eL Chandelier

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As a part of Sawaya & Moroni’s new 2012 collections, Polish architect Daniel Libeskind designed the ‘eL’ chandelier. Evolving from an unfolded spiral form, it reflects light by creating unexpected effects through the use of almost 2000 LEDs, each with its own built-in micro-controller. Making use of an algorithm developed by astrophysicist Noam Libeskind, the chandelier simulates the evolution of light from the big bang until present day, condensing 14 billion years into a 14 minute light show in which the contours of the chandelier are amplified with virtual movement of light. Each piece can be produced in a range of sizes and light gradients.

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Digital Chair

Citing science, mathematical shapes and the beauty of fractal geometry as his sources for inspiration, designer Zhang Zhoujie came up with the dazzling Digital Chair series.
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Each chair is slightly different and made out of different types of triangles of various size and rotation. With their prismatic, multifaceted shape, the chairs are beautiful to look at, reflecting light off of their stainless steel surface, like four-legged gems. They are made to look great no matter what angle you view them at, with special welding techniques and digital engineering that leaves their construction absolutely flawless. The result is a futuristic-looking design that is incredible to behold.

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Lit-Up Wash Bowls

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Collaborating with fellow artist and product designer Michio Akita, Masahiro Minami has created a collection called RENCA, a series of washbowls that makes the bathroom fixture look like an exquisite piece of artwork rather than something to wash your hands in. The washbowls are made with porcelain and feature a translucent quality that also includes LED lighting for a gorgeous and convenient way to make those late-night visits to the toilet.

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Saturn-Inspired Time Trackers

The Circuit wall clock is a minimalist clock that tells time using light. The LED clock was created by Serbian designer Stevan Djurovic. At first glance it looks nearly impossible to tell time using Djurovic’s design. However, it becomes a breeze to read the clock once you realize how the light works.

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For starters, the Circuit wall clock uses three LED lights that correspond to the hours, minutes and seconds. The light for the hours is on the outer rim of the clock; the light for the minutes is on the inside and the light for the seconds lies in the middle of the ring.

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Shell Chair

These Modern-Organic chairs are from the Deco collection by Koji. This contemporary Deco collection of patio furniture is so much more than a folding chair and plastic table. These pieces speak quality and charm, made of natural materials like wood and rattan, featuring original designs that are as comfortable to use as they are artistically inspired.

Revolutionary Time-Telling Rings

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In this modern age, it’s difficult to carry out tasks like typing while wearing a bulky wristwatch. The Ring Clock is a design by a CGSociety user called Cyber, proposing the relocation of the chronograph to one’s finger.

Especially suited for men, this practical accessory has three circlets that rotate around the stainless steel band. Tiny aligned notches on the circumference indicate the spinning numbers of interest.

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The thickest loop with the largest digits displays the hour and the minutes and seconds are represented in the numerals 0 through 59 around shorter bands. Each revolves individually and comes into view as part of a three-part series to signify the precise time of day. A blue or orange glow to the characters in question doubly ensures that you’re reading the Ring Clock correctly.