Picks of the Week

From a rainbow-inspired installation and noise-cancelling kennels for dogs to Tom Dixon chairs and an all-in-one kitchen design, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Colourful Bookstore Installation by WUtopia Lab

“I absolutely love this colourful installation in a bookshop in Suzhou, China, created by architectural designers WUtopia Lab,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Entitled ‘Xanadu of Rainbows’ the installation is made up of colourful 1 cm-thick aluminium sheets. Not only does it look beautiful, the design is also functional in that it separates the shop into sections.”

Image credit: Yijie Hu via thisiscolossal.com

2. Ford’s Noise-Cancelling Kennels

“Using the car brand’s noice-cancelling technology to mask engine noise, Ford has now developed a noise-cancelling kennel to protect dogs from the sound of fireworks,” says Features Editor Michaela Stehr. “I know how much loud noises can freak out puppers, so this is a brilliant invention.”

Image via dezeen.com

3. Tom Dixon’s Slab Chairs

“Renowned designer Tom Dixon, who we interviewed here, has reworked and redesigned his SLAB chairs,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “The design of the chairs aims to celebrate the natural beauty of Oak.”

Image via tomdixon.net

4. Kook Kitchen by Rastelli

“This kitchen is quite something!” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “Designed by Karim Rashid, Kook features wall cabinets equipped with motorised rolling shutters, LED lights, built-in appliances and a spacious worktop.”

Images via rastellicucine.it

5. Illustrations by Frei Design Studio

“Joburg-based design studio Frei, headed up by designer Liandri Fouché, is behind the creation of these fun, colourful illustrations,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “Love!”

Image via @mrs_l.f