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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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

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/suprematic-lighting-and-vase-collection-by-noom/noom-suprematic-lamps-vases-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Noom-Suprematic-Lamps-Vases-1-810x595.jpg" alt="Suprematic Lighting and Vase Collection by NOOM" /></a>
                                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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FORM Geometric Lighting by Milligram Studio and ODO

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/form-geometric-lighting-by-milligram-studio-and-odo/milligram-studio-odo-form-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Milligram-studio-ODO-Form-lighting-1-810x540.jpg" alt="FORM Geometric Lighting by Milligram Studio and ODO" /></a>
                                Melbourne-based <a href="http://www.milligram.studio/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Milligram Studio</a> have collaborated with One Design Office (ODO) on a collection of lighting that explores both form and shape. <a href="http://www.milligram.studio/lighting-collection-launches-at-life-instyle-melbourne/#more-1022"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FORM</a> evokes a sense of playfulness thanks to the juxtaposition of primary shapes. Smaller spherical globes rest within carved out notches on the geometric bases which pop in four matte colors – black, white, pink, and teal. Available in three shapes – cylinder, rectangle, and triangle – the FORM lamps can be used solo or arranged as a group to create a modern yet timeless arrangement.
FORM will be available at Milligram.com in late October 2018.
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Anglepoise Goes Tiny with the 90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/anglepoise-goes-tiny-with-the-90-mini-mini-desk-lamp/anglepoise-90-mini-mini-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Anglepoise-90-Mini-Mini-Lighting-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Anglepoise Goes Tiny with the 90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp" /></a>
                                British lighting brand <a href="https://us.anglepoise.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Anglepoise®</a> has been creating their iconic desk lamp since the 1930s and in that time they&#8217;ve <a href="https://design-milk.com/iconic-lamp-goes-giant-outdoors/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">gone big</a> and unveiled <a href="https://design-milk.com/anglepoise-paul-smith-special-edition-lamp/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">special designer editions</a>. Never resting on their laurels, they continue to up their game with new designs and reimagining older ones, like their latest release where they go tiny with their bestselling Model 90 lamp. The <a href="https://us-shop.anglepoise.com/collections/90-mini-mini"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">90 Mini Mini lamp</a> offers all the features that make Anglepoise lamps so coveted all while shrinking it to its new tiny form.
The 90 Mini Mini stands at half the size of a standard desk lamp making it work in just about any spot you need extra light. While its size is ridiculously cute, it still packs an unbeatable punch with a long-life, dimmable, low-energy LED module that’s integrated into the shade and will last for up to 20,000 hours of usage. If you end up burning it out, you
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Articolo Adds Three New Ranges of Lighting Designs to Its Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/articolo-introduces-three-new-ranges-lighting-designs-collection/articolo-new_glimpse-pendant_clear_brass_hero/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Articolo-New_Glimpse-Pendant_Clear_Brass_HERO-810x542.jpg" alt="Articolo Adds Three New Ranges of Lighting Designs to Its Collection" /></a>
                                Melbourne-based studio <a href="http://articololighting.com/collection/float" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Articolo</a> continues to explore new forms and pairings of elegant materials in lighting design by adding three new ranges to its collection.
Inspired by the sunlight streaming across the horizon at dawn, the Glimpse pendant features a horizontal, mouth-blown glass shade that seems to suspend in mid air thanks to the two slender brass rods. The Glimpse comes in two versions: a clear glass shade that reveals the elongated light source within and an opaque finish that casts a more subtle glow. The Trilogy pendant, named for its trio of mouth-blown glass orbs, is a softly-illuminated fixture that highlights the glass material. It’s supported by three solid brass rods with a central cuff detail, a solid example of Articolo’s sophisticated engineering and exploration of form. Last but not least, Float is a collection of fixtures defined by its use of the cylindrical form. It is now also available
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Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/lee-broom-observatory-ldf-1-orion-pendant-black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Lee-Broom-Observatory-LDF-1-Orion-Pendant-Black-810x572.jpg" alt="Lee Broom Is Set to Launch 3rd and Final Installment of Observatory Collection" /></a>
                                After shows in Milan and New York City, British design phenom <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom</a> is presenting his third and final installment of his <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Observatory</a> lighting collection during the London Design Festival. Broom will transform his Shoreditch showroom with the celestial-inspired fixtures &#8220;that play with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, and the refraction and reflection of light,&#8221; marking the first time they&#8217;re shown in the UK. Observatory comprises five <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/lighting/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collections</a> – Orion, Lens Flair, Eclipse, Tidal, and Aurora – each outfitted with concealed LEDs that emit soft, diffused light from their sculptural silhouettes.
Orion is a modular, tube-like design with contrasting opaque and solid spheres that can be hung in various configurations for a custom, horizontal and vertical constellation of lights. At London Design Festival, a new black finish will be on display (see initial image). Lens Flair is a spherical fixture inspired by telescopic lenses and horizontal and vertical refractions.
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Basalt: A Modular Lighting System by Tala Inspired by Rock Formations in Ireland

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/basalt-modular-lighting-system-tala-inspired-rock-formations-ireland/tala_basalt_living-room-landscape/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Tala_Basalt_Living-Room-Landscape-810x540.jpg" alt="Basalt: A Modular Lighting System by Tala Inspired by Rock Formations in Ireland" /></a>
                                As its name implies, the new <a href="https://www.tala.co.uk/product/basalt-ceiling-light/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Basalt collection</a> by British lighting brand <a href="https://www.tala.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tala</a> is inspired by the Giant’s Causeway, a natural and geological wonder in Northern Ireland that’s made up of thousands of interlocking basalt columns. The new range unites solid brass that’s been sand casted and polished with mouth-blown matte borosilicate glass to create two configurations, a ceiling light and a tabletop touch lamp.
The Basalt Ceiling Light consists of a trio of angular brass pendants that can seamlessly join with multiple units to create a custom lighting installation. The Basalt Touch Lamp provides a tactile experience with a three-step touch dimming control integrated into the brass body.
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Preciosa Chromo Lamp Lifts Spirits with Chromotherapy

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/preciosa-chromo-table-lamp-chromotherapy/preciosa-chromo-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Preciosa-chromo-2-810x401.jpg" alt="Preciosa Chromo Lamp Lifts Spirits with Chromotherapy" /></a>
                                Prague-based <a href="https://www.preciosalighting.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Preciosa Lighting</a> sheds light onto the ancient belief in the healing powers of color through a small collection of Art Deco-inspired sculptural table lamps designed in partnership with Spanish studio, <a href="http://www.mutdesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MUT</a>.
Recently revealed as part of Wallpaper* Handmade, the Chromo table lamp was displayed amongst other furniture and accessories for a curated exhibition titled, “Wellness & Wonder.” Each lamp is comprised by a large colored glass piece and a set of curved glass pipes wrapped around a central metal U. A neon tube hidden at the center in coordination with LED lights at the base of the glass pipes project a mood-enhancing glow. The lamps are constructed in the oldest known region of the Czech Republic in Bohemia, renowned for their unmatched glassmaking abilities. Preciosa craftsmen were guided by the modernist directions of Spanish studio MUT to apply their traditional chandelier and crystal jewelry manufacturing skills to produce these graphic expressions
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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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FLOS Architectural Redefines Track Lighting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/flos-architectural-redefines-track-lighting/flos-tracking-magnet-evo-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/FLOS-Tracking-Magnet-EVO-1-810x608.jpg" alt="FLOS Architectural Redefines Track Lighting" /></a>
                                Have you ever been in the market for track lighting for your home or office? If so, you know just how awful they are and how few choices are on the market, reducing your options to the one least likely to make you cringe. <a href="https://architectural.flosusa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLOS Architectural</a> aims to change that with <a href="https://architectural.flosusa.com/systems/tracking-magnet-evo/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tracking Magnet EVO</a>, a flexible system with a minimalist aesthetic that offers a multitude of options.
The system carries a 48-volt electrical core that allows for any kind of positioning on the walls or ceilings giving the flexibility to create anything from a simple fixture to a sculptural one with tracks going in various directions. Vertical and horizontal corners allow for transitions between walls and ceilings for seamless lines. The slender tracks can be suspended, surface mounted, or embedded in the walls or ceilings to achieve the desired look. The tracks utilize magnets that allow the fixtures and
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Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bijou-lamp-table-by-sergey-makhno-architects/bijou-lamptable-sergey-makhno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Bijou-lamptable-Sergey-Makhno-1-810x907.jpg" alt="Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve featured the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Sergey-Makhno/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">architectural and interior design work</a> of <a href="https://mahno.com.ua/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sergey Makhno Architects</a> in the past and now the Ukrainian design firm is showing another side with their product designs, particularly the Bijou Lamp + Table, designed by Sergey Makhno and Igor Havrylenko. Composed of stone, marble, and steel, the combination piece takes on a sculptural feel with its elegant stem bisecting the stone base to curve up and hold its marble tabletop. The minimalist design pulls double duty with its reserved silhouette making it fit in to about any situation.
The steel stem is flexible, rotating 180 degrees so its integrated LED light can be directed where it’s needed. The floor lamp would work residing next to a sofa or chair, but also living beside a bed where it would double as a bedside table and reading light.
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Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/bijou-lamp-table-by-sergey-makhno-architects/bijou-lamptable-sergey-makhno-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Bijou-lamptable-Sergey-Makhno-1-810x907.jpg" alt="Bijou Lamp + Table by Sergey Makhno Architects" /></a>
                                We&#8217;ve featured the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Sergey-Makhno/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">architectural and interior design work</a> of <a href="https://mahno.com.ua/en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sergey Makhno Architects</a> in the past and now the Ukrainian design firm is showing another side with their product designs, particularly the Bijou Lamp + Table, designed by Sergey Makhno and Igor Havrylenko. Composed of stone, marble, and steel, the combination piece takes on a sculptural feel with its elegant stem bisecting the stone base to curve up and hold its marble tabletop. The minimalist design pulls double duty with its reserved silhouette making it fit in to about any situation.
The steel stem is flexible, rotating 180 degrees so its integrated LED light can be directed where it’s needed. The floor lamp would work residing next to a sofa or chair, but also living beside a bed where it would double as a bedside table and reading light.
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IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-launches-gratulera-vintage-collection-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary/ikea-gratulera-75th-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/IKEA-GRATULERA-75th-1-810x608.jpg" alt="IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary" /></a>
                                This year <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> celebrates its 75th anniversary and to mark the special occasion, they&#8217;re re-visiting the archives and bringing back some of their greatest hits. <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/collections/42178/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRATULERA</a> is a vintage, limited edition collection of hand-selected favorites that may give you a deeper appreciation for the Swedish giant and their budget-friendly goods. They&#8217;re breaking the collection down into three time periods – 50-60s, 70-80s, and the 90-00s – which will launch on three separate dates in 2018. Each period is quite different but you&#8217;ll get a peek into IKEA&#8217;s past through its 7+ decades in business.
The 50-60s Edition launches this month with a series of classic pieces in darker woods that were a reflection of the times. The triangular LÖVBACKEN became the company’s first flat-packed product after an IKEA worker thought to remove a table’s legs to get it into his tiny car. Launching in October, the colorful 70-80s Edition is
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UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqka-launches-hand-stitched-leather-lamps/uniqka_zero-lamp-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Uniqka_Zero-Lamp-One-1-810x919.jpg" alt="UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps" /></a>
                                Amsterdam-based <a href="http://www.jacobdebaan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob de Baan</a> has created a series of hand-stitched lamps for leather-loving, Istanbul-based design brand, <a href="http://uniqka.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQKA</a>. The Dutch designer worked with two identical ellipses to form the shapes of the sun-inspired Zero Lamps, which are part of the <a href="http://uniqka.com/designers/jacob-de-baan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero Collection</a>.
The Zero Collection includes a floor lamp and a hanging lamp that come together when two elliptical pieces of vegetable-tanned leather are cross-connected and hand-stitched together. A circular hole is cut out for light to pass through while hiding the lamp source within the structure. Along with the leather lamps above, de Baan also created the standing and hanging lights out of brass.
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UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqka-launches-hand-stitched-leather-lamps/uniqka_zero-lamp-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Uniqka_Zero-Lamp-One-1-810x919.jpg" alt="UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps" /></a>
                                Amsterdam-based <a href="http://www.jacobdebaan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob de Baan</a> has created a series of hand-stitched lamps for leather-loving, Istanbul-based design brand, <a href="http://uniqka.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQKA</a>. The Dutch designer worked with two identical ellipses to form the shapes of the sun-inspired Zero Lamps, which are part of the <a href="http://uniqka.com/designers/jacob-de-baan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero Collection</a>.
The Zero Collection includes a floor lamp and a hanging lamp that come together when two elliptical pieces of vegetable-tanned leather are cross-connected and hand-stitched together. A circular hole is cut out for light to pass through while hiding the lamp source within the structure. Along with the leather lamps above, de Baan also created the standing and hanging lights out of brass.
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UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/uniqka-launches-hand-stitched-leather-lamps/uniqka_zero-lamp-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Uniqka_Zero-Lamp-One-1-810x919.jpg" alt="UNIQKA Launches Hand-Stitched Leather Lamps" /></a>
                                Amsterdam-based <a href="http://www.jacobdebaan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob de Baan</a> has created a series of hand-stitched lamps for leather-loving, Istanbul-based design brand, <a href="http://uniqka.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UNIQKA</a>. The Dutch designer worked with two identical ellipses to form the shapes of the sun-inspired Zero Lamps, which are part of the <a href="http://uniqka.com/designers/jacob-de-baan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Zero Collection</a>.
The Zero Collection includes a floor lamp and a hanging lamp that come together when two elliptical pieces of vegetable-tanned leather are cross-connected and hand-stitched together. A circular hole is cut out for light to pass through while hiding the lamp source within the structure. Along with the leather lamps above, de Baan also created the standing and hanging lights out of brass.
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Hi Thanks Bye Is About to Launch Their Debut: Collection 0

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hi-thanks-bye-is-about-to-launch-their-debut-collection-0/hi-thanks-bye_collection-0-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Hi-Thanks-Bye_Collection-0-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Hi Thanks Bye Is About to Launch Their Debut: Collection 0" /></a>
                                Stein Wang and Topher Kong joined forces to establish <a href="http://www.hithanksbye.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hi Thanks Bye</a>, a design studio based in Toronto, Canada, and the duo is set to launch their inaugural collection – Collection 0 – next month at the <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">London Design Fair</a>. The collaboration brings forth a combination of &#8220;cultural and academic experiences and references&#8221; that the designers fleshed out to create their own collection of modern furnishings. The debut inspiration comes from a merging of Canadian landscapes with a Chinese aesthetic that results in a cohesive, six-piece collection of functional and versatile pieces.
The designers looked to their homeland of Canada with all of its natural beauty, like Algonquin Park, the Bruce Peninsula, and Fogo Island, and wanted to showcase that in the collection. They also found inspiration in traditional Chinese gardens that are full of rocks, plants, water, and structures. The monochromatic collection is made from powder-coated stainless steel
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Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-floris-wubben-creates-the-crystal-twist-lighting-collection-out-of-acrylic-stone/crystal-twist-floris-wubben-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Crystal-Twist-Floris-Wubben-1-810x852.jpg" alt="Studio Floris Wubben Creates the Crystal Twist Lighting Collection Out of Acrylic Stone" /></a>
                                The process-focused designs of Amsterdam-based designer <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Floris Wubben</a> have been <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/floris-wubben/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">well documented on Design Milk</a> and his latest work continues teetering on the line between functional objects and works of art. The <a href="http://www.floriswubben.nl/crystal-twist/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Crystal Twist</a> collection of lighting is composed of HI-MACS acrylic stone that looks as if it&#8217;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZACUJTEyHw"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">popped open like a refrigerated can of dough</a>.
Watch the process: The HI-MACS material is typically used for sleek surfaces, like countertops, but Wubben chose to use it to make lamps with a raw, organic quality. While working on the design he discovered that the material could be torn apart when it was heated. He created a tool that helped tear off the edges of the strips of acrylic stone and then wrapped the warm stone around a mold to create the spiral. To create the lamp, he layered the twisted stone so light would emit through the cracks and highlight the
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Collective Design’s Collective Concept Showcased 13 Featured Designers

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                                Every year, <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Collective Design</a> curates a group of contemporary designers to reveal their latest works and ideas. This year’s curation, collectively debuted as <a href="https://collectivedesignfair.com/icff.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Collective Concept</a>, featured 13 designers: Allied Maker, The Coast, Coil + Drift, Crosby Studios x Opening Ceremony, Farrah Sit, Fort Standard, GRADUAL, Jeff Martin Joinery, Moonish, Rhyme, Slash Objects, Vipp, and Wallpaper Projects.
Inspired by the historical sacredness of totems, Allied Maker presented an illuminating set of three large totem fixtures created in stone, glass, and wood that honor the connection between makers and materials. The Coast Studio balances form and weight with a new lighting series called Either/Or, named after the book by Søren Kierkegaard and consists of three lamps for nightstands, tables, and floors. The fixtures spark an interplay between user and object: touch controls the lighting but because of the design, the light responds back by rocking back and forth like a cradle.
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