Thursday, 22 October 2009

Dyneema Chair by Bram Geenen

Dyneema Chair 1
Dyneema chair designed by Bram Geenen from Studio Geenen ' was based upon the idea that textiles can be very effective when dealing with tensile forces since the forces can be uniformly dispersed over the whole fabric. This way little and light material can be used. A whole chair can be made out of one strong textile, like dyneema. A woven dyneema will be used for the side arches because this fabric shouldn't stretch. For the comfort of seating and backrest a elastic fabric is needed so here knitted dyneema will be used. Finally a dyneema-composite is used to form the solid that take compressive forces.'
- Studio Geenen.
Dyneema Chair 2Dyneema Chair 3The designer:
Bram Geenen, who u might know through his Gaudi Stool, was born in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands year 1985. He graduated from Utrecht School of Arts, June 2oo9 where he is based now.

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a+. gaudi stool via

Monday, 19 October 2009

'Gordon Ramsay, At Your Service' by Cuppa Coffee

'Gordon Ramsay, At Your Service' by Cuppa Coffee
Photo copyright Cuppa Coffee Studios.

Look! The celeb chef Gordon Ramsay is going animated! Meemalee thought he is already a fairly complete caricature of a human being and turning him into an animation figure indicates 'the world is officially going to hell in a hand-basket'. Ha! After the RUDE COMMENT by ANONYMOUS and my angry replied on my recent post, Nordpark Cable Railway by ZHA, I somehow find this very amusing and Meemalee's statement very funny, I had a good laugh! Thanks you, Meemalee!

“Gordon Ramsay, at Your Service” is described as a half-hour laffer that will take “the essence of who he is and have a bit of fun with it,” according to Adam Shaheen, prexy of Cuppa Coffee, the Toronto-based animation house which is also the animation house behind Nick at Nite’s primetime toon series “Glenn Martin, DDS” and MTV’s “Celebrity Deathmatch,” etc.

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a+. variety via meemalee

Sunday, 18 October 2009

War Bowl by Dominic Wilcox

War Bowl 1War Bowl 2
The blue Battle of Waterloo, Half British Artillery, half French Infantry War Bowl.

Something that remind me of my childhood years- the toy soldiers...but melted to form a bowl. Designed by Dominic Wilcox for Thorsten van Elten, the War Bowl which came in 4.75 x 17.5 inches is made from plastic of melted toy soldiers, each bowl is made of figures from two opposing armies.
Price: $400.00 each.

War Bowl 3
The white 'English Civil War' War Bowl.

War Bowl 4
Designer's words:
'The inspiration for the War Bowl came from a combination of ideas.

I wanted to create a new material that would work on more levels than the usual qualities such as texture and functionality. My aim was to make a material that had a voice of it's own, not just a passive lifeless thing. I started with the idea of combining small objects in order to create something larger. I arrived at the idea of using toy soldiers as my ingredients. As found objects, they seemed to represent something of a paradox. On one hand they were a fun childhood toy that brought back happy memories and on the other, they were a representation of war with it's associated horrors. This is a contrast that I find slightly uneasy.'

a+. dominic wilcox
a+. thorsten van elten via areaware