"The selection of the Volt as the World Green Car is a further proof point of the fuel-efficient technologies that are now being offered by the Chevrolet brand around the world," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "This award, and the others that have preceded it, validate the efforts of the development team to build a truly remarkable vehicle with the potential to transform transportation around the globe."
Hybridisations, couplings of shapes, zoo and geomorphisms: for four years, over the brilliant course that followed his degree at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Nacho Carbonell has continuously developed an experimental work with powerfully narrative implications, liberating itself from conventions to push established boundaries back even further – those which distinguish between design and contemporary art, functional use and sculpture, restraint and exuberance, beauty and ugliness, violence and gentleness.
Studio Jens Praet was horrified by the huge amounts of wastepaper produced in offices and endeavored to find another use for it, turning this abstract concept a reality.
The design studio has transformed unuseful documents and leftover magazines into valuable and useful objects. To this end are being mixed the confetti from shredded paper and resin into a mould and letting it harden to become rigid objects.
The paper-resin composite boasts a firmness similar to wood and has a unique appearance. Paper waste returns to our living or working area as functional furniture, bringing to mind just what little thought we give to general use of paper.
Awaiting the presentation of his new pieces in Milan next month at Ceccotti Collezioni and Fasem, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrancehas has been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award, in the Product Design 2011 category, for the Corvo chair produced by Bernhard Design. Created in 1955, today the Red Dot Design Award is the most internationally renowned design prize. This year, about 4,500 products submitted by 60 countries were competing in the only category Product Design. With its beautiful duality Corvo is a technical achievement, the external structure of which is highlighted by straight and fine edges which join the feet to the back, bestowing it with both dynamism and perfect stability. In contrast, the inner surface of the armchair, the seat is all enveloping: a reassuring fluidity which suggests comfort perfectly. The Corvo will be exhibited from 4th July 2011 for one month at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen (Germany).
(Pune 17th March 2011) – City Corporation Ltd, a leading real estate development corporation in the Indian state of Maharashtra has started construction on the first phase of Amanora Apartment City – Future Towers, designed by MVRDV. The project is located in Pune, India and comprises of 1,068 apartments & public amenities, as a part of a large scale housing development with a total of 400.000m2 comprising 3,500 apartments. Completion is expected by summer 2014. The apartments and facilities are interwoven and create a vertical city which will due to its various apartment types offer housing to a diverse group of residents.