Recent MoCo submissions.
+ Ondine is a new flexible urban bench, designed by Michel Bihain for Belgium’s Parckdesign '07, which opens tomorrow. The theme is Hug a Tree and winning designs will be placed outdoors in a park for a three-year test period.
+ The Poor Light is a pictogram of a lamp that can help shed light in a deceitful manner. Used as a screensaver, the Poor Light provides a gentle glow, but used as a template to cut a lamp-shaped hole in a curtain it provides a link to natural light.
+ Reddot is a permanent installation of responsive architecture that uses laser sensors to project small red dots onto people’s legs and then trigger colour and light on a plexiglass grid. The flow of people in and out of the space is tracked visually, providing a dialogue based on movement.
+ Stig Skjelvik’s Dream Arrow lamp prototype acts like a compass, pointing in the direction that you choose …
+ San Francisco architecture firm Group 41 is offering to provide up to $10,000 of free design services for the design of a residential or commercial structure built out of recycled shipping containers.
+ The Bend table lamp is designed by the MrSmith Studio for FontanaArte at the recent Euroluce.
+ Sonodesign’s smoked or clear acrylic Profilelamp creates an effective play of reflections, thanks to the repetitive form.
+ The humble sandwich bag takes it up a notch. Mobi’s zipper sandwich bags (also good for organizing and toting anything that fits) are now to be designed by Todd Oldham.