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Ivc Beyond Flooring

The exhibition booth was designed to reconnect people with the core of IVC: the mother rolls of the base materials. They were upcycled & integrated in the heart of the booth. The rolls are used as an architectural element and can be used again in production after the trade show. The design illustrates the vision that IVC wanted to communicate: to think beyond flooring. The floor of the booth also contained a work of art by Glenn Sestig, demonstrating the possibilities of the collection.

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Freebooter

Designed and developed by Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop, the residendial project is an expression of the studio’s philosophy of responding to the design brief with the experience and well-being of the end-user in mind. The movement of the sun year-round was studied to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers, allowing optimal sunlight to flood the apartment while at the same time maintaining the necessary privacy of the inhabitants. The floor-plan and organic lines were also created with careful consideration to daily use and the typical tasks of the dwellers.

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Perigives

Perigives has created foldable posters with pockets, enabling people to give and receive menstruation products without barriers. These posters are distributed in female public restrooms and are accessible on Perigives' website to anyone who wants to help. The posters are designed sto be easily put together, uses the least amount of ink possible and 2 different sizes for people to choose from. The 4 colors red, yellow, brown, and off-white embody menstruation and all races as inclusivity are equally as important to Perigives.

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Twin Lotus

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai international airport visitors are welcomed by twin murals depicting lotus ponds in full bloom. The lotus, the national flower of Vietnam, was selected as the focus for 2 impressive 720 sq. meter outdoor murals painted on the facade of the T2 terminal. For over 2 months, lead designer Thu Thuy and New Hanoi Arts company worked creating these 15 meter high murals which were unveiled in January 2019. The blooming lotus reflecting in the pool and in the terminal’s glass windows, creates a sense of endless beauty and peace, a surrealism first impression of Hanoi.

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Up

A minimalistic design in solid wood with respect for the materials and our environment. UP is a high-quality circular kitchen using recycled wood from the exclusive and world-renowned flooring manufacturer Dinesen. UP is inspired by the classic craftsman kitchen. It is aesthetic, but at the same time helping to solve existing global issues. The natural qualities and recycling possibilities of materials have been essential to the design.

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The Urban Serene

The self-service library station at HK Cultural Centre is the second station launched in Hong Kong, which provide 24-hours borrow and return service to the public. It takes reference from the unique architectural features of the HK Cultural Centre. The modern and minimal design brings highlight to the left-over space and provides a comfortable and functional library station to the public. The design will serve as a prototype for library stations at other districts with insertion of different materials and transparencies into the generic structural frame to suit various site conditions.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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