Their product does not just look good, it also forms both a critical and a constructive response to the flexible and open office revolution. Its designers, Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian, state that current popular open plan principles in offices jeopardize individual space and dilute group dynamics. They explain that Giraffe “creates a visual enclosure for those who are sitting behind it but does not interfere in the general openness of a room. It is also a pin board and a hub for wired connections (Ethernet, electrical). The perfect office companion”. Click here for more pictures of this fresh and appealing piece of flexible office furniture.
Sometimes we stumble upon something that doesn’t need any explanation, because there’s simply nothing to explain. The project ‘Balcon Additionnel’ by French artist Julien Berthier is such a piece of work. In 2008, he designed a plug-on Haussmannian-style balcony that can be easily attached to all kinds of buildings. Berthier’s ‘balcon additionnel’ cannot be separated…Read more →
Our highly appreciated reporter in Hamburg Rudolf from Urbanshit recently wrote about a project by graphic designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann, who’s currently living and working in Berlin. Niemann abstracted a sample of the New York’s subway map and turned it into a tile pattern. The result is a neat and coloful interior design for…Read more →
Commercial light signs in cities are often criticized. Many people claim they ruin the urban landscape and overload the urbanites with commercial messages nobody has asked for. However, the beauty of these light signs and the typical urban atmosphere they contribute to is hardly recognized. Designer Fabian Thiele found a gap in the market by presenting the urban light signs in a new context: a concept store.Read more →
Waiting for packages sucks, especially for people on the move. Last month we featured Cardrops, a smart delivery service from Belgium that uses your car trunk to drop off packages. The Russian company Logibox comes up with another solution — bright green vending machines at railway stations where people can pick up their packages.Read more →