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A Design News featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Sostanza

Sostanza is a simplified lead holder that combines the warmth of a traditional pencil with the convenience of a propelling pencil. It's composed of only two pieces, the lightweight wooden body and the external ring that slides up to lock the lead in place. Its functioning is elemental but not taken for granted, all the mechanisms have been eliminated, in order to simplify the assembling process and improve its sustainability. Sostanza is a handmade object, entirely produced in Italy using beautiful natural materials.

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Isi

Isi it is a project that consists in a convertible pendant for woman and man in 18Kt of gold and diamonds 3,6 ct, but it is available also in silver and other stones. The jewel peculiarity is the capability to change shape in just one move. The transformation happens thanks to an easy mechanism that has been patented. Starting from a geometric shape like a sphere, it can change into a cross or other shapes, depending on the model. Historically the jewel recall the creativity of the jewelers and watchmakers of the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Float Rower

The world’s first rowing machine to simulate the experience of rowing on water. Float Rower pitches and rolls, responding to the many movements that the rower imparts. As it slides along the monorail, the resistance mechanism replicates the movement and feeling of the boat moving underneath the rower during the stroke. The user interface displays and records the inputs, leading to improved technique, strength, fitness and endurance.

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White Futura

“White Futura” is the second cinema in Shanghai alone designed for China Film Cinema City. This unique Cinema embodies a series of mind-blowing & complex concepts involving the Nature of our Universe (or Multiverse), it’s all about curves, exploded as well as folded elements, all giant in size. Designers were inventing distorted spheres and bubble-like spatial caverns (or negative entities) constantly in tension, creating a dynamic space that is taut with drama, and powerfully futuristic.

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Wavebot

Wavebot is an intelligent service robot.It is equipped with advanced SLAM(Simultaneous localization and mapping) technology, accurate face recognition, natural voice interaction and video cloud integration. Wavebot can be a fully autonomous assistantin offices, libraries, museums and stores, working as front desk receptionist, meeting and telepresence assistant and security guard.

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Yukyu En

“Yukyu En”, Garden of Eternity, consists of six gardens. Each plays a unique role in the process of saying goodbye to a loved one. The main garden is a modern kare-sansui viewing garden named “Tabidachi no iwa”, Garden for Setting Off on a Journey. The front part represents the present life, while the rare part, which features a single tree among the rocks and gravels, is the afterlife. The white sand that connects two parts represents the mythical river, where the dead move to the afterlife. Another garden, which reflects the changing sky in the pool, reminds the transience of life.

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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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