Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

A sofa made of lava and carbon fiber, packaging that disappears, and a moped built by a camera guru.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 28 march 2014

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



Recycled Hawtness: Chicara Nagata’s 1966 Honda P25
Built for Japan’s Nikkei Security Show, this radically reimagined moped features a number of stealthily integrated cameras.



Modular Bike Accessories By Fietsklik Aid Everyday Errands
Aiming to improve a bicycles’ cargo carrying capabilities, this lockable platform pairs with a number of accessories including a thermal plastic cooler.



Redesigned Consumer Packaging Disappears To Eliminate Waste
Pratt Institute graduate Aaron Mickelson explores packaging designs that disappear when a product is finished.



Google + Luxottica Announce Glass Partnership To Develop Wearable Tech
Bemoaned by many designers as ugly, Google Glass may now get a dose of style.



Former Selfridges Hotel Converted Into Britain’s Largest Indoor Skatepark
The HTC One Skatepark, located in the former Selfridges’ Hotel behind the flagship store on Oxford Street, re-imagines what the shop would like if it was a skatepark.



Gyeonggi Children’s Museum Climbing Gym by Luckey
The nearly 54′ tall climbing structure has columns resembling bendy straws and climbing pads inspired by the color of popular childrens’ beverages.



OMA Completes Industrial Headquarters For G-Star Raw In Amsterdam
Inspired by an aircraft hanger, the new facility mirrors G-Star’s refined-industrial brand aesthetic.



ONYX Sofa By Pierre Gimbergues For Peugeot Design Lab
The first in a series of unique pieces debuting at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair, ONYX is crafted from carbon fiber and Volviv lava.



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Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

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Drone-Powered Hotel Concept Could Radically Redefine Vacations

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