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Heavy hitters, we’ve got your back!

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Heavy hitters, we’ve got your back!

Or how we became more antiskid than Spiderman himself… We’ve been looking for an antiskid solution for you heavy hitters, or for those who love to play their synths on a glass surface. You know that Cremacaffè is concerned with sustainable design – based on the principle “what goes around, comes around” – therefore we resisted using any silicones or paint. Now that we are in Sicily, and we have access to loads of dismissed household items at home, we found our perfect antiskid match: old bike tires! Elisa’s dad made it in million pieces (you’ll love the video) and...

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Social experiments with MOVING

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Social experiments with MOVING

I’ll spare you the details of our survey and the amazing psychological techniques people enact, when they want to get hold of your stuff, and get to the conclusions: what you want to keep with you, when you are moving to the other end of the world, is only the beautiful things, those that you really need. Possibly, those things should be light enough to make your travelling happier, too. This said, I still feel deeply sorry for poor Suman of Facebook, who wanted to buy from me a fan in the middle of the Finnish winter, and instead is...

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Making of “HERO”

Making of “HERO”

One of our CCDBC ( Cremacaffè Design’s Beloved Customers) challenged us to make one smaller stand for his Apogee Duet, while I was on a deadline for my thesis in Helsinki and Andrea was almost on his way back from Sicily to Finland. We decided to go for it, as we had been thinking for some time to make a little flexible stand that could fit almost anything, from an IPad mini to a Volca (and a smarphone too, why not?). I sent the drawings for our new stand to Andrea, at dawn. First thing in the morning, Andrea went...

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Cremacaffè at Helsinki Design Week

Cremacaffè at Helsinki Design Week

Come visit us at Helsinki Design Week 2014!From September 8th to 12th, during the event “Creative Sustainability Open Doors“, organized by Aalto University, you will be able to learn about Cremacaffè and many new sustainability & development projects. Thanks to our friends at Aalto – it will be a good party and an occasion to circulate fresh ideas!CS Open Doors | acs.aalto.fi | helsinkidesignweek.comSeptember 8-12Aalto UniversitySchool of Arts, Design and ArchitectureHämeentie 135 C00560 HelsinkiElisa & Andrea

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Baltic Dreams

Baltic Dreams

I used to have a recurring nightmare about my beach, the one running along the whole city till the next in a clean, long arch. In this dream, my father was driving a car by the sea, and all of us were inside. Soon the road started to crumble beneath the wheels, soil and sand disappearing into the waves. Only a narrow passage would be left separating the car from water, as my father kept on driving dangerously.I live in Finland now. This summer, as every summer, I came back to Sicily; we had friends from Finland staying with us...

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