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Qadem Hooks

Console by May Khoury

Inspired by the wooden agricultural tools of days of old, Qadem Hooks is both a piece of art and a useable console. It’s composed of various green-painted hooks that were used together with the Qadem, an old wooden saddleback used on mules to transport wheat from village to village in Jordan. The base of the piece is a thresher board, which was used to crush wheat, while a glass panel, the only new material used, rests on top.

Barbecue Stool

By Ginevra Grilz

Vibrant and modern, the Barbecue Stool embraces the philosophy of dematerialization, elevating its form from simple decoration to a functional piece of furniture. The stool is part of Grilz’s “Vessel Collection” and was created using pieces of everyday products. The intent was for each element to be recognizable and traceable back to its original object. Each stool can also be disassembled and reassembled if desired.

Rising Moon Pavilion by Daydreamers Design

Shimmering off the water of Victoria Park in Hong Kong, the Rising Moon Pavilion melds art and environmentalism. Created for the Lantern Wonderland mid-autumn festival, this public art installation uses over 4,800 five-gallon water bottles to form the dome while an additional 2,300 bottles hang from the ceiling inside to create an eco-friendly chandelier over the path that winds through its centre. Different lighting effects are used to imitate the lunar phases and, at night, when the dome is fully illuminated,
it creates the illusion of a beautiful glowing sphere on the water.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl

By Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan

Inspired by a lonely man eating at a restaurant, the Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows noodle lovers to keep their hands on their chopsticks and spoon while still staying connected during a meal.

Steam Tea Maker

By Hakan Gürsu

Sleek and modern, Steam is a stovetop tea maker that uses intelligent engineering and stacked teapots to brew your tea just the way you like it. The larger lower kettle is filled with water, which when boiled evaporates and passes into the upper kettle to slowly steep the loose-leaf blend. Steeping the tea with steam creates a much richer flavour, and the dual kettles allow the user to adjust the drink’s strength by diluting the tea with the remaining water when serving. The upper kettle’s glass teapot shows the deep colour of the brewing tea while the stainless steel base gives a quality look and feel. With all these features, Steam is the ultimate in modern tea making and serving.

Google Campus Dublin Office Interior Design

By Camenzind Evolution

Camenzind Evolution had a tough problem to solve for Google: How do
you create a stimulating and interactive space within Dublin’s bustling inner city?
The solution had to be inventive and innovative — this is Google after all. But when the doors of Google Ireland opened in June 2013, it was clear this new campus was something special. Located in the heart of Dublin’s historic Docklands district, Google Ireland houses over 47,000 square metres of energetic, eclectic and inspired office space, as well as the headquarters of Google EU.

1967

By Glamorous Co., Ltd.

The relaxed and chic 1967 lounge is a clandestine retreat from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Tokyo streets below. Set in the nightlife haven of the Roppongi district, one of Tokyo’s busiest areas, 1967 is named after the three project leads, all of which were born in, yep, 1967. Its clean, modern décor is balanced with extravagant chandeliers and regal accents. There are four private rooms, each adorned with 1960s-themed art. But what makes 1967 so special is the lush plant life of the garden lounge. The surrounding greenery separates 1967 from surrounding buildings and the bumping party scene of Japan’s capital. But as the evening matures and approaches midnight, the shutters are opened, giving patrons a great view of the city.

Nan Fung International Convention & Exhibition Center

By Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

Like a teetering stack of hastily piled blocks, the Nan Fung International Convention & Exhibition Center is an unabashed monument to fearless architecture. This complex — located on Pazhou Island just outside of Guangzhou, China — features a massive retail exhibition area and a traditional multi-floor exhibition centre, as well as an office showroom and five-star hotel. Its unapologetic design pushes the envelope and is a clear example of the possibilities of the avant-garde.

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Qadem Hooks

Console by May Khoury

Inspired by the wooden agricultural tools of days of old, Qadem Hooks is both a piece of art and a useable console. It’s composed of various green-painted hooks that were used together with the Qadem, an old wooden saddleback used on mules to transport wheat from village to village in Jordan. The base of the piece is a thresher board, which was used to crush wheat, while a glass panel, the only new material used, rests on top.

Barbecue Stool

By Ginevra Grilz

Vibrant and modern, the Barbecue Stool embraces the philosophy of dematerialization, elevating its form from simple decoration to a functional piece of furniture. The stool is part of Grilz’s “Vessel Collection” and was created using pieces of everyday products. The intent was for each element to be recognizable and traceable back to its original object. Each stool can also be disassembled and reassembled if desired.

Rising Moon Pavilion by Daydreamers Design

Shimmering off the water of Victoria Park in Hong Kong, the Rising Moon Pavilion melds art and environmentalism. Created for the Lantern Wonderland mid-autumn festival, this public art installation uses over 4,800 five-gallon water bottles to form the dome while an additional 2,300 bottles hang from the ceiling inside to create an eco-friendly chandelier over the path that winds through its centre. Different lighting effects are used to imitate the lunar phases and, at night, when the dome is fully illuminated,
it creates the illusion of a beautiful glowing sphere on the water.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl

By Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan

Inspired by a lonely man eating at a restaurant, the Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows noodle lovers to keep their hands on their chopsticks and spoon while still staying connected during a meal.

Steam Tea Maker

By Hakan Gürsu

Sleek and modern, Steam is a stovetop tea maker that uses intelligent engineering and stacked teapots to brew your tea just the way you like it. The larger lower kettle is filled with water, which when boiled evaporates and passes into the upper kettle to slowly steep the loose-leaf blend. Steeping the tea with steam creates a much richer flavour, and the dual kettles allow the user to adjust the drink’s strength by diluting the tea with the remaining water when serving. The upper kettle’s glass teapot shows the deep colour of the brewing tea while the stainless steel base gives a quality look and feel. With all these features, Steam is the ultimate in modern tea making and serving.

Google Campus Dublin Office Interior Design

By Camenzind Evolution

Camenzind Evolution had a tough problem to solve for Google: How do
you create a stimulating and interactive space within Dublin’s bustling inner city?
The solution had to be inventive and innovative — this is Google after all. But when the doors of Google Ireland opened in June 2013, it was clear this new campus was something special. Located in the heart of Dublin’s historic Docklands district, Google Ireland houses over 47,000 square metres of energetic, eclectic and inspired office space, as well as the headquarters of Google EU.

1967

By Glamorous Co., Ltd.

The relaxed and chic 1967 lounge is a clandestine retreat from the hustle and bustle of the crowded Tokyo streets below. Set in the nightlife haven of the Roppongi district, one of Tokyo’s busiest areas, 1967 is named after the three project leads, all of which were born in, yep, 1967. Its clean, modern décor is balanced with extravagant chandeliers and regal accents. There are four private rooms, each adorned with 1960s-themed art. But what makes 1967 so special is the lush plant life of the garden lounge. The surrounding greenery separates 1967 from surrounding buildings and the bumping party scene of Japan’s capital. But as the evening matures and approaches midnight, the shutters are opened, giving patrons a great view of the city.

Nan Fung International Convention & Exhibition Center

By Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

Like a teetering stack of hastily piled blocks, the Nan Fung International Convention & Exhibition Center is an unabashed monument to fearless architecture. This complex — located on Pazhou Island just outside of Guangzhou, China — features a massive retail exhibition area and a traditional multi-floor exhibition centre, as well as an office showroom and five-star hotel. Its unapologetic design pushes the envelope and is a clear example of the possibilities of the avant-garde.

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