Rank #1: Gimmi the loot! at Scope Art Fair
Rank #2: Waag society on open design
Rank #3: Yuri Suzuki interview
A quick chat with Yuri Suzuki, maker of visual sound devices. He recently exhibited several pieces together with UK designer Oscar Diaz at the Designtide exhibition in Tokyo. Yuri talks us through some of his recent projects as well as a brief history of his work process.
please take a look on his website, www.yurisuzuki.com for an extensive overview of his sound devices designs and projects. One of which is the Barcode book which can be seen here on vimeo.com/14564076
video by ydn designguide.tv
Rank #4: Bagatti Valsecchi 2.0
Rank #6: Confrontations with Wieki Somers and chocolatier Rafael Mutter
Rank #7: Confrontations with Formafantasma and Doris Wicki
Rank #8: Confrontating 2012 architecten and Vitra
Rank #9: Confrontations with Lucas Maassen and Roche
For this project Lucas used a synthesized version of his parents' DNA to visualize a crystal, in a way creating a new piece with his origins. Lobmeyer then produced 1100 handmade reproductions of this crystal and Lucas' had his parents construct a chandelier out of them during a live performance at the Vitra design museum at art Basel 2012.
Rank #10: NEW DUIVENDRECHT LAUNCHES IN MILAN
Rank #11: CARWAN GALLERY, MIDDLE EASTERN CRAFTS, CONTEMPORARY DESIGNERS
Rank #12: La Chance presents Jeckyll & Hyde
Rank #13: Dutch invertuals in Milan 2012
Rank #14: Inflatable lightbulbs by Nacho Carbonell
Inspired by the four classical elements, earth, air, fire and water, Nacho Carbonell has incorporated subtle references to these through the design of his hand made lightbulb. In an ingenious way, water in the bulb creates a sea-like light reflection from the light source, (the representation of fire) into the environment where the bulb is placed. Additionally, the user can interact with the lightbulbs size by pumping air into the lightbulb, another reference to an element.
This in turn changes the reflection of the water in the bulb. Be it by inflating or by pouring, hanging or floating, this lightbulb demands from us that we play with it and define how we would like to use it, and always with subtle references to the earth, air, fire and water.
Rank #15: Karimoku's New Standard
Karimoku new standard collaborates with emerging international designers focussing on high quality craftsmenship combined with contempory design. The products are predominantly made of solid Japanese hardwoods such as maple, chestnut and oak. The collection was presented in a 100 year old aparatment in Milan during the salone di mobile 2012. In addition to existing products, 9 prototypes were also exhibited. Designers like Scholten & Baijings, Big game, Sylvain willenz, Lucien Gumy and the Karimoku design team were shown in the 4 rooms of this apartment.
more info on karimoku-newstandard.jp
Rank #16: Max Lamb's Shelter installation
YDN designguide.tv takes a look at Max Lamb's installation, Shelter, produced for Johnson Trading Gallery. It was created by hand in Miami a few weeks ahead of the exhibition, using rudimentary tools as a way to carve out the shape. The shelter is meant to visitors a structure to hide and feel safe in as well as an insight into Max's youth.
Rank #17: DMY Youngsters
Young talented designers and students were the focus of this years DMY Youngsters exhibition. Many of the works were quite experimental or research driven resulting in interesting ideas and shapes for these new makers.
Featuring the works of:
Polceramix, Daniel Schulze, De Intuitiefabriek, My bauhaus is better than yours, Ecole des arts Strasbourg, Labelobjet, About studio, Temporary collective Arnhem, Bas van Raay, Le Lab, Rui Alves, Pepe Heykoop and Joon & Jung
more info on www.dmy-berlin.com
Rank #18: Rumkugelbahn by Mischer'traxler
This interesting title loosely translates to Rum ball course, which refers to the chocolate rum ball which travels down a route taking you for a preview of the Vienna Design week taking place this October.
The Vienna Design Week Embassy (fancy title!) presents this work of Vienna design couple Mischer'Traxler during the DMY festival in Berlin.
text from the dmy:
"The ball path is a reminisence of Vienna's Prater and its typical sweet and candies. Feel invited to join this years 's festival October 1- 10th. On display are products by Breaded Escalope, Casali, Marco Dessi, Dottings, Max Lamb, J.&L. Lobmeyr, Mühlbauer, Augarten, POLKA, Posenanski, RiessKELOMAT, Adrien Rovero, Robert Rüf, soda designers, Vösslauer, Wittmann"
Rank #19: DMY Awards 2010
And the winners are…
Three out of ten – On Friday, June 11 the DMY Award winners were announced at the evening Award Ceremony. The winners are For use/numen: Tape Installation, Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders: Tafelstukken and EPFL+ECAL Lab: Give me more.
The jury members Jerszy Seymour, Hella Jongerius, Jurgen Bey, Werner Aisslinger and Patrick Reymond were impressed by the experimental approach of the Austro-Croatian designers For use / numen who created an architectural socializing place with a very simple material: tape. They acknowledged the close collaboration between designers and engineers within the Swiss research institute EPFL + ECAL Lab who showed augmented reality scenarios combining analogue materials and digital applications pointing to charming ways of designing and living in the near future.
Awarding Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders, Hella Jongerius as a representative of the jury, pointed out that Berlin stands out in terms of research, experimenting and prototyping but it is also important to acknowledge the finishing of products and that is why the jury chose this accomplishment of a very tactile and nicely functioning product. Congratulations!
Rank #20: DMY All stars overview
The All stars exhibition, located at the central exhibition space of DMY at Tempelhof airport is the professional side of the festival. It shows work by established companies and organisations that have items ranging from furniture to accesories and even architectural work.
Featuring the works of:
Freedom of creation, Taiwan arts council, Post fossil, Fidu (Oscar Zieta), Florian Krautli, Adrien Rovero, Pour les alpes, Centro metropolitano de diseno, Ulli Budde
more info on dmy-berlin.com