Unit Portables 05-08

Four pieces in one modular overnight bag from the Swedish design company

Based in the haven for functional modernist design, Stockholm’s Unit Portables is the brainchild of a group of likeminded individuals educated in product, fashion and technology design. Founder Andreas Ehde and his team of creatives designed a modest range of modular bags for the modern traveler, striving to make the ideal bag for practical, organized mobility. Today Unit Portables announces the addition of four new …

Metropole Aluminum House

Jean Prouvé's 1949 design steals the show at Design Miami/Basel

As Design Miami/Basel continues to establish itself as the dominant satellite fair of Switzerland’s Art Basel, Galerie Patrick Seguin upped the ante this year by installing a 1,000 square-foot aluminum structure designed by Jean Prouvé. The Metropole Aluminum House was originally created as a school for rural communities that could be pre-fabricated and erected on-site. While the structure was never implemented on a mass scale, …

Tekio

Anthony Dickens morphs Japanese Chōchin paper lanterns into modular lighting

UK designer Anthony Dickens designed Tekio—a new modular lighting system that lit up Clerkenwell Design Week in London last week—to serve as what he calls “a simple tool for people to express themselves”. Dickens has been developing the concept for Tekio in his London design studio since returning from a visit to Japan in 2010. During his travels he was inspired by the beauty of …