Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Five Fields Play Structure Was Designed with No Purpose

The Five Fields Play Structure Was Designed with No Purpose

Boston-based Matter Design Studio wanted to create a space that cultivates imaginative exploration, something children and adults alike don’t seem to engage in much these days in a world where fast thumbs try to keep up with even faster technology. So, they designed a structure that doesn’t serve any purpose whatsoever! Entitled the Five Fields Play Structure, the project has form but it lacks function, and this essential characteristic is what makes it so unique.

It seems like long gone are the days when imagination reigned supreme during a child’s playtime. Matter Design Studio sought to bring back some of that inventive thinking by depriving the structure of any specific use, functions or instructions. There’s no doubt what one needs to do with the surrounding swing set, slide, and jungle gym, but with this twenty-foot vertical sculpture, you have to experiment and explore. There are stairs that lead to nowhere, unexpected entrances, and colorfully ambiguous signs. Here, inventiveness and creativity is needed in order to discover the space and unfold its design.

Learn more about the Five Fields Play Structure here.

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Filo: Deconstructed Lamps by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

Filo: Deconstructed Lamps by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

Traditional lamps are generally designed to hide the wiring, bulb, and basic structure behind something ornamental, but designer Andrea Anastasio decided to take a different, deconstructed approach. Filo, designed for Foscarini, chooses to display those parts and have what’s normally hidden become decorative.

The electrical wire is looped and hung on a hook at the top of the lamp’s base. Glass spheres, along with the porcelain cone-like shade, are suspended from the cord giving it the look of a necklace. A variety of glass components, from bright hues to muted tones, are available making it work in just about any scenario it’s placed.

During this year’s Salone del Mobile, the Filo table lamp was named “Best of Euroluce” where it also debuted.

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Listen to Episode 33 of Clever: Josh Higgins

Listen to Episode 33 of Clever: Josh Higgins

Graphic designer and Senior Creative Director of Facebook’s Building 8 team, Josh Higgins, spent his SoCal youth surfing, enduring a painful homelife, and harboring rebellious angst. He found therapeutic release and success in playing punk rock music, and also accidentally found the pathway to his calling. Now, he’s a champion of social causes and connecting the world through empathy. Oh and remember when Obama ran for re-election in 2012? Guess who design-directed that victorious campaign? Go Josh!

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TINGE: A Mix and Match Table Series Made Scrap From Scrap Plastic

TINGE: A Mix and Match Table Series Made Scrap From Scrap Plastic

Designer Ulrike Jurklies, of Dutch studio mo man tai, created a side table series inspired by leftover plastic material that’s generated when the color process machine is set up with a new dye. TINGE tables require no tools or hardware when assembled, instead the pieces have slots notched out where they easily fit together, letting you mix and match the pieces until you get the look you want.

The scrap plastic can be cut into all different shapes, offering up all kinds of table variations. And when the pieces are layered, it creates a cool visual effect with light, reflections, and shadows.

The first prototypes were done in the colors shown but more options could be available. The TINGE tables were produced by Zweko Optics, with the materials coming from Arla Plast.

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