Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/philipp-schenk-mischke-creates-organically-formed-objects-using-unconventional-techniques/psm-installation-view-2_web/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/PSM-Installation-View-2_WEB-810x540.jpg" alt="Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques" /></a>
                                For his final project at the Royal College of Art in London, graduate student <a href="http://schenkmischke.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Philipp Schenk-Mischke</a> designed a set of ceramic vases and a small collection of furniture pieces that blur the lines between everyday objects and conceptual furniture. Collectively, the project is called &#8220;Process Plug-Ins.&#8221;
With BTM Ceramics, Schenk-Mischke wanted to experiment in reinterpreting classic object types by analyzing the way they’re made or used. While most ceramics are left alone to dry once they have taken form, Schenk-Mischke distorts his ceramics but placing them on a body vibration plate (the same kind used in the fitness industry) that gently shakes and vibrates the formed pieces into more organic shapes. By introducing this plug-in (defined as a component that’s designed to enhance a process or system by adding an extra feature or function), Schenk-Mischke changes pre-conceived notions about how a certain process is “supposed” to be. Primitive Fixings
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Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/philipp-schenk-mischke-creates-organically-formed-objects-using-unconventional-techniques/psm-installation-view-2_web/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/PSM-Installation-View-2_WEB-810x540.jpg" alt="Philipp Schenk-Mischke Creates Organically-Formed Objects Using Unconventional Techniques" /></a>
                                For his final project at the Royal College of Art in London, graduate student <a href="http://schenkmischke.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Philipp Schenk-Mischke</a> designed a set of ceramic vases and a small collection of furniture pieces that blur the lines between everyday objects and conceptual furniture. Collectively, the project is called &#8220;Process Plug-Ins.&#8221;
With BTM Ceramics, Schenk-Mischke wanted to experiment in reinterpreting classic object types by analyzing the way they’re made or used. While most ceramics are left alone to dry once they have taken form, Schenk-Mischke distorts his ceramics but placing them on a body vibration plate (the same kind used in the fitness industry) that gently shakes and vibrates the formed pieces into more organic shapes. By introducing this plug-in (defined as a component that’s designed to enhance a process or system by adding an extra feature or function), Schenk-Mischke changes pre-conceived notions about how a certain process is “supposed” to be. Primitive Fixings
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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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Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-davidpompa-expands-cantera-rosa-and-copper-ambra-lighting-collection/ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Ambra-pendant_davidpompa-1-810x556.jpg" alt="Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection" /></a>
                                Last year Mexican design brand <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio davidpompa</a> released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they&#8217;ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the <a href="https://www.davidpompa.com/events/ambra-pandant-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ambra pendant</a> – which continues the exploration of contrasting materials and proportions.
The pendant boasts an elegant geometrical silhouette with two cylindrical forms made from dusty pink cantera rosa, a volcanic rock made up of volcanic ash and dust, that rests at the end of a brushed copper cylinder. Hanging alone or in a configuration of multiples, the pendant makes for a striking sculptural light.
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The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bamba-collection-carolina-ortega/bamba-caroline-ortega-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bamba-caroline-ortega-7-810x606.jpg" alt="The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega" /></a>
                                Inspired by her native roots in Colombia, industrial designer <a href="https://www.carolina-ortega.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carolina Ortega</a> designed The Bamba, a collection of furniture that depicts the traditional art of Colombian weaving. Bamba is an indigenous word for a “majestic tree,” an age-old motif that represents growth and change. Ortega drew the parallel that, like a tree, we also experience different seasons that in turn affect the type of person we turn out to be.
With The Bamba, Ortega wants to give the user the opportunity and space to self-reflect on their life and experiences. The hand-woven textiles, inspired by art in Colombian culture, are meant to symbolize balance, as in the balance between our inner self and the world that we live in. The collection is made of a mix of materials including plastic, aluminum, wood, and a variety of colorful textiles.
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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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Coast to Coast Lands in Detroit

                                <em>Special thanks to Madeleine Parsons of <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a> for the following post.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/coast-to-coast-lands-in-detroit/coast-to-coast-detroit-5-taitstudio-post2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Coast-to-Coast-Detroit-5-TaitStudio-POST2-810x540.jpg" alt="Coast to Coast Lands in Detroit" /></a>
                                September kicked off our <a href="https://design-milk.com/were-going-coast-to-coast-with-colony/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Coast to Coast</a> series with Design Milk where we, <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a>, a NY-based community of independent furniture, lighting, textiles and objects designers, set out to explore the United States in the name of design, discovery and inspiration. Our travel itinerary was set to discover new talent and expressions of American design, art and craft. Up first in the series was a visit to America’s Motor City; Detroit, MI.
Known for its contributions to music (including the late and great Aretha Franklin), architecture, and art the city of Detroit felt like a weighty first stop in the Coast to Coast series with an opportunity to explore the exciting projects and burgeoning business ventures rumored to be unfolding. Our forty-eight hours in Detroit were spent synthesizing the city’s growing developments and their effect on art and design
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Friday Five with Asher Dunn of Studio DUNN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-asher-dunn-of-studio-dunn/f5-asher-dunn-studio-dunn-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-0-810x616.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Asher Dunn of Studio DUNN" /></a>
                                <em>Asher Dunn is one of those people we&#8217;re always happy to find at ICFF every year, partly to see his smiling face but also to see what <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/studio-dunn/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">beautiful work</a> he&#8217;s conjured up over the last year. He&#8217;s the talented designer and founder of <a href="https://studiodunn.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio DUNN</a>, a design studio located in Rhode Island that creates contemporary designs with a mid-century modern feel. Each product is handcrafted using sustainable practices with the utmost respect for the materials used turning each piece of furniture and lighting into a classic heirloom that can be passed down through the generations. Along the way, Dunn has been awarded many honors, including &#8216;Best New Designer&#8217; at his very first ICFF in 2010, Vogue&#8217;s &#8216;Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today&#8217;, and Forbes &#8217;30 under 30.&#8217; Along with being inducted into the Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame by RI x Design, he also instructs courses in <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354613" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-810x608.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-810x608.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-800x600.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-768x576.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen-500x375.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/F5-Asher-Dunn-Studio-DUNN-1-UniBall-Pen.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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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.

Fresh from the Dairy: 10 Favorites from Society6’s New Furniture Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fresh-dairy-10-favorites-society6s-new-furniture-collection/society6-furniture-collection-2018-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/society6-furniture-collection-2018-1-810x405.jpg" alt="Fresh from the Dairy: 10 Favorites from Society6&#8217;s New Furniture Collection" /></a>
                                If you haven’t heard of <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a>, it’s an international community that fosters creativity and new talent by producing over 60 different products, from <a href="https://society6.com/prints?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">art prints</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/apparel?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">apparel</a> to <a href="https://society6.com/home-decor?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">home decor</a> and <a href="https://society6.com/bedding?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">textiles</a>. Artists can apply their art to any of these products, which Society6 then produces, fulfills, and compensates the artists. Last week, we shared that the brand launched six new products to create their <a href="https://society6.com/furniture?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">furniture range</a> which includes <a href="https://society6.com/bar-stools?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">bar stools</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/counter-stools?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">counter stools</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/side-table?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">side tables</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/benches?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">benches</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/coffee-table?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">coffee tables</a>, and <a href="https://society6.com/credenza?curator=designmilk"  rel="external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">credenzas</a>. By decorating and furnishing your home with items from Society6, you’re not only supporting and empowering artists but you’re creating a home filled with original design not easily found elsewhere – it’s an artful win-win for everyone!
To celebrate the new furniture collection, here are 10 of our current favorite designs: Summer Rainbow Squiggles Credenza by seasonofvictory Terrazzo Treasure Coffee Table by Elisabeth
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Melrose Avenue Shapes up with Bend Goods’ First Ever Showroom

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://bendgoods.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bend Goods</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/melrose-avenue-shapes-bend-goods-first-ever-showroom/bend-goods-showroom-20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/bend-goods-showroom-20-810x540.jpg" alt="Melrose Avenue Shapes up with Bend Goods&#8217; First Ever Showroom" /></a>
                                While wire furniture isn’t a new concept, in our opinion, no one does it better than our friends at <a href="https://bendgoods.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bend Goods</a>. Founded by Gaurav Nanda in 2010, the brand’s collection of original furniture and accessories is instantly recognizable in homes, offices, hotels, retail spaces, and trade shows all over the world. With its signature playful designs and colorful finishes, the collection can insert itself into any space of any kind of style (and if you don’t trust us, a quick Google search will back this statement).
Bend Goods has undergone many changes, including a name change, expanding beyond seating, and setting up office headquarters in a home rather than an office (appropriately called the Bend House – see our video from the first Bend
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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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Architecturally-Inspired Planters by Anchor Ceramics

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/architecturally-inspired-planters-anchor-ceramics/anchor-ceramics-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/anchor-ceramics-1-810x508.jpg" alt="Architecturally-Inspired Planters by Anchor Ceramics" /></a>
                                Founded by Bruce Rowe, Melbourne-based studio <a href="https://www.anchorceramics.com/#anchor-ceramics" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Anchor Ceramics</a> created a range of planters that strike a balance between the organic forms found in wheel-thrown pottery and the clean lines found in architecture.
The planters come in two different styles: the Undercut, which has a small step carved at the base, and the Funnel, inspired by traditional water pipes that have a wider mouth than the base. The range is available in various colors inspired by the Australian landscape, including speckled white, speckled grey, sage grey, charcoal, olive green, and traditional terracotta. Anchor Ceramics is available online and at the showroom of Robert Plumb.
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Where I Work: Daniel Arsham

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/work-daniel-arsham/where-i-work-daniel-arsham-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0-810x739.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Daniel Arsham" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/work-daniel-arsham/where-i-work-daniel-arsham-0a-portrait/" rel="attachment wp-att-354174" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354174" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-810x1137.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1137" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-810x1137.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-800x1123.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-768x1078.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait-500x702.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Where-I-Work-Daniel-Arsham-0a-Portrait.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
For this month’s Where I Work, we head to New York to virtually visit Miami-born artist and designer Daniel Arsham. His work notoriously bounces between art, architecture, and performance where it’s found a sweet spot that’s all his own. Early on, his work with iconic dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham helped him make a name for himself before co-founding design practice Snarkitecture in 2007 with Alex Mustonen. The studio designs functional objects and large-scale, immersive installations that are monochromatic explorations of visual delight, and oftentimes highly Instagrammable. Arsham’s own work is a portfolio of surreal, sculptural objects, like his highly sought-after limited edition Future Relics that all sold out faster than most people could hit the ‘buy’ button. If you follow him on Instagram, chances are you’ve caught sight of what he’s been up to recently – creating a new body of work for his just opened exhibition called 3018 at Perrotin
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The Rúna Collection Designed by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/runa-collection-designed-isabel-ahm-warm-nordic/warm-nordic-runa-table-12/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/warm-nordic-runa-table-12-810x540.jpg" alt="The Rúna Collection Designed by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic" /></a>
                                Danish brand <a href="http://www.warmnordic.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Warm Nordic</a> added a new timeless design to its range of Scandinavian-inspired furniture, the Rúna table series designed by <a href="http://www.isabelahm.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Isabel Ahm</a>. Available in a desk or table version, the Rúna features distinctive, hand-crafted details that lend themselves to the design’s elegant form, such as the soft rounded edges and the trumpet-shaped legs. A drawer is seamlessly concealed within the table, perfect for holding supplies and letters if used in the office or napkins and decorative items if used in the dining room.
Rúna, which means a mix of whispering, advice and secrecy in Old Norse, is a beautiful example of Warm Nordic’s commitment to creating modern furniture rooted in age-old design and expressive but functional craftsmanship. Rúna is available in high quality wood including solid smoked oak wood, solid teak oiled oak wood, or solid walnut wood.
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Listen to Episode 68 of Clever: Kate Duncan

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                                On <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-68-kate-duncan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to woodworker and furniture designer Kate Duncan, who grew up feeling like a square peg in a family of pragmatic accountants. She indulged in sewing lessons and endured charm school until she found wood shop class and fit right in. After years as a shop teacher, a motorcycle accident catalyzed the launch of her namesake brand. Shortly thereafter she also founded Address, an annual exhibit of designer / makers in her hometown of Vancouver, which dovetails nicely with another one of her talents: throwing a good party.
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Architectural Digest Names New Creatives Shaking up the Design World

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/architectural-digest-names-new-creatives-shaking-up-the-design-world/arch-digest-creatives-cover/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Arch-Digest-Creatives-Cover-810x667.jpg" alt="Architectural Digest Names New Creatives Shaking up the Design World" /></a>
                                <div id="attachment_354307" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=354307" rel="attachment wp-att-354307" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-354307" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-810x1072.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1072" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-810x1072.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-800x1059.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-768x1017.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover-500x662.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/AD-Creatives-10-cover.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">October 2018 cover of Architectural Digest</p></div>
There’s nothing like up-and-coming talent to give a boast to the ever-expanding and sometimes stale design world and in October’s issue of Architectural Digest, they highlight a group of international creatives that deserve some much-needed props for helping to buck tradition with their fresh approaches. Here are four of our favorites.

Karin Gustafsson, creative director of COS with Studio Swine’s “New Spring” installation \\\ Photo courtesy of COS

After nearly 10 years at European fashion brand COS, Karin Gustafsson landed the Creative Director role two years ago and has quietly driven the brand to an even higher coveted position. With continual collections of minimalist must-haves and ventures into visually-enticing collaborations with up-and-coming artists/designers (see below), it’s no surprise COS has become such a universally loved label with much credit going to Gustafsson herself.

Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-unveils-his-final-installment-of-observatory-for-london-design-festival-2018/lee-broom-observatory-london-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Lee-Broom-Observatory-London-1-810x981.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018" /></a>
                                Last month <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">we shared</a> the brand new pieces that make up  <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom&#8217;s</a> third and final installment of his Observatory lighting collection and now the British designer has unveiled images from the exhibition that opens today at Broom&#8217;s showroom in Shoreditch. The <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, which marks the launch of the London Design Festival 2018, presents the new stellar-inspired lighting collection in the UK for the very first time giving fair visitors an opportunity to tour the transformed showroom for a peek.
To see the Observatory exhibition during the London Design Festival 2018, visit Lee Broom’s showroom in London at 95 Rivington Street until September 23rd.
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Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM

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                                Paying homage to Kiev-born artist and founder of the Suprematism art movement Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian design studio <a href="https://www.noom-home.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NOOM</a> created a geometric collection of lighting and vases called Suprematic. Designers Kateryna Sokolova and Arkady Vartanov both live and work in Malevich&#8217;s hometown of Kiev making his art a natural source of inspiration. When designing their first collection, the pair incorporated copper and painted steel, geometric-shaped components that join together to form sculptural structures.
The geometric components in the vases are not only decorative, they help divide and hold the flowers in place for unique arrangement. Even with no flowers, the vases are art objects on display until they’re filled with flowers again. The Suprematic collection recently debuted at Maison&Objet.
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