dwell on design
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we went to Dwell on Design 2012 in LA last weekend…there was a lot there…..and so, here we go. Having seen all that we did, there were two things that really were exciting and striking. 1. Solar from Lumos these … Continue reading →
we went to Dwell on Design 2012 in LA last weekend…there was a lot there…..and so, here we go.
Having seen all that we did, there were two things that really were exciting and striking.
1. Solar from Lumos
these light weight panels were shown as part of a trellis-like garage, but they were beautiful and due to their size and shape, much easier to integrate with another structure or imagine on or in your house than the traditional ones.
2. holorams/holographs/projectors and steam
while the display and displayed image of the Heliodisplay left a lot to be desired, the product spoke…while not for itself, it spoke for the future. I feel like most people who care about their space want to hide their TV…and this allows you to hide your TV by simply turning it off. I also look forward to having skype include a handshake.
there were a bunch of things that were cool:
like the materials section: it was awesome, invaluable and actually purposeful.
and: there were a couple products I liked, like these ceramic lamps from Schmitt.
and the broom chair by phillipe stark
there were also disappointments: all the houses were a little…not exciting or interesting…Dwell the magazine is super exciting to me and Isaac: new design, new shapes, new ideas…but these houses all looked a bit like super mainstream (boring) interior design blogs. the best thing in one of them was this dwell-esque doll house.
however, we caught part of Mitchell Joachim’s talk about the future of Cities, and that sort of conversation is bound to be more dynamic and new than a consumer product. Next time we’ll try to catch more of the talks and tour less of the homes.
more from dwell….
great section from the kids at Art Center
the swiss section was one of the bigger sections and a nice blend of industrial and homey
we were super impressed by the Trufig flush mounting system: the simplest ideas are sometimes the best.