I am sure that the first thought when mentioning Bezar is a three-letter word.
But that's not the most interesting angle that jumped out when I've checked out Bezar's beautiful website (don't even get me started on their drip emails).
4 out of 24
What really caught my eye was the fact that at some point in the first two weeks of launching Bezar featured 24 projects. Up to 4 of which, are based heavily on the geospatial data.
Due to the transient nature of Bezar's pop-up shop platform, I can't find them all now. However, Aminimal Studio Urban Grid pendants and Haptic Lab quilts were both featured, and are both great examples.
Geo = Emotion + Personalization
Of course, incorporating maps into artistic or design process is not new.
I do find it fascinating that digital spatial data is now enabling whole range of object designs that in turn play heavily on the emotional or evocative potential of the place.
Combine this with the fact that geo means personalisation (it is your hood on the object, it is your home that is now the centre of the map) and there's a genuine trend.
Certainly strong enough to make the front and centre of the Bezar.