Picks of the Week

From a contemporary coffee shop in Kuwait designed by nendo and local artists representing in NYC to a 3D-printed printmaking press and a colourful customisable stool, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.

Arabica Coffee Shop by nendo

Japanese design studio nendo is behind the interior design of the Arabica coffee shop in Kuwait. The studio made use of brass and concrete to accentuate the crisp 190 m2 space. “The division of the store into four vertical layers allows for multiple lines of sight for both the customers and staff,” says the team at nendo, who believe the design will encourage interaction between customers.

Image credit: Takumi Ota via nendo.jp

Zizipho Poswa and Justine Mahoney at NYCxDESIGN 2019

South African artists Zizipho Poswa and Justine Mahoney are two of 19 female artists whose innovative work is featured as part of the Deeper than Text exhibition at the 1stdibs Gallery. 1stdibs, a global marketplace for luxury design and the Female Design Council have teamed up on this exciting showcase, which is currently on show until the end of May at NYCxDESIGN 2019 in New York City.

Zizipho Poswa

Justine Mahoney

Image credits: Pernille Loof (NYCxDESIGN 2019) / Hayden Phipps (Zizipho Poswa), courtesy of Southern Guild

M/Matching Colorstool

Fashion design house Miu Miu has collaborated with creative agency M / M on a customisable limited-edition stool. Featuring large match sticks in 12 different colours, users can personalise the stool’s surface as they wish. Fun!

Images via designboom.com

Open Press Project’s 3D-printed Printmaking Press

Ever dreamed of making your own prints? This little 3D-printed printing press is a first of its kind, allowing you to explore the art of etching, engraving, drypoint and relief printing for yourself. Not only is it portable and lightweight, it fits into the palm of your hand. The press is the brainchild of the Open Press Project, which reached its Kickstarter goal to get creating with the help of 1 485 backers this month.

Images via Kickstarter

The BIBO Express

The BIBO Express is an energy-efficient wall-mounted appliance for boiling water. With a non-drip function (meaning you can place it anywhere), the Express only boils water when you need it to, ensuring you’re not wasting water or electricity. It’s available in three colours – black, blush and silver.

Images via bibo.co.za