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Radical cyclists' safety
This short film explores why a radically different alternative is much safer than the traditional cycle helmets used by most cyclists.
Front showcased three contemporary furniture pieces at the 2014 Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Hjalti Karlsson recently won the 2013 Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize. Here's a look at his solo exhibition celebrating his win.
Design trio Front has created attention-grabbing street lamps that light up the popular Kristinebergs Slottspark in Sweden.
Scandinavian design team Front have designed an ice cream dessert in the shape of a cloud for Häagen-Dazs.
Front has designed an elegant drinking service for Ballantine's 12-year-old blend, bringing some magic to the whisky experience.
Big win for Hjalti Karlsson
Congratulations to Hjalti Karlsson who has won the prestigious Nordic Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize.
Using richly coloured wood, leather and velvet, Studioilse transforms a 100-year-old building into a luxurious boutique hotel.
Front Studio have created a lamp that will transform its shade to reveal over three million colours over the course of 50 000 hours.
Spun with steel
Tom Dixon's lastet pendant light alludes to a spider's web spun with steel.
Blending traditional and modern furniture design, Front’s “Collage” collection captures the craftsmanship of different eras in a single collection.
A selection of images from an installation Faith47 recently did in Stockholm...
Swedish designers Front successfully combined classic furniture forms with a contemporary aesthetic in their new “Collage” collection.
Humans Since 1982's "Collection of Light" is an LED lamp that resembles an illuminated drawer for keeping insects.
Food fight: Jesper Johansson
Jesper Johansson wonders if we can somehow be excited about certain foods running out, forcing us to try something new.
Food fight: Anna Maria Orru
Anna Maria Orru imagines a resilient food culture inspired by nature’s way of organising itself.
Not now, maybe later
Check out this interesting innovation that hopes to help procrastinators to... well, procrastinate less!
Plants for productivity
The Oasis collection is a great way of bringing the great outdoors to the corporate indoors.
Space Time for Zero is Karim Rashid's offbeat lighting project for the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
What with carbon-free urban mobility on the rise, it’s a really about time that somebody came up with an airbag system for bicyclists.
Take a seat
Inga Sempé’s new chair and table designs are both practical and charming.
Having eyes on the back of your head could sometimes be handy, or it can make a (fashion) statement.
Limbs without limit
A new prosthetic prototype by Swedish designer, Richard Stark, could help amputees take to the water.
Saving our seas
A brilliant initiative by Electrolux is using plastic debris salvaged from the ocean to create sustainable vacuum cleaners.
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