Tidelli Outdoor Launches Their 2019 Collection with New Finishes and Colors

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tidelli-outdoor-launches-their-2019-collection-with-new-finishes-and-colors/tidelli-outdoor-2019-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Tidelli-Outdoor-2019-collection-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Tidelli Outdoor Launches Their 2019 Collection with New Finishes and Colors" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.tidelli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tidelli Outdoor</a> is the Brazilian brand that brought us the ability to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tidellis-rug-simulator-allows-you-to-create-your-own-custom-outdoor-rug/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">create custom outdoor rugs</a> and now they&#8217;ve launched their 2019 collection full of new products, finishes, colors, and stones to help anyone create the perfect outdoor oasis. They&#8217;re continuing to use their signature material – nautical rope – in new and inventive ways with the addition of 11 new colors that range from the more soft, subtle shades to much more bold and daring, including aqua, emerald, jade, rose gold, rouge, mustard, galaxy, indigo, burgundy beige, copper, and blood orange. Along with new rope colors, they&#8217;ve added new aluminum colors and have started using real Brazilian stones. Besides the new color choices, Tidelli is releasing a collection of new outdoor accessories, like planters, candleholders, lanterns, pendant lighting, trays, cooler buckets, pillows, and macrame curtains to add to their expansive catalog of furniture offerings.
Another release for 2019 is the
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Jaime Hayon Designs His First Piece of Contract Furniture for Fritz Hansen

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/jaime-hayon-designs-his-first-piece-of-contract-furniture-for-fritz-hansen/plenum-contract-fritz-hansen-jaime-hayon-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Plenum-contract-Fritz-Hansen-Jaime-Hayon-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Jaime Hayon Designs His First Piece of Contract Furniture for Fritz Hansen" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.hayonstudio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jaime Hayon</a> is taking his first step into the contract furniture world with a new collaboration with <a href="https://fritzhansen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fritz Hansen</a>. With many companies going open concept, they become in need of privacy furniture that allows employees a spot to concentrate on work or a group setting to collaborate and not disturb others. Enter the Plenum<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> series, a trio of seating options designed for collaboration, concentration, or even relaxation.
The Plenum™ series comprises one-, two-, and three-seater sofas with optional features like power plugs, USB ports, and mounted or separate tables. The design offers a comfortable place to work with raised sides and backs that help eliminate distractions and surrounding noise so work can be done in piece or a few moments can be enjoyed for relaxation. The pieces can be grouped together or used separately in a variety of environments that go beyond the office, including airports and hotel lobbies.
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Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That’s Both Designed and Made in China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kun-design-launches-a-new-outdoor-collection-thats-both-designed-and-made-in-china/kun-design-1-banyantree/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Kun-Design-1-BanyanTree-810x490.jpg" alt="Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That&#8217;s Both Designed and Made in China" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kundesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kun Design</a> creates design-focused outdoor furniture that maintains the same level of sophistication that indoor furnishings possess, while boasting a &#8220;Designed in China&#8221; and &#8220;Made in China&#8221; ethos. Their contemporary products are designed so they can be used anytime and in any setting, indoors or out, no matter the aesthetic. Their latest collection includes the Banyan Tree seating series, the PIPE Bar Cart, and the Screen, all of which can be used together or separate under any scenario.
Banyan Tree features a series of woven seats, including a sofa, lounge chair, rocking chair, and dining chair The backs are woven with a weather-resistant and easy-to-clean material that forms a natural curve to mimic the human spine for added comfort. The interwoven strands reference tree vines, hence the name of the series, which creates an open weave for a sophisticated look. The PIPE Bar Cart is an extension of the Pipe
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Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That’s Both Designed and Made in China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kun-design-launches-a-new-outdoor-collection-thats-both-designed-and-made-in-china/kun-design-1-banyantree/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Kun-Design-1-BanyanTree-810x490.jpg" alt="Kun Design Launches a New Outdoor Collection That&#8217;s Both Designed and Made in China" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kundesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kun Design</a> creates design-focused outdoor furniture that maintains the same level of sophistication that indoor furnishings possess, while boasting a &#8220;Designed in China&#8221; and &#8220;Made in China&#8221; ethos. Their contemporary products are designed so they can be used anytime and in any setting, indoors or out, no matter the aesthetic. Their latest collection includes the Banyan Tree seating series, the PIPE Bar Cart, and the Screen, all of which can be used together or separate under any scenario.
Banyan Tree features a series of woven seats, including a sofa, lounge chair, rocking chair, and dining chair The backs are woven with a weather-resistant and easy-to-clean material that forms a natural curve to mimic the human spine for added comfort. The interwoven strands reference tree vines, hence the name of the series, which creates an open weave for a sophisticated look. The PIPE Bar Cart is an extension of the Pipe
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LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ldf18-100-forward-highlights-new-talent/design_milk_100_design_14/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Design_Milk_100_Design_14-810x810.jpg" alt="LDF18: 100% Forward Highlights New Talent" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/100-forward"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Forward</a> is a new section at <a href="https://www.londondesignfestival.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Festival&#8217;s</a> trade show <a href="https://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">100% Design</a>, curated by design journalist Barbara Chandler who asked seven established designers, each of whom launched their career at 100% Design, to nominate seven rising stars. &#8220;Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so,&#8221; says Barbara. &#8220;But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design?&#8221;
Surface print designer Ella Doran, known for her pioneering use of digital print technology, nominated Kyla McCallum’s origami and pleat inspired homewares (above). “I first met Kyla at designjunction in 2013,” says Ella. “I was struck by her display of folded and pleated papers, which seemed to echo in 3D form a similar source of inspiration to my
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A Playful Exploration with Fiberglass by Asa Pingree

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/playful-exploration-fiberglass-asa-pingree/asa-pingree-20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/asa-pingree-20-810x514.jpg" alt="A Playful Exploration with Fiberglass by Asa Pingree" /></a>
                                When you think of fiberglass, you probably think of the iconic Eames molded fiberglass chair but designer <a href="http://asapingree.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Asa Pingree</a> shows that there are so many forms that can take shape with this material. His new fiberglass collection is inspired by his past as the son of a boatbuilder on an island off the coast of Maine. In designing a lounge chair, bench, ottoman, and daybed, Pingree explores the relationship between shape and balance as each piece is extremely sturdy yet light in form.
To see more of the collection, visit asapingree.com.
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Sitskie Design Studio Launches New Fig Collection and a Credenza for Vinyl Lovers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sitskie-design-studio-launches-new-fig-collection-and-a-credenza-for-vinyl-lovers/sitskie-collection-fig-45-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Sitskie-Collection-Fig-45-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Sitskie Design Studio Launches New Fig Collection and a Credenza for Vinyl Lovers" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.sitskie.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sitskie Design Studio</a> makes locally crafted furniture out of their Detroit, Michigan studio which husband-and-wife team Adam and Vanessa Friedman founded in 2012. Each piece goes through many iterations before being released into the market resulting in thoughtfully designed furniture made to last. The studio just launched their new Fig seating collection and their Open 45 Credenza, all of which feature subtle but unique details that make the designs stand out.
The Open 45 Credenza is made for all the vinyl lovers that want their record player and collection to be on display. The modular design allows the user to create their own personal setup, whether they want to display a few records or many, a speaker or two, or even books. A cord channel hides your messy cords away letting the credenza and your gear be the focus. The Fig Collection comprises the Fig Chair and the Fig Stool,
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See How Herman Miller’s Brand New Cosm Chair Came to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/see-how-herman-millers-brand-new-cosm-chair-is-made/decon-herman-miller-cosm-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-0-810x648.jpg" alt="See How Herman Miller&#8217;s Brand New Cosm Chair Came to Life" /></a>
                                <a href="http://store.hermanmiller.com/home?lang=en_US"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Herman Miller</a> has had endless notoriety and success with their Aeron Chair that was designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf back in 1994. Now, almost 25 years later, it seems they&#8217;ve struck gold again with their new <a href="https://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/office-chairs/cosm-chairs/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cosm Chair</a> designed by Berlin-based design firm <a href="http://www.seven5.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio 7.5</a>. The designers spent eight years researching and developing the <a href="https://design-milk.com/herman-miller-cosm-tilts-automatically/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">chair&#8217;s Auto-Harmonic Tilt system</a> which offers the user a self-adapting work seat for maximum comfort, which seems necessary if you think about how many hours we spend at our desk. If you&#8217;ve tested it out, <em>you know</em>. If you haven&#8217;t, run to your nearest store to take it for a test run because it could very well change your work game. If you want to learn more about it and how it came about, Studio 7.5&#8217;s Carola Zwick is graciously giving us an inside look into the design process now, in this <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354961" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-810x608.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-810x608.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-800x600.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-768x576.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2-500x375.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Decon-Herman-Miller-Cosm-2.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fernando-mastrangelo-curates-2nd-exhibition-of-work-from-emerging-designers/good-company-material-culture-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Good-Company-Material-Culture-0-810x592.jpg" alt="Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers" /></a>
                                To mark the opening of his new Brooklyn studio last year, <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Mastrangelo</a> curated an <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/collections/in-good-company/products/in-good-company"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a> of up-and-coming artists and designers and one year later he&#8217;s opened the second edition and it&#8217;s called <a href="https://fernandomastrangelo.com/products/in-good-company-1"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In Good Company / Material Culture</a>. For the latest iteration, he brought on <em>Architectural Digest&#8217;s</em> senior design writer Hannah Martin to co-curate a new batch of emerging talent with works that vary greatly in form, scale, and material. The featured designers include Aaron Blendowski, Erica Sellers, Yuko Nishikawa, Brecht Gander, Ian Cochran, Dozie Kanu, Jessica Martin, Ariana Massouh, Juliana Polastri, Ryan Lauderdale, Thing Thing, Serban Ionescu, Only Love Is Real, and Dove Drury Hornbuckle, all of whose work explores post-industrial materials and techniques.

Voyager Series – Blue Spill Mirror by Aaron Blendowski

Dark Matter (left) and Kalliope I (Linus) (right) by Erica Sellers

You See A Sheep by Yuko Nishikawa

Deadgood Launches the Hug Chair Which Utilizes the Lloyd Loom Process

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/deadgood-launches-the-hug-chair-which-utilizes-the-lloyd-loom-process/deadgood-hug-chair-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Deadgood-Hug-Chair-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Deadgood Launches the Hug Chair Which Utilizes the Lloyd Loom Process" /></a>
                                For <a href="https://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Deadgood&#8217;s</a> latest design, they experimented with the patented weaving process <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Loom"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lloyd Loom</a>, which is about 100 years old, peaking in popularity in the 1930s. After trial and error, they discovered they could manipulate the woven material by applying it to a plywood shell that rests atop a recycled steel frame. The result is the <a href="https://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/hug-armchair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hug Chair</a>, which debuted this week at designjunction during the London Design Festival
a modern chair made using a traditional type of weaving. While the Hug Chair utilizes the traditional weaving material, they’ve achieved creating a modern design that feels perfectly balanced and timeless. The British-made design has launched with a dining and lounge chair version
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Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-chair-mimics-microscopic-organisms/radiolaria_manon-van-daal_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Radiolaria_Manon-van-Daal_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms" /></a>
                                “Nature may seem at first glance random and free-flowing, but if you look on a microscopic level, you can find symmetry and geometry in almost all cell structures.” The salient observation about the natural world&#8217;s smallest lifeforms provides designer <a href="https://www.lilianvandaal.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lilian van Daal</a> the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1, a most unique 3D printed chair made with 100% recycled polymer powder pieces without a drop of glue.
Designer van Daal’s careful observation of the intricacies of flowers and the mycelium networks of fungi, alongside the symmetrical of skeletal structures of Radiolaria and Bryozoa zooplankton all provided inspiration for a 3D printed seating solution assembled into a lattice – sans any requirement of glue. Each polymer piece is made of recycled polyamide/PA 12 developed by 3D printing company, Oceanz, providing not only flexible strength, but also requiring less material for manufacturing.

10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-flexible-furniture-options-for-any-modern-office/roundup-office-flexible-furniture-0-heartwork/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Roundup-Office-Flexible-Furniture-0-Heartwork-810x405.jpg" alt="10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office" /></a>
                                Contract furniture tends to be fairly expensive and costs can add up for small businesses every time they add an employee or two or need to reconfigure their setup. Plus, with more companies moving towards open plan offices and some on the move frequently as their businesses grow, it&#8217;s important for them to invest in furniture that&#8217;s flexible or multi-functional. That said, we went out on a hunt to find some practical furniture options for the office that can either pull double duty or are flexible so they be used in different ways.
Heartwork’s SQUARE desk system can be reconfigured into endless variations of workstations, conference tables, and even as a ping pong table. It’s designed so that it can easily be put together or taken apart with only a quarter – so, if you don’t need it for a spell, it can be stored flat. You can also choose
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IKEA’s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikeas-sjalvstandig-collection-puts-the-creativity-in-your-hands/sjalvstandig-ikea-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/SJALVSTANDIG-IKEA-collection-1-810x1215.jpg" alt="IKEA&#8217;s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> continues to think outside the box when it comes to new <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/ikea/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">collections</a> and their latest, perhaps, is nowhere near the box at all. Their products have long been the inspiration for &#8220;hacking&#8221; and that&#8217;s what sparked the idea behind <a href="https://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-collections/sjalvstandig/index.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SJÄLVSTÄNDIG</a>. The limited edition collection is for those clever DIYers – the ones who take IKEA products home and make them all their own – and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re hoping you do with these products. So, for all you creatives out there this bold and quirky collection was made just for you.
SJÄLVSTÄNDIG is full of colorful curiosities, like modular carpets, furniture legs, cushions, tape, tables, and vases, aimed to inspire you to express yourself via your home decor. They’re designed to be the foundation for you to build on so get out your thinking cap and get going. Try something new and make the products into anything you want
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Marcel Sigel Reimagines a Classic Bentwood Chair for DesignByThem

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/marcel-sigel-reimagines-a-classic-bentwood-chair-for-designbythem/soda-chair-marcel-sigel-designbythem-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Soda-Chair-Marcel-Sigel-DesignByThem-1-810x837.jpg" alt="Marcel Sigel Reimagines a Classic Bentwood Chair for DesignByThem" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">DesignByThem</a> has unveiled a new indoor/outdoor stackable chair that&#8217;s the work of industrial designer <a href="http://marcelsigel.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marcel Sigel</a>. The <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/products/soda-chair?variant=12496050258008"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soda Chair</a> features a bold yet visually light silhouette that references a classic bentwood chair from the 19th century. The chair is both striking with graphic appeal while at the same time feeling fairly minimalist making it perfect for balconies, patios, cafes, or even indoors.
Powder coated stainless steel tubing curves to create its unique form which frames formed metal mesh that makes up the seat and backrest. Photography by Pete Daly (studio) and Grant Harvey (lifestyle).
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Loll Designs Is Furniture for the Modern Lollygagger

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/loll-designs-furniture-modern-lollygagger/loll-designs-lollygagger-lounge-chair/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Loll-Designs-Lollygagger-Lounge-Chair-810x535.png" alt="Loll Designs Is Furniture for the Modern Lollygagger" /></a>
                                Late summer just might be the ideal time to enjoy all that the great outdoors have to offer, and we’re ready to take full advantage of both the weather and <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/?utm_source=designmilk&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> September Annual Sale that features <strong>15% off and free shipping!</strong> Guided by a vision to inspire people to appreciate the outdoors, Loll creates innovative and functional products that are beautifully crafted in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. In fact, most of the materials come from reclaimed HDPE plastic milk jugs – since 2005 they’ve been able to reclaim over 100 million during their manufacturing process!
Tall Lollygagger Lounge Chair Adirondack Chair (Flat) Originally known for their iconic Adirondack Chair, Loll Designs has grown their offerings to include outdoor dining sets, accent
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Modular, Bauhaus-Inspired Seating by POOL for Petite Friture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modular-bauhaus-inspired-seating-by-pool-for-petite-friture/pool-grid-seating-petite-friture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Pool-Grid-Seating-Petite-Friture-1-810x603.jpg" alt="Modular, Bauhaus-Inspired Seating by POOL for Petite Friture" /></a>
                                Parisian design studio <a href="http://poolhouse.eu/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">POOL</a> first designed a daybed and then decided to expand the idea into a modular, Bauhaus-inspired collection of seating for French brand <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Petite Friture</a>. The <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/eng/18/prestations-et-references/references/contract/?filtre_collection=62"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRID</a> contract series includes various modules – two-seat sofa, armchairs, corner armchairs, chairs, a stool, and a coffee table – that can be arranged into all kinds of configurations to suit just about any lobby, reception area, office space, and even residential situations.
The GRID modules can be attached to one another so larger configurations stay together. It’s designed to allow as many or as few components to go together as needed for the space. Each piece consists of black tubular steel legs that hold a strapped wooden base, topped off with upholstered square and rounded cushions.
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Cinch Minimalist Chair by Box Clever and French Furniture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/cinch-box-clever/cinch_box-clever_7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/cinch_box-clever_7-810x810.jpg" alt="Cinch Minimalist Chair by Box Clever and French Furniture" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.cinchfurniture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cinch</a> is a minimalist chair designed by San Francisco-based studio <a href="https://bxclvr.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Box Clever</a> and Melbourne-based <a href="http://www.frenchfurniture.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">French Furniture</a>. The chair was designed specifically to be shipped flat, and can be assembled and disassembled without tools. Its most notable feature is the belt element that secures the assembled chair.
The chair consists of eight components and can be easily assembled in four steps. The user first connects the legs onto the cross brace. Once completed, the seat can be attached and locked into the cross brace. The backrest pins onto the leg uprights, and the belt cinches around the legs to keep the components firmly in place. The chair comes in two variations, natural and black, with the natural variation being made of sustainably forested American white oak, while the black variation uses reclaimed merbau, which is then hand finished and stained with a black protective coat.
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ecoBirdy Creates Kid’s Furniture Made From Old Plastic Toys

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ecobirdy-creates-kids-furniture-made-from-old-plastic-toys/ecobirdy-upcycled-children-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/ecoBirdy-upcycled-children-collection-1-810x739.jpg" alt="ecoBirdy Creates Kid&#8217;s Furniture Made From Old Plastic Toys" /></a>
                                Plastic continues to be a growing problem around the world, and while more is being done to reduce consumption (think drinking straws and plastic bags), it seems like one genre hasn&#8217;t quite caught up – children&#8217;s toys. It&#8217;s almost impossible to go to anyone&#8217;s home that has children and not spot a dozen oversized plastic toys that parent&#8217;s hate and kids love, or take a stroll down the toy row at your closest big box store and see that 90% of the options are ugly plastic. Longing to do something about it, two Antwerp-based designers spent two years exploring ways to sustainably recycle old plastic toys and the result is <a href="https://www.ecobirdy.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ecoBirdy</a>. The new European brand crafts really cool design <a href="https://www.ecobirdy.com/product-category/design-products/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">pieces</a> for kids that are made using 100% recycled plastic waste from unused toys.
The collection, which includes Charlie the Chair, Luisa the Table, Kiwi the Storage Container, and Rhino the
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Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/toru-uses-leather-in-new-ways-for-a-collection-of-unique-seating/toru-leather-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/TORU-leather-furniture-1-810x599.jpg" alt="Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.toru.barcelona/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Toru</a> first caught our eye in <a href="https://design-milk.com/wanteddesign-manhattan-2017/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2017 at WantedDesign</a> and since then the Barcelona-based designer has expanded his collection of seating that uses vegetable-tanned leather in experimental ways. Leather is typically used to upholster pieces of furniture but Toru uses the material itself for backrests and seats on chairs and stools. Each piece is handmade by local craftsman using the highest quality of leather that&#8217;s tanned with chestnut, mimosa, and quebracho extracts, which helps keep the original raw look and color of the material.
Babu is a floor-based chair that was inspired by travel. The easy-to-move design is made with sheets of leather and brass and it offers a spot to relax and meditate. The Clop lounge chair features three legs and a folded leather back that was inspired by the simplicity of a clog shoe – half wood and half leather. The Clop table chair is much like the
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The Outdoor WEEK-END Collection by Studio BrichetZiegler for Petite Friture

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-outdoor-week-end-collection-by-studio-brichetziegler-for-petite-friture/week-end-outdoor-petite-friture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Week-end-outdoor-petite-friture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Outdoor WEEK-END Collection by Studio BrichetZiegler for Petite Friture" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/eng/15/collection/produits/liste/?filtre_collection=72"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WEEK-END</a> collection is a range of outdoor furniture designed by <a href="http://www.studiobrichetziegler.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio BrichetZiegler</a> for <a href="http://www.petitefriture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Petite Friture</a>. The oval shapes of the backrests are filled with horizontal slats that are juxtaposed with the connected vertical slats to become the seat of the chair. The collection makes an overall graphic statement with the perpendicular stripes and the negative spaces they create.
The WEEK-END collection consists of 3 stacking chairs, including the Chair, Armchair, and Bridge, the stacking Bench, stacking High Stool, and multiple tables, including the Coffee Table, Square Table, 2 Rectangular Tables, and a High Bar Table. Basically everything you’d need to create various setups for any outdoor space. Each piece is lacquered aluminum and is available in five colors: Black, White, Ultramarine Blue, Matt bordeaux, and Yellow. Photos by Ola Rindal.
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