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Nokori Folding Chair
The Nokori Folding Chair applies the richest materials—hand-rubbed mahogany and Chromexcel leather—to a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette. Each piece is built by hand in Portland.
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Prototype Chair
Marc Newson's Prototype Chair, which he designed in 1983 for his graduation show at Sydney College of the Arts, stands as one of the most iconic examples of outstanding student work. The steel rods and anodized sheet aluminum, welded and soldered by...
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Peacock Chair
American architecture icon Frank Lloyd Wright created the Peacock Chair for Toyko's Imperial Hotel, which was demolished in 1968. Now housed in various museums across the world, the model up for grabs features original moleskine upholstery and aged...
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Petroglyph Fossil Stool
Turin, Italy-based experimental studio Nucleo teamed up with Alexandra Denton on a limited-edition collection of end tables called Petroglyph Fossil. The lightweight, geometric stools are made from hand-poured fiberglass and dyed polyester resin in...
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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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Ny Rocking Chair
The iconic Ny chair, named for the phonetic pronunciation of designer Takeshi Nii's last name, as well as the Danish word for new or fresh, is available once again. The classic 1958 design—which has a home in MoMA's permanent collection—easily folds...
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Caracas Chair
Sit down in style with this Caracas chair from Colonel, the lovely home décor collection by French designers Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet. Easy to store and transport—perfect for picnics—these portable perches conveniently fold up. But based on...
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Interview: Eames Demetrios
In the garden of the Case Study House, Eames Demetrios—grandson of Charles and Ray Eames—settled in a shell chair to share stories of his family heritage and legacy, architectural preservation and the world travels he undertook to create his epic...
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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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Stool 60
Created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the the simple yet genius idea behind the stackable, now-classic Stool 60 is based on the design of three bent legs, a distinctive feature that eventually became a telling characteristic of all Aalto furniture. The painted...
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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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Race Rocker
Design enthusiasts enjoying the recent resurgence of steel rod furniture should look to that of pioneer Ernest Race. The self-taught British designer turned to metal after WWII forced the country to ration more traditional materials like wood, and...
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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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