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The Haas Brothers Volume 1
With wildly imaginative designs and an eye for material, The Haas Brothers have been redefining home decor, art and furniture since 2010. Whether they're tackling sexuality, science fiction or wild animals across vases, benches and lamps, each piece...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
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...
CULTURE
New York på Dalsländska Exhibition
As a designer, John-Michael Ekeblad has long been interested in repurposing and recycling materials from the deteriorating urban landscape. Whether in his native Sweden or adopted home of NYC, Ekeblad finds nostalgia in such rubble, yearning to connect...
DESIGN
Cristian Reyes Studio Giros Table
Amongst the many emerging industrial designers we met while visiting Feria Habitat Valencia in September 2012, Cristian Reyes Studio was a true standout. In the year since our introduction, the Spanish designer has continued to experiment in warm...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
NYFU: New York Functional Furniture
Advertorial content: Inner-city living has a lot to offer: From the excellent range in dining options, to art and culture to just being in a high-energy environment, it's no mystery why the world's cities continue to grow and grow. While cities...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
Melbourne Furniture Project by Sigurd Larsen
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When MINI Australia tapped Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen to exhibit furniture as part of their temporary concept space, little did they know the Danish-born architect would translate his wanderlust memories of Australia's deserts...
DESIGN
Joined + Jointed at LDF
by LinYee Yuan A number of homegrown brands were launched during this year's London Design Festival, but one of the standouts was the collection of wood furnishings from Joined + Jointed. The debut offering—which includes the striking Concave bookshelf...
DESIGN
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...
DESIGN
The Future Perfect Collection
by LinYee Yuan When The Future Perfect opened its doors on a then-quiet block in Brooklyn's artist outpost of industrial Williamsburg, they were described as carrying "home décor pieces that poke fun not only at the establishment but also at those...
DESIGN
Stand Alone Mirrors at NYC Design Week
The idea of round hanging mirrors with thick leather straps may have blossomed with modernist designer Jacques Adnet’s “Circulaire” mirror—the result of a partnership with Hermés in the 1950s—but over the past two years we’ve seen it bloom even further...
DESIGN
Noho Next 2013
Always a high point of our NYC Design Week, Noho Design District has fast become a destination for up and coming and established designers looking to introduce their latest work outside the conventional confines of ICFF. Among the many impressive...
DESIGN
Highlights from Design in Common
Last week in Milan we were pleasantly surprised to find Beijing Design Week presenting Design in Common—a selection of pieces from the capital city's fair. With a focus on communal furniture and tea-drinking pieces in particular, the exhibition was...
DESIGN
Eames Collection Update by Vitra
While the work of Charles and Ray Eames is practically synonymous with Herman Miller for most of us in the States, several works by the prolific designers are actually under license by Vitra in Europe and much of Asia. This duality of production...
DESIGN
"Tools for Life" by Rem Koolhaas for Knoll
Following in the footsteps of such visionaries as Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas has been tapped by American furniture design powerhouse Knoll to create a collection of dynamic furniture to help ring in their 75th...
TECH
Mobile Conference Room
Spring has come to the northern hemisphere and it's almost time to escape the dim lights, step away from the radiator and get outside. Call us crazy, but there are better places to spend your time, and thanks to the power of telecommuting you can...
DESIGN
70% Table by Anna Þórunn
Whether it's a cookie factory turned into a hostel or, in this case, furniture inspired by candy, Icelandic design is often conscious of the country's collective sweet tooth. Driven by childhood memories of Reykjavik's old chocolate factory—...
DESIGN
Marmo Table by Ólöf Jakobína
A relative newcomer to the Nordic design community, Iceland has been making strides in recent years thanks to DesignMarch, an annual event hosted citywide in Reykjavik. We were lucky enough to attend once again this year, which is where we came...
DESIGN
The Black Desk by Sigurd Larsen
By Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The sleekly minimal Black Desk is the latest offering from Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen. The pared-down aesthetic of the Black Desk is a far cry from Larsen's multifarious labyrinth of the Shrine. However...
DESIGN
Kartell: The Culture of Plastics
From the very beginning of Kartell's history plastic and design have been the mantra. Founded by Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer, the Italian furniture brand is the most influential proponent of plastic industrial design, building a sizable...
DESIGN
L'Etagere-en-Bois
Seeing Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) students top international design competitions is nothing new. Most recently, the prestigious D3 Contest, part of the international furniture fair IMM Cologne, has awarded its first prize distinction...
DESIGN
D.E.S.I.G.N.
Since its release in 2011, "D.E.S.I.G.N.," by Polish author Ewa Solarz has enchanted kids and the design-minded parents who read it to them. "I keep on hearing that D.E.S.I.G.N. is someone's children's favorite book," says Solarz. "It might be that...
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