Magis at the Salone del Mobile 2018

Magis

The presentation by the brand Magis was one of our favorites at the Salone del Mobile 2018 furniture fair in Milan. We, at Mimi Berlin, are always drawn to the designs produced by Magis, but this time it wasn’t so much the chairs, stools and tables we liked; it was the stand-design itself we favored. Huge classisistic columns, embellished with perspex and metal cubes in brown/orange/pink tones, stood in the middle of the large and open space, which ended at a wall wich had several fake arcs in it. In total: a postmodern delight from the 21st century.

Award

When we did our research later on, we read that Magis had won a Salone del Mobile.Milano Award and that: “The exhibition design project at the Salone was a product of the collaboration between the company and Note Design Studio in Stockholm.” Congratulations to both companies!
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Pentagram Designs for Dr.Jart+ skincare

Pentagram Designs for Dr.Jart+ skincare

Stunning containers for Dr.Jart+, the global skincare brand that fuses science and art from South Korea. Product design by creative agency Pentagram in collaboration with product designer Piotr Woronkowicz.

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Now that’s a product line I’d be willing to showcase in my bathroom! What do you think? You Like?

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Products Disguised as Pills

Products Disguised as Pills

Medicine Gel-caps as inspiration for product designers.

via;  tofucute / trendhunter/ sequoia-studio / sarahsbag

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Connected Devices to make Life Easier

Connected Devices to make Life Easier

Cute Devices connecting real-life actions with data, to make our lives easier; so the marketing story goes. They have the same sort of functions as for example, a fitness tracker (with app), which you just put around your wrist. The difference is that these friendly figures are made for the parents in this world. They are equally easy to manage but the given explanations are overly simple, almost childlike, this results in tricking the customers into thinking it’s a very difficult device, designed to be very easy in use. The shapes are also simple and childlike and very pretty we must say: Kawaii!. These plastic devices should be easy to bond with………….maybe we need Mother to find our keys our keys every morning……

BleepBleeps are a set of 8 abstract but cute, connected devices that help you get pregnant, give birth, look after your baby and raise your child. Each device connects to the BleepBleeps app and gives you access to simple tools, guidance and content to make parenting easier. For example; Sammy Screamer, you can stick this device on the things, or people, you want to keep an eye on and she’ll (yes, it’s a girl!) let you know if they move. Baby’s buggies and strollers, doors, windows and cupboards, handbags and rucksacks, laptops or even the cookie jar!

Mother and the Motion Cookies, by Sen.se, are a family of smart sensors. Mother looks cute, the Cookies not so much, but they are extremely versatile. They connect automatically to the application you assign to them, they analyze movement, measure surrounding temperature, they learn and continuously re-adapt to connect real-life actions with data, they can be affixed to almost anything; objects and people. Cookies transmit data to the nearest Mother, but they don’t have to be housebound. Even with no Mother in sight, they have the capacity to memorize up to 10 days of data and upload it to the system as soon as they encounter a Mother. Up to 24 Motion Cookies can be connected simultaneously to one Mother.

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Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015

This year during Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch design collective Workmates will distribute Good News, a newspaper put together by the five members, celebrating the ideas and processes behind their work.workmates

The open collective – currently Roos Meerman, Joris De Groot, Rick Tegelaar, Klaas Kuiken and Casper Tolhuisen – work independently of each other, and across subject areas. But all of the designers share a hands-on approach, practice in a workshop environment, and produce work that is experimental with a strong focus on process. Continue reading