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Floris Hovers

29 July 2011

The simple, reduced forms of Floris Hovers’ miniature boats, cars and other vehicles should be seen less as designs, more as “playful thoughts” the Dutch furniture and toy maker says – it’s up to children to make something of them.

Plasma Studio and Groundlab have reinterpreted Buckminster Fuller’s language of ecological high technology to create a landscape of sharply angled planthouses and pathways.

SAS Royal Hotel

28 July 2011
It’s a portal to the past, a room that has stopped in time, preserved for posterity while everything around it is changing.

Vakko Centre

28 July 2011
A chaotic interior is disguised by a minimal glass exterior at a new office building in Istanbul designed by New York-based practice REX.


28 July 2011
Autarky is a series of vessels and lampshades made using the simplest of materials and techniques.
General Architecture’s copper-clad office building in Skelleftea, northern Sweden, has all sorts of conventional characteristics – right angles, windows in wall.

New Simplicity

28 July 2011

A key, a pen and a torch are all part of an exhibition looking at simplicity in design.

“I decided to choreograph the demolition,” says artist Doug Aitken, who recently knocked down his home – with his parents inside it.
Montreal's designers gathered at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) for a live design event as part of the city’s fourth annual Portes Ouvertes design festival.
Solid soup and edible plates that are worn like jewellery are two of the latest products created by experimental food designer Diane Bisson.
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