Vipp, the ruler of the bathroom and kitchen world, enters a new universe with this beautiful table made of untreated, recycled teak planks and powder-coated aluminum.
Because each table top is made using recycled wood, each table will be unique with its own character. The base feels industrial, using a steel wire stabilizer and countersunk screws for construction.
“Now that we have a whole Vipp kitchen concept, it seemed very natural to extend the collection with a table to complete the look. The table frame is the same used for the kitchen modules, ensuring stability and visual coherence. For the table top we chose natural wood that can stand daily wear and tear – it will actually develop a beautiful patina over time and create contrast to the smooth aluminum”, Morten Bo Jensen, Vipp Chief Designer.
The table is available with a frame in matte black or gloss white, and is sold in the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen.
The Work Table 002 by Miguel de la Garza was designed as a workspace for up to six people to use at the same time. Using Grade A pine lumber, the table was designed with standard lumber dimensions for the goal of reducing build costs.
Eight sockets rest in a black channel that runs in the center of the 6 ft. by 8 ft. table for people to plug their gear into, because functionality was at the forefront of de la Garza’s mind.
A second layer is built underneath the tabletop for storage and to help minimize the clutter on the work surface. Hide your books or laptop while still keeping them well within reach.
As our society seems to grow more tech-enhanced by the minute, so too are we burdened with more gadgets that represent extensions of our bodies (not to mention a host of newfangled gestures and body language). Citing water and impact as the major weaknesses of electronic devices, Luke Mastrangelo recently designed a backpack that offers protection from both, based on a distinctive form factor that follows from its polycarbonate skeleton. “What we carry, why we carry and how we carry has changed dramatically. Prism is a personal project, reflecting on this notion; seeking to answer both a digital and analog challenge.”
The 1000D cordura nylon and embedded solar panels aren’t breakthroughs by any means, but combined with the internal polycarbonate frame and thoughtful details, the Prism represents a nicely executed personal project, largely unconstrained by manufacturing considerations. Regarding the construction, Mastrangelo told us
The polycarbonate frame was CNC cut out of a sheet of 1/4″ thick Lexan, and bent into shape on a cold-steel bender. It’s entirely removable, which was a manufacturing decision to simplify the sewing process. Basically the fabric skin is stretched taught over the frame, and then zipped up around it, which keeps the whole system in tension, providing a tesseract of sorts for your laptop/tablet on the inside (think old school egg-drop style). The backpack is 100% functional, the lights, solar charger, rain-proofing, etc.
As we saw with Crumpler’s laptop bag, the laptop compartment can be accessed from the side for the sake of expediency.
“Daytrader is a really funny and educational game created by Samir Lyons. It’s a financial board game that brings you the thrills and chills of investing in the stock market but without real risk. It’s simple, educational and fun.
Italic was enlisted to give Daytrader a unique and playful look & feel. The design draws inspiration from classic American business signage and simple currency-like illustrations as a tribute to the golden age of finance and Wall Street. The Americana feel to the game adds a warm, approachable simplicity to the chaotic and complex world of economic affairs. Daytrader is designed so a wide range of people can enjoy the experience of playing, from families around the dinning room table, to finance gurus, students, board game geeks and beyond.”
“Moscow branding studio Ohmybrand created the concept of a premium brand of organic skin care cosmetics.
The name Arboris (Latin for tree) appears on the base on the completely natural composition, which includes nothing but vegetable based ingredients. Arboris products due to their natural origin have a small shelf life. We proposed using a special ink in the design of the labels. The ink begins to fade when the cream loses its freshness. Black color and mascara-stylized appearance show the premium qualities of the product and make it stand out from the mass of skin care products.”