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HiiH Lights (pronounced “Hi Hi”) is two artists, Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, who work together creating handmade paper lights and raising a family in Portland, OR. They collaborate as both artists and parents and discuss how all aspects of their lives are connected.
Director Tristan Stoch recently finished an inspiring short video portrait of HiiH Lights that you shouldn’t miss watching. Continue reading
Designer Vadim Kibardin created the low paper armchair “Black Paper 37” out of 37 paper layers and 20 details of gofer cardboard. The armchair is a result of experiments with various materials and exploration of the co-existence of, ‘Chaos and Sequence’.
Mathias Bengtsson was born in Copenhagen and is well known for his modern aesthetics in furniture design that is both visually striking and technically innovative. The more familiar forms he works with are that of aluminum, acrylic and plywood.
Andrej Čverha of Hangar Design Forge designed the TAU speakers which are made from recycled cardboard and paper finished in epoxy. The shapes themselves were an exploratory exercise in finding the simplest form that provides maximum audio fidelity. The result is an organic form suspended on rods designed to hide the cables which amplify it’s elegance.
The talented Kelli Anderson along with her partner in crime Daniel, came up with a brilliant idea to create a paper record player wedding invitation which perfectly suits the soon-to-be-wed couples love for music. The invitation itself is booklet-style and upon folding it in the appropriate manner, the user is then able to listen to the couples original song by hand-spinning the record. How it works, the sound is amplified by the moving of a sewing needle along the grooves of a flexidisc record or can be unscrewed and played on a regular turntable as well. You can see how it works in the video below.
Gonçalo Campos is a is a portuguese product designer who is continuing to explore the possibilities of design through function and material. The OLY Bracelet is disposable paper jewelry free for download as striped or even blank so you can customize yourself.
The Flux Chair is the product of industrial designers Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten from Amsterdam where the name comes from the mixture of flexible and luxury. They wanted to create a foldable chair that would take up as little space as possible but also have the mobility of going around in everyday places. Through their inspiration from paper sculptures, the Flux Chair was born. Douwe folded a tiny, elegant, paper scale model of a chair and even though it was from a single sheet of paper, it was surprisingly strong and completely unique. Now the Flux Chair is available in the US in a variety of colors at YLiving.com from March – June 2011.
Tel Aviv based product designer, Meirav Barzilay has created an innovative Lamp called Papela. Made of paper-like Tyvek material Papela is a playful lamp that you can crumple, squash and reshape as you like. Papela is delivered as a paper ball, which by a simple set of actions transforms into a unique wrinkled lampshade. Its minimalist structure is created by thread stitches only, hand sewn out of a colored paper sheet. Papela is available in two different designs.
Alexander Brink and Antti Pulli are currently based in Helsinki where they are pursuing industrial design degree from Aalto University. Together they have created the “Yksi” chair, meaning “one” in Finnish, which is made up of a single piece of cardboard to minimize its use of space also requiring no loose parts or ends.
Inspired from nature, Appree’s newest installment ‘Ginkgo’ from the original Leaf-it notes is a truly clever and beautiful approach to post-it notes.…