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Entries from the Design Blog in the industrial category.

  • Native is an Australia-based furniture and object maker who focuses on creating designs through a human approach to living and working. They produce pieces that are not only lasting and beautiful but also have emotional meaning and story through inspiration drawn from cultures across the globe.

    Design, native, furniture

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 24, 2011
  • 1% Products produces only 100 pieces of each of their works, making them less than mass-produced but more than often unattainable one-of-a-kind pieces.

    The Fruit Template is one of my favorites. Make your fruit into graphic objects by displaying them instead of dropping them in the average fruit bowl.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 23, 2011
  • These Ceramic Speakers by Portland-based industrial designer Joey Roth are a thing of musical beauty. The twin speakers connect directly to iPods, computers, television and other devices, making a modern and minimal sound system. "Their sound becomes even more dynamic when paired with a turntable and a phono pre-amp."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 22, 2011
  • Andrew van der Westhuyzen, a design director at Collider, a creative firm in Sydney, created this clock design for the Record Time exhibition: 24 Clocks, 24 Artists, each design laser-etched. Andrew's design consists of a typed fact at each increment of 15 minutes.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 22, 2011
  • Record label founder and owner, broadcaster and cultural catalyst Tony Wilson passed away from cancer in 2007. As shared by Nocturnal, the completion of his headstone and its delivery to Manchester came about more than three years after his death. His friends and Factory Records collaborators Peter Saville and Ben Kelly designed the poignant memorial with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 18, 2011
  • Isabel Quirogo, a product and interior designer in Amsterdam, created these repurposed functional furniture pieces from old tables and other pieces. The Storyteller series consists of installation and free-standing bookshelves made of a conglomeration of other furniture.

    Design IsabelQuiroga, furniture

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 18, 2011
  • Add this to your arsenal drawer of office hijinks supplies... the Bandit, by Sebastian Bergne, puts good use to abandoned rubberbands. By fitting the rubberband into the appropriate grooves, you have a classy, professional and undercover version of the rubberband gun.

    Design, ruler, rubberband

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 16, 2011
  • Nendo, an industrial design and architecture company in Tokyo, created Thick Black Lines for an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery following the theme of "outlines."

    Thick Black Lines materialized like the paths of sketches in air, creating volumes and space from only line. "They are condensed expressions of meaning, similar to Japanese calligraphy," and they break down the relationship of time, space and purpose. "Multi-faceted and constantly morphing, they move alternately between the becoming and collapse of form."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 12, 2011
  • Steve Watson, an industrial designer in the UK, created the post-modern Skase teacup set based on the idea of symbiosis: "a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member." Each piece can exist alone, but the cup cannot fulfill its purpose and the base stands empty, hence the happy relationship of lovely design.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 8, 2011
  • Design, johnchomoore, bags
    by Jessica Patterson
    June 6, 2011
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