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Furni
by Ami Kealoha
on 03 January 2006
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Named after 80s skater legend Mark "Gator" Anthony (who's currently serving time), designer Mike Giles, 28, (a skater himself) thought it'd be fitting to name this birch veneer digital clock (pictured) after the infamous figure. The piece, initially crafted from a thrift store clock and featuring a hard-to-find LED display, is the debut item in their new Montreal-based furniture line called Furni that he founded along with his pal, Devin Barrette, 27. Other accessories, also named after famous skaters, including a toothbrush holder, magazine rack, and a towel rack, (all pictured, after the jump), combine opaque white acrylic with birch veneer in modern, pleasing shapes that make for a set of refreshing, elegant designs. With prices starting at $24, even skaters can afford Furni.

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