100,000 projects in the past six years, Kickstarter brings people together and brings projects to life. This past week in Brooklyn, the organization held their annual day-long festival, celebrating all types of creators and innovators. From virtual meditation to flat-pack
The Latitude Lamp is an indoor/outdoor solar-powered lamp that emits atmospheric light. It can be fabricated in many different ways according to the user's location or latitude.
Maarten de Ceulaer's striking Sundial Chandelier takes cues from both ancient time-tellers and astronomical bodies. The piece, showed at this year's Salone de Mobile, combines anodized aluminum disks and hidden offset lighting to create a series of luminous planetary bodies marked by shadow. While the disks are flat and smooth
As I sit on my couch writing what's sure to be another titillating session of In the Details, I can't help but turn my neck every time I catch—or think I catch—the flicker of my glowing rectangle. I turned off vibration mode because I began to sense its familiar
A few days ago I stumbled upon a little gif on my newsfeed on Facebook showcasing a drawer that had a lovely personality. I know, it sounds crazy, but it's true: A drawer with personality. Who could have guessed that those words were ever going to form in my head.
Production Manager at Matter Made oversees production of both orders and working on developing designs. Some of the responsibilities of this multifaceted position include: maintaining part inventory, managing production staff, and working with the Matter Made team to develop new designs. Overview of Key Responsibilities:
Each and every day we interact with furniture and lighting extensively, often taking for granted the careful detail and precision that go into designing these products. Most of our days are spent sitting in a piece of furniture, while a large portion of our nights are illuminated by lighting fixtures,
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
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