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Armstrong Light Trap

Armstrong Light Trap

I am a fan of industrial design, especially for small objects and in particular lamps or anything related to lighting and lighting effects. I don't know why but it's just the contrast between bright and dark, the shadows the reflections... Armstrong is a project that epitomizes just this and is in a word, beautiful. Check out "light trap" here. Below you can see some images of this beautiful piece of design. It was conceived by Constantin Bolimond and Maxin Ali. For more information check out their Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/bolimond and https://www.behance.net/alimki The lamp turns on when taking out the cork and off when it is back in its place.

Smith Wooden Custom Built Furniture in 3D

Smith Wooden Custom Built Furniture in 3D

The level of realism in some 3D compositions is simply mind boggling, case in point, design studio 4eFergovi's 3D illustration for Smith Wooden Custom Built Furniture. The realism is insanity, for a few minutes I truly thought it was legit and for that reason, we're excited to share with our readers here on Abduzeedo. I'm still convinced it is real but check out yourself and get inspired. 4eFergovi is a design studio located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They are specialized in Art Direction, 3D and Graphic Design. For more information visit: http://www.4efergovi.com/ Via Behance

The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design - Book

The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design - Book

The book suggestion of this week is titled The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design by Martin Eidelberg, Thomas Hine, Pat Kirkham, David A. Hanks and C. Ford Peatross. The book is about one of the most iconic modernist chairs, The Eames LC. As a industrial design major, checking books about chair was a common and pleasant routine back in college. The epitome of Modernist style and luxurious comfort, Charles and Ray Eames's leather-upholstered rosewood-veneered chair and matching ottoman, launched in 1956, is a design classic of the twentieth century. This major publication, celebrating the Lounge Chair's fiftieth anniversary, explores the design in detail and places it in its cultural, historical and social contexts, offering fresh insights into this revered icon and its equally revered creators. - Amazon Authors Martin Eidelberg is professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Thomas Hilne is a social, cultural and design historian and critic. Pat Kirkham is a professor at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York. David Hanks is consulting curator for design at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan. C.Ford Peatross is curator of the Architecture, Design, and Engineering Collections, Prints and Photographs Division, at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Buy book

Beautiful Lamps by Martinelli Luce

Lamps are a great piece of furniture and I really love them! I believe that by having a beautiful lamp in a room you can actually give it a unique look. From retro, modern or clean designs, there are tons of models for you to choose from to give your place an unique touch. Browsing around checking some lamps (yes, I like to do that), I found some beautifully designed ones from Martinelli Luce and decided to share them here with you. These are really beautiful pieces that for sure can give your place a nice touch! Check it out. Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history devoted to manufacturing of lamps and of lighting systems. The lighting apparata by Martinelli Luce are characterized by an essential design as well as by a project novelty; these elements have been the basis of the corporate philosophy for three generations. Martinelli Luce was established in 1950 thanks to Elio Martinelli’s insight and will: he wanted to manufacture on his own the lighting apparata to be used in the commercial concerns he was responsible for the design of. The company was established in his father’s small shop and specialized in selling electrical materials for installers. Thanks to his spirit of initiative and of innovation, Elio Martinelli starts to create a wide production of lamps for interiors, with a greater and greater attention for their use at home. Elio Martinelli is inspired by nature and by geometry and creates functional lighting systems that are manufactured with materials used depending on their real characteristics. Elio Martinelli and his team created some really nice lamps and we will show here a brief selection of them, so remember to visit their site to check out the details from each one of the lamps you will see here and also to see their whole collection, it is definitely worth it. As for me, I'm in love with the serpente one and the coque one. :) 599 serpente - This lamp was drawn in 1965 by Elio Martinelly 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 2049 calimero by Marc Sadler 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 620 pipistrello by Gae Aulenti 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 1249/3 le rondini by Elio Martinelli 1722 poliedro by Elio Martinelli 765 balance by Elio Martinelly and Emiliana Martinelli 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 807 elica by Brian Sironi 1221/V tube by Elio Martinelli

20 Awesome Chair Designs

Do you pay attention to the design of what you sitting on right now? Provably not as much as you would if you had a chair from this list. Designed by creative minds these chair designs are totally awesome! Bansko Boo | Armchair e Ottoman I B POP CHAIR Heron Lounge Chair Basket Chair God Father Lounge Chair Gruba Chair Cabrio Lounge Chair Chieftains Chair Lofn Chair Covatica Futuristic Mariposa Chair Nara Chair Slim Chair Armadillo Framura Nadir Chair Swamp Grande Papilio Bloom Tou Chair

Incredible Biomorphic Shapes in Product Design by Ron Arad

I was doing my everyday lookup for inspiration online when I bumped into Ron Arad's work (http://www.ronarad.com/ ). I got really impressed with his work, creativity and new forms of designing old objects. It's amazing how he can change a regular chair, sofa or a piece of furniture into art. Ron has studied art and design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en/ ), has also attended the Architectural Association in London (http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/ ) and today is parts of the Design Product Department at the Royal College of Art (http://www.rca.ac.uk/ ). Check out some beautiful pieces of his work. a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> Ron Arad & Karin Rashid http://telatomazeli.com.br/coluna/fotos/3036