See the announcement of our collaborative project with Wilson Associates for the design of the Eat Theater for the 2018 Sleep + Eat event.SLEEP + EAT 2018
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See the announcement of our collaborative project with Wilson Associates for the design of the Eat Theater for the 2018 Sleep + Eat event.SLEEP + EAT 2018
We are thrilled to announce that we have been busy creating an exciting project in partnership with Wilson Associates for this year’s Sleet + Eat event. One of the centerpieces of the event will be the event theatre which will grace the thoughts, opinions, and discussions of world-renowned leaders spanning the links that are driving the hospitality and catering sector across the world.
Working in tandem with the international world leading interior architecture design studio Wilson Associates, we have collaborated with the organizers of this year’s Sleep+Eat event to create a truly beautiful and amazing space which we are very excited to show during the Sleep + Eat event which takes place from 20th-21st Nov at the London Olympia.
The conceptual intention for the theatre installation was, right from the start, to express life’s continual process of learning and discovery along the path that we hope leads to a positive progression for ourselves and our loved ones. The connections we harbor and the knowledge we gain along this path usually defines, and at the same time differentiates us as individuals among the population of our generation.
Linked to the duality of the title of the Sleep Eat event, our concept for the theatre space is titled “Perspective: to see, and to share”, represents the duality of both the physical and the intellectual position of a shared learning experience. The intention is to create a space that is liberal to the exchange of knowledge and invigorating to drive both engagement and enjoyment in seeing and sharing in the lectures and talks of the event.
Seeking to represent this conceptual overview within the physical realm of the event hall, the aspiration of our concept is to create a setting of a rooftop terrace chillout/ hangout on a summers evening.
The rooftop setting that allows us to rise above the world to the fresh seclusion of the sky, and provide the invigorating perspective of the vista of the world all the way to the horizon. Combined with a relaxed comforting ambiance of this peaceful social and engaging setting, an immersion of ideas and self-expression can flow like the warmth of a rich sunset dropping across the shoulders of its viewers.
Be sure to register for the exhibition at www.sleepandeatevent.com, to experience the atmosphere and energy of our concept installation for yourself.
And of course, we look forward to seeing you all there.« Tent London
We’re delighted to be once again taking part in this years London Design Festival. We will be showcasing a selection of our latest pieces at Tent London.
7-12 September 2018
Meet my project is a curated exhibition to promote design and contemporary creativity and unite the various actors of the design world supporting this process – architects, retailers, press and manufacturers.
Meet My Project also aims to increase appreciation for design across the society by highlighting the values delivered through design and by making design accessible and understandable to the large public.
Through a selection of innovative objects in the world of furniture, textile and new technologies, we explore the secrets of their evolution from the initial concept to the final product, depending on the choice of each designer.
Come see our ArNO chair during the exhibition
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« “Way’s” – Charity Auction for Maggie’s Tent London
The Spanish office furniture manufacturer Actiu instigated a wonderful charitable initiative among their packed program of events taking place in their London showroom to coincide with Clerkenwell Design Week.
From all entrants, 3 proposals were selected for there appropriateness to the competition brief, of re-purposing/up-cycling encompassing the spirit of the work of Maggies Centres
Our winning proposal “Ways” for the Actiu upcycling design challenge for #cdw2018 & Maggies cancer support centres
Reimagining the iconic badminton chair, Ways reflects the idea that there is always a different viewpoint/way to deal with an single situation. The original single use badminton chair has been converted into two separate pieces, a free standing shelving unit and an independent stool, the expansion and diversity of the original function is intended to reflect the fantastic diversity of support provided by @maggiescentres and provide a broader perspective on the way the objects can be viewed and used.
All three of the selected pieces were auctioned off with all proceeds going to the wonderful @maggiescentres cancer support charity.
« Getting ready for Milano! Meet My Project
We’re returning once again to possible the biggest festival of design, not just on the calendar, but on the planet. The Milan design festival is the longest running festival of design. Following the success from our previous year attending the Milan design festival we will return again to showcase the latest product designs we have developed and produced.
Bright Potato exhibits for the third consecutive year at the world famous SaloneSatellite exhibition as part of the Milan Design Week festival from 17th – 22th April. The exhibitions which is always recognised as one of the top highlights of the entire Milan design festival has built its reputation on two key elements; the most innovative work in the fields of furniture, lighting and product design, and all coming from new and young design studio’s.
This year’s Salone sees Bright Potato undertaking there most ambitious release of contemporary furniture and lighting designs to date. Showcasing four new chair designs along with a large feature lighting installation, the studio has focused the direction of its current works around the observations and exploration surrounding a common direction which can best be described under the theme of “transience of attachment”.
The pieces created for this year´s show are our attempt to decipher and portray an understanding and interpretation of the effects of attachment, or lack thereof, towards the objects we choose to have in our lives. Investigating elements of “atmosphere & environment”, “comfort & security”, “balance & harmony” and “time & movement”, we have created five new pieces: ArNO, Stalatices (some production ready products and some design concept prototypes) that they will launch at this year´s Salone de Mobile in Milan, the design capital of Italy´s and arguably the entire world.
If you are in Milan stop by for a visit to our stand B-01, Hall 13 Salone Satellite to see our latest product and design releases.« SaloneSatellite
We are delighted to discover that our Peg range has been selected to be part of a major retrospective exhibition that will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous Salone Satellite exhibition. The exhibition will definitely be one of the most important shows of this Milan Design Festival.
Comprising of a selection of prominent and notable designs from the thousands that have been presented throughout the 20-year history The exhibition which is curated by the acclaimed Italian Architect and design critic Beppe Finessi, will showcase the significant importance the annual event that is Salone Satellite has within the design industry.
SaloneSatellite was the first event to focus on young designers, instantly becoming the unrivalled place for interface with manufacturers, talent scouts and the most promising young designers. Its creation in 1998 was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35. Many of the prototypes presented in the previous 19 editions have gone into production, and many of the 10,000 designers who have taken part over the years, along with 270 international design schools, are now big names on the design scene.
The exhibition which is free to the public takes place in the large isles of the Fabbrica del Vapore Cathedral.
Be sure to let us know when you spot our little Peg 🙂
5th to 9th April: 10am-10pm
10th to 25th April: 10am-7pm« “Wave Part”
And the winners of the 2016 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition are…Congratulation David, Canan and Trayan!
What would be the outcome of a collaboration between talents David Beirne, product designer from Bright Potato, Canan Karahasanoglu and Trayan Andonov Haralanov, architects from Turkey?: Wave-Part light, a fascinating and innovative concept revisiting the 19th century’s quantum mechanics of light and the beginning of electricity in our lives.
The result is a modern, futuristic and design 3D light which is undoubtedly a great step and an inspiration in the world of furniture design.
The VMODERN Furniture Design Competition is an annual international competition by the architectural and design journal eVolo Magazine (www.evolo.us). Evolo focuses on technological advances, sustainability, and innovative design for the 21st Century.
The VMODERN award was born from the desire to create a forum for the discussion, debate and development of innovative design. Our goal is to discover and promote the most creative pieces of furniture that will transform the way we live and interact with our environment. What is the future of furniture design?
Find out more about the winning design Wave-Part light below: vmodern.com/2016/11/wave-part-light/« London Design Festival 2016 SaloneSatellite
Design is about to take over the city, and we’re getting excited!
Next week see’s the beginning of this year London Design Festival, and with so much going on we decided to make a list of the things we are most looking forward to seeing and doing and share it with you:
Monday 19th Sept:
12:00 to 17:00 – Focus/16 @ Design Center of Chelsea
17:30 to 19:00 – The Smile @ Chelsea College of Arts
This mighty hardwood structure is one of the landmark installations for this year’s London Design Festival. It’s been created by architect Alison Brooks, and despite the giant, curved structure looking like it should start rocking at any minute, the piece is designed to be entirely motionless.
Tuesday 20th Sept:
09:00 to 14:00 – Decorex @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
14:00 to 15:00 – The Contemporary Market for Collective
18:00 to 20:00 – Design Council Spark Showcase @ City Hall, London Bridge
20:30 to 22:00 – Shoreditch Design Triangle @ ACE Hotel Shoreditch
For part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle, Ace Hotels in house florist, That Flower Shop, will be taking part in a late night opening and hosting an intimate live music event immersed in the surroundings of the shops flora and otherworldly botanical creations.
Wednesday 21st Sept:
09:30 to 18:00 – 100% Design & Luxury Made @ Olympia London Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
100% Design is the largest and longest running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK. As the meeting place for business and design, 100% Design features a showcase of carefully curated brands across five sections: Emerging Brands, Kitchen & Bathrooms, Design & Build, Workplace & Interiors
Thursday 22nd Sept:
09:30 to 14:00 – Designjunction @ Olympia
14:00 to 15:00 – Heals Installation @ Tottenham Court Road
16:00 to 19:00 – Tent London @ Old Truman Brewery 26 Hanbury Street London E1 6QR
10:30 to 12:00 – Super Talks @ Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch
13:00 to 16:00 – The Green Room/Beloved-Archive/Open Studio: Julian Melchiorri/Foil: Benjamin Hubert/Liquid Marble @ The V&A museum, South Kensington
Green Room is a monumental installation at the V&A, conceived by London design studio Glithero in partnership with luxury watch maker Panerai, longstanding supporter of the London Design Festival.
Also at the V&A
The V&A Engineering Season will highlight the importance of engineering in our daily lives and consider engineers as the unsung heroes of design, who play a vital and creative role in the creation of our built environment.
17:00 to 19:00 – Shoreditch Design Triangle @ Shoreditch
Saturday 24th Sept:
11:00 to 12:00 – Innermost-Open Studio @ Oxo Tower Wharf, Bankside
12:00 to 14:00 – London design Biennale 2016 @ Somerset House, Waterloo
Across the whole week, from 17th – 25th September, the Bright Potato team will be visiting exhibitions, discovering new trends and getting more inspiration with fellow designers.
We are looking forward to seeing you again or meeting with you if you dont know us yet! We have expanded our product range and we are very excited to discuss our new creations with you.
Feel free to contact us now by phone or by email to ensure we wont miss each other.
See you next week!
Diego & David« spinning material/ making legs “Wave Part”
The Milan design festival which is the biggest festival of design of the year, takes over the entire city of Milan from 12th – 17th April. Bright Potato will be exhibiting at SaloneSatellite, one of the most prominent exhibitions of the festival, focusing on innovations in material, interaction and experience in design. During the show we will be unavailing two new exciting design projects in addition to showcasing studio collections including Peg, Papillon and Eterea.
To register for tickets and for more information on the exhibition visit the Salone website www.salonemilano.it
Come say hello, have a chat and check out our stand which is in pavilion 15, Salone Satellite stand number C31. Have a look at the map below which shows pavilion 13 on the left and pavilion 15 on the right. The easiest way to reach our stand is through the main (central) entrance gate to Salone Satellite from pavilion 15. From there we’re just around the corner.« Papillon in Alvar Magazine spinning material/ making legs »
The 3rd December was the international day of 3D printing and to celebrate/mark it we decided to the have some fun with our 3D printer!
So we decided to 3D print a ukulele and sing some songs 🙂
So contrary to popular knowledge (or lack of), 3D printing isn’t as simple or as instant as you’d think. Sometimes during setup, you get interesting things like this that happen!!! which by the way is very annoying, because it usually means that the piece is ruined 🙁
Due to capacity of our 3D printer, to print a full ukulele, we had to divide up the model of the ukulele and print it in sections. When we had all the parts successfully printed, we could then assemble them to complete the ukulele.
You can see from the video, the operational speed (or lack of) of the 3D printer as it is actually printing the first part of the ukulele, is not very fast. The 3D printer creates the parts by building up multiple layers or material toÂ achieve the final full part.
There are a number of different types of 3D printers but this one is called fused disposition modeling., because each of the layers it prints is fused to the previous layer created, therefor building up the finished model.
For our ukulele, 1275 layer of just 0.35mm thick were printed in order to get the complete size of the ukulele. The overall print time for this amounted to approx 20 hours. So not as instant as you might have thought!
But a more impressive point is that out 3D printed ukulele is completely biodegradable! as it is made from a plastic called polylactic acid or PLA which is derived from corn starch and or sugar cane.
The successfully printed bottom half of the body of the ukulele. Even the saddle and the bridge are printed as part of the body and not separate parts requiring fitting and set up adjusting after. Even cooler is that the holes in the saddle for the strings are included in the print. approx 300 printed layers.
Dry fitting of the parts of the body. approx 630 printed layers
The finished ukulele, approx 1275 layers, assembled with tuners (which are purchased not printed), strung and ready to rock and roll. Unsurprisingly it actually works, and doesn’t sound too bad! for an eco-friendly, bio-degradable plastic ukulele 🙂« Peg on designboom Papillon in Alvar Magazine »
The same day Peg was launch, which by the way was a very low key event! Amazingly it was picked up by one of the indisputable top online resources in the world for high-quality design lead products and projects, that being designboom.com
Check out the feature below or see the original here.
Happy international 3D printing day »