The Torsion chair by designer Natalie Musorina is designed to be made out of one single strip of plywood, painstakingly bent along a defined 3D curve to create a Mobius strip-esque shape. The concept of torsion comes into the way the wood is bent. The chair’s fabric is weaved into this very wooden strip providing a tensile seating device within a torsion bent wood strip.
Timo Niskanen founder and designer of Helsinki based store Himmee created Loop, a beautiful minimalistic lamp with a touch controlled dimmer. The lamp has a sleek aluminum body with an opal acrylic diffuser, and the LED lightsource is placed inside the inner surface of the circle.
The idea for the lighting fixture came unexpectedly. One night Niskanen was walking with his dog and suddenly he noticed a loop obstacle from the mini golf track coming out from the snow. He had walked several times by the mini golf track but this time he saw the obstacle for new eyes and the basic form of the Loop lamp was born.
Trace by Studio Ayaskan, is a clock that shows the passage of time by leaving a trail of color as time passes. The design was created for Lexus Design Awards 2016 with the mentorship of Snarkitecture. The piece responds to the the theme of anticipation.
“Through “Trace”, we wanted to show that there is a connection between the past present and future. We wanted to visualise the passing of time. In order to both take a moment to reflect on the present and realise that the present not only leaves traces in our past, but also sets the path to our possible futures.”
By Tray is a minimal table and tray by Japanese designer Shigeichiro Takeuchi for Moheim.
The table is not just a functional easy to move side table but also has a serving tray integrated to it. “We believe that everyone had once wished one more function added to a product we always use. If only one more added, we could make a move more easily and smartly. A tray and a side table integrated here, By Tray Table greatly improves the functionality and even teaches us there is no limitation of it. “
By Tray is very light and can go anywhere with us, its sophisticated functionality and refined design proves that great design can improve our lives.
A Film about Vitra is a short film about one of the most iconic and influential design companies in the world. A family business for eighty years, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employees and designers, durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design.
Vitra is also known for initiatives like the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum, a place that showcases a design collection with works by the most important architects and industrial designers.