Posts Tagged ‘ Materials ’

Seamless 3D-printed Dress for Burlesque Dancer Dita von Teese


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New technologies mean the design process is becoming akin to “creating a Hollywood film,” says designer Francis Bitonti, who created a seamless 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita von Teese.  Speaking about the development of the dress at the Wearable Futures conference in London, Bitonti says that developments in computer-based design and 3D printing mean that designers are no longer limited by their knowledge of materials. “The separation between what you can simulate and what you can physically model is gone”, claims Bitonti, founder of New York luxury fashion studio Francis Bitonti Studio.

Porsche Design 24/7 Billiards Table


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It seems that German luxury brand Porsche Design seriously engaged in the creation of items for home comfort. Recently they has released 24/7 Billiards Table. This is a top-of-the-line design made with the highest quality materials and the sleekest design. The design is clean with defined lines that create a stylish piece. The table is made of tulip-wood and aluminum with a shiny lacquer finish. The design is a minimalist design that carries the chic appeal of Porsche Design Studio products. The table is handmade in Austria so delivery can take as long as eight weeks. The table comes fully equipped for players to get their game on. A triangle, an ARAMITH Billiard ball set, a cue rack, a bridge stick and two premium cues are included in the package.

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Mita Sneakers x Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary


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Continuing on their celebration of the Reebok Classic Leather‘s 30th Anniversary, the brand has collaborated with Tokyo retailer mita Sneakers. This sneaker is a colorful combination of materials and tones, meshing pig suede, sky blue chambray, terry, and glow-in-the-dark on one nicely executed silhouette. Behind this is Shigeyuki Kunii, creative director at mita Sneakers, who is responsible for the innovative design process with which mita approaches its collaborations.

Jellyfish Lamps Shine Rather Than Sting


Jellyfish-Lamps-2Jellyfish-Lamps-3  These jellyfish lamps by Roxy Russel Design will instantly transform any room into an ethereal underwater scene. Each lamp is made from eco-friendly materials like translucent mylar, which gives them that soft, mesmerizing glow.

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RISD at the ICFF.


Students at the Rhode Island School of Design will show off their work at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, which convenes this Friday and runs through Tuesday. The exhibition, titled Immaterialize, stemmed from a a semester-long course in 2008, which tasked students to create furniture from non-traditional materials. Here’s a peek at the nine projects.