Boss Design’s Atom furniture collection designed for flexible workplaces, says Simon Pengelly

Designer Simon Pengelly and Boss Design’s Mark Barrell explain how their new collection of office furniture can be used to create open and flexible workplaces, in this movie Dezeen produced for the brand.

The modular furniture collection, designed by Pengelly for British office furniture brand Boss Design, is called Atom.

According to Pengelly the furnishing system has been designed to be as flexible as possible. “Holistic furniture system designed as a collection of components that can be combined together in almost endless ways, for all types of working and public environments,” he says. Continue reading

Rolling wildflower roof covers Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Scottish distillery

Macallan Distillery by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Undulations in the green roof of the Macallan Distillery by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners hint at the bulbous whiskey stills situated below.

Cut into the hills of Speyside, the new distillery sits on the Easter Elchies estate in Scotland, which has been home to the single malt whiskey since 1824.

Costing £140 million, the centrepiece of the whiskey-making building is a rippling timber roof formed of 380,000 individual components – almost none of which are the same.

“The vision was always ambitious, but this enabled us to challenge our own thinking to create something so dramatic and awe-inspiring,” said Graham Stirk, senior partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and lead architect on the Macallan Distillery project. Continue reading

MIT engineers replace chefs with machines at “world’s first” robotic kitchen

MIT engineers replace chefs with machines in

Four engineers from MIT have opened a fast-food restaurant in Boston that uses mechanical woks to autonomously prepare meals in under three minutes.

Billed as the “world’s first” robotic kitchen, the Spyce restaurant employs a series of seven automated cooking woks in place of human chefs. These robots are designed to simultaneously prepare food in three minutes or less.

The project was born from four MIT engineering graduates’ dissatisfaction with the high price tag placed on quality, fast food.

In a bid to “reinvent” fast-food dining, they came up with the Spyce: a robotic kitchen that can serve up to 200 meals per hour costing around £5.60 each (approximately $7.50). Continue reading

Unsplash: Workspaces Inspiration

Unsplash: Workspaces Inspiration

Unsplash: Workspaces Inspiration

AoiroStudio
May 22, 2018

Our last Workspaces Inspiration had a lot of great buzz. Thanks for the love everyone! We decided to make another collection hand-picked from Unsplash. In today’s collection, we are featuring the latest from Ugmonk with his viral minimal, modular organizer (who raised over than 430K on Kickstarter) called: Gather. To learn more, please check out gathersystem.com.

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Image by Jeff Sheldon

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Image by Hutomo Abrianto Continue reading

Former BBC headquarters transformed into Soho House members’ club

Soho House White City

Soho House has turned part of the BBC’s Television Centre in west London into its nineteenth private members’ club, which features a rooftop pool overlooking White City.

Purpose-built by architect Graham Dawbarn in 1960 as the headquarters for the BBC, which relocated in 2013, the building now houses members’ facilities inside the central ring of the Grade II-listed building.

Along with 45 bedrooms for overnight stays, there are two floors of lounges along with a rooftop pool and bar, private cinema, and a 2,230-square-metre gym.

For White City House, Soho House’s design director Linda Boronkay combined the club’s signature interiors style, featuring dark velvet seats and brass-accented bars, with pieces that allude to the building’s prime time during the 60s and 70s. Continue reading

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration

AoiroStudio
May 22, 2018

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you’ll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Furthermore, it’s an opportunity to feature work from more designers, photographers, and artists in general that we haven’t had the chance to write or feature about in the past.

For this Daily we are selecting in digital art, photography, branding and more. Our goal is to diversify the types of work and in the future we can perhaps categorize them in different sections. For now we are going to stick to the simple format of images and links. I hope you enjoy and share with use via Twitter or our Tumblr. Continue reading