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Archive for April, 2011

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Morse Wall Mounted Storage by Tuyo Design

Norway-based Tuyo Design introduced this Morse wall mounted modular storage unit for storage of everyday items – named such as the textile ribbons seem to spell out some sort of hidden message. The unit is made of American white oak and cotton ribbon. From Tuyo: The objects in mind are all those small items that…




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Nendo’s Visible Structures Furniture at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Nendo’s newly commissioned installation Visible Structures will be featured as part of the Modern by Design exhibition to be held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta starting June 4th. The installation will feature a collection of carbon fiber furniture, specifically exploring the material in a supporting role to the main material.  Carbon fiber was…




Ceramics by Jaime Hayón for Choemon, Featured Image

A Visit to the Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

They say a trip to Milan is not complete until you’ve visited the Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Set in an old tie factory, the store is where you will find both contemporary and vintage furniture, as well as limited edition and unique designs. What’s more is that the place is where you will find the works…




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Thursday Report from the Salone del Mobile and Tortona

I spent some time around the booths at the Salone del Mobile, and here’s what I liked best. Take a look at Kartell’s booth, where each section is themed. Then it was off to the Moroso booth. You can see part of the Moon Chair that is a zip cover. Here are the Biknit lounge…




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Lunch at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant

I had the great opportunity to dine at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant yesterday at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. As stated in a previous post, this “preview” restaurant is one that is fully powered by (and therefore dependent on) solar energy, so the amount of sunshine each day will determine the menu…




Rememberme Chair by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania - Featured Image

Rememberme Chair by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania

This Rememberme Chair by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania is made entirely out of jeans and t-shirts that are treated and pressed with a special resin. Since there are always a supply of clothes – whether they are used or perhaps for some reason not able to be sold – this chair can be created through…




Anisha LED light at Foscarini - Featured Image

Wednesday Report from Salone del Mobile’s Euroluce

Check out some of these pieces from the lighting exhibition Euroluce during the Salone del Mobile. Foscarini The Maki lighting by Nendo was originally just a simple concept created by wrapping two pieces of round paper together to create a lighting product.  Some adjustments had to be made when the production material – aluminum –…