Etage Projects at Salon Art + Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/etage-projects-salon-art-design/salonartdesign_etageprojects_12/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/salonartdesign_etageprojects_12-810x541.jpg" alt="Etage Projects at Salon Art + Design" /></a>
                                For this year&#8217;s <a href="https://www.thesalonny.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Salon Art + Design</a>, <a href="http://www.etageprojects.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Etage Projects</a> commissioned exclusive works by <a href="http://sabinemarcelis.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sabine Marcelis</a>, <a href="http://www.guillermosantoma.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Guillermo Santoma</a>, <a href="http://www.fredrikpaulsen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fredrik Paulsen</a> and <a href="http://softbaroque.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soft Baroque</a> to create a contemporary interior that celebrates the colors and lifestyle of the modern city and post-digital existence.
Neon rings circle shells of deep amber glass for the Chandelier by Sabine Marcelis. The sculptural tall mirrors are held up by the Dutch designer’s signature candy resin blocks. Guillermo Santoma’s freewheeling and eloquent style manifests itself in a lush cream sofa, juxtaposing the two-sided chaperone chair structure with a super modern amorphous form in rubber. Fredrik Paulsen’s side table and console turn the spotlight on a brand new and unique technique that combines anodized aluminum with his signature rainbow tie-dye. Soft Baroque features crushed and black nickel-plated side table and vase/lamps, playing with ideas about stereotypes in gender aesthetics, material expectations, and shifting values. Black nickel
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Hem’s New York City Pop-Up Store

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hems-new-york-city-pop-store/hem_popup_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/hem_popup_1-810x579.jpg" alt="Hem&#8217;s New York City Pop-Up Store" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based brand <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> recently opened up their first New York <a href="https://us.hem.com/blogs/news/the-first-hem-u-s-pop-up-shop-is-now-open" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">pop-up store</a> located in Soho on 325 West Broadway. The space features some of the brand&#8217;s newest furniture and homeware pieces, including a curated selection of tabletop ceramic items from Patrick Parrish Gallery and watches from TID Watches, all enclosed in a jungle-like interior theme framed by colorful walls from acoustic brand BAUX.
Hem’s newest collection draws inspiration from exotic plants and natural-colored shades of beige, pink, and orange. The pop-up allows new and existing customers to see the pieces in person, and also take part in their newest service, Hem Pro, an online dedicated tool for interior professionals and design aficionados to browse products and place orders with discounted pricing. The pop-up marks an exciting step for the brand, and CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér explains, “Hem was founded with the aim of democratizing quality design and we are
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Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/loop-cos-x-snarkitecture/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7-810x607.jpg" alt="Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture" /></a>
                                Loop is an installation located at the Gana Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, created in collaboration between <a href="http://cosstores.com/us/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">COS</a> and <a href="http://www.snarkitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snarkitecture</a>. The installation features four distinct metal tracks that intertwine throughout the white exhibition space. 100,000 marbles introduced one at a time per every five seconds brings the installation to life.
The marbles are formed in white glass, and proceed along 400 meters of track that is constructed in a light blue powder-coated aluminum. Co-founder of Snarkitecture Daniel Arsham states, “Our intention was to create a contemplative environment with Loop – a space that was not immediately understood upon entering. While we wanted the design to be playful, we were mindful of creating a work that provided an escape. It was important to offer a setting and feeling that were completely new and inspiring to visitors.” The COS x Snarkitecture installation is open between 10am-7pm every day at the Gana Art
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520 West 28th Condominium Residence by Zaha Hadid

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/520-west-28th-zaha-hadid/520west28th_zahahadid_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/520west28th_zahahadid_2-810x540.jpeg" alt="520 West 28th Condominium Residence by Zaha Hadid" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.520w28.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">520 West 28th</a> is a condominium residence located in New York, New York, designed by <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zaha Hadid</a>. The 11-story split-level boutique building was designed inside and out by the architect, and overlooks the High Line with views of the Empire State Building.
A few of the amenities exclusive to the 39 residences include a private 12-seat IMAX theater – the first of its kind in the world, a 75-foot skylit lap pool, 24-hour juice bar, and a reservable spa suite offering a hot tub, rain showers, treatment beds, plunge pool, sauna, and steam room. The building also features robotic parking utilizing top-tier automation technology to valet and retrieve a car from a push of a button. In the same fashion, the private security vaults are also automated, and inspired by the designs of Swiss bank vaults. Residents can activate their individual vaults via a keypad within the viewing room, while QR
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520 West 28th Condominium Residence by Zaha Hadid

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/520-west-28th-zaha-hadid/520west28th_zahahadid_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/520west28th_zahahadid_2-810x540.jpeg" alt="520 West 28th Condominium Residence by Zaha Hadid" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.520w28.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">520 West 28th</a> is a condominium residence located in New York, New York, designed by <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zaha Hadid</a>. The 11-story split-level boutique building was designed inside and out by the architect, and overlooks the High Line with views of the Empire State Building.
A few of the amenities exclusive to the 39 residences include a private 12-seat IMAX theater – the first of its kind in the world, a 75-foot skylit lap pool, 24-hour juice bar, and a reservable spa suite offering a hot tub, rain showers, treatment beds, plunge pool, sauna, and steam room. The building also features robotic parking utilizing top-tier automation technology to valet and retrieve a car from a push of a button. In the same fashion, the private security vaults are also automated, and inspired by the designs of Swiss bank vaults. Residents can activate their individual vaults via a keypad within the viewing room, while QR
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Sac à Dos: A Minimalist Backpack by The Atelier YUL:

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/sac-dos-atelier-yul/sacados_yul_9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/sacados_yul_9-810x812.jpg" alt="Sac à Dos: A Minimalist Backpack by The Atelier YUL:" /></a>
                                <a href="https://theatelieryul.com/collections/frontpage/products/sac-a-dos"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sac à Dos</a> is a minimalist multi-functional backpack created by New York and Montreal-based studio <a href="https://theatelieryul.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Atelier YUL:</a>. The multifunctional unisex backpack is constructed of 100% genuine pebbled leather. The bag was produced after numerous requests for an adaptable backpack for individuals in the creative industry.
Its minimal design strives toward a basic, functional beauty that achieves more with less—a theme that’s consistent throughout YUL:. The bungee straps located at the base of the bag are adjustable, and can hold large format drawings, architectural plans, tripods, or even a yoga mat. The bag also has an interior pocket that can fit a 13-inch MacBook or equivalent, and its main compartment can fit a 15-inch MacBook or equivalent. Devoid of hardware, the minimal objects’ contrasting textures and bold proportions make it a timeless statement piece in its own right. Rather than zippers, it uses YUL’s signature stained wood dowel and bungee cord closure, along
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Stem Minimalist Table Lamp by Minimalux

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/stem-by-minimalux/stem_minimalux_4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/stem_minimalux_4-810x810.jpg" alt="Stem Minimalist Table Lamp by Minimalux" /></a>
                                <a href="https://minimalux.com/stem-w/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stem</a> is a minimalist table light designed by London-based company <a href="https://minimalux.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Minimalux</a>. The lamp maintains the brand&#8217;s quiet and formal simplicity that is consistent throughout their entire collection. In keeping with the use of premium materials, the lamp comes available in either brass, chrome, or black nickel.
The table lamp is composed of handblown opal glass, which surrounds the bulb, leaving only a small window that can be used to direct light. The globe is supported by a length of solid brass tubing along with a powder-coated steel base. When turned off, the lamp has a sculptural quality to its balanced aesthetic, proving to have a striking appearance even when not in use. The two meter transparent cable houses the on/off switch, and has plugs made available for the U.S., Japan, and European markets.
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A Minimalist Table Inspired by Classroom Desks from KROFT

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/doodle-table-dustin-kroft/doodletable_dustinkroft_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/doodletable_dustinkroft_2-810x585.jpg" alt="A Minimalist Table Inspired by Classroom Desks from KROFT" /></a>
                                <a href="http://kroft.co/shop/doodle-table"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Doodle Table</a> is a minimalist table created by Toronto-based designer Dustin Kroft of <a href="http://kroft.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">KROFT</a>. The designer prides himself in handcrafting pieces with honest materials based on a design language inspired by the purity that comes from a commitment to purpose and function.
As such, the Doodle Table was inspired directly by Kroft’s childhood, mainly work desks that were used throughout classrooms. The table is inspired by the old classroom desks that featured adjustable chrome legs and simple clean lines. Kroft replaced the chrome legs with solid wood inserts that receive tenons that are inserted into the square tube legs. The table completely knocks down for easy shipping and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. The top is a high pressure laminate which offers maximum durability for dining or work. The metal frame is powder coated with a matte black finish.
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A Minimalist Table Inspired by Classroom Desks from KROFT

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/doodle-table-dustin-kroft/doodletable_dustinkroft_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/doodletable_dustinkroft_2-810x585.jpg" alt="A Minimalist Table Inspired by Classroom Desks from KROFT" /></a>
                                <a href="http://kroft.co/shop/doodle-table"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Doodle Table</a> is a minimalist table created by Toronto-based designer Dustin Kroft of <a href="http://kroft.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">KROFT</a>. The designer prides himself in handcrafting pieces with honest materials based on a design language inspired by the purity that comes from a commitment to purpose and function.
As such, the Doodle Table was inspired directly by Kroft’s childhood, mainly work desks that were used throughout classrooms. The table is inspired by the old classroom desks that featured adjustable chrome legs and simple clean lines. Kroft replaced the chrome legs with solid wood inserts that receive tenons that are inserted into the square tube legs. The table completely knocks down for easy shipping and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. The top is a high pressure laminate which offers maximum durability for dining or work. The metal frame is powder coated with a matte black finish.
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House Between the Curb by Camp Design inc.

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/house-curb-camp-design-inc/housebetweenthecurb_campdesigninc_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/housebetweenthecurb_campdesigninc_2-810x1215.jpg" alt="House Between the Curb by Camp Design inc." /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.camp-archi.com/archives/1387"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House Between the Curb</a> is a minimalist home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by <a href="http://www.camp-archi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Camp Design inc</a>. The three-story wooden residence is situated in a quiet residential suburban area of Tokyo.The structure was built under the restrictions of utilizing fire resistance materials, height restrictions, and a few other codes specific to the area.
As a result, although the homes within the area follow a patterned procedure of design and execution, the architects wanted to create a unique house without breaking any local regulations. The architects wanted to recreate the anatomy of the architecture within the context of the traditional three-story wooden home. Due to refractory specifications, cross beams were utilized, and as a result, created a large room with improved ventilation and natural lighting. The cross beams also serve as a rail for a series of sliding doors. By moving and replacing sliding doors, the home becomes a modular
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IN 2 Residence by Jean Verville architecte

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/2-jean-verville-architecte/in-2_jeanvervillearchitecte_34/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/in-2_jeanvervillearchitecte_34-810x540.jpg" alt="IN 2 Residence by Jean Verville architecte" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.jeanverville.com/projet/in-2"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IN 2</a> is a minimalist residence located in Montréal, Canada, designed by <a href="https://www.jeanverville.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jean Verville architecte</a>. The clients have a penchant for contemporary arts, theater, music and dance, as well as digital art, video, and installation. As a result, the architects wanted to create a domestic architectural installation by integrating an inventive experimentation in the Montreal cottage built in the 50s.
Gathering input and feedback with the client, the architects created an assemblage of visual breakthroughs and stark contrasts that create tension and scale within the space. As described by the architect, the opposition between black and white produces optical effects oscillating between reality and abstraction. The resulting graphic environment creates a participatory and playful experience that is animated by whimsical touches that soften the coldness often associated with contemporary architecture. The space is supplanted by beautiful illusionary affects, much to the delight of the owners.
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The Minimalist Kamiuma House by CHOP + ARCHI

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/kamiuma-house/kamiumahouse_choparchi_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/kamiumahouse_choparchi_1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Minimalist Kamiuma House by CHOP + ARCHI" /></a>
                                Kamiuma House is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by <a href="http://choparchi.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">CHOP + ARCHI</a>. The home is situated within a dense residential neighborhood and is characterized by its triangular geometry that is formed by two roads meeting at a sharp angle. The clients, a couple and their daughter, wanted a home that would balance privacy with an intimate connection to the surrounding environment.
The architects wanted to create a layout that would not only maximize the lot’s unique shape, but also take into consideration environmental elements such as natural light and airflow. Although the location is open, many surrounding residences face towards it, which inevitably creates a feeling of visual pressure. The solution was to create three voids that would serve as intermediary spaces between the inside and outside – gently connecting the surrounding environment whilst maintaining privacy. Due to the fact that buildings situated on triangular lots tend to include dead
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Float Minimalist Lighting by Articolo

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/float-by-articolo/float_articolo_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/float_articolo_8-810x583.jpg" alt="Float Minimalist Lighting by Articolo" /></a>
                                <a href="http://articololighting.com/collection/float?product=float-pendant-drunken-emerald"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Float</a> is a minimalist light created by Australia-based studio <a href="http://articololighting.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Articolo</a>. Articolo explores the art of light through handcrafted, artisanal lighting pieces, and debuted its collection for the first time in the United States this past May. The collection and designs are created by founder Nicci Green, who goes to say, &#8220;When something is made by hand, you can feel the soul that went into it.&#8221;
Float, the newest addition to the collection, is reminiscent of Hollywood glamour with its sleek and elongated proportions. The striking colored glass and sweeping brass stem reflect a sense of luxurious refinement, while its simplicity of form adds a modern touch to the design. The contrast between classic and contemporary produces a graceful grandeur. When lit, the shade casts a soft glowing light due to its lengthy form, which melts away with the surrounding walls. The shades are removable for easy cleaning, and are available in two
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Pacific Chair by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/pacific-chair-edward-barber-jay-osgerby/pacificchair_barberandosgerby_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/06/pacificchair_barberandosgerby_8-810x603.jpg" alt="Pacific Chair by Edward Barber &#038; Jay Osgerby" /></a>
                                <a href="http://barberosgerby.com/projects/view/pacific-chair"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Pacific Chair</a> is a minimalist office chair created by <a href="http://barberosgerby.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Edward Barber &amp; Jay Osgerby</a> for <a href="http://www.vitra.com/en-us/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Vitra</a>. The design duo&#8217;s latest design, which was four years in the making, is exemplified by their guiding principle of &#8220;full performance, quiet design&#8221; – and achieved a harmonious combination of these two characteristics.
With exception to the base, the Pacific Chair has no mechanical components visible from behind due to the extended backrest. The designers were particularly aware of the complexity and over-functional contraptions that have most office chairs consisting mainly of controls and levers. Minimizing the visual impact of these elements became the focal point of the design. Although not readily visible, the Pacific Chair offers all the sophisticated functions necessary for ergonomic seating. The height-adjustable back and armrests form part of the same vertically aligned profile, which allows users to easily shift their position to sit sideways. A synchronized mechanism within the chair automatically responds to
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The C-Light Collection by Bower

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/c-light-collection-bower/clight_bower_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/clight_bower_1-810x608.jpg" alt="The C-Light Collection by Bower" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://bowernyc.com/furniture-lighting/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">C-Light Collection</a> is a minimalist lighting collection created by Brooklyn-based designers <a href="http://bowernyc.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Bower</a> that are made from oil rubbed bronze finished metal tubing and custom satin blown glass globes. The C-shaped fixtures are available as a sconce, floor lamp, single pendant, and double pendant.
The C Floor Lamp is a freestanding lamp anchored by a simple circular metal base. Thin black metal tubing extends to hold the C-shaped fixture of the same material, offset by satin blown-glass globes, which illuminate its ends. The C Sconce curves around a bisected circular base, offering a surprising sculptural element at home in any interior space. The Single Pendant C Light can be oriented to either the left or right, creating a versatile complement to any room’s existing architecture and accompanying design. The Double Pendant C Lights are offset, hanging at different heights with the C-shape’s open ends facing each other for a sculptural effect.
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Designing Women by Egg Collective

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/designing-women-egg-collective/designingwomen_eggcollective_7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/designingwomen_eggcollective_7-810x540.jpeg" alt="Designing Women by Egg Collective" /></a>
                                The women of <a href="http://www.eggcollective.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Egg Collective</a> have come together with their top female peers to host a benefit show all around girl power and showcasing female artists and designers. All proceeds from the show will benefit <a href="http://www.girlsincnyc.org/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Girls Inc. NYC</a>, a charity with the goal of inspiring &#8220;all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”
Egg Collective has always been focused on female empowerment, collaboration, and camaraderie. It’s a part of their business ethos. Lately, the have been talking about, and re-thinking, what this means and why it is important. In this vein, they had the idea of hosting a show that brings together the top female designers and artists operating in NYC to support a foundation that empowers girls to be our future leaders. Participating female artists and designers include: Anna Karlin, Bec Brittain, Dana Barnes, Caroline Ventura of Brvtvs, Deborah Ehrlich, Hiroko Takeda, Julianne Ahn of Object and Totem,
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Minimalist Sideboards by Afteroom for Reform

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/sideboards-by-afteroom/sideboard_afteroom_4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/sideboard_afteroom_4-810x1218.jpg" alt="Minimalist Sideboards by Afteroom for Reform" /></a>
                                <a href="http://afteroom.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Afteroom</a> has designed a series of sideboards for Copenhagen-based <a href="https://www.reformcph.com/us/design/afteroom/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Reform</a>, using IKEA&#8217;s METOD cabinets as the base. The sideboards reflect the calm and elegant design philosophy of the designers, believing that basic straight stripes are the most fundamental element of an interior architecture.
The sideboard features graceful lines that allow it to be easily integrated into any room and seamlessly matched with other furniture for a look that is clean and uncluttered. The wavy facade plays with light and shadow to create more depth along the surface. The sideboards are available in two sizes and four different colors, which can be combined to make a total of eight different configurations. The fronts of the sideboards are produced in HDF, a stronger material versus MDF, and opens using IKEA’s default push system. The sideboards come with a top plate made in half-inch black Corian and powder-coated black steel legs.
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Woven Table by nendo

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/woven-table-nendo/woven_nendo_19/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/05/woven_nendo_19-810x599.jpg" alt="Woven Table by nendo" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/woven-table/?erelease"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Woven Table</a> is a table collection created by Tokyo-based designer <a href="http://www.nendo.jp/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">nendo</a>. The collection was designed for &#8220;nendo: invisible outlines,&#8221; a large-scape retrospective exhibition held at Grand-Hornu in the suburbs of Mons, Belgium. Grand-Hornu, listed in 2012 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, was formerly a colliery that turned into a museum.
Lines can be weaved into baskets or mesh and create a “surface”. However, an ambiguous expression was the objective of this collection where the detailing of a portion of the smooth surface was weaved, so that it can look as though the “lines” are in the process of forming a “surface”, or conversely the “surface” can look as though they are being disassembled into “lines”. Since the shape cannot be made from one single metal surface, each individual part was created and then seamlessly interconnected and meticulously polished. After partially masking, the mesh was slightly emphasized with two slightly
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Design Within Reach Presents Furnishing Utopia

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/design-within-reach-presents-furnishing-utopia/furnishingutopia_dwr_6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/05/furnishingutopia_dwr_6-810x585.jpg" alt="Design Within Reach Presents Furnishing Utopia" /></a>
                                Expanded and updated for its second year, <a href="http://www.shakerdesignproject.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Furnishing Utopia: Shaker Design Influence Now</a> explores the significance of Shaker design on modernism and its context within today’s global design community. More than 50 original objects by 15 international leading design studios were shown alongside the original Shaker artifacts that served as inspiration. Also on view, a selection of new <a href="http://www.dwr.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">DWR</a> collections from participating Furnishing Utopia designers Studio Tolvanen, Norm Architects, and Gabriel Tan.
Furnishing Utopia’s mission is to provide designers with direct exposure to original Shaker artifacts and demonstrate how the group’s ideas still prove influential today. In collaboration with the Hancock Shaker Village and the Mt. Lebanon Shaker Museum, Furnishing Utopia hosted design workshops, giving a group of 15 international designers access to an extensive archive of objects and engaging them in a dialog with the museum’s curators. Following the workshops, the designers were invited to produce designs that translate the
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Aries Minimalist Lighting System by Bec Brittain

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                                Aries is a minimalist lighting system created by New York-based designer <a href="http://www.becbrittain.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Bec Brittain</a>. Bec Brittain began her career designing and producing bespoke door hardware. Handcrafting hardware allowed her to unify her diverse interests and discover a love of metalworking. She continued to hone her craft while acting as Design Director for the renowned Lindsey Adelman Studio.
The inspiration behind Aries was found through various sources, namely Olafur Elliasson’s dancing star suits in Tree of Codes, and the beauty of light refraction through glass to emulate the constellations themselves. In its physical manifestation, Aries’ elegant and minimal structure is the foundation for bright sparkling lights – either pressed glass lenses or prisms. Aries, as a structural system, allows for endless possibilities, zig zags of lines and light, polyhedrons highlighted by lights at each vertex, or branching forms reaching out into space.
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