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Archive for May, 2012

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NANNA Bench by François Mangeol for Kvadrat

The Danish textile company Kvadrat invited designers to create new works from its Hallingdal 65 fabric. The fabric was designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1965 and was known for its durability and rich color pallette. One of these works is by French designer François Mangeol, who designed the NANNA Bench as his tribute to the…

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Ted Table by Greyge

Featured at the SaloneSatellite this year in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, this handmade Ted Table by Rome-based company Greyge was an eye-catching piece. The piece displayed was made of walnut with matte finish, as with the one in the photos here. The table appeared very light and just refreshing. The piece itself was…

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Marimekko PROTO Concept Designs by Young Talents

More photos of this story can be found on our Facebook page. Marimekko introduced PROTO, a project in which four young designers worked with Marimekko’s leftover fabrics to create unique designs. The young talents — Riikka Buri, Yonna Moriya, Elina Määttänen and Emmakaisa Soisalo — designed very different collections with different styles. The collections captivate…

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Storefront Designs: Hermès at Bijenkorf Amsterdam by Kiki van Eijk

Our next storefront feature is the Hermès installation done in March at the Bijenkorf store in Amsterdam by Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk. As Hermès introduces a theme each year – with “the gift of time” as this year’s theme – Kiki designed five window displays that told the stories. “Time is even more precious…

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Storefront Designs: The Hugo Boss Love Story, Paris

One of the things that we’ve been into lately is storefront design, with our first feature from the Hugo Boss store in Paris, on the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Since January, the store has been featuring the theme “The Hugo Boss Love Story”, complete with store displays, in-store installations, online activities and even point-of-sale (POS)…

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Inside the Alessi Flagship Store in Milan

The Alessi flagship store on Via Manzoni 14-16 in Milan, just a short stroll from the designer shops on Via Montenapoleone, is an experience that is designed by Catalan “ex-designer” Martí Guixé. Guixé has a long working relationship with Alessi on various projects, and this store design is the second after the Shop Museum in…

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Tumi Introduces Dror for Tumi Collection

As a Tumi customer myself, I’ve always regarded the company as a premium maker of quality travel products. I own the Alpha International Carry-on which I take wherever I go. I also know I would never have to worry about my bag if it gets damaged, because Tumi’s customer service will be right there to…