Design Count

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

 

Haara

The Haara pendant light was derived from close observation of nature. With light naturally drawing the eye, this sculptural piece was designed and handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail. The finely engineered branching frame is comprised of numerous segments each cut from a solid piece of Brass allowing for endless configurations. The cylindrical lanterns are assembled from hand-drawn glass and polished brass concealing the lighting element, creating a unique lighting diffuser.

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Tutu

Tutu was designed with a motif of dahlia petals. It is composed of many cylindrical papers. Each cylinder hangs from the white aluminum fitting with a red thin string. The material of the cylinder uses Japanese translucent synthetic paper. The designer expressed the vitality of the plant by many hanging crossed red strings. As first impression of the work the designer was felt as the image of the tutu of ballerina skirt than dahlia. The origin of the name of Tutu comes from overlapping the pronunciation of the Japanese cylinder mean "Tutu" with the tutu of ballerina.

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Jal

Just Another Lamp, Jal, is based on three main principles: simplicity, quality and purity. It involves the simplicity of design, the quality of materials and the purity of the product’s purpose. This it was kept basic but also gave importance to both glass and light in equal measure. Because of this, Jal can be used in a variety of ways, formats and contexts.

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LOTUS DOME

LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers which fold open in response to human behavior. It was placed in Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille LOTUS DOME where it created an interactive play of light and shadow. As a futuristic vision of the Renaissance, LOTUS DOME merges elements of architecture and nature into an interactive environment. LOTUS is also realized as a curved 4 x 2 meters wall.

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"Knitted" - Lighting Collection

A series of lightings that combines technology with tradition. Knitting acrylic threads in fixed patterns with wool crochet, creates a three-dimensional sheet of fabric which serves as a lighting fixture. The project was born from a collaboration between the designers Ariel Zuckerman and Oded Sapir . The process of developing the fabric, with the aid of textile designer Adva Bruner, led to the combination of an industrial knitted fabric with a handmade crochet detail. Fitting the fabric onto a rigid skeletal structure creates a light fixture with an organic feel and a rich colourfulness.

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Gates of Light

GATES OF LIGHT brings the monumental structures on the Afsluitdijk (legendary Dutch dike built in 1932) back to their former glory. In the dark, the architecture of these structures is illuminated by the headlamps of passing cars, reflecting the light through small prisms. If there are no cars on the road, the structures are not illuminated. This way of using light requires zero energy and does not contribute to light pollution.

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World's greatest design teams.

Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.

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