Dezeen’s top ten: primitive designs


There's a bit of a primitive vibe going on at the moment so for this month's top ten we've compiled our ten most-read stories about caves, rocks and sticks.

1: in pole position is this holiday home in Spain that was cast in the ground and hollowed out by a cow, designed by Anton García-Abril of Ensamble Studio.

2: in second place is this pavilion with a cave-like interior by Melbourne designer Callum Morton.

3: there's another cave-like interior in third place, this time an apartment in Paris by Paul Coudamy.

espresso solo by shmuel linski

4: next up is this concrete coffee-maker by Shmuel Linski.

5: at number five, Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto of BCXSY dress up as cave-folk to launch their Change! collection of furniture.

6: sixth place goes to these ceramic kitchen knives inspired by Stone Age tools, designed by Matthias Kaeding.

7: seventh most popular is Arik Levy's Rock Series of furniture.

8: this ring with three interchangeable rough diamonds by Sruli Recht is in eighth place.

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

9: these fire tools cast in bronze and iron from branches by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre are ninth most-popular.

10: and in tenth place are these plastic vases inspired by archaeological finds, designed by Sjoerd Jonkers.

That’s all for now – another top ten coming up next month.

See also:

Dezeen’s top ten: jewellery
Dezeen’s top ten: food
Dezeen’s top ten: shoes
Dezeen’s top ten: churches
Dezeen’s review of 2009
Dezeen’s top ten: Dubai projects
Dezeen’s top ten: lighting
Dezeen’s top ten: watches and clocks
Dezeen’s top ten: cardboard projects
Dezeen’s top ten: shops
Dezeen’s top ten: schools
Dezeen’s top ten: pavilions
Dezeen’s top ten: hotels
Dezeen’s top ten: animals
Dezeen’s 2008 review
Dezeen’s top ten: glamorous girls
Dezeen’s top ten: Japanese projects
Dezeen’s top ten: student projects
Dezeen’s top ten: interiors
Dezeen’s top ten: stories with most comments
Dezeen’s top ten: Milan 2008
Dezeen’s top ten: houses
Dezeen’s top ten: skyscrapers
Top ten Dezeen stories from December 2007
Most popular stories during our first twelve months

Posted on Saturday July 31st 2010 at 12:38 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Keith

    how could fugimori not be included in his list. his t houses are like they’re from fairy tales.

  • Karei

    First of all, I agree with Keith. Fujimori should be included for sure for aesthetic and academic reasons. I'd say he's one of the only people who take primitive stuff seriously. He's awesome beyond the understanding of, apparently, dezeen team.

    Second of all, personally, I'm discussed by a picture of a Japanese woman (assuming-ly) and a hairy white man (number five). I know that sells, but it's gross and nuisance (迷惑). It's your deal if you think hairy guy is primitive, but Asian women don't equal primitive.
    Over all, I like the idea of featuring projects that are "considered" to be primitive. There's a lot to learn. In my opinion, none of the projects, beside number 10, deals with the theme seriously enough. Good luck with if you want to do themes like this.

  • Andy.

    Not that I particularly like the Change collection, but if you were to read the blurb, you would see its the designers dressed up, so where they are from has nothing to do with anything.

  • Russell T Miller

    I’m a hairy white man, and maybe my fur coat is a bit out of date, seeing as how we have jackets and what not now but you don’t have make fun of me by saying I’m equal To a cave man. Gosh, Asians and cave men have rights too! Don’t you each tv?? Gieko??

    In all seriousness, I love the theme. Sruli recht fits perfect here. His design ethos is perfectly primitive and direct

  • I saw their show in Tokyo, it was very interesting. If you visit one, did not hesitate.