Amongst the furniture and other objects on display at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show were a number of designs which were more about concepts than products.
Fashion is so obsessed with daring new ideas that we thought we have seen it all, but not until we came across these clever and eye-catching designs from the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show.
Product design is a mainstay of any design school, but we are consistently impressed by the ability of Design Academy Eindhoven graduates to elevate product design to a much more conceptual level, creating products that are clever, thought-provoking and often surprisingly delightful.
Design Academy Eindhoven is one of our favourite hunting grounds for new design talent and their graduation show this year proves to be no exception.
Some people liken the pleasure of eating to the joy of sex.
One of our highlights of the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show is the 304 series of lamps by Dutch designer Nick Beens.
The annual graduate show of Design Academy Eindhoven is a veritable treasure trove of great design ideas, too numerous to document in full.
Recycling and upcycling may be all the rage, but these products often end up looking haphazard and artisanal.
Korean designer Juno Jeon is well known for his Alive Furniture Series, featuring cabinets with wooden "scales" which move as the drawers are open and closed.
Ability to create ambience is the key to success for any interior design scheme, but how?
In a world full of noise, wouldn't it be great if we were able to tune out parts of the soundscape in order to focus on the sounds we really want to hear?
When Puck Dieben was a little girl she liked to build structures out of bedlinen and towels.
Often we take simple things in life for granted and fail to appreciate the value they add.
A certain Swedish furniture company may have popularised flatpack furniture, but it is young designer Christian Heikoop's Glissade collection which injects a much needed dash of panache to this much maligned category.
Regen is a unique system of making garments devised by Wendy Andreu, a designer fascinated by materials.
Thanks to Instagram, Pinterest and the omnipresence of advertising, it sometimes feels as if life is all about images.
In this Instagram-obsessed world we live in, it sometimes feel as if products are created just to look good in an exhibition, magazine or on a mobile phone screen.
Jeroen van Oirschot, who just graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, is a keen observer of urban life and all the small details which make every city unique.
For those who are not in the know, Vlisco is a Dutch textiles brand which virtually invented the colourful African print fabrics so popular in western Africa and beyond.
Fancy making your own unique piece of garment but can't be flaffed with sewing machines?
As Sara Sturges and Daniela Treija, who just graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven observed, "it's absurd how repetitive design trends have become".
3D printing has been all the rage for some time now, but its practical use has so far been limited by the size of the objects that can be printed and the materials that can be used.
The Kibako Fridge System is an inspired attempt to rethink the design of a much neglected space - the inside of the fridge.
Jolene Calier, who has just graduated from the Bachelor course at the Design Academy Eindhoven, has a background in graphic design, which is why her projects always start with illustrations in her trademark bright, bold and jovial style.
Working in modern open plan offices is as much a curse as it is a blessing.