Poke & Squeeze Tables

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‘Uncomfortably anthropomorphic tables’ by Emily Vislocky.

Iconograph by Werner Aisslinger for Lorenz at Dezeen Watch Store

Dezeen: Iconograph watch by Werner Aisslinger

Dezeen Watch Store (and our pop-up store at 55 Neal Street until 16 July) is now stocking Iconograph, the first watch by Berlin designer Werner Aisslinger.

Dezeen: Iconograph watch by Werner Aisslinger

Created for Italian brand Lorenz, Iconograph features twelve windows cut into the watch face to reveal numbers printed beneath.

It has a round, polished stainless steel case and soft silicone strap.

Iconograph is available on Dezeen Watch Store in white/red, white/green and black/grey.

See the watch at our Dezeen Watch Store pop-up at 55 Neal Street in London until 16 July.

The drawings shown were produced by Aisslinger during the design phase of the watch.

Here’s some text from the designer:

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Dezeen Screen: VUE watch by Yves Behar

Dezeen Screen VUE watch by Yves Behar for Issey Miyake

Dezeen Screen: our latest film made at Ventura Lambrate in Milan earlier this month features industrial designer Yves Behar of fuseproject talking about VUE, the watch he designed for Issey Miyake. The watch can be bought at Dezeen Watch Store. Watch the movie

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Weird but pretty cool cabinet by Droog.

Also check out their even crazier ‘storage unit’ below. Im not sure i’d store any delicates in there, but its still pretty awesome.

Jambox by Yves Behar at The Temporium

Jambox by Fuseproject at The Temporium

The Temporium: we have ten Jambox portable wireless speakers in limited-edition packaging designed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject on sale at The Temporium, our pop-up design store in London.

Jambox by Fuseproject at The Temporium

The Temporium is the only store in the UK stocking the product in special “shoebox” gift packaging, designed by Behar and featuring an old-school boombox on the lid and the legend “That was then… this is now”.

Jambox by Fuseproject at The Temporium

Jambox, produced by Jawbone, plays music from iPods, iPads or any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Jambox by Fuseproject at The Temporium

The product comes in black, grey, blue and red and costs £160. See our earlier story about Jambox for more information.

Jambox by Fuseproject at The Temporium

The Temporium is at 221 Brompton Road, London until Sunday 19 December. See all our stories about The Temporium.


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Yves Béhar’s sketches
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Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

Tokyo studio Nendo have collaborated with a traditional Japanese potter to create a flat, square loudspeaker made of 1mm thick ceramic decorated with intricate patterns.

Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

The speaker combines high-tech industrial ceramics and traditional craftsmanship.

Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

The product was designed in collaboration with Kanazawa based potter Mitsuke Masagasu, for the Take Action Foundation, which seeks to rejuvenate traditional Japanese crafts.

Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

Photographs are by Masayuki Hayashi.

Ceramic Speaker by Nendo

See more ceramics in our Dezeen archive.

See all our stories on Nendo in our special category.

The following information is from the designers:


“ceramic-speaker” designed by nendo / Design concept

A contribution to the Revalue Nippon Project launched by former Japan footballer Nakata Hidetoshi to revitalize the traditional crafts in Japan. Nakata named five curators, each of whom selected one ceramicist and one designer (or contemporary artist) to collaborate on one piece. Curator Akimoto Yuji, director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, invited nendo to collaborate with Mitsuke Masagasu, a Kanazawa-based potter whose work springs from the traditions of the local Kutani ware.

We decided to complement the infinitely sophisticated, elaborate lines of Mitsuke’s red-glaze designs by fusing them with the infinite sophistication of digital manufacturing techniques to create a set of high-end audio speakers in 1mm thick ceramic substrate.

Ceramic substrate has a high heat resistance, so is often used for LED bulbs and other heat-emitting internal components and rarely exposed to human eyes. Its computer-controlled manufacture involves shaving thin slices from thicker ceramic slabs, fixing them with mercury vapour and mounting all components with a robot arm; human hands touch no part of the process. We hoped that adding Mitsuke’s red patterns to the process would disrupt it entirely, allowing a new form of expression to emerge.

As the substrate is exposed to sight, its function-optimized surface takes on a new decorative role. This reminds us both of the limits of the human hand, and of its infinite, unshakeable attraction, providing a glimpse into the future of craft.


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Music Cage by
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Jambox by Yves Béhar

Jambox by Yves Behar

Industrial designer Yves Béhar of Fuseproject has sent sketches, computer renderings and photos explaining the design and manufacture of Jambox, a portable wireless speaker for Jawbone.

Jambox by Yves Behar

The stainless steel product is covered in a moulded rubber casing in four different surface treatments and colours. and uses Jawbone’s wireless technology.

Jambox by Yves Behar

The speaker can be connected to other electronic devices, including mobile phones and iPads, and can be updated with apps and other software.

Jambox by Yves Behar

A built-in microphone means that the device can also be used as a speakerphone.

See all our stories about Yves Béhar. Read more about the other Jawbone products by Béhar here and here.

Jambox by Yves Behar

Here’s some more information about the product:


Jawbone® Introduces JAMBOXTM: The World’s First Intelligent Wireless Speaker and Speakerphone

This is the newest addition to the Jawbone family! A tiny wireless speaker blasts noise instead of our normal noise cancelling technology!  It plays tunes off of your phone or iPad and also has a speakerphone in case you need to take a call in the middle of your jams…..4 colors, textures and available on www.jawbone.com.

A breakthrough in sound, wireless computing and design, Jawbone, the leader in personal mobile technology, today announced their latest breakthrough: JAMBOX, the first intelligent wireless speaker and speakerphone.

Jambox by Yves Behar

In addition to delivering full spectrum audio, JAMBOX quickly and easily connects with mobile phones, computers, tablets, iPods® or any other Bluetooth® device, allowing consumers to seamlessly stream and share music, movies, games, phone and conference calls anywhere — all wirelessly, all in the palm of your hand.

“Jawbone has been committed to providing the most advanced technology in compact and elegantly designed lifestyle products,” says Hosain Rahman, CEO and founder of Jawbone. “JAMBOX is an extension of this commitment — we’ve combined cutting-edge innovations in acoustics and microcomputing into a meticulously crafted package. JAMBOX is not just a new kind of stereo speaker; it’s a whole new category of high quality mobile audio.”

Jambox by Yves Behar

Breakthrough Science Delivers Full Spectrum Sound
JAMBOX utilizes more than 40 years of acoustics research to produce sound quality and volume unparalleled for a speaker of its size. Its two highly powerful acoustic drivers and ultra-small dome produce an audio spectrum almost as wide as the human ear itself. These drivers and speakers work in concert with an innovative moving-wall passive bass radiator and airtight enclosure — the only one of its kind in a compact speaker — to deliver such shimmering highs and massive low frequencies that they can literally be felt from feet away.

Jambox by Yves Behar

Constantly Evolving Technology
JAMBOX is the only speaker in the world that gets smarter with time. It can be updated with apps, software and new features at Jawbone’s industry-first online platform, MyTALK. Audio alerts offer totally hands-free convenience, letting you know battery life, caller ID, call functions and more. JAMBOX can also be personalized with voice and language options. This one-of-a-kind intelligence means JAMBOX will always be up-to-date with the latest and greatest technologies.

Jambox by Yves Behar

Modern Design Looks As Good As It Sounds

With its stainless steel construction and industrial-weight molded rubber casing, JAMBOX is a sturdy, highly portable and versatile speaker system in a package that looks like minimalist art. “JAMBOX exemplifies Jawbone’s obsession with ensuring that form is always integrated with function,” says Yves Béhar, Chief Creative Officer. “It’s built totally differently from your typical speaker: All four sides are wrapped in a single grill to cut down on moving parts, achieving a strong, minimal form unlike any other speaker, while also making it highly durable.” JAMBOX’s innovative single-grill construction also fully exposes the speakers, resulting in a richer, louder, and broader spectrum of sound. Uncompromising attention to detail extends to the four distinct design options, which according to Béhar, “visually reflect sound in the forms of dots, diamonds and waves bringing an artisan quality to JAMBOX’s pure box aesthetic.”

Jambox by Yves Behar

Fully Experience Mobile Media Wherever You Go
With JAMBOX, all mobile media comes brilliantly to life — you will literally feel the thump of every kick drum, cinematic car crash and video game battle. The built-in professional-quality microphone lets you to share conference calls anywhere — in the office, at home, or on the road — alone or with a group. Without docks or cords, JAMBOX can be carried from room to room or thrown in a bag, delivering the freedom of pristine wireless audio anytime, anywhere.
JAMBOX comes in four stunning designs: Blue Wave, Black Diamond, Grey Hex and Red Dot.

About Jawbone
For more than a decade, Jawbone has produced personal wireless technologies unparalleled in their innovation, ease-of-use and sophistication of design. Jawbone is the creator of the award-winning and best-selling premium ICON Bluetooth headset and the inventor of NoiseAssassin® technology, the world’s first and only military-grade noise-eliminating technology. Jawbone delivers products that innovate and improve the mobile lifestyle through ever-changing software and wearability. Privately-held and headquartered in San Francisco.


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New Jawbone by
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Jawbone Prime & Ear Candy
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Yves Béhar

Bill Moggridge wins 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize

Bill Moggridge GRiD Compass computer

Industrial designer Bill Moggridge, who designed the world’s first laptop computer (above), has won the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize.

Dezeen Bill Moggridge next generation GRiD Compass computer 1984

The annual prize, coordinated by the Design Council and announced last night, honours British designers who have most influenced and shaped daily lives. Top image: GRiD Compass computer, 1982. Above: next-generation GRiD Compass computer, 1984.

Dezeen Bill Moggridge GRiD Compass early prototype

Moggridge, who co-founded design agency IDEO in the early 1990s, designed the GRiD Compass computer in 1982, for manufacturer GRiD Systems Corporation. Above: early prototype of the GRiD  Compass computer, shown to potential investors. Below: Bill Moggridge.

Industrial designer Bill Moggridge

Here’s some info from the Design Council:


Creator of world’s first laptop computer wins royal Prize

The man who changed the way many of us live and work by designing the world’s first laptop computer -Bill Moggridge RDI – will be named the winner of the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a ceremony at the Design Council in London this evening, Tuesday 9th November.

GRID Compass computer, 1982

Bill Moggridge was chosen to receive this year’s Prize from a stellar list of globally recognised nominees including avant-garde fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, creator of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre Zaha Hadid and the creative powerhouse behind Burberry, Christopher Bailey. The Prize is awarded annually to recognise a lifetime contribution to design.

As one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th century, Bill Moggridge has been central to how design makes technology make sense to the people who use it. In the late 1980s, he was a leading force in creating the discipline of interaction design, which has set the terms for how human beings engage with computers. In the early 1990s he co-founded the design agency IDEO, which has arguably become the blueprint for the international, strategic creative agency. Today, he makes a forceful educational contribution as Director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

With such an unprecedented line-up of nominees, the judges decided to also award three Special Commendations: to Dame Vivienne Westwood; to graphic designer Neville Brody; and furniture designer John Makepeace.

David Kester, Chief Executive of the Design Council, commented: “The Prince Philip Prize provides a timely reminder that we are a nation of innovative, sometimes maverick thinkers – that’s why the UK continues to be at the forefront of global design. Celebrating those talents is a vital part of inspiring our next generation of world-changing designers, innovators and creatives.”

This year’s nominees include pioneers and provocateurs covering a wide range of disciplines, from architecture to industrial, graphic and fashion design. Between them they provide a snapshot of the creative and commercial strengths of the UK design industry which can be seen on the Design Council’s website at www.designcouncil.org.uk/ppdp.

The Prince Philip Designers Prize, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has been in existence since the early days of the Design Council. It was created by HRH as a response to post-war austerity, and aimed to stimulate and reward elegant solutions to design problems. In its half century, the prestigious award has rewarded the best in design from products and graphics to buildings and feats of engineering, and has put the spotlight on designers for influencing and shaping our daily lives.

Former winners of the Prize include Thomas Heatherwick (2006); the architect Lord Foster of Thamesbank (2004); Habitat founder Sir Terence Conran (2003); Pentagram founder Kenneth Grange (2001) and inventor Sir James Dyson (1997).

VerBien by Yves Béhar

Industrial designer Yves Béhar of fuseproject has created a range of spectacles that will be distributed free to children in Mexico. (more…)

A visual showcase of coffee lids

It’s Monday morning so we felt this Flickr set by sarcoptiform was appropriate. It is a great series that showcases the subtle differences in an average ‘coffee lid’