Designers Of The Future Reveal Interactive Jellyfish And Tools For Space Exploration

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The winners of this year’s Designers of the Future Award have unveiled objects and installations such as a set of tools for exploring a fictional crystal planet at Design Miami/Basel .

47˚ by Tomas Alonso 47˚ by Tomás Alonso

Studio Swine, Elaine Yan Ling Ng and Tomás Alonso – all primarily based in London – have been announced as the 2015 Designers of the Potential Award winners in the course of Milan design and style week in April.

47˚ by Tomas Alonso 47˚ by Tomás Alonso

The designers were asked to produce exhibition pieces in response to the traditions and aesthetics of products by crystal brand Swarovski, which took in excess of as the sponsor for the annual awards from hospitality chain W Hotels.

47˚ by Tomas Alonso 47˚ by Tomás Alonso

They visited the Swarovski headquarters in Wattens, Austria, to research the crystal manufacturing techniques and delve into the company’s archive, and their resulting tasks went on demonstrate at the Style Miami/Basel occasion yesterday.

Terraforming by Studio Swine Terraforming by Studio Swine

Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine developed a story about an fully crystal planet found at the outer edges of the galaxy to base their Terraforming project all around.

Terraforming by Studio Swine Terraforming by Studio Swine

Equipment that the duo made for explorers of this fictional world contain a digital hour glass called the Dune Clock.

Sundew by Elaine Yan Ling Ng Sundew by Elaine Yan Ling Ng

A table that creates patterns of sand-like crystals on its surface employing sound vibrations represents the planet’s shifting surface. The studio’s earlier room-inspired tasks incorporate cabinets and a pair of sneakers created to appear like meteorites.

Sundew by Elaine Yan Ling Ng Sundew by Elaine Yan Ling Ng

Elaine Yan Ling Ng’s Sundew installation comprises a set of interactive jellyfish-shaped forms that change shape to mimic movements of a small carnivorous plant as it pulls its tentacles in excess of an insect.

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Strands of non-woven textile fused with Swarovski Crystal Material react to motion, twisting on their vertical poles into tighter coils.

47˚ by Tomas Alonso 47˚ by Tomas Alonso

“After going to Wattens I now regard crystal as an ingredient for making new supplies, textures and surfaces, and for this project it really is interesting to be combining craft and technologies to check out new functions,” explained Ng.


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For his commission, Alonso developed a variety of objects based on the 47-degree cutting angle used to optimise the reflection and refraction of light inside of crystal.

Clock drawing by Studio Swine Clock drawing by Studio Swine

“These pieces have been created as exhibition pieces,” said Alonso, whose prior tasks contain a retailer interior for shoe brand Camper and a set of stackable steel cutlery. “I have looked into the application of colour within the crystal to create inner and surface results.”

Terraforming by Studio Swine Terraforming by Studio Swine

His 47˚ collection consists of lights, a mirror and a set of desk equipment, created by combining pieces of reduce crystal with coloured UV glues and foils to produce diverse results across the circular and rectangular things.

47˚ by Tomas Alonso 47˚ by Tomás Alonso

Earlier winners of the Designers of the Potential Award have incorporated Max Lamb, Kram/Weisshaar, Philippe Malouin and Asif Kahn.

Sketch by Tomas Alonso Sketch by Tomas Alonso

Layout Miami/Basel runs from sixteen to 21 June 2015, with projects on present like Richard Rogers’ redesign of a flatpack residence originally designed by Jean Prouvé and a collection of basalt sculptures that double up as oversized outdoor furniture.

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