Foster + Partners has partnered with LG, using their cutting-edge rollable OLED screen technology, to redefine the idea of the television and the living spaces it occupies. The new technology allows flexible spatial planning while preserving the purity of living spaces., it dematerialises the television screen, which can be automatically rolled in and out of a discreet minimalist rectangular enclosure when needed. The LG OLED flexible screen allows freedom from walls and offers a sense of liberation to design interior spaces. The 0.2-millimetre-thick screen rises from the top of this box, supported by a sprung steel backing.
Stelton is an innovative Danish design house renowned for its timeless Scandinavian design philosophy. The new range designed by Norman Foster brings together simple sculptural form and soft geometry, to create exceptionally crafted tableware for a wide range of settings. From wine carafes to espresso cups, each object is a response to its specific function, while embodying a shared language.
Node is a fully coordinated family of devices, interfaces, tracks, channels and networks that can be used in any kind of building to harmonise building services with the overall aesthetic of the project. Each element shares the same visual characteristics – size, shape and materials, while also being able to communicate with one another, reducing technical conflicts and multiple control systems. Devices such as sprinklers, speakers, occupancy sensors, cameras and lights are designed as a family of circular nodes, which then can be surface mounted or flush with the ceiling, with or without a trim.
The result of an ambitious partnership between Foster + Partners and Porcelanosa, TONO is a comprehensive and coordinated range of bathroom products that could be used in a multitude of settings, from residential to commercial interiors and everything in between. Unified by a common, simple design language and palette of complementary materials and colour tones, the minimalist aesthetic brings to the fore an honesty of material, simplicity of form and the craft of manufacture.
The Soft Cells wall and ceiling system was first developed for use in the Swiss Re headquarters in London. The tensioned fabric panels combine the aesthetic benefits of high-quality design fabrics with highly effective acoustic performance, enabling architects and interior designers to control light, softness, colour and sound in the workplace. The idea of using the fabric panels architecturally was first tested using models and prototypes in the studio. The success of this installation led to a subsequent collaboration between Art Andersen and Kvadrat and the product has since been manufactured for use in a wide range of commercial and public buildings.