Sunday, 30 August 2009
Today the Tom Dixon portfolio consists of over 45 products of lighting and furniture. Product is sold through a large network of dealers in over 52 countries world-wide. The brand launches new collections annually at major international venues such as the Milan Furniture Fair, ICFF and 100% Design London.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Kor One bottles have hidden meaning behind their coloured exterior.
"When a product you're buying comes in different colors, picking one is just a matter of taste; but with the new line of RKS-Designed Kor One bottles, released as part of the Thirst for Giving program, selecting a color will directly benefit a particular water-related charity.
With each KOR ONE color tied to a specific cause, KOR will donate 1% of all sales to this select group. The original Ocean Blue KOR ONE supports Ocean Protection through the Agalita Marine Research Foundation. Sunrise Orange is for the Container Recycling Institute, while Sawgrass Green sales support Watershed Protection through The Wetlands Initiative. Orchid Pink is for the Global Water Crisis, with purchases supporting Blue Planet Run, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the global community together to provide safe drinking water to the more than one billion people who suffer for lack of access to clean water.
All four lustrous colors are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester and include the original KOR ONE's see-through design (eliminating worries of what might be hidden inside a metal bottle), innovative one-handed opening, a cap you can't lose, inspirational KOR Stone inside lid, and a "just right" spout big enough for ice cubes and easy on the lips." (Via Core77)
"Honda's Global Small Car Platform, shared by the City, the Fit, the Airwave, and the Mobilo, moved the gas-tank from underneath the rear seats to underneath the front seats, allowing for more leg room in the back and a taller perspective in the front. While researching some of the Global Small Car Platform predecessors to the Fit, Thom Moran came across the ad for the City (see above) and subsequently assembled a small collection of early 80's Honda ads for the Japanese Market and sent them to us.
Aside from their sheer entertainment value (and strangely contemporary feel), we like these ads because they reveal what Western commercial culture from the 80s looked like from the outside, employing things like space jams, Madness (yes, the ska band), hot dogs and vague French-ness to depict their new cars in more "Western" contexts. " (Via Core77)
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
"a sub-field of industrial design, product design is a field that uses various processes to develop physical solutions to specific needs. Products might make use of electronics but are not required to. They may be mass produced, custom-made or customized."