Listen to Episode 60 of Clever: Maximilian Eicke

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-60-maximilian-eicke"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a> furniture designer Maximilian Eicke grew up being schlepped around the world to galleries and and antiques shops by his art dealer father. All that input served to make him feel at home anywhere in the world and yet, in a quasi-rebellious sort of way, instilled in him the desire to create something original. His childhood was both blessed by love and privilege and cursed by bullying and attempts to invalidate his creativity—a recipe for gratitude, perspective, and turbo drive to disprove the naysayers. Listen:

Photo by Guillaume Le Berre

Photo by Guillaume Le Berre

Photo by Guillaume Le Berre

Photo by Bjorn Wallander

Photo by Bjorn Wallander


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The Sonos Beam is a Smaller and Smarter Soundbar

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                                It was about a year ago today San Francisco-based Sonos released the <a href="https://design-milk.com/sonos-playbase/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">PLAYBASE</a>, a uniquely shaped home entertainment speaker offering plug-and-play simplicity delivering rich, dynamic sound. The <a href="https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sonos Beam</a> retains the minimalist aesthetics of the former design, adding Alexa smart-speaker functionality, Airplay 2 support, and one remote control integration, but in a significantly reduced compact design ideal for smaller quarters.

The Beam’s compact size allows it to fit easily on a credenzas or slipped under a wall-mounted television.

Compared to the lengths of Sonos’ other existing home theater offerings – the Playbar (35.4 inches) and the Sonos Playbase (28.3 inches) – the Beam’s abbreviated dimensions of 25.625 x 3.94 x 2.70 inches offers a space saving presence that will undoubtedly deliver a performance upgrade to any built-in television speaker, though at a compromise in output and separation compared to its larger siblings. Still, Sonos engineers have
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The Bunaco by Nendo is the Speaker We Want to Unwind To

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                                Endless iterations of the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/speakers/" data-wpel-link="internal">audio speaker</a> fill the Design Milk archives, but arguably none so simple and subtly elegiac than the <a href="http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/bunaco-speaker/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bunaco speaker by Nendo</a>, an omnidirectional expression of Japanese minimalism and craftsmanship.
Using beech wood from trees grown in the Japanese prefecture of Aomori, the artisan company Bunaco specializes in hand coiling 1mm thin and 1cm-wide ribbon strips of wood into subtle forms so tight the resulting forms are capable of holding water without leaking (note: the technique is old, but not ancient, originally developed in 1956). Bunaco primarily uses the technique to make bowls, lampshades, and other wood housewares. In this unique instance they’ve collaborated with Oki Sato and his Japanese studio Nendo to take advantage of the acoustic properties of beech wood to “warm” up both audio performance and the aesthetic presence of a Bluetooth equipped wireless omnidirectional speaker.

The perception whether the Bunaco speaker is unfurling or coming

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Introducing the NeoCon Podcast: NeoConversations

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                                We are really excited to announce <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neoconversations/id1393156100?mt=2"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoConversations</a>, a new podcast from <a href="http://neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a>. The launch pad for innovation in commercial design is held every June in Chicago, and this new podcast will extend NeoCon into a year-round conversation offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. And this year, <a href="http://www.neocon.com/blog/neoconversations-neocon-turns-50"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon turns the big 5-0</a>!
Host Amy Devers (yes, Amy from Clever!) will be talking to all of the thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the contract furniture industry, getting insight into new trends, innovative design solutions, and how the workplace is changing. Plus, learn more about relevant and pressing issues that the industry is facing like wellness in the workplace, fostering collaboration, innovative space design, societal shifts and their impact on architecture and design, and even specific products that help improve well-being and productivity. So let’s pop that bottle of champagne and celebrate
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Listen to Episode 59 of Clever: Barbara Bestor

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-59-barbara-bestor"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to architect Barbara Bestor, whose childhood memories involve Brutalist architecture and purple carpeted stairs. She divided her youth between the East Coast, Germany and the Midwest, before venturing to Los Angeles, the land of sunshine and smog, to make her mark. Over twenty years later, her studio is responsible for some of the most culturally relevant workplaces, hospitality venues and experimental residences in the greater Los Angeles area. Now she’s thinking a lot about urban density and the 2028 Olympics. Listen:

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Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/native-union-x-la-boite-pr-01-speaker/nu-x-la-boite_speaker_img2_highres/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/NU-X-LA-Boite_Speaker_IMG2_HighRes-810x540.jpg" alt="Native Union x La Boite PR/01 Speaker Conceals Cords and History" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s wholly understandable if you mistook the <a href="http://pr01.laboiteconcept.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Native Union x La Boite Concept PR / 01</a> Bluetooth speaker for a vintage stereo speaker that lost its secondary partner. From all appearances, its wood cabinetry and metal trim hint of a time when &#8220;hi-fidelity&#8221; systems aspired to look as fine as they sound – it&#8217;s a speaker designed not to only look the part of audiophile equipment from decades ago, but engineered to sound like one too.
The exterior design is only one half of the PR / 01 story – the rest resides hidden away within. Inside the classic wood and aluminum cabinetry the French acoustics specialist at La Boite reutilized a patent originally developed by the company’s Cagniard family back in the 1976; it required seven years to turn intent to reality. Adapted to support new digital technologies of today, the Active Pression Reflex utilizes two speakers housed within a multi-amplified
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Listen to Episode 58 of Clever: Ti Chang

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-58-of-clever-ti-chang/ti17001_0498_by_catalinakulczar/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/TI17001_0498_BY_CATALINAKULCZAR-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 58 of Clever: Ti Chang" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-58-ti-chang"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to industrial designer Ti Chang, co-founder and creative director of Crave, a start-up dedicated to innovative and elevated sex toys. Originally from Taiwan, as a child Ti moved with her family to the U.S. and grew up feeling out of place in small-town Georgia. Loneliness had its upside though; less friends, more creative time! An independent thinker and brave warrior for female empowerment, she’s on a mission to eradicate shame and guilt, and believes all women should own their pleasure. Amen, sister!
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Listen to Episode 56 of Clever: Jerry Helling

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-56-jerry-helling"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design, Jerry Helling, tells Amy and Jaime about how he grew up on a ranch in a remote town with 11 people in his graduating class before venturing to USC and a potential career in Hollywood. A personal epiphany combined with serendipity rerouted him into the furniture business, resulting in a long and distinguished career as a keen mentor of talent, a champion of originality, a risk-taking, needle-moving industry voice, and a major benefactor of international design. Plus, he’s really nice!
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Listen to Episode 56 of Clever: Jerry Helling

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-56-jerry-helling"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design, Jerry Helling, tells Amy and Jaime about how he grew up on a ranch in a remote town with 11 people in his graduating class before venturing to USC and a potential career in Hollywood. A personal epiphany combined with serendipity rerouted him into the furniture business, resulting in a long and distinguished career as a keen mentor of talent, a champion of originality, a risk-taking, needle-moving industry voice, and a major benefactor of international design. Plus, he’s really nice!
Listen:
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Listen to Episode 54 of Clever: Eric Quint of 3M

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-54-eric-quint"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer of 3M. Eric incubated a lifelong habit of design thinking in youth at the family kitchen table. After studying engineering and industrial design he embarked on a distinguished career at Philips where he evolved from designer to design leader. Now, as the first CDO of 3M, he’s a champion of collaborative creativity and spends his energy in the exciting and painful job of pushing the front edge of progress. Oh, and he’s a jazz guy—find out how that influences his leadership style.
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Listen to Episode 53 of Clever: Nika Zupanc

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-53-nika-zupanc"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to product designer and installation artist, Nika Zupanc, who has always had a strong emotional reaction to furniture, both positive and negative. Born and raised in former Yugoslavia, she was attracted at a young age to books, cinema and art and that sense of drama and narrative shows up in her work. Her path to design is a pretty straight line; determined, focused and passionate, punctuated by a rebellious use of pink, and a fierce protectiveness of her creativity through time spent in nature and the gym. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 52 of Clever: Oliver Heilmer

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-52-oliver-heilmer"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to car designer Oliver Heilmer, who has known he wanted to go into auto design since he was a little kid fascinated by tractors on his grandmother’s farm. He grew up in Munich, Germany drawing machines and vehicles on any paper available, and then studied industrial and automobile design in school. Soon after graduation, he landed a job with BMW Group and has been there ever since. Now, as the head of MINI Design, he’s dedicated to designing for innovation and emotion. This is a long-term love affair, indeed.

MINI Electric Concept


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Listen to Episode 51 of Clever: Meyghan Hill

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-51-meyghan-hill"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">the latest episode of Clever</a>, metalworker and designer, Meyghan Hill, tells Amy and Jaime how she opted to send herself to military boarding school and then stumbled into a modeling career before empowering herself after a bad break-up by learning to weld. She operates under the provocative and polarizing name of (wh)ORE HAüS Studios, and while it is a play on words, it is also a very powerful conversation-starter, which she then parlays into meaningful dialogue. This episode contains modeling and metal, yes, but no “blue steel” jokes. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 51 of Clever: Meyghan Hill

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-51-meyghan-hill"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">the latest episode of Clever</a>, metalworker and designer, Meyghan Hill, tells Amy and Jaime how she opted to send herself to military boarding school and then stumbled into a modeling career before empowering herself after a bad break-up by learning to weld. She operates under the provocative and polarizing name of (wh)ORE HAüS Studios, and while it is a play on words, it is also a very powerful conversation-starter, which she then parlays into meaningful dialogue. This episode contains modeling and metal, yes, but no “blue steel” jokes. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 50 of Clever: Todd Bracher

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-50-of-clever-todd-bracher/todd_bracher-15-photo_credit_ogata/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Todd_Bracher-15-photo_credit_Ogata-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 50 of Clever: Todd Bracher" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-50-todd-bracher"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, strategic designer Todd Bracher regales us with tales of a serendipitous ten-year journey, living, loving and learning through Europe, on the way to launching his namesake studio in Brooklyn. Plus, he walks us through what the hell “strategic design” even means, schools us on the concept of “irreducible complexity” and explains his creative approach which he refers to as “essentialism.” Early on, he showed up to a big pitch meeting way overdressed, and now he keeps a poet on standby. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 49 of Clever: Lisa Roberts

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-to-episode-49-of-clever-lisa-roberts/lisa-with-antiques-of-the-future-collection/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Lisa-with-Antiques-of-the-Future-collection-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 49 of Clever: Lisa Roberts" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-49-lisa-roberts"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, collector and high-design advocate, Lisa Roberts, reflects on a childhood spent in an architecturally significant home that discomfited her because it made her feel different from her peers, and also ignited her passion for design because it seeped into her very being. Now, having collected more than 400 “Antiques of the Future,” she uses her collection to educate, author books, and advocate for the game changing power of design. Not too shabby for ol’ Curtains Roberts, eh? Mr. Waffles approves. Meow!

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Listen to Episode 48 of Clever: Timothy Goodman

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                                In <a href="http://www.cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-48-timothy-goodman"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, designer, illustrator and artist Timothy Goodman was labeled a “dead-end kid” in his youth until he did four years of hard labor with a mentor/father-figure in the home improvement industry, through which he found both discipline and a desire to study design. A degree and a few more mentors later he’s now known for his illustrations, viral social experiments, murals, books and even protests. Plus, he’s checking his white cis straight male privilege and championing inclusion in ways both meaningful and practical. Pretty rad.
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Listen to Episode 47 of Clever: Jen Bekman

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/listen-episode-47-clever-jen-bekman/jen-bekman-headshot/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/jen-bekman-headshot-810x540.jpg" alt="Listen to Episode 47 of Clever: Jen Bekman" /></a>
                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-47-jen-bekman"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-cke-saved-href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-47-jen-bekman" data-wpel-link="external">this episode</a>, entrepreneur and internet pioneer, Jen Bekman, tells the story of how she founded <a href="https://20x200.com/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">20&#215;200</a> with a mission of making art collecting a possibility for everyone. On the leading edge of ecommerce, 20&#215;200 achieved enormous initial success and grew very quickly. Jen tells her powerful story of adapting her business on-the-fly as the internet landscape shifted dramatically under her feet, her perseverance fed by a deep belief that living with art is good for you, and the creation of art itself is an act of bravery. Bravo, lady! Listen:

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Listen to Episode 46 of Clever: Joe Gebbia

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-46-joe-gebbia"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Jaime and Amy talk to Designer, entrepreneur, and Airbnb co-founder, Joe Gebbia, who was known as the “art guy” in grade school when he started his first business selling illustrations of Ninja Turtles. Then, while pursuing dual design degrees, he founded his first legit startup with RISD’s basketball team, The Balls. Now as the leader of innovation and ideation at Airbnb he’s focused on exploring new attitudes of sharing and trust. Oh, and don’t tell him he can’t do something. He will go to extremes to prove you wrong. Listen:

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Listen to Episode 45 of Clever: Mary Ping

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                                In <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-45-mary-ping"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">this episode of Clever</a>, fashion designer Mary Ping was influenced at a young age by a stylish grandmother who taught her to sew. Always knowing she’d one day run her own label, she studied art at Vassar and worked in east London’s scene before founding her conceptual line, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, a living archive of wardrobe classics, reexamined. Not one to participate on the hamster wheel of trends, she prefers injecting social commentary and sartorial wit into her work. Plus, her photographic memory weirds people out. Listen:

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