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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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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Lara Bohinc presents a celestially inspired furniture collection
For her first collection of chairs, English designer Lara Bohinc drew inspiration from the planets and their orbits. Entitled ‘Since the World’, this heavenly collection features three geometric chairs called Solar, Lunar and Orbit.
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Aalto University students design 12 chairs to reach nirvana
Enter a state of mindfulness thanks to a chair with an optimised design? This was the challenge presented to students at Aalto University in Helsinki during the last Stockholm Furniture Fair, which took place in early February. Here’s how…
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