TheUrbanative’s 2018 Collection Is Inspired by Traditional African Hairstyles

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/theurbanatives-2018-collection-is-inspired-by-traditional-african-hairstyles/african-crowns-theurbanative-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/African-Crowns-TheUrbanative-1-810x537.jpg" alt="TheUrbanative&#8217;s 2018 Collection Is Inspired by Traditional African Hairstyles" /></a>
                                South African design company <a href="https://www.theurbanative.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TheUrbanative</a>, founded by Mpho Vackier, just released their 2018 collection which takes inspiration from traditional African hairstyles. The <a href="https://www.theurbanative.com/collections"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">African Crowns Collection</a> comprises furniture, lighting, and accessories that explore the sculptural lines, forms, and textures of the majestic hairstyles.
The collection includes seating, tables, planters, storage, lighting and decorative objects, featuring woven and braided elements that pay homage to those artistic hair crowns, along with geometric shapes and a modern color palette. Wanting to celebrate the importance of hair in ancient African civilizations and how it becomes such a part of who the person is, the brand aims to share functional products that are not only fun, but tell a cultural story that someone from modern times can relate to and appreciate.
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Palma Introduces Plants and Lighting to Indoor Settings

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                                <a href="https://www.vibia.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vibia</a>, the lighting brand well-versed in forward-thinking design, just introduced their latest collection, called <a href="https://www.vibia.com/us/int/wall-fixtures-palma_wall"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Palma</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.estudiantoniarola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Antoni Arola</a>. The series isn&#8217;t just a collection of lighting – it&#8217;s lighting that incorporates plants so you can enjoy a bit of nature while indoors. Arola was inspired by historic hanging gardens and decided to bring it inside through these innovative fixtures.
Palma comes in many variations allowing you to choose how many opal glass globes, whether you want a vertical or horizontal setup, pendant versions, or wall options, all the while including vegetation. Whether used in a commercial or residential setting, Palma not only lights the room it’s in, it also integrates that cozy hint of greenery every interior could benefit from.
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Beam and Glow by PELLE

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/beam-glow-pelle/beamandglow_pelle_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/beamandglow_pelle_1-810x540.jpg" alt="Beam and Glow by PELLE" /></a>
                                <a href="http://pelledesigns.com/product-category/lighting/beamandglow/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beam and Glow</a> is a new collection designed by New York-based studio <a href="http://pelledesigns.com/studio/contact/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PELLE</a> that consists of a series of horizontal and vertical lighting structures comprised of vibrant colored abstractions that create an immersive and unique lighting experience.
The collection explores the nature of light, color, scale, and context through the expression of ‘objecthood’ found in the Minimal Art movement. Each light is outfitted with an optical grade resin lens framed by anodized bent aluminum that are anodized or stained with a hand-applied finish. As described by the designers, “The singular line of the lens is echoed in the simple rectangular frame, conjoining clarity of form with a soft and expansive colored light to create an impactful, yet unobtrusive, environment.” The current collection is available in a variety of formats, including wall-mounted, flush-mounted, or ceiling-suspended. Photography by Daniel Seung Lee  
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New Designs from Tacchini Italia and Tacchini Edizioni’s 2018 Collections

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-designs-tacchini-italia-tacchini-edizionis-2018-collections/julep-9/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Julep-9-810x540.jpg" alt="New Designs from Tacchini Italia and Tacchini Edizioni’s 2018 Collections" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.tacchini.it/it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tacchini Italia</a> and <a href="http://www.tacchini.it/en/tacchini-edizioni/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tacchini Edizioni</a> showcase their latest collections in collaboration with some of the world’s leading designers. The new collection includes 12 new pieces, ranging from vases, side tables, lounge chairs and much more.
Julep designed by Jonas Wagell includes a sofa, armchair, chaise-lounge, and ottoman. The collection immediately draws the viewer’s eyes to its soft curves and fully upholstered structure. A recessed base lifts each piece off the floor to convey a sense of lightness. Wagell also added a straight-front 3-seat sofa to the Roma collection of seating inspired by Italian mid-century design. This line is defined by its clean, simple lines and balanced proportions. Lina is a re-edition of an armchair designed by Gianfanco Frattini that features an unusual wooden frame where the same bent plywood element that supports the side of the seat also curves up to support the armrests. Memory Lane designed by Christophe Pillet
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Another Human Debuts New Chrome Lamps with a Memphis Group Feel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/another-human-debuts-new-chrome-lamps-with-a-memphis-group-feel/another-human-dorothy-sophia-lamps-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Another-Human-Dorothy-Sophia-lamps-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Another Human Debuts New Chrome Lamps with a Memphis Group Feel" /></a>
                                Los Angeles-based <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Another Human</a> ventured back to Sight Unseen OFFSITE during this year&#8217;s NYCxDESIGN to debut a new pair of lamps, their first foray into lighting design. The sculptural lamps, named <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/dorothy-lamp"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Dorothy</a> and <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/sophia-lamp/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sophia</a>, give nod to the colorful totems of the Memphis Group, while taking note of chrome Italian lighting from the 60s and 70s. They&#8217;re playful yet sophisticated with their chrome-plated shiny finishes attained via LA artisans. Is it wrong to hope there&#8217;s a Blanche and Rose coming down the pipeline for a complete Golden Girls series?

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Going Global: Design Lessons from the Chandelier

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.ylighting.com/?utm_source=paid&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=design-milk&amp;source=social.influencer.paid.content"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">YLighting</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Whether hanging above a dining table, in a stairwell or even in a closet, the chandelier is a showstopper. And arriving at this designed object took the help of nearly all of Europe. The proto-chandelier was a metal, circular holder for oil cups in mosques during the Middle Ages. Crusaders in the Middle East took the idea home and created hanging candelabras for their cathedrals. Belgian brass artisans in the 11th century gave them the shape we recognize, and Italian gem cutters added faceted smoky-gray crystals. Finally, a new, clear lead glass made in London gave us the stunning crystals objects that hang in the Palace of Versailles. And designers are still fascinated with redesigning and reinterpreting the chandelier.
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WantedDesign Manhattan 2018 Favorites + [VIDEO]

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wanteddesign-manhattan-2018-favorites-video/wanteddesign-2018-camilla-walala/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/WantedDesign-2018-camilla-walala-810x651.jpg" alt="WantedDesign Manhattan 2018 Favorites + [VIDEO]" /></a>
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Once again, we explored WantedDesign in Manhattan, which is always a favorite of ours as it’s the place to see the latest from both up-and-coming and established designers. From one end of the Terminal Stores to the other, we scoped out some favorites we wanted to share. Start with our video, which includes Bento Box, Home Studios, Yuko Nishikawa, Medellin Design Week, and Istanbul Design Collective, and then onto some additional highlights. Visual Magnetics partnered with artist/designer Camille Walala on this interactive mural encouraging visitors to jump in and ‘play more’. The Zero Waste Bistro, designed by Linda Bergroth, offered up a tasting menu to delight the senses within an environment made from all recycled materials. Trufquen combines traditional terra cotta pottery with mouth blown glass escaping from its crevices. These objects are designed by Emma GvL Boomkamp and are created when oil is thrown into the kiln
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WantedDesign 2018 Launch Pad Lighting Winner: LALAYA Design

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wanteddesign-2018-launch-pad-lighting-winner-lalaya-design/lalaya-design_aye-lamp-duo-jake-sherman/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/LALAYA-Design_AY%C3%8A-lamp-duo-Jake-Sherman-810x621.jpg" alt="WantedDesign 2018 Launch Pad Lighting Winner: LALAYA Design" /></a>
                                We were proud to be a sponsor of <a href="http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">WantedDesign&#8217;s</a> 2018 <a href="https://design-milk.com/wanteddesigns-launch-pad-2018-participants-vote-for-your-favorite/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Launch Pad</a>, which was chock full of awesome designs from around the globe. The 2018 Launch Pad jury included Karen Hong, Buyer for Design Within Reach; Giulio Cappellini, Art Director of Italian furniture brand Cappellini, Katie Stamaris, Director of Product Development for Design Within Reach; Giuseppe Butti, CEO, Luceplan and Marva Griffin Wilshire, Curator and International Press Director of Salone Satellite.
This year, Toronto-based LALAYA Design was the lighting winner, a small design studio led by self-taught designer Hanae Baruchel. I spoke with her to hear more about her unique story, and what she loves about experimenting with materials and forms: I understand that you are self-taught. How did you get started with this technique? My exploration of concrete started while I was recovering from a traumatic brain injury. So few activities were accessible to me at the time
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Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More

                                The end of May means the end of ICFF 2018, the yearly exhibition in NYC that fills the Javits Center with row after row of contemporary furnishings. We scoped the aisles in search of some new products and designs and we finally narrowed it down to a manageable number to present as our favorites from this massive show. Take a look.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-icff-2018-favorites-from-skram-bernhardt-design-risd-students-and-more/icff-2018-roundup-1-rosie-li/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/ICFF-2018-roundup-1-rosie-li-810x528.jpg" alt="Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.rosieli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rosie Li</a> debuted a new palms-inspired collection of sculptural lighting called Inez, alongside some of her other lighting pieces.
We loved Skram’s Arak Wall Sconce, which is part of an ongoing collaboration with porcelain artist Mimi Logothetis. AlexAllen Studio presented the Chord Cluster chandelier which features semi-circular lit shapes that resemble the swags you find on crystal chandeliers. These droplet lights by Atelier Alain Ellouz appear lightweight and delicate despite being made out of alabaster. Actor and all-around talent, Terry Crews, is back with another fantastic collection
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June Outdoor Lighting Collection by Emiliana Design Studio for Vibia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/june-outdoor-lighting-collection-by-emiliana-design-studio-for-vibia/june-outdoor-lighting-emiliana-vibia-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/June-outdoor-lighting-Emiliana-Vibia-1-810x820.jpg" alt="June Outdoor Lighting Collection by Emiliana Design Studio for Vibia" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.vibia.com/en/int/collections-june"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">June</a> outdoor lighting collection was created by <a href="http://emilianadesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emiliana Design Studio</a> for <a href="https://www.vibia.com/en/int/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vibia</a> as a way to illuminate all your summertime gatherings. The collection pays homage to traditional Chinese lanterns but with a modern twist as their moon-like shapes that put off a warm glow.
Decked out with LED lighting, the June collection comes in several variations that allow you to suspend them from trees, attach them to exterior walls, hang them from a post, or sit them on a table. There are hanging pendant versions that come with 3 or 5 lights with either moon-like discs for indirect light or globes for more general lighting. The simple table lamps come as either a single light with a retractable cable for charging or with three lights that charge on a tray. Both versions are dimmable and last between six and 18 hours on a single charge, depending on the brightness.
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June Outdoor Lighting Collection by Emiliana Design Studio for Vibia

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/june-outdoor-lighting-collection-by-emiliana-design-studio-for-vibia/june-outdoor-lighting-emiliana-vibia-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/June-outdoor-lighting-Emiliana-Vibia-1-810x820.jpg" alt="June Outdoor Lighting Collection by Emiliana Design Studio for Vibia" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.vibia.com/en/int/collections-june"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">June</a> outdoor lighting collection was created by <a href="http://emilianadesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emiliana Design Studio</a> for <a href="https://www.vibia.com/en/int/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vibia</a> as a way to illuminate all your summertime gatherings. The collection pays homage to traditional Chinese lanterns but with a modern twist as their moon-like shapes that put off a warm glow.
Decked out with LED lighting, the June collection comes in several variations that allow you to suspend them from trees, attach them to exterior walls, hang them from a post, or sit them on a table. There are hanging pendant versions that come with 3 or 5 lights with either moon-like discs for indirect light or globes for more general lighting. The simple table lamps come as either a single light with a retractable cable for charging or with three lights that charge on a tray. Both versions are dimmable and last between six and 18 hours on a single charge, depending on the brightness.
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Castor Design Debuts Lighting in the Shade of Middle Grey

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/castor-design-debuts-lighting-in-the-shade-of-middle-grey/castor-design-middle-grey-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Castor-Design-Middle-Grey-lighting-1-810x567.jpg" alt="Castor Design Debuts Lighting in the Shade of Middle Grey" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve dabbled your toes in the art or photography world, you&#8217;ve probably heard the term &#8216;middle grey&#8217;, which refers to the shade of grey that the eye can see that&#8217;s halfway between black and white. The particular shade reflects 18% of the light that hits it and it&#8217;s the one that inspired <a href="http://castordesign.ca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Castor Design&#8217;s</a> latest collection of lighting, called Middle Grey.
The collection is based on one material – extruded aluminum tubes – thereby requiring only one process to make each product in the family, including the Floor Lap, Wall Sconce, Desk Lamp, and Pendant. Each design utilizes laser cutting for its form, which is then painted middle grey, and capped off with an LED light source and acrylic diffuser.
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Resident’s ‘Travelling Without Bags’ Installation Launches Their Latest Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/residents-travelling-without-bags-installation-launches-their-latest-collection/resident-travelling-without-bags-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Resident-Travelling-Without-Bags-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Resident&#8217;s &#8216;Travelling Without Bags&#8217; Installation Launches Their Latest Collection" /></a>
                                To mark their first solo show in New York City, New Zealand design brand <a href="https://resident.co.nz/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Resident</a> created a 3,000-square-foot installation to launch their latest collection of furniture and lighting. &#8216;<a href="https://resident.co.nz/news/2018/05/resident-invites-you-to-travelling-without-bags-ne"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Travelling Without Bags</a>&#8216; was curated by New Zealand interior architect Rufus Knight as a series of beautiful spaces in NYC&#8217;s Nolita neighborhood. The experiential gallery will be open the remainder of May for the public, media, and trade, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN.
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New Furniture and Lighting by Good Thing

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                                <a href="https://supergoodthing.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Good Thing</a> will be debuting five new furniture and lighting products at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://www.icff.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ICFF</a> launching next week. The collection includes a coffee table and bar stool designed by <a href="http://msds-studio.ca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MSDS</a>, a stackable side table by <a href="http://benkicic.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ben Kicic</a> and <a href="http://jamiewolfond.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jamie Wolfond</a>, a table lamp and sconce by <a href="http://www.ferreolbabin.fr/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ferréol Babin</a>, and a large-scale pendant light by <a href="http://www.earnestly.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Earnest Studio</a>.
The 6063 bar stool by MSDS is a newly released bar height version of the original piece released last May. The piece combines traditional craftsmanship with sophisticated contemporary design. The 6063 coffee table (below) continues the design language of the original 6063 stool and maintains its lightweight construction. Lily Table, by Ben Kicic and Jamie Wolfond, is a lightweight and stackable side table constructed of aluminum. Due to its cantilevered silhouette, the side table can be easily pulled up against a sofa or lounge chair, providing the user with a mobile workstation or a
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The Dina Is One Part Lamp, One Part Piggybank

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/dina-one-part-lamp-one-part-piggybank/moak-studio-dina-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Moak-Studio-Dina-1-810x515.jpg" alt="The Dina Is One Part Lamp, One Part Piggybank" /></a>
                                Even at quick glance, it&#8217;s obvious the <a href="http://www.moakstudio.com/dina-lamp" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dina</a> isn&#8217;t your everyday table lamp. Maybe it&#8217;s the lamp&#8217;s unusual bottom heavy dimensions that first draws curiosity, or perhaps the tactile temptation of its light wood pull switch jutting in contrast from its black base. Most likely, it&#8217;s the curious inclusion of a coin slot located at the top of the lamp shade that most piques interest. The sum is an interactive lamp conceived to convert coins into illumination, and also, curiosity into thoughtful consideration about the cost of convenience.

The Dina is turned off with a simple pull of its wooden sphere pull-switch, turning off the light and also dropping the coin into a savings receptacle (explaining the lamp’s unusual proportions).

The Dina lamp is the brainchild of Colombian MOAK Studio – a team whose playful outfit of household technology includes a lamp activated by breath and a radio with a
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Paul Matter’s Flutter Lighting Is a Take on a Deconstructed Wall Clock

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/paul-matters-flutter-lighting-is-a-take-on-a-deconstructed-wall-clock/flutter-light-paul-matter-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Flutter-Light-Paul-Matter-1-810x538.jpg" alt="Paul Matter&#8217;s Flutter Lighting Is a Take on a Deconstructed Wall Clock" /></a>
                                Just two years ago, New Delhi-based design studio <a href="http://www.paulmatter.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Paul Matter</a> launched their debut collection of lighting called <a href="https://design-milk.com/paul-matter-debuts-tango/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">TANGO</a> and now they&#8217;re back with a swing arm light named Flutter. The new series is the studio&#8217;s idea of a deconstructed clock that&#8217;s scaled back and left with only two arms.
The long rotating arms are attached to a vertical, wall-mounted spine that results in a minimalist yet oversized fixture. Flutter comes in three variations, each with two elongated arms that can be adjusted to wherever light is needed. They can be hung alone or with others to create a unique wall composition, as well as primary and secondary light.
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Sé Debuts Collection IV ‘Below the Heavens’ with Ini Archibong

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/se-debuts-collection-iv-below-the-heavens-with-ini-archibong/se-collection-iv-ini-archibong-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Se-Collection-IV-Ini-Archibong-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Sé Debuts Collection IV &#8216;Below the Heavens’ with Ini Archibong" /></a>
                                To celebrate its 10th year, European design brand <a href="http://se-collections.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sé</a> debuted <a href="http://se-collections.com/collections/collection-iv/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Collection IV</a> with California-born, Switzerland-based designer <a href="http://www.designbyini.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ini Archibong</a> four years after the successful launch of Collection III by Nika Zupanc. They chose <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a> to unveil 11 pieces of the 22-piece collection, entitled &#8216;Below the Heavens’, which happens to be the designer&#8217;s largest collection to date.
The sculptural collection aims to evoke feelings of serenity by referencing “the threshold between heaven and earth,” much like the overall ethos of the brand. Archibong incorporates soft palettes and scaled-back forms with rounded edges offering an inviting feel. While Sé is already known for use of luxury materials, Archibong reimagined them through simple silhouettes and unexpected details that result in a new notable series of work Sé will proudly produce. From Ini Archibong:
To me, Sé occupies a special place in the spectrum of luxury furniture. This collaboration feels like a perfect
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Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/swedish-design-brand-hem-launches-new-products-milan-pop/design_milk_hem_06-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Hem_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based online retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> is showcasing new product launches such as the Kumo Sofa by Norwegian studio Anderssen &amp; Voll and the Stripe Tufted Rug by modernist fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, alongside a curated selection of the brand’s existing furniture and housewares by designers such as Luca Nichetto and Arthur Arbesser – at Milan pop-up &#8216;Hem Brera Atelier&#8217; (Via Statuto, 8, 20121). &#8220;As a design company founded on the principle of collaboration, we are thrilled to return to Milan with a temporary atelier introducing our latest line-up of designs,&#8221; says CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér.
Design Milk was in Stockholm in February for a sneak preview of the modular Kumo – Japanese for ‘cloud’ – Sofa. The modular system was designed for efficient shipping (Hem offers free delivery to 34 countries worldwide) by Norwegian design duo Anderssen & Voll. Built around a single module, the Kumo can be
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Joogii’s T.S.S. Luminaire Began with a Dream

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joogiis-t-s-s-luminaire-began-with-a-dream/joogii-tss-luminaire-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Joogii-TSS-Luminaire-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Joogii&#8217;s T.S.S. Luminaire Began with a Dream" /></a>
                                Los Angeles-based <a href="https://www.joogiidesign.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Joogii</a>, whose <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Joogii/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">iridescent designs have been featured before</a>, is back with a retro slash psychedelic looking lamp dubbed the <a href="https://www.joogiidesign.com/tss-luminaire"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">T.S.S. (Time Space Sound) Luminaire</a>. The multi-colored fixture is a conglomeration of fantasy and time travel, coming together to tell a story that was launched by a daydream.
The dream began with a meeting between the late architect Oscar Niemeyer and the alive artist Olafur Eliasson who come together with the help of a fantastical time-space situation to talk about the “perception-altering qualities of form and color and its impact on the human experience.” As the dream fades and reality set in, the designer wanted to collect various memories, from childhood drawings to living in Rio de Janeiro, and document them with the help of LA-based illustrator Will James. The fixture, which is debuting at SaloneSatellite next week, is made from CNC-milled acrylic and
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MQuan Sconce by Michele Quan for Allied Maker

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mquan-sconce-michele-quan/mquansconce_aliiedmaker_3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/mquansconce_aliiedmaker_3-810x1069.jpg" alt="MQuan Sconce by Michele Quan for Allied Maker" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.alliedmaker.com/collections/latest-work/products/mquan-orbs"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MQuan Sconce</a> is a minimalist light created by Brooklyn-based designer <a href="https://mquan-studio.myshopify.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Michele Quan</a> for <a href="https://www.alliedmaker.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Allied Maker</a>. Quan is known for her work in designing and sculpting handmade ceramic art &amp; objects for the home and garden. Many of her objects and images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography.
The collaboration utilizes Allied Maker’s bespoke hardware blended with Quan’s handcrafted ceramic detailing. The series features hand-painted stoneware backplates in her studio’s signature style. Quan is particularly fascinated with inspiration gathered from the moon and stars, which is reflected within this collection. The collection currently consists of three variations: Firefly, Rings, and Black & White. ‘Firefly’ has the appearance of rays emitting from the sun, in this case from the light source itself. ‘Rings’ uses the curvature of the backplate to form a rainbow around the sconce. ‘Black & White’, as the title suggests, is left blank on one side, and filled on the other.
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