Urban Bee Hives

Wanted Design NYC

17 May May 2017

We are currently partaking in Wanted Design together with Green Island as part of the project Urban Bee Hives, where the art of serving honey is expressed through objects designed by us exclusively for Green Island. Realized entirely with 3D printing, the designs propose traditional tools remastered with new features and iconic patterns drawn from the world of beekeeping.

HoneyBulb has an elegance created through the geometrical play of honeycomb, with its iconic geometries and ergonomic handle design, the instrument represent a contemporary evolution of an object unchanged over time. The honey comb fills with nectar and is easily versed when rotated on its side.

DipperBall offers a different kind of functionality: the spoon is divided into two parts - bulb and handle - that join together through a magnet (protected by a casing to avoid being in direct contact with the honey). The bulb remains inside the jar and with a simple gesture it joins the handle, avoiding waste of the nectar and reducing the need to clean the object after each use.

Dedicated to the world of tea, In-Honey is inspired by the traditional Infusor, but adds another functionality: the ability to be dipped in honey and immerse it directly in the hot beverage. The nectar dissolves homogeneously in the cup, in a totalizing taste experience.

– The theme of bees and their plight is too serious to ignore… Design is a way to create innovative solutions for everyday life and impact global sustainability at the same time, says Design and Managing Director Gabriel Zangari, Design Group Italia NYC.

The project was a collaboration between the DGI Food Lab, the product design team in Milan and the DGI team in New York. We also created the branding for the event, looking to create a natural but up-beat look that captures the energy of the theme and event.

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