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Inspired by Elon Musk’s plans for space colonization, for Frame #114 we asked five young designers to create an essential travel item for a trip to Mars.
SURFACES – Typically, artisans weave rugs according to existing patterns, but Jaipur Rugs’ Weaver Design Project revolves around Rajasthani makers who compose their own patterns.
TECHNOLOGY – An algorithm is responsible for your Google search, your computer speed and now – the design of your chair.
MATERIALS – Wood once used as cladding has become structural, while remaining decorative, and what we put on the floor has moved up the wall and often onto the ceiling.
FURNITURE – In Contrabande, Sander Wassink adds a little flavour to the W.H. Gispen Diagonal chair.
TECHNOLOGY – Instead of trying to dampen noise in interior spaces, some designers are actually adding sound to our lives.
TECHNOLOGY – The almost unconscious act of switching on the light takes an interesting turn in lamps by two graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven.
TECHNOLOGY – Perhaps the greatest point of friction between man and machine is not hardware but software, which may replace its organic counterpart in terms of automated production …
TECHNOLOGY – Suitable for everything from fashion to furniture, modular systems meet the needs of both designer and user.
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