COBBO BED: BED AND WARDROBE

HAMBURG / GERMANY Designer Michael Hilgers has surprised everyone with a bed that incorporates an "air" wardrobe. Inspired by the upper compartments of the aircraft cabins, Hilgers has launched a proposal that, despite being peculiar, allows you to make the most of the space between the mattress and the ceiling, in an original and practical way.

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FLEXELL, A VERY HEALTHY TABLE

BARCELONA / CATALONIA Flexell is an idea born in Barcelona in full confinement and which is being well received by the market. The concept is very simple… a small interior or exterior accessory table of good design that if turned upside down serves as an element for the practice of more than 30…

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SEPARATING SPACES WITH SMELLS

BRATISLAVA / SLOVAKIA A collaboration between the design studios Crafting Plastics and Office MMK has led to the development of a fragrant room divider called BreaZea. The room divider is made of bioplastic that has been printed in 3D and is part of a larger project, called “BreatheIN / Breathe OUT”, which aims to develop aromas…

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PASSIVE DESIGN, MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

WANAKA / NEW ZEALAND Condon architecture firm Scott Architects has designed a tiny house that uses passive construction methods to supply heating. The house has won several awards for its innovative approach to sustainability. The house, called Kirimoko, has one bedroom and only measures 30 square meters. The design concept goes…

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ORGANIC TILES

ZURICH / SWITZERLAND Nature Squared was founded in 2000 by Lay Koon Tan and Paul Hoeve with the aim of using sustainable natural materials, including by-products from other industries or fast-growing natural materials. The company transforms these materials by combining high quality craftsmanship and cutting-edge technical and chemical knowledge. The result is innovative coatings…

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THE BED THAT KNOWS HOW WE WANT TO SLEEP

New York / United States Both the mattress industry and the Internet of Things industry have made giant strides. So it was only a matter of time before someone had the idea to put them together. And it has been the start-up Eight Sleep developing smart mattresses. The smart mattress, known as "The Pod",…

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FIBERBOTS: THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION?

Boston / United States Fiberbots are possibly one of the most disruptive and innovative projects in the field of architecture and construction in recent decades. It is an autonomous digital manufacturing platform designed for the rapid construction of structures. Fiberbots can create structures of very resistant materials by means of small robots that work in group…

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PREFABRICATED ROOMS ARRIVE

Almería / Spain Hotels, student residences and hospitals. This is the target that the Andalusian company Nevo is looking for with its new product: prefabricated rooms that can be bought online from 25,000 euros. The prefabrication of this large room is done in 3D, and once finished (including all bedroom finishes…

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THE PARQUET THAT GENERATES ENERGY

Zurich / Switzerland Matter magazine has published the results of a project driven by scientists at the ETH Zurich to turn wood flooring into an energy source. The secret has been to make a parquet with two layers of wood and place some electrodes in the middle. When people walk on the floor…

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LIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION

Brussels / Belgium Air pollution is everywhere, but often impossible to see. Now, designer Guillaume Slizewicz has come up with a way to make it visible by creating a lamp that turns data on local pollution levels into unique light patterns. The idea is to provide information about pollution and

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