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Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping.

7 Apr

Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping. Best known for his Endless Chair, made from a continuous string of recycled plastic using a 3D printer, the design has grown into a range of products all with the goal of making the production process more visible. Speaking at Design Indaba recently, van der Kooij explained, “the best thing about recycled plastic is it has history.”

The tinkerer’s focus is on the evolution of his designs, continuously rebuilding his “robot” as a way of advancing his work. This relentless dedication to perfecting the machine’s output reflects his progressive approach and commitment to adding to the design conversation.

Polygons/Isohedral D1 pentagon table

20 Feb

D1 side table detail

2011 HI-MACS® Design Contest

7 Feb

The company LG Hausys Europe GmbH launches the competition « HI-MACS® Design Contest 2011 », a European design contest, which deals with furniture design using our Solid Surface material HI-MACS®.


This contest will award the projects, which will present new ideas focus on urban furniture. These ideas will have to present innovation in concept and aesthetic. The following criteria will be taken into account: usability, commercial marketability, based on current trends (eco-friendly, wellness, snacking, nomadism…), creativity, technical feasibility, budget adherence, usage of HI-MACS® properties.


The theme of the competition is:

“Urban furniture”

The theme therefore refers to any piece of furniture used to furnish the city. The object has to be freely chosen by the designer. Here is a non exhaustive list of application that can be done:
•    Public bench
•    Streetlight
•    Telephone box
•    Jardinière
•    Banister
•    Etc.


The competition is open to professional designers and students with no age limit. The student should be attending at least his/her second year studies.

For information, candidates who are studying or working in the following areas are invited to take part:
•    Product designers
•    Interior designers
•    Urban designers
•    Architects
•    Any other design-related studies

United Nude Lo Res Project

3 Feb

Egg Chair

3 Feb

The Egg Chair’s laser-cut sheets are glued and screwed, meaning this thing ain’t coming apart at recycling time; then again I think sustainability is not exactly the point here.

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