Design

Wall-mounted cubby by Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali provides a private escape for office workers

Berlin-based designer Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali has proposed a new piece of office furniture to allow employees a moment of private reflection. Named Soft Targets, the booths featured in the recent Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk as part of an exhibition of experimental German design called The Wall. The exhibition aimed to provoke debate about typical furniture design within generic social situations – a […]

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Refugee-made backpacks are produced from recycled life vests and boats

Two Dutch designers have worked with refugees to create a rucksack from discarded boats and life vests. Designed to offer the most possible space using the minimum amount of material, the 21-litre BAG2WORK bags are made from one square metre of boat rubber and four life-vest straps, which cross over the rucksack to hold it closed. Designers Didi Aaslund and Floor […]

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Bouroullec brothers design Cyl office furniture to recall the warmth of home

French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created a furniture range for Vitra that aims to bring the atmosphere of home into the office.  The Cyl collection of tables and sofas, which were unveiled at this week’s Orgatec trade show in Cologne, are made from solid wood and have a natural, minimalist look. The appearance of Cyl is partly rooted in its history, […]

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Nienke Hoogvliet turns used toilet paper into bowls and tables

Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet’s Waterschatten furniture and homeware is made from reclaimed and recycled toilet paper. Shown at Dutch Design Week, the collection includes a large dining table, a set of pendant lights and a range of bowls – all designed as a way of combating negative associations with the material. Hoogvliet combined the reclaimed and cleaned paper with brass elements to […]