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Scott Hove is creating sculptures which challenge a traditional idea of the cake. His ongoing project “Cakeland” explores “the process of re-integrating light and dark”.
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02/25/2017 at 13:11. Facebook
Probing the frontiers of the body is the main theme of exploration for Lucy Mcrae. She had created the Astronaut Aerobics Institute, “a futuristic day spa”. Audiences are placed in a low pressured vacuum chamber isolating the mind, body and instantly oxygenating blood cells.
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Lucy McRae

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02/24/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
We wanted to share with you the sweet a beautiful card we received from the winner of #BEOPENDesignNature contest, Michele Bondesio. Thank you, Michele, for sharing your creative spirit with us!
In the meanwhile, we are preparing a new open-call. Dear friends, please, follow us – the details are coming up soon!
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02/23/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Architect and artist KAZ Shirane creates his beautiful “Light Origami” around the world. Those are the kaleidoscopic structures made out of 3D-mirrors and glass.
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Light Origami – KAZ Shirane

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02/22/2017 at 10:34. Facebook
Light installations and video-mapping might be considered the signature trends of our time. "Interactive Carpets" is an interactive installation by Miguel Chevalier, at the Castel del Monte, the thirteenth-century architectural masterpiece in Andria, Italy. It revisits the tradition of mosaics as the ancestor of pixels.
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Magic Carpets

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02/21/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Those shelters shape themselves and grow just like plants. Haresh Lalvani programs lasers to create expandable metal sheets which can be used as shelters in the wake of natural disaster.
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haresh lalvani programs metal sheets to shape themselves into 3D shelters

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02/20/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
STORY by Swedish Flyte is a levitating timepiece that orbits around a wooden base. The floating magnetic ball can be set in three different modes.
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STORY: The Levitating Timepiece

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02/18/2017. Facebook
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is one of the most prominent Iranian contemporary artists. Her most famous works are her geometric mirror mozaics.
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Monir Farmanfarmaian - 34 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

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02/18/2017. Facebook
Meredith Woolnough uses embroidery threads to capture the structures, found in nature – corals, plants, cells and shells.
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02/17/2017. Facebook
Netflix’s new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design” invites us to “step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life”. And it certainly does what it promisses! Design professionals as well as all creative souls will definitely enjoy it as a source of inspiration.

Abstract: The Art of Design | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today in the new Netflix original documentary series, A...

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02/16/2017. Facebook
Cristina Celestino received a Special Jury Award at last year’s Salone del Mobile, Milano. Fragile and delicate design is back to trend!
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Opalina collection | Design | Cristina Celestino

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02/15/2017. Facebook
Cold season is not over yet, and it, too, can be an inspiration for the design.
The “Bouillon” stool designed by Shunya Hattori and Hiroki Nasu functions as a hot water bottle. Combining japanese minimalist design with a modern application of ceramics, the seat can be filled with hot water for the cozy feeling (the ceramic maintains the pleasant temperature of the surface).
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ambiente 2017: bouillon warm stool turns hot water bottle into ceramic seat

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02/14/2017. Facebook
“As a designer, I’m telling stories and I use materials, colors and shapes as the elements of language. If I was a writer I would use words. I don’t have a favorite word as I don’t have favorite material. And I think, it’s up to anybody to use his proper language…” – Christophe Pillet.
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Christophe Pillet: design as storytelling – BE OPEN Future

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02/13/2017. Facebook
Prefab homes do not necessarily need to be boring and cheap looking. On the contrary, ecological thinking and simplicity define the new meaning of luxury. Just check out these fantastic examples of premanufactured homes in our blog:
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02/12/2017. Facebook
Inflatable structures are now back on trend – being created and used for various functions, like "Leviathan" by Anish Kapoor.
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Inflatable Architecture – BE OPEN Future

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02/11/2017. Facebook
"We are all different, we are all unique, and it's very strange that we have to be adjusting ourselves continually to standard products" - Dr. Anupama Kundoo at BE OPEN "Made In… India" event.
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02/10/2017. Facebook
Tuur van Balen‘s design firm COHEN VAN BALEN created a diet for the city pigeons to turn the birds’ feces into soap – to clean the cities.
Check out the details about this project and van Balen's talk on BE OPEN Forum at Design Miami 2012:
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02/09/2017. Facebook
Dear friends, we are happy to announce our new blog [ Beopenfuture.com Link ] that will cover the most extraordinary and innovative ideas as well as personalities behind them.

BE OPEN Future – Creative Think Tank

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02/07/2017. Facebook
Argentine-born artist Felipe Pantone creates avant-garde graffiti in cities around the world.
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Public Art

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02/06/2017. Facebook
BE OPEN Ranking of Educational Programs dealing with Architecture and Design is now fully accessible on our web-site. The research was conducted in 2016 by BE OPEN in North America and Africa.
Our ranking is based on universities' educational and research activities statistics as well as opinions of employers, professors and
graduates.
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