Design

Une histoire de l'orthopédie by Juliana Sampaio

Une histoire de l'orthopédie / via @kronekern

Based on the history of the Hôpital orthopédique de la Suisse romande, founded in Lausanne in 1876, this book traces the developments of orthopaedics as a discipline and technique from the middle of the 18th century to the present day. By putting into context the situation of orthopaedics in Switzerland and Western countries, the author addresses issues of professional identities, institutional strategies and medical cultures, whose complex history reflects current health issues.

Hardcover – 286p.

Une histoire de l'orthopédie graphic creation by Switzerland-based graphic design Aris Zenone.


Mupote Container by Artur de Menezes by Juliana Sampaio

Mupote Container by Artur de Menezes

MuPote has a minimalist design that combines functionality and aesthetic appeal.

With two different materials, glass and plastic, fixed by threads, the MuPote can be used in many different ways. From storage food to jewelry. The MuPote has two compartments to provide multi-purpose storage and enable the user to use the product as well as it wants. The glass compartments can be used to serve the food itself on the table, making the piece a tableware product too. By using contrasting materials, MuPote delivery good design and a contemporary beauty allied with quality and function.

Designed by Artur de Menezes a Brazilian industrial designer based in Barcelona (won the second prize in the student category of the Salão Design Award 2018 with his product Flor Armchair).

Snug by Sanna Völker - a brutalist yet delicate candle holder by Juliana Sampaio

Italian travertine

Italian travertine

Snug candle holders by Sanna Völker are handmade by stonemasons who have mastered their craft for four generations, dating back to 1880.

All pieces are made from natural stone leftovers, some up to 500 million years old, handpicked by the designer herself from a quarry located in a small mountain village in the province of Barcelona. Snug is a small, self produced project that celebrates local craft, quality material and emotional value.

The essence of the product is the material itself, expressed through a minimalist design. Stone is created and shaped by history, through shifting continents, seas and earthquakes. Some tell their story through banded layers, others through fossils. And it is here, in their sheer variation, that Snug finds its beauty.

The two candles are trapped by the material in what becomes a brutalist yet delicate candle holder. Snug is a story of craftsmanship, sustainability and transparency. Because the story behind the design is as important, and must be just as beautiful, as the finished piece.

Iranian travertine

Iranian travertine