Every Thursday we step away from our computers for about an hour and immerse ourselves in presentations by our peers. Topics range from social issues, to personal adventures to technology to a lot more. We would like to share our inspiration with you! (more…)
I watched your future video of glass. Our message back to you – we’re ready for this. These technological + glass innovations were truly mindblowing. It was like watching Steve Jobs talk about all the things that Apple is doing 10 years from now. For all your bloggers out there, watch this video for a Jetson’s view of tomorrow. The music and pace of the video is incredibly dull and slow (Corning – you could have done SO much better than this). But the innovations were truly exciting.
Friedman Benda Gallery
515 West 26th Street
March 4 – April 10, 2010
The Bone Chair — if evolution could create a chair…
If furniture could evolve in the same was as our bones evolved, then the result we would see could be fascinating and also be almost optimal. Joris Laarman used optimization models to generate furniture that mimicked evolution. In collaboration with Droog, Friedmanbenda and Opel, he put together a body of work that was simply amazing.
Paper Starlings — paper planes autonomously flying in a gracious organic ballet
Originally designed for the Guggenheim museum as part of the contemplating the void exhibition, paper starlings is an interactive installation in which paper planes autonomously fly in a organic pattern guided by a gps system. Still in development, the planes are motorized by micro robots. They interact with the audience interference and charge themselves as they hit the ground.
Half Life Lamp — lamp is half made of living organism and non living material
This lamp is half made of living organism and non living material. It was created on February 23 in a Dutch tissue culture laboratory. The cells responsible for the emission of light in the hood of the lamp are originally stem from a Chinese hamster. In 1957 these cells were isolated from its ovary and kept alive as a cell culture for research purposes. These cells glow in the dark in presence of luciferine.
Heat Wave — functional rococo radiator
Joris Larman challenges the notion ‘form follows function’ and achieves a spectacular design solution to a common household problem. This intriguing modular heating system is the first to unite the fine details of craftsmanship with industrial efficiency. The result is an expressive design with a maximum amount of surface to release warmth. It achieves a curious and paradoxical compromise between design and functionality.