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Archive for October, 2011

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Tom Dixon’s London Shop Gets a New Look and New Products

Tom Dixon’s London shop at Ladbroke Grove has launched new products as well as an updated look with digitally printed Scrapwood Wallpaper by Dutch Designer Piet Hein Eek as pictured above. This wallpaper is sold exclusively at the shop. New products available include Bulb, pictured below. Void Light Mini. Fan Chair, Indigo. Tom Dixon Shop…

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NEST by Markus Johansson

When you first look at this Nest Chair by Swedish designer Markus Johansson, the chair perhaps is a spiral full of chaos. The chair is indeed made out of a free form combination of round pegs without any “correct” angles, and entirely out of wood. See a “the making of” video for the Nest Chair…

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Spainalight at Tokyo Designer’s Week 2011

At this year’s Tokyo Designer’s Week, the Spanish Embassy of Tokyo will be hosting Spainalight, a showcase of 117 pieces that is representative of contemporary Spanish design in recent years. The showcase is curated by Stone Designs. In addition to the showcase, the Embassy will also be hosting two talks featuring Spanish designers discussing their…

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Axel Armchair by Alexander Gufler for AODH

Irish furniture company AODH released this Axel Stacking Armchair by Alexander Gufler. Axel in ash or maple in solid natural: €696 or US$899, taxes not included. *the chair can be stained for an upcharge of €45 A version of the chair is coming later this year in solid walnut. Approximate pricing will be €890, taxes…

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Non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo

Nendo is part of 11 international designers participating in an exhibition called “Can You Imagine? Alcantara, potential of a material” at the MAXXI in Rome. This exhibition specifically explores the uses of Alcantara, a suede-like artificial leather, in design. The team at Nendo designed a non-slip birdhouse out of alcantara, as they noticed the non-slip…

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Vitality: Korea Young Design at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan

The Triennale Design Museum in Milan (La Triennale di Milano) will present the second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Asian design, with a selection of works by contemporary Korean designers. This follows the first series of “China New Design”. This exhibit, called “Vitality: Korea Young Design”, ranges from furniture design to fashion to…

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Salon Collection by Lee Broom

Designer Lee Broom launched his Salon Collection at the London Design Festival, which just ended about a week ago. Inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery and with accentuated modern stud detailing, this collection brings the best of the classic – with some bling. Speaking of bling, Lee Broom has chosen to exaggerate the…