Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future

It's coming to the end of the year where we have the chance to take a glance over what 2017 has brought to us, and also what it means for the future. We assess 10 designs that have emerged this year and how they are working towards a more sustainable future. Liuzhou Forest City by [...]

Top Designs of 2017 – Creating a Better Future 2017-12-28T11:10:21+00:00

AHEAD Middle East & Africa 2017 Hotel Design Awards

The winners of this year's AHEAD Hotel Design Awards for the Middle East and Africa have been announced and as we enter the middle of winter, it's giving us serious holiday envy. Take a look at some of the stunning designs that are making us double check winter flight prices. The awards celebrate various aspects [...]

AHEAD Middle East & Africa 2017 Hotel Design Awards 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

Hastings Pier – Stirling Prize Winner 2017

London-based architects dRMM have rebuilt and reimagined the Hastings pier, which burnt down in 2010, by salvaging parts of the pier from the fire and working them into a new sleek design. Their work has seen them awarded the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture. When the pier burnt down in 2010, it really hit [...]

Hastings Pier – Stirling Prize Winner 2017 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

iPhone X

HEKKTA takes a look at Apple's latest addition to their range, the iPhone X. We assess it's improvements, it's down-sides and we also try to answer the question everyone asks with Apple products - is it really worth the money? We have to say that we like the look of it and one thing you [...]

iPhone X 2017-12-28T11:10:22+00:00

Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA

Table Tennis. It's always a fun past time and an excellent way to spend a few hours on holiday. However, one thing we dislike is how all the tables look exactly the same, so when we heard that architect Murray Barker and artist Laith McGregor have designed two outdoor table tennis tables from monolithic concrete [...]

Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Painting with a drone – Is this the future of design?

Drones. they are the talk of the technological world. and now they have moved into the world of art and design. Italian architect Carlo Ratti's Paint By Drone system uses remotely controlled flying robots to cover buildings in giant paintings. Designed to turn scaffolding into giant canvases, the system uses a formation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to [...]

Painting with a drone – Is this the future of design? 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica

Germans Ermica was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985 and at only 29 started his own design studio in Amsrerdam after studying Graphic Design. He’s been quoted saying “I often employ my graphic design background to add a new and fresh approach to design and enjoy experimenting with different materials and perceptions of space.” His [...]

The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Discover the Stealth Key – The Most Secure Key Ever Made

With the introduction of the new pound coin that is supposedly nigh-impossible to forge, we at Hekkta thought we should share a new innovative design that we have found for what is probably, the most secure key ever made. Swiss company UrbanAlps has devised a method for 3D-printing keys to make them almost unforgeable, because their teeth are [...]

Discover the Stealth Key – The Most Secure Key Ever Made 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

How to spot a real Ikea Frakta bag from the fakes.

Innovative and fun designs are what we love at Hekkta. So when we happened across the new Ikea step-by-step guide to identify their iconic blue Frakta bags from the fakes and other imitations (such as Balenciaga’s designer one), we loved it so much we had to share it! Following the news that Balenciaga has released its [...]

How to spot a real Ikea Frakta bag from the fakes. 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Plans to transform unused railways in Milan

Milan is an amazing place, Hekkta loves it there, however there is a large amount of unused railways across it. These areas are completely unused and have no purpose so when multiple proposals were put forward to transform these railways into something more, we felt that it was our duty to share them with you. [...]

Plans to transform unused railways in Milan 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00