New designers @ DesignTide Tokyo 2010

fruits and vegetable storage

Fruit and vegetable storage

Designer: Megumi Ito @ I2A3

To eat more fruits and vegetables store and display this way! Don’t hide and huddle together everything in baskets!

DesignTide Tokyo 2010 has kicked off today and I2A3 design group is one of the young designers’ group showing at Tide.  Three designers from Sweden Linda Thuresson, Cecilia Granlund and Megumi Ito  work separately but show together as I2A3. These designers believe in sustainability and green design and this is their first exhibition together.

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How Cool Is This!

puzzle wall cabinet

Puzzle wall by Frank J. Prendergast @ Neoform

(via My Designing Life)

How cool, clever and cute! With twelve drawers and ten cupboards, who would ever be short of storage space! The pastel shades of plastic laminates in this cabinetry create an interesting visual impact.

Designer Frank J Prendergast calls himself a third generation carpenter. The designer indulges in innovative cabinetry and carpentry and gives one-of-a-kind experience.

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2 in 1 by 3-1 Design

bookmark+ penholder

Coppa – bookmark cum pen folder

Designers: Kazuhiro Aihara, Tomoya Yoshida, and Miho Hara @ 3-1 Design

Know your material so well, so very well that when you create; the material becomes almost the product!

3-1 Design team has worked with simple material like cloth so well that the simple cloth has metamorphosed in some innovative and brilliant products. These products are going to be shown at DesignTide Tokyo 2010 which is still 2 days away.

So here is 2 other designs from 3-1 Design’s portfolio. Knowing the material well made 3-1 Design team create something simply functional and dual purpose (bookmark+pen holder)

bookmark cum penholder

making use of flexibility of wooden board for dual purpose

table with split pipe base

Table base of split pipe by 3-1 Design

Just little twist and tweak or say splits gave this table stunning look

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Power of Ideas!

Why was I making on and off appearance these past few days? Let me share a few exiting things with you which is happening in my life and kept me absolutely busy!

It has been an overwhelming learning experience! Imagine Luis Kahn architecture, best business school in India, power of ideas and winning and being with budding entrepreneurs for 10 days! Wouldn’t you feel excited?

inside IIMA dorm

IIMA- from inside of a dorm

My husband’s project Arthkaam got selected as one of the best 74 innovative business idea out of 16,242 ideas in Economic Times’ Power of Ideas platform (Didn’t I always believed in power of my ideas!).

So I was in CIIE@IIM Ahmedabad for the workshop. It has been an amazing experience and yes totally hectic! I had thought of capturing Ahmedabad moments but did not get any time except few hours on last day.

So Ahmedabad the way I want to capture is still a future project. Meanwhile I will be bringing few design and clean tech related ideas from #ETPOI exclusively to you in next few days. The design related activities of IIMA students is also going to be showcased and yes I met Prof Jignesh Khakhar of NID during the workshop so some brilliant designs from NID too. All these exclusively on DesignFlute in coming days!

But first here is glimpse of IIMA; the monumental architecture of Louis Kahn

Luis Kahn Plaza

Louis Kahn Plaza, IIMA – old campus


IMDC – IIMA – new campus – where we were staying!

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