ON Magazine: Opposites attract mayo 16, 2013Posted by jagf in artesano, ecodesign, interiorism.
Tags: Manises, on magazine, Places, Platart, plates, platos, sanserif creatius
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On Magazine · May 2013 p.14
La nueva edición de On Magazine incluye los platos Places en su reportaje de tendencias para esta primavera. La reinterpretación del tradicional plato decorativo de Manises en un objeto funcional para los espacios hosteleros actuales ha dado origen a la colección “Places”, una serie de platos troquelados que actúan como sistema de señalización para locales de restauración y bodegas desarrollado por el artesano ceramista Gabriel García, gerente de Platart; y el equipo de diseñadores de Sanserif Creatius.
Esta colección se presenta como una evolución natural de la función del plato tradicional de la cerámica de Manises, en la que unimos su valor decorativo-expositivo, pero recuperando su forma natural, esto es, la del plato de mesa, fusionando y ensalzado los dos usos. Más información en On Magazine or Sanserif.es
Tags: artisan, design, jose a gimenez, luis piedrahita, sanserif creatius, wood
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Between a conference and the following one there is always a dead time filled with coffees and chats, but, sometimes, exhaustion and dullness require of a moment of isolation. The mind digresses and diverse thoughts get mixed. They will, in many occasions, end up being a bunch of short lines-to-be -or not- in a future, or the draft of an idea that is worth more development.
The relation between a car’s rear mirror and wood’s future as a material to build the habitat that will go with us in the next decades rises from one of these invention periods. Tired of the permanent messages that drive us to look ahead, to the future… contrary, I think that the moment to look back has arrived. Make a pause and look through the rear mirror to all we have left behind.
Valencia’s furniture industry settled on the work of real wood artisans who knew how to create pieces that nowadays still furnish the houses of our relatives. Pieces built to last and meet a social need. Objects that include a quality finishing not as an added value but as one of the main pillars that hold the product’s selling. Nowadays it is not like that any more, despite whoever disagrees.
Nowadays, instead of defending a traditional business model that placed us in the international scene, we try to compete, in terms of price, with a market that is not subject to the same laws and controls. We adapt the supposed market preferences, loosing the idiosyncrasy and values of furniture and of the material it is made of.
It is about time to understand that we cannot dispossess a material of its essence to produce cheaper and transportable furniture. It is about time to understand that we do not have to constantly resort to new materials or loose the natural marks of wood in order to get into an impersonal market where lacquer deceives the eye of the inexpert buyer.
Surprisingly, we keep talking about the necessity of reducing the price of the product and adapting the market to the present crisis, when the real consumer –the one who is still buying- demands quality, strength and distinction. These concepts have nothing to do with the market supply over the last decade and are increasingly getting closer to the traditional idea of the artisan that tenderly sands the wood in the same direction of the grain.
It seems that when talking about industry, we find the same blind spot that the rear mirrors have. A visibility lapse that modern thinkers like Luis Piedrahita ironically transform: What do you mean, spot? You can park a van there!
Craftwork represents the cultural expression of a nation while is an important driving force of the economy of a territory. Crafts sector has a very important role in the revitalization of the local economies in any region around the world, due to the direct relation between craftwork and local development and cultural tourism.
Experts suggest an immediate proposal to reactivate the local market of traditional products: to direct craftwork towards contemporary creation and design, but without loosing the identity that has allowed it to survive through the centuries.
If we want to be recognised, searched, and valued, we should remain faithful to our tradition, recover the virtues of craftwork and, with them, meet the requirements of the consumer, who has the same need than those from last century, despite what they tell us.
We say yes to design, yes to personalized treatment, not only to the client but also to the manufactured product. Yes to the use of wood in its natural condition. We have got enough of these here, and with them we will recover the market that is slipping through our fingers. Or, in other words, it is time to recalibrate the rear mirror and prevent the blind spot to turn into a black hole that gobbles us up.
José Antonio Giménez: Columnist and Dircom of Sanserif Creatius
Yves Behar’s supercharged motorcycle design diciembre 27, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign, Talks.
Tags: motorcycle, ted, Yves Behar
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Yves Behar and Forrest North unveil Mission One, a sleek, powerful electric motorcycle. They share slides from distant (yet similar) childhoods that show how collaboration kick-started their friendship — and shared dreams. Yves Behar has produced some of the new millennium’s most coveted objects, like the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset, and the XO laptop for One Laptop per Child. More info at TED
The Nation: UAE exhibition offers a brief history of the future octubre 3, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign, environment.
Tags: Abu Dhabi Tourism, bold cHair, cardboard, EcoFuture, emiratos árabes, exhibition, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Nick Leech, Saadiyat Island, sanserif creatius, The Nation, UAE
The Nation · 27/09/2012 · EcoFuture Exhibition · Bold Chair by Sanserif
(···) This cacophony is exacerbated by the sound of interviews with experts from the many agencies that contributed to the show, and it is impressive that so many individuals and government bodies have collaborated and been coordinated in this way. (···) In addition to the games and the talking heads, each of the six sections in Eco Future contains a selection of commercially available products and inventions, such as indoor chicken coups, solar stoves, home composting kits and clothes made from recycled materials that have no doubt been chosen to show how technology can be used to solve environmental problems in innovative ways. (···) More info at The Nation.
Wow: Prejudice by Sanserif agosto 22, 2012Posted by jagf in diseño industrial, ecodesign, ecodiseño, interiorism.
Tags: cardboard, coffee table, footrest, prejudice, sanserif creatius, sofa, wow
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Wow · 04/04/2012
Prejudice is a sleek and curvy design sofa made by the Spanish agency Sanserif Creatius. The seat features a broad seat and a gently curving backrest. The interior shape becomes an integrated footrest or a coffee table, or just an armchair with the same benefits but more compact. Moreover, the Prejudice is made out of completely recycled cardboard wich makes it eco and gives it its devilish good. More info at Wow Magazine.
Editor at large: A September with Essence julio 30, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign, environment.
Tags: Centro de Artesanía, Comunidad Valenciana, Editor at large, essence, exhibition, feria habitat valencia, sanserif creatius, The Arts and Crafts Center, valencia
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Editor at Large · 26/07/2012
The Arts and Crafts Center in the Valencian Community open a new space with Essence, an exhibition featuring the collaboration between Sanserif Creatius and a group of artisans -pottery, leather, glass and others- to reinterpret objects and pieces associated with the culture of wine and table.
The exhibition will open to the public alongside the Habitat Valencia Fair to promote a innovative cultural offer to the visitors of the event, while promoting the use of traditional techniques for the development of items or products that live with us in the ritual of the table, including the decoration of places and the relationship with new technologies such as smart-phones or lighting efficiency. More info at Editor at large.
Tags: Aart van Bezooyen, aiap, ana yago, articulado, Daniela Piscitelli, design milk, Ezio Manzini, hiatus, Jamie Derringer, jorge pensi, Matali Crasset, Paula Raché, sanserif creatius, victor margolin, Warren Berger, William McDonough
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De izq. a derecha: Warren Berger, Ezio Manzini, Paula Raché & Aart van Bezooyen, William McDonough y Daniela Piscitelli.
La nómina de referentes internacionales del diseño que colaborarán en el nuevo volumen de Hiatus -libro continuador de Articulado- sigue creciendo. A la confirmación de diseñadores como Matali Crasset, especialistas como Víctor Margolin, o profesionales de la comunicación como Jamie Derringer de Design Milk, se unen ahora divulgadores como Ezio Manzini, Warren Berger o William McDonough, diseñadores como Jorge Pensi y Daniela Piscitelli -presidenta de la AIAP- o investigadores de nuevos materiales como Paula Raché & Aart van Bezooyen.
Este proyecto editorial, concebido por Sanserif Creatius para trasladar a la sociedad la voz de los principales referentes del diseño, mantiene su formato como libro-objeto ecológico, ideado por la diseñadora Ana Yago, y su carácter sin ánimo de lucro. Más información en Sanserif.es o en Articulado.
La Prejudice de Sanserif Creatius y la colección Blow Up de los hermanos Campana en el dossier Eco de Nuevo Estilo mayo 30, 2012Posted by jagf in diseño industrial, ecodesign, ecodiseño, ecologia.
Tags: Ana Isabel Hernández, dossier casa eco, mueble cartón, Nuevo Estilo, sanserif creatius
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El dossier Casa ECO de Nuevo Estilo, coordinado por Ana Isabel Hernández, reúne un compelto catálogo de piezas y productos sostenibles adecuados para el hogar y la oficina contemporánea, entre ellos la butaca y el sofá Prejudice diseñado por Ana Yago, directora creativa de Sanserif Creatius, o la colección en bambú Blow Up, de los hermanos Campana.
Nuevo Estilo nº411
Extracto: ¿Y qué MaTERIALES? Biodegradables, renovables, pueden reciclarse… El cartón, el bambú, el ratán o el corcho son algunas de las estrellas del mundo sostenible. Tienes posibilidades muy creativas como las butacas de Sanserif –unos artistas diseñando mobiliario de cartón– o la colección en bambú Blow Up, de los hermanos Campana, para Alessi. El punto de humor lo ponen Appo, de la firma Seletti, un accesorio de corcho que acoplado al cuello de las botellas se convierte en bandeja, y el puf creado por Teixidors y el estudio Pensando en Blanco. Más info en Nuevo Estilo.
William McDonough on cradle to cradle design abril 29, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign.
Tags: cradle to cradle, green design, ted, William McDonough
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Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time.”
Architect William McDonough believes green design can prevent environmental disaster and drive economic growth. He champions “cradle to cradle” design, which considers a product’s full life cycle — from creation with sustainable materials to a recycled afterlife. More at TED.
Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future abril 26, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign, environment.
Tags: Fiorenzo Omenetto, silk, ted
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Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature’s most elegant materials — in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto’s research spans nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), biomaterials and biopolymer-based photonics. Most recently, he’s working on high-tech applications for silk. More at TED.