Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Watercabinet by Francien Hazen

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce  the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Watercabinet

  • By: Fracien Hazen, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Material: Metal, wood, glass, plastic
  • Size: 170 x 100 x 100 cm
  • Website: fraz.nl

Watercabinet is a product for a small garden or balcony. By connecting it to the rainpipe from the house, it collects and stores rainwater. Other than a rain barrel, one is stimulated to actually use the water. In the small greenhouse little herb plants can grow, it has a tap with a pump to fill a bucket, there is a water hose, watering cans can be filled with a tap, and there is a small storage for garden equipment.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Polyfine by Markus Bangerter

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Polyfine

  • By: Markus Bangerter
  • Material: Textile strap from Polypropylen
  • Size: 85 x 45 x 60 cm
  • Website: markusbangerter.com

The Polyfine chair is a prototype from the material research project with the same name. It redefines the characteristics of flexible textile structures and demonstrates how these can be used in the future for the construction of seating furniture without the need for any load-bearing structures.

In doing so, the textile thermoplastic material fulfils the static requirements as well as the aesthetic and haptic demands of outdoor seating.

Independent experiments on the material confirmed the possibility of creating structures in textiles with the help of electricity and carbon-fibre yarn.

In this process, the chemical fibre in the core is liquidised above melting point, without damaging the surface of the bands, which then harden as they cool, solidifying and connecting the layers of textile bands.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Black Dogs by Yves Verhaegen

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Black Dogs

  • By: Yves Verhaegen
  • Material: Expanded polystyrol and epoxy resin, casted polyurethane, woven polypropylene bag
  • Size: 150 x 38 x 28 cm
  • Website: iviv.be

Black dogs were created to transform bin bags into modern pets. Lying on the belly the bag remains sealed and will not tear. Black Dogs consists of a bag of woven PP and a casted PU ‘necklace’. Used to hide a bin bag or as a bag for easy composting.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

 

Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Ter by Goula/Figuera Studio

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Ter

  • By: Álvaro Fernández-Goula and Pablo Figuera
  • Material: Steel
  • Size: Sideboard 80 x 100 x 45 cm
  • Website: goulafiguera.com

Ter is acollection of outdoor furniture consisting of a sideboard and a small table. Its design is light and minimal in order to fit in multiple environments and let the user freedom to arrange any possible content. The collection is entirely made of just one material: powder coated steel. The base of the shelves is made of perforated metal sheet so water and dirt can go out easily.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

picNYC Table Brings the Park Into Your Home

The ideas of urban gardening and urban farming, where people cultivate plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables in the cities inspired the architects of Haiko Cornelissen to an unusual design piece. The picNYC table brings the rural experience of picnicking not just in the city but into the residence. Instead of a normal counter top it has a table top with natural grass growing out of it and creating a mini lawn. This way, the experience of eating outside in nature can be reproduced in the privacy of one’s own home.

The folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs form a stiff framework for the grass, soil and stones, which are needed for drainage. Suddenly spilling water becomes a necessity instead of a problem and wine glasses need coasters not to prevent ring stains but to avoid tumbling. Because there are no table grass mowers, the grass needs to be cut by hand, which adds to the haptic experience of nature.

Grass is not the only thing that can be grown on the picNYC table: flowers, herbs, even vegetables are possible, depending on the needs and the green thumb of the owner.

Haiko Cornelissen is a Dutch architect with an office in Amsterdam and New York. After working for OMA and Steven Holl, Haiko opened his own office in 2011 to work on design, architectural and urban projects around the world.

Further Information: haikocornelissen.com