Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

A graffiti artist tries furniture making, a hospital-inspired electronics shop, and 3D printed deserts are coming.

PSFK highlights the important design stories of the week. Get caught up and discover what’s new in product, retail, automotive and architectural design.

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‘Plantala’ by Andrea Rekalidis Nails Functionality as a Planter/Coat Rack (For Those Without a Green Thumb)

Inspired by the iconic white picket fence, Plantala elegantly solves functional issues for indoor and outdoor using a minimum of materials with a clever shape.

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Graffiti-Inspired Coffee Tables by Vans the Omega

Known for his letterform street art work, Vans the Omega creates his first collection of custom furniture pieces.

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Doctor Manzana: A Gadgets Store Gets a Graphic Redesign

The interior of the new shop in Valencia, Spain was inspired by hospitals, reflecting Doctor Manzana’s repair service offer for smartphones and tablets.

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The Aēsop Kawaramachi Store in Kyoto, Japan, by Torafu Architects

The latest branch for Austrialian skincare brand Aēsop continues their drive to experiment with interior materials. This shop mixes exposed raw concrete with squid-fishing pendant lights.

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Furniture Design: Piet Hein Eek’s Making Furniture, Made of Furniture, Made of Furniture.

40×40 is a new collection of furniture that shows how materials can be recycled multiple times.

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How To Design A Sexier Green Lightbulb

The flourescent bulb pros are back with their concept for a replacement 30W filament bulb.

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First Food 3D Printer Launched By 3D Systems

Targeted for pastry chefs, it can print with milk chocolate or three flavors of sugar.

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Sweet Architecture | A Home Built on Top of a Bakery

Iconic Tokyo apple pie spot gets a gorgeous redesign by architect Yuko Nagayama.

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Airbnb Removes “knockoff” Navy Chairs From New Headquarters

One manufacturer goes on the offensive to promote authenticity of design.

 

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