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Ana Linares is a Brooklyn-based mostly designer born in Miami and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She moved to New York to pursue her diploma of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. Ana’s designs are the results of her sensitivity to materials experimentation and love for creating folding shapes impressed by natural types in nature and origami.
While creating her personal designs, she has labored for the previous years with acknowledged corporations and designers reminiscent of Knoll Design, Karim Rashid and Mark Goetz. Ana’s designs have been seen in quite a few exhibitions together with New York’s ICFF, one hundred% Design London, Brooklyn Designs and Art Basel Miami.
Some of her awards embrace the choice Ana’s Conversation Chair by Tom Dixon and different jurors for the one hundred% Futures exhibition — a part of one hundred% Design London — throughout London Design Week in 2007, and that very same yr, Ana’s journal rack design gained second prize within the annual Umbra/Pratt Design Competition. In May 2010, Ana’s Duo Bookshelf acquired an honorable point out in Design Within Reach’s annual M+A+E (Modern + Design + Function) competitors and was on show at DWR’s Flatiron studio throughout New York Design Week. Since then, it has been receiving fairly a little bit of press from Daily Candy to Apartment Therapy.
My favourite issues are objects and processes that encourage me when I take a look at them; all of them have a wise high quality and a richness of texture and type.
What I like now:
M. Reversed Volumes Reversed Volumes is a set of ceramic bowls by Viennese designers Mischer’Traxler that seize a fruit’s imprint. The vessels are made by packing ceramic powder round greens the place it hardens with out firing, leaving an in depth imprint inside every bowl. This is an fascinating strategy to texture; I actually recognize objects that may give you a tactile expertise and element. This one particularly, jogs my memory of enjoying with Play-Doh when I was a child.
P. The Oyster CollectionStephan Diez’s collaborated together with his spouse within the creation of The Oyster Collection for the German jeweler Jens Biegel. Sheets of 18 karat gold the place laser-minimize into hyperlinks that wrap round semi-valuable stones or pearls. The strategy of laser-minimize metallic is one thing that I have all the time been interested in as a result of it provides you a singular high quality and allows you to play with the fabric like paper. This ring is certainly one of my favorites due to its magnificence and ease.
A. Paper jewellery by Nel Linssen Dutch designer Nel Linssen’s paper-craft jewellery has a excessive degree of complexity and element to texture. By merely slicing and folding, she creates beautiful layered textures that take paper design into an entire new degree.
A. Toilet plunger coatrackArmin Fischer has discovered an excellent concept to show a rest room plunger right into a useful shirt/coat/denims wall hook. Although you want a hanger to let your shirts stick with the plunger, the thought of twisting the perform of each-day objects into one thing like that is very intelligent.
H. Magnetic curtainsFlorian Kräutli has created this lovely magnetic curtain which you’ll be able to form into any type. Through the included construction and magnets, it stays within the form you push and pull it to.