Friday, January 15, 2010
Totally Devoted to Q
That headline might leave you humming, and who could blame you? We've been humming a happy and productive tune here at Qdesign.
Here's one high note to hold as we begin a new year: Working with DEMCO Library Interiors, in fewer than nine months, Qdesign developed TotaLibra, a coordinated shelving and furniture library system. It's a beautiful and dynamic offering that blends a steel base with wood and various other materials. Qdesign helped DEMCO find manufacturing partners to bring the design to life. TotaLibra's sophisticated European design influence blends with a symphony of harmonious and functional features for today’s fast-changing libraries.
TotaLibra made its impressive debut at this week's mid-winter ALA show in Boston to a prolonged standing ovation. We invite you to visit our website and Facebook page to view TotaLibra photos from the show. And come back often to see what we're planning for an encore!
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
About this talk
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature -- they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy -- and creating stunning views.
About Bjarke Ingels
Theory meets pragmatism meets optimism in Bjarke Ingels' architecture. His big-think approach is informed by a hands-on, ground-up understanding of the needs of a building's occupants and… Full bio and more links
National Geographic's awesome "Ultimate Factories." Check out this excerpt from their inside look at an Ikea factory, where we can see what makes the LACK table so rigid: board-on-frame technology, similar to what's inside hollow-core doors.
It's one thing to understand the technology, which is not that complicated; but it's super-cool to see it being cranked out at the factory.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A convex logo substitutes colorfully sprayed can.
Naked can help to reduce air and water pollution occurred in its coloring process. It also reduces energy and effort to separate toxic color paint from aluminum in recycling process. Huge amount of energy and paint required to manufacture colored cans will be saved.
Instead of toxic paint, manufacturers process aluminum with a pressing machine that indicates brand identity on surface.