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Form Us With Love for IKEA
Stockholm's Form Us With Love—while being one of the most established of design companies in the Scandinavian design landscape—is still very young compared to its peers, being founded in 2005. Yet its reputation as one of the most reliably creative...
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Nashville's Holler Design
by Chérmelle Edwards Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to his...
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Blu Dot's Hot Mesh Collection
Though officially founded in 1997, in recent years Minneapolis-based Blu Dot has increasingly gained a larger audience thanks to a playful, function-forward approach, unpretentious attitude and generally modest prices—offering a significant step...
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Thomas de Lussac's Louis XVI is Back
Despite its significant history, the new furniture piece by French designer Thomas de Lussac in association with Perchebois—called "Louis XVI is Back"—is a most contemporary and daring armchair. The connection between de Lussac's approach, which...
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Steelcase Gesture Chair
The way we sit at our desks has changed over the years, which is no surprise considering the increased range and form of our daily tools. Desktop computer screens are bigger, laptops are smaller and now there are tablets and mobile phones in the...
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Shape Field Chair
With a woven, plastic-thatched seat and wooden sliding arms, the traditional campsite folding chair is one of the more nostalgic pieces of outdoor furniture. Yet its bulky design and cheap materials make it prone to breakage—not to mention hair...
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Mogo by Focal Upright
At only two lbs., furniture maker Focal Upright's new Mogo seat is fully collapsible, entirely portable and—perhaps surprisingly—downright comfortable. It goes from transport mode to standing position in two easy steps, transforming from a light...
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Studio Visit: Martin Björnson
Recently in Malmö for The Conference, we took the time to visit local designer Martin Björnson in his studio workshop. Björnson's Bobbin stool has received a lot of design recognition this year, and we were intrigued to meet the man behind these...
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Cool Hunting Video: Nakashima
In a secluded part of the quaint town of New Hope, PA, we came upon the nearly 70-year-old property of the Nakashima furniture company. The Nakashima's nine-acres of land houses every stage of the production process: From two massive lumber sheds...
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Studio Visit: Dirk Vander Kooij
Less than three years ago we watched the budding Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij explain his graduation project to a packed house at Cape Town's Design Indaba conference. The Design Academy Eindhoven alumnus humbly presented Endless Flow, a "dining...
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The Corkigami Chair
When we first stumbled across Carlos Ortega Design in 2012 at Feria Habitat Valencia, we were drawn to the creative designs and sheer quality of traditional woodworking techniques. Now more than a year later, the brand introduces the new Corkigami...
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Totora Furniture at Maison & Objet 2013
by Dora Haller Totora is a thick, hollow grass that grows along lakeshores high in South America's Andes Mountains. This indigenous plant has been used for generations to build everything from houses to floors, hats and even boats. Ecuadorian architect...
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Cool Hunting Video: David Adjaye for Knoll
Recently, CH spoke to architect and designer David Adjaye, a rising star whose award-winning firm is working on the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. A thoughtful and charming individual...
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Taylor Forrest Furniture
After graduating from Parsons with a BFA in Fashion Design in 2010, designer Taylor Forrest saw furniture as a sort of experiment. Come November 2013, she will have been experimenting with designing chairs for a solid year, and the upshot of her...
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Design Miami/Basel 2013: Resting Upon Imagination
Design Miami/Basel houses the extraordinary. Objects as ordinary as a chair, and as everyday as a bench to sit upon, wow at this annual celebration of collectible design. With deft artistry, designers re-envision the structure and function of day-to...
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Interview: Jay Sae Jung Oh
The sculptural furnishings by Korea-born designer Jay Sae Jung Oh are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful—a complicated, show-stopping mix of materials that references centuries-old weaving techniques and yet feels entirely unexpected. Made from discarded...
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Herman Miller Mirra 2
Inspired by the evolution we're currently witnessing within home and office environments, Herman Miller once again teamed up with Berlin-based design firm Studio 7.5 to revisit one of the most innovative and top selling office chair designs of the...
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Stratflex by Wintec
Winner of this year's 2013 Innovation Award at the Design Indaba Expo, the Stratflex line of seating introduces a novel concept into the world of flatpack furniture: curves. By embedding a grid of flexible polymer into its Finnish plywood surface...
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Seating at Maison et Objet 2013
A perennial delight, Maison et Objet can also be an exhausting experience. Miles and miles of high design leave you craving nothing more than a frumpy pillow bed to slump down on. As part of our coverage from Maison et Objet 2013, here are a few highlights...
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Sylki Chair
Contoured around natural seating postures, the Sylki Chair is the latest furniture design from Brooklyn-based studio POD Design. By considering ergonomics the geometrical chair's surface features highly specific undulations and indentations designed...
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Curvas Dining Chair
When we last heard from Portugese product designer Gonçalo Campos he had just announced the Geo table, a beautiful balance of raw and polished materials. Now, building on this refined aesthetic is the Curvas dining chair, a solid pine seat purposefully...
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Play Chairs
At its heart Spanish design is characterized by its playful nature, from bright and lighthearted to gleefully bizarre. Naturally, the pieces we encountered at the Nude platform at Feria Habitat Valencia 2012 geared specifically toward children showcased...
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London Design Festival 2012: Vibrant Furnishings
The London Design Festival is in full color this year, slapping Blighty's austere environment with an array of vibrant furnishings. The creative takes on color found around the numerous festival locations speak out against the ubiquity of wooden wares...
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Fontal Family Rattan
Common in traditional Spanish furniture design, rattan is often overlooked by contemporary designers. Going against the stigma, famed designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca worked with Spanish furniture maker Expormim to create the rattan-based Fontal Family...
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