This is the latest edition of The Yatzer Round-up -- our irregular column featuring creative projects and products worth sharing. From an idea to carrying your solid-brass fountain pen around to black furniture embroidered with pewter thread, here's a selection of innovative and beautiful design stories from around the world. Do you want to be part of the Round-Up? Then submit your project following our submission guidelines.
Globe Exhibition of Collectible Design by Aybar Gallery
There’s still a few days left to visit Globe, a curated selection of limited editions and unique pieces at Aybar Gallery in Miami, Florida - the collectible design objects and artworks have been developed over the course of 2016 by Aybar’s curator Francisco Polo in collaboration with various designers.
Balance Lamp by Victor Castanera for Oblure
A playful counterpoint of materials and forms, Balance Lamp was designed by Victor Castanera with the intention of awakening viewers’ curiosity about the world around them. Standing on a solid marble base, two steel platforms seem to tilt out of their axes while balancing baubles of hand-blown glass and metal spheres.
Cate & Nelson Watches
Industrial and furniture designers Cate Högdahl and Nelson Ruiz-Acal of studio Cate & Nelson have recently extended their vocabulary to include a set of elegant timepieces under their new namesake label. Unveiled during Stockholm Design Week 2017, the watches possess eye catching fine details such as the way in which the crown has been repositioned at 45˚ lower than usual.
Wooden Metropoles Eternal Calendars by 52 FACTORY
Designers Nasya Kopteva and Sasha Braulov of studio 52 FACTORY created a series of three wooden calendar sets depicting the skylines of famous urban metropoles. Made of scrap oaken wood reclaimed from woodworking facilities, the calendars depict Hong Kong, Moscow and New York, and come with a cute linen bag to keep them in.
Solid Metal Fountain Pens and Accessories by ystudio
Taiwan-based stationery brand ystudio loves the flowing and elegant style of good old fountain-pen writing. With its solid copper stand and practical portable case that can be safely attached to bags or clothing, ystudio ensures that you can use your fountain pen everywhere you go.
New Products by Federica Biasi
Italian designer Federica Biasi has released a preview of her new designs to be presented during Milan Design Week this year. The line includes the Ilario brass mirror for Mingardo, and a set of stackable containers for jewellery or other small items for Incipit, the latter created in collaboration with Simone Bonanni.
Lee Broom Revisits Wedgwood’s Heritage
A capsule collection of limited-edition vases and bowls is the result of a collaboration between award-winning designer Lee Broom and British luxury brand Wedgwood. Marked by its bold linear pattern and surprising use of coloured details, the collection revisits Wedgwood’s signature Jasperware and introduces new, cutting-edge versions of timeless classic designs.
Beyond Black Collection by Monica Förster Design Studio for Zanat
Presented as part of Stockholm Design Week this month, the Beyond Black collection by Monica Förster Design Studio for Bosnian furniture manufacturer Zanat combines traditional Balkan woodworking techniques with Sami pewter-thread embroidery. We particularly love the textured pitch-black stools with matching embroidered cushions.
G-Star Raw Unveils Capsule Collection
Denim Company G-Star RAW unveiled its latest capsule collection with a black and white installation at Palais de Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week last month. Named the Raw Research II capsule, the collection was inspired by motocross uniforms and the symbol of the Dutch tulip, and comprises the first collection after the announcement of Aitor Throup as the brand’s Executive Creative Director.
Erosion Collection by Ini Archibong for Lapicida
A vase, a bowl and a plate comprise the Erosion Collection Ini Archibong produced using Carrara marble for Lapicida. Carved using CNC technology, each piece is then finished by hand, and takes hours of painstaking polishing to reach its final, glossy appearance. Balanced asymmetry at its finest.
Stelton Campaign Celebrates Classic Scandinavian Designs
Old classics meet new and here-to-stay additions to the product line of Danish kitchenware brand Stelton. Super-stylised and minimal, the brand’s photo campaign includes “family photos” mixing Scandinavian design icons like Erik Magnussen’s EM77 jug with new arrivals such as the black Collar coffee set by Italian studio Something Design.