SCHOTT has come out with a new lighting concept called LuminaLine that is ideal for vehicle exterior lighting. This breakthrough won the German glass manufacturer the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in the materials category and the German Innovation Award 2018. LuminaLine faced stiff competition from 5,600 entries from 55 countries and ended up the winner! A big thumbs up!
German microbiology student-turned-designer Anke Domaske is using sour milk to produce a fibre called QMILK. Similar to silk, but much less expensive, it has antibacterial properties and is friendly on the skin. This new-age fibre can be used in the apparel, medical and automotive sectors.
The Balancer floor lamp by the Berlin-based design studio Yuue is a perfect combination of geometry, functionality and style. Made of black powder-coated steel, it is uniquely interactive: turn the swivel key and the shade moves upwards or downwards.
Porsche not only makes sleek cars, it also designs equally sleek buildings and lifestyle products for men, be it sunglasses or watches, hi-tech gizmos or apparel. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, it came out with the limited-edition Racer Flyline sneakers. Made of carbon material and leather, it is shaped to resemble the silhouette of the iconic Porsche 911. How cool is that?!
Though not yet in production, this modern version of the traditional rocking chair really rocks! Designed by German industrial designer Matthias Kohler, this futuristic rocking wheel chair has a sleek circular shape and an overhead reading lamp.
Designer Werner Aisslinger, in partnership with the German chemical company BASF, developed the Hemp Chair, the first monobloc chair made with a revolutionary technology in which natural fibres like hemp are moulded under heat using an eco-friendly glue.
The minimalist GRACE serving trolley, designed by Sebastian Herkner for Schönbuch, is a real winner! This classy statement piece, made of powder-coated metal, glass and wood, is inspired by architecture of the1950s.