Dubai Design Week
Since 2015, Dubai Design Week has made the capital of the United Arab Emirates a hive of cultural activity. This year, for its fourth edition, it was held from 12 to 17 November with over 200 events that took place in the Dubai Design District.
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The designer Alykhan Velji returns to his roots for Mobilia
The designer Alykhan Velji, based in Calgary in Canada, has returned to his Indian roots to create his new Modern India furniture line for Mobilia. Composed of 15 pieces, the collection includes a wooden bench, coffee tables, a mirror, a console table and chairs inspired by Indian architecture and motifs.
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A first design store for the MKDT brand
Located on Strandstræde in Copenhagen, the clothing brand Mark Kenly Domino Tan – also known by the abbreviation MKDT – has opened its first brick-and-mortar store created by the David Thulstrup studio. Designed to reflect the spirit of the brand, the store boasts a minimalist design in soft and luminous shades.
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Plumen launches its new LED bulb
Celebrated lighting brand Plumen has just brought out a new LED bulb with the aim of replacing its 001 bulb with a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative. Despite technological advances, the brand has retained the bulb’s recognisable design in the form of a loop, offering lighting that is both aesthetic and energy-saving.
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Responsive Furniture, a modular furniture range
Two graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven have created a series of original and authentic items of furniture called Responsive Furniture. Christian Hammer Juhl and Jade Chan were inspired by the need for change expressed by the Dutch population.
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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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Taehwan Kim designs a rainbow chair using dichroic filters
A chair that is able to display the colours of the rainbow? This at least was the challenge successfully met by Taehwan Kim, who has designed a luminous chair with astonishing chromatic properties.
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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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Interior décor of Les Echos headquarters
After five years of work, 50 rue de Grenelle, located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, has been transformed into a true flagship, complete with new and prodigious interior architecture.
Here’s a guided tour.
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