parte bowl 2011.04 for Materia Portugal’s Amorim, the world’s largest manufacturer of cork, invited ten designers to design a product for their new lifestyle goods brand Materia. We were taken with cork’s lightness and malleability, and created a fruit bowl that is in two pieces, joined together by a magnet. The two halves of the bowl can be connected on different sides, allowing users to change its proportions as and when they like.
Surface Tension Lamp by Front for Booo -- A bubble is brief, and bursts at your touch. But while it lasts, it catches the light and reflects the room like a multi-coloured temporary structure. We wanted to create a constantly changing lamp that combines the most ephemeral of lampshades with an LED light source that will last for 50000 hours. In the time it takes the LED to burn out, the lamp will have had 3 million different globe shades.