Student and Graduate

Soe Cup Series by Hanna Kruse

While we cull through our pictures and files from this week’s Milan design week, here are some beautifully staged bowls and vessels. The Soe Cup series by Hanna Kruse was seen as part the University of Art and Design Offenbach exhibit.

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ECAL x Alessi

November 19th, 2012 Posted In:
Student and Graduate

Filo tape dispenser by Marie Schenker, Photo by ECAL-Julien Chavaillaz

Over the weekend I noticed that we had a high number of visitors coming to us via a post on the brilliant design blog Swiss Miss. We also noticed that the picture the post linked to was from a blog post that somehow got deleted back in January when our site was hacked. We thought it was worth reposting the images as they remain to be some of our favourite desktop designs. Read the rest of this entry »

Design Academy Graduate Tom van Soest has invented a process for recycling waste construction materials into a new type of stone. Using an industrial blender, he grinds up glass, bricks, concrete and even entire sinks into a fine powder and then bakes the mix at a high temperature. The result is a new stone-like material that can be used to build with. Read the rest of this entry »

We love these leather rugs made by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lio de Bruin. Armed with the Encyclopadia of Crafts, Lio set about researching traditional leather and needlework techniques. For inspiration, she looked to the richness and simplicity of ethnic textiles and decorative objects. The result is a collection of three tactile carpets made from processed sheets of leather using three different needlework techniques.

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