Welcome to our Design Digest, our juicy, image-heavy rundown of the 4 hottest design objects and projects (in our opinion) this month. Eat your heart out.
1.) Kauppi & Kauppi’s Insulator-Inspired Lamps
Seduced by the soft shapes of insulators and connection boxes, designer at the Swedish studio drew upon their forms as well as employed a unique porcelain press technique for their Ohm collection.
“In some of our first products manufactured by the company, we wanted to bring these silhouettes back by creating something new that would carry some of the insulator identity. Our fascination was not only a matter of aesthetics — they were highly functional”Kauppo & Kauppi
The studio’s press technique, in which only small low humidity clay grains were pressed in a hydraulic press to create the entire fixture base, complete with detailed threads and mounting holes, results in fine precision details with outstanding durability and insulation, the studio writes.
To learn more on the Kauppi and Kauppi site here
2.) hplus. Personal health monitoring devices
Winner of the Core77 Design Awards’ Consumer Technology Award, Matt Canhams’ ceramic hplus collection features six personal health monitoring devices which aim to ease the pressure and increase accessibility of healthcare service. The collection comprises a spirometer, urine-analyser, and finger-prick blood tester, which all together with the other devices provide accurate monitoring of nine major chronic health conditions.
Setting the hplus collection apart from other healthcare devices is a strong focus on materiality. The devices are designed to counter the current aesthetic of medical products; creating a visual warmth that gives users a sense of dignity through their use and ownership, all while grounding them in the domestic setting.Core 77
Explore Matt Canham’s Behance page here.
3.) Léa & Nicolas’s Back to Basics Ceramics
Léa & Nicolas’s ceramics are all about focusing on what’s essential, as Design Milk reports, with each handmade terracotta piece in the collection containing only what’s needed. Each item is decidedly sleek: the coffee dripper, the lamp, the bowl, the tumbler––all highlight function.
Check out more at Léa & Nicolas’ design page.
4.) Max ID NY’s Yahochu Collection
The Yahochu (meaning “I want” in Russian slang) ceramics collection by entrepreneur and designer Maximilian Eicke features a range of 29 of handmade porcelain and stoneware home goods––from dinnerware and flatware to decorative items.
View more design objects from Maximilian Eicke here.
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