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Studio Roosegaarde’s Urban Sun proposal to use ultraviolet lights to make outdoor spaces safer from Covid-19 can only be used at night and people still need to wear masks and observe social distancing, the designer has explained.
The studio stands by the claim stated on its website that Urban Sun “cleans public spaces of coronavirus” but added that it is “not intended to be an ultimate solution”.
It admitted that the concept, which proposes using far-UVC radiation to neutralise airborne viruses in outdoor spaces, can only be used after sunset. “We are not claiming that Urban Sun prevents infection for everybody,” the studio said.
Following the launch of Urban Sun this week, Dezeen readers posed questions about the concept in our comments section.
“If the light is safe why not sell light bulbs we could use everywhere?” wondered Steve Hassler. “Is this … Read more
Made from extruded aluminium, the Wing shelving was designed to be positioned alongside walls or to be a freestanding system.
Ruiz designed the flexible system so that it could be configured in multiple ways, and utilised in both home and office environments.
“Its design is discreet, with a structure of essential shapes and shelves of subtle profiles that instil an expression of lightness and sophistication into the piece,” said the brand.
“The modules can be configured in multiple ways and heights to suit diverse needs and spaces, both in the contract and residential environments.”
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The Twig chair is a “sculptural statement and a study in elegance and restraint,” according to Elan Atelier, which specialises in bronze and cast the sculptural piece using the lost-wax method.
In addition to tree branches, the studio took inspiration from the work of sculptors Giuseppe Panone and Alberto Giacometti to design the piece.
Twig comes with an umber brown leather cushion as standard, and either a warm brown Antique Bronze or blacker Dark Bronze finish. Two premium finishes, Silver Bronze or Gold Bronze, are also available.
It can be ordered to custom sizes or as a two-person love … Read more
The carmaker, which describes itself as the world’s oldest surviving automotive brand, updated its logo for the first time in 10 years. It is the 11th logo update in its history.
As with every version of its logo since 1847, the lion is central to the new design, which was created by Peugeot Design Lab.
However, unlike the previous logo, the design does not include the lion’s body. Instead, it only includes a stylised head and mane placed under the car brand’s name within a shield.