The Edge was designed to advance workplace standards with an energy-neutral building that not only lowers the cost and environmental impact of power consumption but also enhances the occupant experience. For Architectural Record I wrote about this extraordinary office building on Amsterdam’s Zuidas that was completed in 2015.
International design congres What Design Can Do is holding a Refugee Challenge this year. The refugee crisis is asking for new and innovative ideas. An incredible amount of 631 submissions from 69 countries are now eligible for review & nomination. I’m in the selection committee that will take on the massive task of establishing a shortlist that finally will be judged by the international jury on 29 June. Read the article…
Short&Sweet: een interview met designer Maarten Baas.
Maarten Baas: In 200 years time you should have this massive chair, I really wanted it to be this thick chair so that it needed to be a development of 200 years.
Short&Sweet: een interview met designer Pieke Bergmans.
Pieke Bergmans: It started off with the question why neon is always in a linear tube and I was just questioning if I could somehow also put gas inside a more organic shape.
Short&Sweet: een interview met product designer Ekaterina Semenova, student aan de Design Academy Eindhoven, over haar project ‘Care for Milk‘.
Ekaterina Semenova: The idea was to preserve or to value milk, because I live in the Netherlands and it’s a very dairy country and the history of milk is so long, but the appreciation of milk changed so much. People don’t drink it much, it’s so cheap and people now throw it away, so I thought what can I do about it?
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Short&Sweet: een interview met designer Stefan Scholten van Scholten & Baijings.
Stefan Scholten: Crafts and industry that is a difficult combination, especially if it’s in such good quality. A lot of handwork is involved, so you get a high costprice. Read the article…