Design Count

Design Count featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Cobra

A simple Möbius strip (topological figure non-orientable) shaped in such a way as to evoke the figure of a cobra. Carbon fiber black or white and LED lighting (dimmable), placed in a way to project on a wall or around the looming shadow of a cobra head. The choice of placing the light source in the base shows ironically the artistic value of the object, leaning on it as on a pedestal and star in generating the play of light and shadows. With its simple and elegant design is suitable for private or public location. Wall and table lamp

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Tako

Tako (octopus in Japanese) is a table lamp inspired by the Spanish cuisine. The two bases remind the wooden plates where the “pulpo a la gallega” is served, while its shape and the elastic band evoke a bento, the traditional Japanese lunchbox. Its parts are assembled without screws, making it easy to put together. Being packed in pieces also reduces packaging and storing costs. The joint of the flexible polypropene lampshade is hidden behind the elastic band. Holes drilled on the base and top pieces allow the necessary airflow to avoid overheating.

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Jordan Apotheke

Supporting the expressive architecture of the pharmacy interior, the functional luminaires are unobtrusive in their appearance, drawing attention to their effect of light instead of their fixture design. The luminaires for basic lighting are either integrated in pendant luminaires tracing the shape of the furniture or are mounted at the sides of the suspended ceiling, keeping it as free from downlights as possible. Thus, the users can focus on the track of light leading through the pharmacy, consisting of RGB-LED-backlit tiles that match the colour of the likewise dynamically backlit counters

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Hitotaba

Designed by Shinn Asano with background in graphic design, Sen is a 6 piece collection of steel furniture that turns 2D lines into 3D forms. Each piece including “hitotaba lamp” has been created with lines that minimize excess to express both form and functionality in a range of applications, inspired by unique sources such as traditional Japanese craft and patterns. Hitotaba lamp is inspired by the scenic view of the Japanese countryside where bundles of rice straw are hung downwards to dry after harvesting.

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beacon

An unexpected mix of materials and shapes, this minimalistic, economical lamp uses available surfaces to reflect and diffuse light. It is constructed using copper tube, and integrates the switch organicaly, plus all elements of an LED driven system into a compact yet powerful kit for casual reading. The light delivered is warm and soft, creating a sunny Sunday afternoon experience for every read. If unpainted, it facilitates the building of a personal relationship, as the surface oxidizes in time, it darkens in colour and gains texture detail and personality with each print or scratch.

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Blossom

This fixture is an example of looking outside the box...Instead of using an electronic wall dimmer switch to set the mood, this lamp uses a series of Bronze pulleys and cables that articulate eight bent birch arms. Using a hand crank located on a wall near the power switch the user can raise and lower the diffuser arms to trap or release the desired amount of light for the occasion.

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