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Few things marry the need for form and function like furniture. So, of course, we were interested in trying our hand at it.>>
That we would win the Editor's Award at the ICFF with our first collection, however, was beyond our wildest expectations. Our C Collection comprises lounge, reception and private sitting area furnishing collaboratively designed (That's what the "C" in the title stands for) and built around clean lines and practical features. The pieces, intended for the modern workplace, offer supreme comfort, pull up work surfaces and complementary lighting.<<
fuseproject's work accessioned in museum collections around the world, at NYMOMA, Chicago Art Institute, SFMOMA, Pompidou, Cooper Hewitt, schmooze-free!
PLASTERED IN NEW YORK
We jumped at the chance to design a personalized homepage for iGoogle, working with a theme of Creative Consciousness and predicated on the idea of making users more aware of the world around them, our design includes a Global Counter - enabling users to compare real time statistics, a Surf Seeker - comparing wave data between two locations, and a theme bar that works as a visual clock using global sunlight and its absence. To download our theme and gadgets, go to iGoogle Developer profile.<<
Knock-offs of the Herman Miller LEAF lamp and Jawbone bluetooth headset appear around the world, fuseproject and Microsoft take-on China.
WHO DOES NUMBER 2 WORK WITH?
Over the past five years fuseproject has won more IDSA awards than any firm except IDEO. We could lament that fact, but on second thought we're pretty pleased about our perpetual challenger status. This year's awards were for: OLPC XO laptop, OLPC Strategy, OLPC Yoyo, NYC Condom and Farallon.
FUSE GOES POSTAL IN URUGUAY
Uruguay stamp a first step to stamping out child labor with education and an XO...and distributes 200.000 laptops to kids...>>
The nation of Uruguay released a postal stamp depicting a child worker on one side and a child with an XO laptop on the other, commemorating the transition from a world of abusive child labor practices to the hope and opportunity of increased education and empowerment.<<
Y Water, the new USDA organically certified beverage for kids, launches at Whole Foods.>>
Y Water provides a low-calorie, nutrient-rich alternative to high sugar sodas and juices. Oh and it tastes good too! fuseproject designed the one-of-a-kind tetra pod shape that delivers an instantly iconic form-factor while simultaneously giving the bottles a secondary use - they can be connected to one another with Y knots becoming lego-like toys that can be used long after the beverage is gone.<<
KOREANS IN SPACE
Our SHOOTING STAR phone for SKY of Korea, the choice of Astro Girls everywhere.
WHEN IS A WIN A WIN/WIN?
fuseproject and OLPC were given the INDEX award for "community design" for the XO laptop.>>
The INDEX award, the largest design cash prize in the world - €100K - focuses on "Design to Improve Life" and is awarded in five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play and Community. Of course, OLPC is simply using the award money to purchase more laptops to benefit more kids. It doesn't get any more win/win than that!<<
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS COME EARLY...
fuseproject/Yves Behar receives "design of the year" top prize for One Laptop Per Child from the LONDON MUSEUM.>>
The exhibit showcases the best work in architecture and design of the year. Awards are given in the fields of architecture, furniture, graphics, product, transport, fashion and interactive design. The $100 Laptop / One Laptop Per Child was chosen as the overall winner, even beating out the iPhone! Of course, we learned the news on our iPhones, but still...<<