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Published on February 6th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse


Design 360: designers that invent


One of the most inspiring magazines is published in Hongkong: Design 360°. The magazine, both in Chinese and English, has a sharp eye for conceptual design. In the latest issue: Dutch designers Bart Hess and Jólan van der Wiel and the German Markus Kayser. All three are true inventors, combining technology with advanced design ideas, perhaps weird or even hard to swallow at first, but all the the more interesting at second sight.

Bart Hess explores the combination of a variety of materials and the human body – he graduated in 2007 in Eindhoven, majoring Man and Identity. He is known to a broader audience because of his work for pop artist Lady Gaga – for the album Born This Way he covered her body with orange and purple slime.

Jolan van der Wiel built the Gravity Tool, which looks like an enormous printing press with magnets attached to it. With that he produces gravity products: everyday products like stools and candle holders, but made outof iron filings and plastic and partly formed by forces of nature. Gravity and magnetism.

Markus Kayser experiments with self developed machines in the Moroccan and Egyptian desert. His latest desert machine is the Solar Sinter. With this he combines sunlight, sand and a 3D printing process. Natural resources and a high tech production process are combined to create a variety of beautiful objects.


Source: Design 360
200 pages
Language: English / Chinese

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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