Weekly Wrap-Up: 5 Future-Focused Designs

What the future holds is a secret to everyone but in the case of the five following designs, there is no question that each product possesses an aesthetic that either ever-so-slightly or boldly breaks the traditional mold. This said, a selection of forms, colors, patterns and concepts define the 3rings selection of sharp new ideas we think will bring the future of design into better focus.

Digitable. Designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.

1. Nothing diminishes the glamour of one’s abode more than a crumbling kitchen. For those of your design-heads with a little bit of courage and an extra bit of pocket cash, check out Valcucine’s Invitrum collection – a surefire way to add some spice to the kitchen!


Invitrum Collection. Manufactured by Valcucine.

2. Digital pixelation as decoration seems to be all the rage these days. To stay abreast of the best in contemporary decorative pixelation, check out Patricia Urquiola’s Digitable for B&B Italia.


Digitable. Designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.

3. For whatever reason, it seems that doors are regularly overlooked as worthwhile design projects. Thankfully, the Italian company Foa Porte disagrees. See what Massimo Iosa Ghini has done with his latest collection for Foa Porte and what these doors can do for you.


Double external sliding door in laminated frosted glass with “Strombolo” application from the Tekno Collection. Manufactured by Foa Porte.

4. It’s not very often that you see contemporary lighting that references a contemporary pharmaceutical drug. For a quick fix, the V/a.g.r.a. lamp designed by Romolo Stanco for NONESISTE will really turn you on.


V/a.g.r.a. Designed by Romolo Stanco for NONESISTE.

5. And last but not least is our favorite innovation by Finnish design studio Tunto, the LED Lamp. A winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award, we envision this slick table lamp re-invigorating any area in your home, be it your desk or your bedside.


LED Lamp. Manufactured by Tunto.

From prototypes to portals, this mini-wrap hope to inject a little bit of future flavor into your home. And for those of you in New York and looking for an added boost of design inspiration from fellow design-heads of the future, be sure to check out the American Design Club hosted “Hue Are You?” exhibition at the Brooklyn-based furniture design boutique The Future Perfect, opening March 20.

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