If evolution could create a chair…

Joris Laarman
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See also this article in the IHT about Joris Laarman.

And when you first see it, you could be forgiven for thinking that it looks rather strange. Strange shapes. Strange sizes. Strange spirit.

That’s exactly what Laarman intended because design has moved on from the sleekness of the late 1990s, and the romanticism of the early 2000s, towards a soulful surrealism. In an environmental crisis, when most of us already feel guilty about owning more stuff than we need, design is about making things matter – or making them seem as though they do. Smart designers are using advanced technologies to create industrial products, which will seem so meaningful to us that we will come to love them as much as we do lovingly handcrafted objects, or our favorite antiques.

Topoware

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Topoware

Topoware is a tableware collection that questions the landscape of dining. Taking inspiration from the recent popularity of geography as a media of communication (with Google maps) and more specifically with topographic maps, which define heights of a landscape two dimensionally, Topoware in turn, “outlines” the dining experience.

via MoonRiver