The Urban Grid Inspires nortstudio’s Bench Series

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                                Beginning in the late sixteenth century, the roots of modern urbanism began taking hold in cities across Northern Europe, with grid-like developments intended to strategically interconnect commerce, infrastructure and housing into new and rational visions of life. The urban grid plays prominent in Antwerp-based <a href="http://www.nortstudio.be/work/580/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">nortstudio&#8217;s Urban Grid Bench Series</a>, a seating system inspired by the inter-connectivity of modern urbanity.

From overhead, the grid and groove references the metal grates found across cities the world over.

Couple and nortstudio design partners Jef De Brabander and Kathleen Opdenacker reference three primary shapes inspired by the “rough forms and materials scattered around construction sites” as the base foundation of their indoor/outdoor bench system. Each piece is scored at the top with shallow grid-work, allowing each component to connect securely utilizing a fourth piece – a grid plane constructed with anodized aluminum (outdoor) or steel (indoor). The Mondrian-like extrusion of shape and colors turns the
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Murray Barker and Laith McGregor create concrete ping pong tables

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        Architect <a href="http://murraybarker.com/">Murray Barker</a> and artist Laith McGregor have designed two outdoor table tennis tables from monolithic <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/concrete/">concrete</a> slabs (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/06/murray-barker-laith-mcgregor-concrete-ping-pong-tennis-tables/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Trent Jansen designs Tidal sunlounger to capture the mood of a 1970s Australian summer

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        Sydney designer Trent Jansen referenced the aesthetics of Australia in the 1970s to create this sunlounger for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/outdoor-furniture">outdoor furniture</a> brand Tait (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/08/17/trent-jansen-tait-tidal-sunlounger-outdoor-furniture-design/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

COS and Hay add garden furniture to collaborative Spring 2016 collection

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        Fashion brand <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cos/">COS</a> and furniture company <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hay/">Hay</a> have updated their curated collection of furniture and homeware with a set of outdoor chairs, plant pots and accessories (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/18/cos-and-hay-add-garden-furniture-homeware-to-spring-2016-collection/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Crosby Studios designs furniture collection with architectural arches

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/new-york-design-week-2016/"><strong>New York 2016:</strong></a> Moscow architecture firm Crosby Studios' debut <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/furniture/">furniture</a> collection includes sculptural chairs with bent metal supports designed to recall city buildings (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/31/crosby-studios-outdoor-furniture-chairs-collection-architectural-arches-sight-unseen-offsite-new-york-design-week/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Loll creates Lollygagger outdoor furniture from recycled milk bottles

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/clerkenwell-design-week-2016/"><strong>Clerkenwell Design Week 2016:</strong></a> US company Loll Designs has created a range of bright-coloured <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/garden-furniture/">garden furniture</a> from discarded milk and detergent packaging. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/25/lollygagger-outdoor-furniture-loll-designs-recycled-materials-clerkenwell-design-week-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>