Urban Shapes, the ingenious geometric bench

The founders of Nortstudio, located in the city of Anvers in Belgium, have designed Urban Shapes, an ingenious, modular and colourful bench. Jef De Brabander and Kathleen Opdenacker were inspired by the city and, in particular, construction materials to create a four-piece bench connected by a grid.

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Collection O by Hi, Thanks, Bye Studio: Furniture Inspired By Canada And China

Hi, Thanks, Bye, the Canadian design studio founded in 2017 by Stein Wang and Topher Tong, launched its first furniture collection inspired by the Chinese-Canadian origin of its founders. The name of this first project is Collection O and it was showcased during Stockholm’s Design Week 2018. Let’s take a deeper look!

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The Neotenic collection by New York studio Jumbo

Founded by Justin Donnelly and Monling Lee, Jumbo is a young design studio based in New York. The duo has just unveiled its latest collection at NYCxDesign: Neotenic is comprised of pieces with simple, generous lines that are made using metal tubes.

The collection features four pieces: an armchair and three lamps. Each one is based on the same creative principle, designed using wide, curved steel tubes.

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Muji turns a shop into an indoor garden to showcase its products

To celebrate NYCXDesign, Japanese brand Muji has partnered with Ladies & Gentleman Studio to transform its Soho store into a peaceful indoor garden in which to display its products in a truly original way. Indeed, the ‘garden’ consists of seven spaces, like plots of land, which are each dedicated to a material used to manufacture the brand’s iconic products.

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Bec Brittain and John Hogan revisit the Aries lamp

New York designers Bec Brittain and John Hogan have revisited the iconic Aries lamp with a new structure and original use of glass. Exhibited at the NYCXDesign festival, the three lamps in the series are available in a limited edition of ten copies each.

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Peggy Guggenheim’s great-grandson creates an ‘eco-friendly’ gallery in Mexico

Designed by the great-grandson of renowned patron and art collector Peggy Guggenheim, IK LAB gallery, which has opened in Tulum, Mexico, transcends the boundaries of a traditional museum. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim has designed a place inspired by its natural environment which visitors explore barefoot, allowing them to live a spiritual experience as well as an artistic one.

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