22 May 2013 / DAMn°38
Low Floor Panel
The first String System® was designed in 1949. It has since evolved from groundbreaking concept to one of the most loved pieces of classic Scandinavian design. Each component is so well thought-through that a near-infinite variety of combinations is possible. Thanks to the slim panels, it’s possible to create a shelf large enough for any number of books and objects, while still maintaining a light appearance.
22 May 2013 / DAMn°24
Biblioteca del Sol
Belgian artist Louis De Cordier’s library in the Sierra Nevada - the high mountains of Spanish Andalusia - preserves important knowledge for future generations. Today, the project called ‘Biblioteca del Sol’ houses thousands of books and even a collection of seeds. The library hopes to stand as an inspiring symbol of the human aspirations, emphasizing sustainability as a core theme.
22 May 2013 / Back Issues
the last workshop
Before Martin Parr retired from leading his popular workshops, he held a final session last summer at the Magnum Print Room in London. Over one weekend, Martin worked with fifteen participants, critiquing and developing their respective bodies of work, their creative practices and their artistic identities. But it was more than just your average educational workshop, as Martin opened up his studio to the group, explaining exactly how he works and revealing many of his trial-tested tricks of the trade. The entire experience was taped and is being made available on Vimeo. The weekend wor..
21 May 2013 / DAMn°38
Sensory Key & Smart Water
Digital controls and programmed processes turns simple showering into a cleansing ceremony. Whether a pleasant rain shower or a refreshing massage jet, the water finally behaves as we would expect – which is why it is called ‘Smart Water’.
20 May 2013 / DAMn°38
A table named after the London postcode of his former home. It was there that the model stood for years: a makeshift table dating from the post-war era: narrow, long, and with overhangs. The format appealed to the designer so much that he used it as the basis for his own design.
20 May 2013 / DAMn°38
Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Architect and Designer
“When you face a lighting project, there is always an ethical aspect to it. Light is like water and air for human beings and nature: we cannot live without it. Designing a lamp is not just drawing a shape but taking care of energy efficiency and lighting performance to better people’s lives, answering to their needs and desires. For me, every lighting project is a balance between the technical dimensions and an anthropological approach.” The goal with the lamps Carlotta de Bevilacqua made with Artemide over the years was always to create a long lasting, durable, easy-t..