Ergonic by Yos & Leonard Theosabrata


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Ergonic is a collection of furniture by father and son team Yos & Leonard Theosabrata. The collection comprises pieces that combine comfort and knowledge about acupressure points.

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The chairs have an elastic seat and back covered with various plastic knobs that can conform to the shape of one’s body while sitting or lying down.

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The open space between the pins offers air circulation and the pins, the accupressure.

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The chairs are suitable for use indoors or outdoors.

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The aesthetic quality of the chair is a product of Western functionality and Asian philosophy of the body.

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Leonard Theosabrata was born in Jakarta and graduated from the Product Design Faculty at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2002. Leonard is currently the head of the Jakarta-based LTD. Leonard Theosabrata Design studio, which focuses on interior and product design. His love for furniture has led him to build Accupunto for which he received the Red Dot Design Award in 2003, and Good Design Award Japan, 2005, and the recent Wallpaper Design Award 2009 for his collaboration with Michael Young for Accupunto.

Reference: http://www.accupunto.com/

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“Craft” Coffee Table by Milk Design


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“Craft” is a coffee table designed by Hong Kong firm Milk Design. It celebrates the beauty of simple materials and a handmade quality, creating a whimsical design that is also eco-friendly. The coffee table has a very simple production process and is completely crafted by hand.

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Its main structure is a folded fan-like construction made from thin 200 gsm paper. The folds lend rigidity and detail to the table’s structure, forming a strong support for the strudy softwood tabletop.

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This folding method allows for the table to hold a weight of up to 10kg.

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The notches on the tabletop increase the surface area for gluing and attachment.

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The simplicity of the construction allows for the table to be readily disassembled and recycled for other uses.

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Design Milk is a product design firm based in Hong Kong. Its philosophy is to provide design solutions that are unique while fulfilling the basic needs of everyday life.

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Harbormall by Supermachine studio


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Harbormall is a revitalized shopping centre 100km east of Bangkok, designed by multidisciplinary design firm Supermachine studio. The main feature of the shopping mall is its vibrant new facade of numerous glass fins, wrapped over the old facade of the building.

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The refurbishment of the mall also includes a redesign of the front plaza, a completely new interior space and a re-conceptualized facade of vivid marine hues.

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3,400 pieces of laminated glass fins in 8 shades of blue, green and white comprise this new skin. The idea is to create a iridescent blue box that glows at night, contrasting with the adjacent highway that is flooded with orange streetlamps.

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The restrained simplicity of the facade distinguishes the mall from the more elaborate forms of the  surrounding urban fabric, creating an architectural landmark.

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Light is brought into the interior space with new skylights, an the colourful shades of glass are brought into key elements like the vertical lift shafts.

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Supermachine studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded and based in Bangkok in 2009 by Thai architect, Pitupong Chaowakul. Supermachine studio’s projects are extremely varied and multidiscipliary, including product, exhibition, architectural and event design.

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