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Max Enrich sculpts lamps from upholstery foam for Gaudi's Casa Batlló

Pastel-coloured upholstery foam is cut into geometric totems to form a series of floor lights, created by Barcelona designer Max Enrich to contrast with the organic architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Simply called Totem, the collection encompassing five lamps was commissioned as a homage to Gaudi's Casa Batlló as the building remains closed to the public...

This week Abiboo envisioned a city on Mars for quarter of a million people

This week on Dezeen, a video fly-through showed architecture studio Abiboo's proposal for Nüwa city, which was designed to be the first permanent city on Mars. The city, which was envisioned to house up to 250,000 people, would be embedded into a cliff face. It was designed by Abiboo for non-profit organisation the Mars Society to be a self sufficient...

Inflatable pillars pulse with light to encourage deep breathing in Brooklyn

Breathing Pavilion by artist Ekene Ijeoma is a temporary installation in Brooklyn made of illuminated inflatable pillars that invite people to breathe along with its pulsing lights. Breathing Pavilion encompasses a 30-foot (nine-metre) circle of 20 nine-foot (three-metre) inflatable pillars held up by concrete bases, positioned around a raised bed...

"When will we see good design as a NFT?"

As well as being bad for the environment, NFTs have so far failed to produced original or exciting work that pushes the boundaries of design, says Aaron Betsky. When will we see good design as a NFT? That is, for me at least, the real question that arises out of the very sudden and meteoric rise of the value and the spread across the design world...

Gan, Dedon and Warli showcase products on Dezeen Showroom

Spanish furniture brand Gan, German outdoor furniture brand Dedon and Italian brand Warli are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week. Furniture including outdoor seating, office chairs, tables and finishes have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers...

Isla outdoor seating by Sebastian Herkner for Gan

Dezeen Showroom: German designer Sebastian Herkner has created a collection of modular outdoor seating for Gan that uses irregular shapes to form unexpected seating arrangements. Called Isla the collection includes three different modules that vary in size and can be used independently or organised together to create larger seating areas. Isla modules...

Garden Layers outdoor furniture by Patricia Urquiola for Gan

Dezeen Showroom: Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has collaborated with Gan to reimagine her Garden Layers collection of outdoor seating in recycled plastic. The Garden Layers collection includes a range of daybeds, mattresses and matching cushions, which aim to bring the typical comfort of indoor spaces to the outdoors. Garden Layers...

Pearl Academy spotlights 10 standout student design projects

Tableware that encourages people to eat with their hands and a portable water container for slum communities feature in this school show curated by the Pearl Academy in India. The 10 spotlighted projects, which range from product and communication designs to interior architecture, are by students from five different courses at the academy. Pearl...

NFTs will usher in a "creative and artistic renaissance" say designers

The emergence of NFTs will trigger a wave of artistic innovation and allow creatives to sell avant-garde work directly to customers, according to digital designers. "We're right at the beginning of the frontier," 3D artist Alexis Christodoulou told Dezeen. "This is an opportunity to create something beautiful because you're in charge again." "You...

Sarit Shani Hay fills Soft Landscape installation with animal cushions

Designer Sarit Shani Hay has created Soft Landscape, a sculptural installation of cushioned animals in coastal landscapes for the Design Museum Holon that draws on the architecture of the museum itself. Tel Aviv-based Hay, who specialises in child-centric design, was commissioned to create the artwork for the Black Box exhibition, which displays pieces...

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