I love Matt Lyon’s work. I’ve been following him since the early 2000s and was thrilled when he agreed to do a desktop for our Designer Desktop series. I was even more excited that he decided to illustrate a Vignelli quote because his work mashed up with the Vignellis’ words make a nice juxtaposition!
Matt says of his design:
I was reading about the Vignellis and having known their work was reminded of their more functional aesthetic and Massimo’s ‘The Vignelli Canon’. The quote is true to their ideology, but when read in isolation it struck me as much as a celebratory statement as a manifesto for action or change. It’s quite punk. I can imagine Vivienne Westwood advocating the same expression in her ‘SEX’ boutique during the 1970s. Attitude encompasses more than the whims of fashion, it embodies purpose and asserts meaning.
“Design is not a style, it’s an attitude.” – Massimo and Lella Vignelli
The duo Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri make up Something, a design partnership based in London and Verona, Italy, and their latest creation is a lamp called Naica for Ligne Roset.
Inspired by those old carbide lanterns that were used by miners, the lamp is a bit cave-like itself with a hollowed out space that softly reflects the light. The ceramic fixture diffuses the light that way creating a soft, surrounding glow.
The lamp is available in solid white or with a red-colored cavity, both with a textile-covered cable that doubles as the handle.
Created by Fake Love with Blair Neal in collaboration with Red Paper Heart (Zander Brimijoin, Daniel Scheibel), Playground is an immersive installation created for Sonos Studio at SXSW. With five projectors, a kinect and the new Sonos Playbar a 250sf black and white space [...]
The New York-based architecture and design firm Produce Design Studio recently relaunched and their first product is the Claus Desk. Combining simple materials, like oak and metal, give the desk a minimal and clean look while allowing it to “float within its environment.”
The bleached white oak desktop, along with the high gloss white of the powder-coated legs and drawer, create a visually light option for a work desk while giving you all the function that you might need.
Brass was added as the drawer handle, making a nice accent.