Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer of Speed

The sun is out, the blues of winter are behind us (finally) and it seems as if designers around the globe are ready to fly into summer with concepts that pay homage to speed while remaining altogether functional and approachable. I recently stumbled across both the carbon fiber ch.air project from bicycle designers Torgny Fjeldskaar and Javier Alberich (enter destructed pronucnciation) and Ella Vickers' amazing reclaimed sailcloth shower curtains (see image below). I'm currently loving the powder blue "6" chair...but not-so-secretly hoping for a timeless "53" concept. In the end, it's proof that racing stripes and spinnakers never go out of style.

[via PSFK]