xFragile Future is about the amalgamation of nature and technology. In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. Fragile Future combines an electronical system with real dandelions in a lightsculpture that is predestined to overgrow a surface. Electronics are driven by the natural survival instincts.
The Ghost Chair is a futuristic concept of a chair, 3-dimensionally captured within the boundaries of reality. The inner Ghost is made up out of millions of little air bubbles, you see the image of the ghost when light reflects on them.We designed futuristic concepts of chairs that can not exist yet. By doing this we captured the Future ghosts of our imagination. Combining two new production techniques, we are able to design every possible shape the human brain can imagine.
Japan's Ika Tokkuri sake bottles are pretty much as green a bottle as you'll find; they're made entirely from squid skins. Bottle-like shapes can be made by artfully stuffing the squids with rice or grain, and then using another green technology--the sun--to dry them into the desired shape.
As for that fishy, squid taste? It's actually desirable among certain sake drinkers, as it makes the taste "smoother and milder," sort of like aging Scotch in a particular type of wood cask; but unlike the casks, the Ika Tokkuri are edible after use, producing a sort of sake-infused squid jerky that should taste familiar to Japanese bar-goers.
Inspired by cumulus clouds that seemed limitless in configuration, but all have a softness to them. They are made from high quality fiberglass reinforced with stonecast inner walls and work great indoors and outdoors. Available in white, bronze or black in both a loveseat and a lounge chair in early 2010. Designed by Jason Phillips for The Phillips Collection.