It's been a while since we started to select the best of 2015 creative posts we shared with you through the year. Now it's a time to go deep into the 150+ selected projects, people, movies and sound tracks.
Welcome to the selection of the best product design projects we’ve seen together on Designcollector this year
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BOOKNITURE is an extremely compact furniture. You can store it or carry it around just like a book. In just a flip, it unfolds from a book to a piece of multifunctional furniture. http://vimeo.com/122714502
“As urban streets are increasingly shared between drivers and cyclists, road safety is more of an issue than ever before. In the UK, more than 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents every year. Many of these collisions take place in London, where the city’s often old, narrow streets make it difficult to accommodate both four-wheeled and two-wheeled drivers. Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is now addressing the problem with the introduction of its new product Life Paint, which just launched in London.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWzeGlaFvI
Like an upstanding desk is a new way to express your vitality this Halfbike can be a solution for this life concept. Halfbike II designed by Kolelinio was available for pre-order on Kickstarter http://vimeo.com/124188874
Milk Bottle Lamp by Constantin Bolimond
Emerging Russian industrial design talent Constantin Bolimond came up with a lamp design resembling a milk bottle. As a form follows famous Soviet milk bottle with a foil cap, it is recognisable abroad due to the fact almost everything in “soviet design” was adopted from outside.
Generative Fashion by Danit Peleg
Danit Peleg: “In September 2014 I started working on my graduate collection for my Fashion Design degree at Shenkar. This year, I decided to work with 3D printing, which I barely knew anything about. I wanted to check if it’d be possible to create an entire garment using technology accessible to anyone. So I embarked on my 3D printing journey, without really knowing what the end result would be.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s94mIhCyt4
Rhei is a prototype of an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display, and the result of a one-year long passion project, created by Damjan Stanković, executed in collaboration with Marko Pavlović and many other wonderful people http://vimeo.com/140469553
Architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia, has created More Sky, a variety of window concepts that allow people living in apartments to experience more sunlight in a unique way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BsDKGCOB7g
“Known for his daring and unconventional leather-accessory design, Ukrainian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta has just released his latest collection of leather bags and clutches.. Bearing the title “ARXI”, Kofta’s SS16 collection takes the designer’s approach a step further, by incorporating and inspired by forms and imagery found in Baroque architecture.”
Ohhio. Super chunky knits by Anna Marinenko
Merely a year ago Anna, a Kiev-based handcrafting artist, was captivated by an unusual material that sparked an idea to knit a blanket with a supersized ties using hands instead of spokes. That’s how a Kikstarter’s success – Ohhio project started. By this time her project is baked 10 times more than she estimated leaving her a lot of evenings to create and dispatch the orders made by earlier supporters. With no doubts Anna shows us the way how a small idea become a great path in a life.
“Naturalist” is a product design project initiated by IZBA Team – the Russian collective of talented designers, currently 15 in a row. The project was set up by curator Tatiana Kudryavtseva and product designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov, who set a brief for products that could re-introduce nature to urban apartments. The collection of 18 products ranged from hanging and wall-mounted planters, to furniture made using natural materials such as bark and marble.
Stay tuned for the Official Top 2015. Enjoy the previews here and Happy New Year!
Blast, it is 2015 and Pirelli has followed the simple rule that sex does not sell anymore. Still inspired by women, Pirelli asked Annie Leibovitz to come up with a stories of the world’s most influential women in beautiful black-and-white portraits. In total, the roll call includes Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Natalia Vodianova, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Kennedy, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat and Yao Chen.
The result is nothing short of stunning and while the calendar won’t be for sale – it’s strictly given to an exclusive group of 20,000 “V.I.P.’s, musicians, politicians and royalty” – you can check out the shoot in all of its classic glory above.
Young Ukrainian designer and visualiser Pavel Vetrov shares his latest award-winning product design works. His career started from 3D visualisation of interiors and developed through furniture and light design. His OLLY Desk won Red Dot Award 2015. This exposure let Pavel to develop and present new pieces of furniture in a short period of time. Here are the latest - lamps inspired by Seattle city skyline and named after it and Katana series of interiors and product design pieces. For other works please proceed to Pavel's website or Behance profile
I just presented the best Russian talents on Argentinian festival Trimarchi today. The last project I talked about was the biggest calligraphy work we've ever seen made by Russian talent Pokras Lampas: Calligroof
The artist and his team spent nearly a ton of paint to create this work, its height equals to twenty-two storey building. Work's text dedicated to the moments of inspiration and creativity
"This project breaks records on the complexity and scale in Russia. It was a real challenge for me and my team. We designed a brush with an ink surface of 1 meter using four big brooms specifically for this event. We could fail this project many times due to the rains and problems with the delivery of hundreds of liters of paint from another city." says Pokras
See more on Calligroof.com
As you may know Designcollector is invited to reveal selected Russian artist at the largest South America's media design festival - TRIMARCHI, near Buenos Aires. It will happen this week so please don't expect much activity here, but follow us on Instagram for Visual Overdose and latest updates about my first overseas trip (but 4th speaking experience).By tradition, we asked Alex Frukta from NORD Collective to come up with the second largest mashup of Russian Motion Design of 2015 (previously). Enjoy 11 minutes of awesomeness exclusively on Designcollector Network