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HACKING INDUSTRY: A Collection Curated by Juan García Mosqueda

Stephanie Dean
May 6, 2021
“[This collection] presents studios which generally are not interested in the ‘spectacular’, but rather on problematizing the ‘normal’; studios interested less in the ‘innovative’ and more on the ‘banal’, values usually looked-down upon in design culture.” – Juan García Mosqueda, curator of “HACKING INDUSTRY” All 3D renders by Nazzareno Giannelli, styled by Martin Clausen.  …

The Crystals Collection by Carol Gay

Martin Clausen
April 15, 2021
Carol Gay was born in Sao Paulo in 1976. She graduated in the year 2000 from Mackenzie University in Architecture and Urbanism program. From 1999 to 2000, she took part in the “Construction of the Object” workshop at Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia (MuBE) with the designers Fernando and Humberto Campana. This experience was…

Malleable Processes: 10 Ways Contemporary Designers Work with Metal

Alec Zajac
April 9, 2021
Although it can feel rigid and permanent in our hands, with the right tools, metal is quite malleable. It can be twisted and contorted into numerous shapes, taking on many appearances. This edit displays the flexibility of metal, both physically and conceptually, and highlights the many techniques associated with metalworking. Some pieces contain subtle intricacies,…

Unexpected Media: 8 Materials You Didn’t Expect to See on the Global Design Scene

Stephanie Dean
April 1, 2021
From cow dung to mushroom mycelium to 3D printed sand, this edit showcases examples of contemporary collectible design created from unexpected media. Similar to the unassuming construction and waste materials mentioned in a previous Adorno edit, these makers have looked beyond traditional media to develop practices based around the unexpected. They make use of non-traditional…

The New Ceramics: 7 Boundary-Pushing Examples of Ceramic Furniture

Stephanie Dean
March 26, 2021
Thinking of the realm of ceramics, objects such as tableware, vases, or sculpture often come to mind. But, what about ceramic furniture? This edit features a selection of tactile, textural, and colourful ceramic furniture from the inventive minds of talented makers. Increasingly prevalent in the last few years, this aspect of contemporary ceramics allows makers the…

Along the Grain: 10 Designers Highlighting the Beauty of Woodworking

Stephanie Dean
March 12, 2021
Developing from historic roots in master workshops around the world, this edit presents a selection of designers whose work highlights the beauty of contemporary woodworking. Carved, turned, oiled, lacquered, or painted, each designer emphasises the material knowledge and craft skill associated with this long-held artistic tradition. The resulting pieces show the flexibility of this seemingly…

UAU: An Intuitive Approach to Ceramic Design

Stephanie Dean
March 4, 2021
“…throughout my creations I want them to set a mood, to convey a feeling. I don’t want you to pass by that object daily and just say, ‘Ah yes, that’s just my lamp’. I want it to make you feel something and hopefully acknowledge its presence.” – Vanessa Singenzia of UAU All images courtesy of…
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