Joe Doucet Designs Transcendence Rug Collection in Support of Equality

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joe-doucet-designs-transcendence-rug-collection-in-support-of-equality/trancendence-rugs-doucet-odabashian-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/TRANCENDENCE-rugs-DOUCET-ODABASHIAN-1-810x500.jpg" alt="Joe Doucet Designs Transcendence Rug Collection in Support of Equality" /></a>
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New York City based designer Joe Doucet partnered for the second time with Odabashian on a collection of handcrafted rugs that he designed in support of the Transgender community. The Transcendence rug series came about as a response to the ongoing challenges faced by transgender people who are bravely living their truth in a society that often shuns them with the hope that we can rise above and move forward with open minds. The bold, four-piece collection aims to be an example that design can transcend and be used for good. In a measure to show just that, they’re donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the ACLU.

Ascend \\\ Hand Tufted Wool

From Joe Doucet:
The uniting theme of the series became Transcendence. I wanted to capture the beauty of outwardly becoming what you are internally. The four rugs each attempt to convey
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PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods

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Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life. By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods. From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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A City-Inspired Rug Collection by Sebastian Herkner for The Rug Company

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/mainland-a-city-inspired-rug-collection-by-sebastian-herkner-for-the-rug-company/rug-company-sebastian-herkner-mainland-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Rug-Company-Sebastian-Herkner-Mainland-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A City-Inspired Rug Collection by Sebastian Herkner for The Rug Company" /></a>
                                Merging grid patterns and layered textures, German designer <a href="http://www.sebastianherkner.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sebastian Herkner&#8217;s</a> collection of hand-knotted rugs for <a href="https://www.therugcompany.com/uk-ru/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Rug Company</a> made their debut at IMM Cologne in January. Comprising two designs – <a href="http://www.sebastianherkner.com/index.php?article_id=416"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mainland Dark and Mainland Light</a> – the rugs feature overlapping, four-sided figures that are inspired by city landscapes full of intersections, roads, moving vehicles, and empty spaces.

Mainland Dark

Both designs are made with a mix of silk and Tibetan wool in four intersecting textures in varying pile heights to give them a three-dimensional feel. Each rug is hand-knotted by skilled craftsmen in Nepal using traditional weaving techniques that machines just can’t reproduce.

Mainland Light

Mainland Light

From Herkner:
There is a sensitivity and clear identity to my collection. I was inspired by cityscapes and transported characteristics from various contexts to create these dramatic and unique designs.

Sebastian Herkner

Mainland Dark and Mainland Light will be available in multiple sizes
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Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-inner-nature-rug-collection-celebrates-individuality-authenticity/angela-adams-inner-nature-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/angela-adams-inner-nature-8-810x540.jpg" alt="Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity" /></a>
                                The last time we caught up with <a href="https://angelaadams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Angela Adams</a>, we were checking out her geometric <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-latest-rug-collection-inspired-outer-space/" data-wpel-link="internal">Astral Garden</a> rug collection. This time, we’re getting an up close look at her newest collection <a href="https://angelaadams.com/collections/rugs/?filter_collections=inner-nature"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Inner Nature</a>, inspired by one’s individuality and most authentic self.
The collection features eight new area rug designs: Infinity, June, Owl Feather, Vibes/Burton, Garbo, Spock, and Amma. To amplify the inspiration and theme of the new collection, the Inner Nature’s catalogue highlights individuals that exude their truest, inner nature.

Antonio Luc Hernandez (Kid, Singer/Actor, Thinker) on the Infinity/Daylight Rug

Tula dining table and chairs on the Amma/Fjara area rug

Edie Tucker (Sculptor) on the June/Rosebud area rug

Owl Feather area rug

Donna McNeil (Curator) on the Arenal area rug

Spock/Saturn area rug

Rosie Allard (Textile Artist) on the Vibes/Burton area rug

Ammar/Hesteur area rug

Bryan Brash (Violinist) on the Garbo/Sapphire area rug

To shop the collection, visit
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Semis Dotted Rug Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Danskina

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/semis-dotted-rug-collection-by-ronan-erwan-bouroullec-for-danskina/bouroullec-danskina_semis-rugs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Bouroullec-danskina_semis-rugs-1-810x619.jpg" alt="Semis Dotted Rug Collection by Ronan &#038; Erwan Bouroullec for Danskina" /></a>
                                After two long years of research, French designers <a href="http://www.bouroullec.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec</a> have released their first collection of rugs for <a href="https://kvadrat.dk/products?group_types=rugs"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Danskina</a>. <a href="http://www.bouroullec.com/?p=321"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Semis</a> explores dots, aligned in different ways, at varying densities and pile heights, that result in delightfully visual patterns that resemble abstract aerial views of fields below.
The hand knotted rugs, made in Nepal with hand spun Tibetan wool, come in two designs – one showcasing smaller dots and the other larger dots – and in two black and white colorways, either positive or negative. The range, depending on the dot size, goes from mostly white in color to mostly black with two falling in the middle. Each rug is labor intensive and time consuming, as the Tibetan knotting technique takes three skilled craftsmen a full day to weave just 7 cm of a 200 cm wide rug. Once the rug is complete, it’s washed and trimmed with intentional
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Take Me Back to Formentera Rug Collection by Cold Picnic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/take-me-back-to-formentera-rug-collection-by-cold-picnic/cold-picnic-takemeback-rugs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Cold-Picnic-TakeMeBack-rugs-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Take Me Back to Formentera Rug Collection by Cold Picnic" /></a>
                                While on their honeymoon in the summer of 2016, <a href="http://www.coldpicnic.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cold Picnic&#8217;s</a> Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer fell in love with the surrounding scenery of Formentera, one of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea. Upon their return to Brooklyn, the duo continually revisited their dreamy, adventurous memories whenever things got tough, which eventually led to their latest collection of rugs, entitled <a href="http://www.coldpicnic.com/take-me-back-to-formentera/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Take Me Back to Formentera</a>. They snapped photos along the way while exploring the island, and those frozen memories became their visual library of inspiration. For those of us that can&#8217;t visit the island, we can take a little piece of it home in the form of these bold abstract rugs which are available for purchase in various sizes <a href="http://www.coldpicnic.com/rugs/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">here</a>.

Secret Beach

Salt Flats

The Pines of la Mola

Midnight Dinner

Under the Lighthouse

From the Ferry

Photos by Tony Farfalla.
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Geometrics Fabric Outdoor Rug Collection by Doshi Levien for Kettal

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                                London-based design studio <a href="http://www.doshilevien.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Doshi Levien</a> continues their partnership with <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/index/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kettal</a> with the release of their <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/blogpost/geometricsfabricsoutdoorrugsbydoshilevien/N/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Geometrics</a> rug collection made with their outdoor fabrics. Comprised of two different designs, Block and Line, the abstract patterns feature geometric shapes and diagonal lines through layers that end with playful visual results.
Both patterns are made using the same weaving technique so the designs work well together, layered or side by side. Each outdoor rug is available in two sizes and in various colors.
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Surface Pattern Designer Kangan Arora Is Branching Out

                                <em>In the latest of our monthly series profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our editor at large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kangan Arora</a>.</em>
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/surface-pattern-designer-kangan-arora-branching/design_milk_kangan_arora_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Kangan_Arora_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Surface Pattern Designer Kangan Arora Is Branching Out" /></a>
                                Born in Northern India and resident in London, surface pattern designer <a href="https://www.kanganarora.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kangan Arora</a> takes inspiration from everywhere and, as a result, her work is every bit as bold, vibrant and colorful as you might expect.
She was born in Ludhiana, a city known for its hosiery mills and industry, where her family still runs a textiles business originally established by her great-grandfather. “From a really young age I was surrounded by beautiful fabrics, embroideries, and prints,” she says. “I remember going on buying trips with my dad and helping him choose stock for the showroom and feeling quite pleased that I had made a small contribution and my opinion had counted.” Despite this early start, it was by no means a foregone
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Deadgood Launches New “Products with Personality”

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/deadgood-launches-new-products-with-personality/deadgood-2017-collection-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/DEADGOOD-2017-collection-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Deadgood Launches New &#8220;Products with Personality&#8221;" /></a>
                                During London Design Festival 2017, British design brand <a href="http://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Deadgood</a> unveiled an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting, and furnishings, dubbed <a href="http://www.deadgoodltd.co.uk/news/2017/9/14/deadgood-product-launch" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">&#8220;Products with Personality&#8221;</a>. Working with various designers, as well as their in-house design team, Deadgood expanded their ever-growing roster of fresh products, along with launching new finishes to some older designs and releasing a new series of Pop Rugs. Take a look.
Pop Rugs, by Deadgood Studio, feature pastel shades and bold, graphic patterns, like polka dots, wiggly lines, and zig zags, inspired by artist Keith Haring and the Memphis Design Group. Also designed by Deadgood Studio, the Spun Lights are a series of pendants originally released in 2011 and are now back with a new finish. Each fixture is made from spun aluminum and comes with contrasting interior and exterior powder coated colors. The brand new Marra Tables are designed by SmithMatthias for Deadgood and they come in three
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Everything You Need to Know About Buying the Perfect Rug for Your Home

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A throw rug can make or break a room’s design. Image: Thomas Towne Reavey Inc.

Shop a similar look: Rug | Throw Pillows | Coffee Table | Throw Blanket The right throw rug can absolutely pull together a room’s design. But limited sizing options and high price tags have a tendency to make homeowners shy away from committing to a purchase. It doesn’t need to be that way. With a little forethought and research, you can pick the perfect rug every time. If you’re in the market for a great area rug, read on. We’ve compiled a list of our best tips and tricks for how to figure out which rug works best for you. Keep this post in your back pocket — you
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Peace Industry Introduces Fall Collection with Four Independent Designers

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/peace-industry-introduces-fall-collection-with-four-independent-designers/peace-industry-1-damonte-brucedamonte/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Peace-Industry-1-Damonte-BruceDamonte-810x545.jpg" alt="Peace Industry Introduces Fall Collection with Four Independent Designers" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.peaceindustry.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Peace Industry</a>, a brand that specializes in Iran-made felt rugs, recently partnered with four independent designers for their <a href="http://www.peaceindustry.com/collaborations/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fall 2017 collection</a>, including <a href="https://www.alisondamonte.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alison Damonte</a>, <a href="http://hinterlanddesign.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hinterland Design</a>, <a href="https://vimeo.com/user7602715" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Raha Raissnia</a>, and <a href="http://www.discinteriors.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Disc Interiors</a>. The rug collaborations show new, modern approaches to the age-old techniques of felt making through experimentation. Take a look.

You-me by Alison Damonte

Giving nod to abstract, minimalist painters, like Sol Lewitt and Ellsworth Kelly, the Alison Damonte Collection overlaps geometric forms that result in unusual rug shapes.

You-me by Alison Damonte \\\ Photo by Bruce Damonte

You-me by Alison Damonte \\\ Photo by Bruce Damonte

Sunrise by Alison Damonte

Sunrise by Alison Damonte

Tango by Alison Damonte

Making Tango

Fringe by Hinterland Design

Hinterland Design merges floating geometric shapes and pale gray backgrounds for a Memphis-deco feel. Accent curves and asymmetrical fringe add unexpected, yet playful details resulting in a post-modern look.

Interview with Danish Artist and Designer Naja Utzon Popov

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/interview-danish-artist-designer-naja-utzon-popov/design_milk_naja_popov_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Naja_Popov_07-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Artist and Designer Naja Utzon Popov" /></a>
                                <a href="http://najautzonpopov.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Naja Utzon Popov</a> is the first female &#8216;solo artist&#8217; that Danish furniture brand <a href="http://www.carlhansen.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carl Hansen and Søn</a> have worked with (they also work with design duo Strand + Hvass – Christina Strand and Niels Hvass), and she has designed their first serious foray out of furniture and into textiles. Design Milk caught up with the Danish artist, designer and ceramicist to find out more&#8230;
What is the most important thing to know about you? That I’m not only a designer but also an artist. My two creative worlds run parallel to each other and cross over. I wouldn’t really consider myself a designer or an artist, it is more a creative process. Your grandfather is Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect responsible for the Sydney Opera House. Your mother is Lin Utzon, an eminent Danish artist, and your father is the acclaimed Australian architect, Alex Popov. Tell me about the influence
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Lush by Karim Rashid for Carpet Sign

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                                Dutch rug brand <a href="http://www.carpetsign.nl/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carpet Sign</a> recently partnered with <a href="http://www.karimrashid.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Karim Rashid</a> on a series of three-dimensional rugs as part of the <a href="http://www.carpetsign.nl/en/csign-home/collection/lush-karim-rashid" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lush Collection</a>. There are 12 bold designs, including geometric and curvy, that feature playful colors and patterns, along with gradients that result in an eye-catching collection of rugs that are bound to liven up any space.

DialUp

Carpet Sign acquired a 3D machine earlier this year which has enabled the company to expand their possibilities, including Rashid’s 3D collection. Each rug’s surface has varying pile heights depending on the pattern, which intensifies the optical experience. Every design comes in six different color variations and in three sizes.

Kogentflow

Supernova

Pinnakle

Krest

KoverUp

Datastassis

Elapse

Konverge

Relevation

Kardinal

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Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/furniture-inspired-by-traditional-romanian-and-moldovian-craftsmanship/quintessence-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Quintessence-furniture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship" /></a>
                                Designers <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/contact" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mihai Stamati and Maria Bubuioc</a> collaborated on a project called <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Quintessence</a>, which consists of series of furniture inspired by traditional Romanian and Moldovian craftsmanship. The duo explored natural materials from their home countries (Romania and Moldova) and how they were used in hopes of supporting local manufacturers and creating new, sustainable <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/shop" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">products</a> that have a story.
The local craftsman they’re working with utilize skills passed down through their families, generation to generation, and by doing so, they’re keeping the traditional techniques alive while helping those families continue to earn a living. The collection focuses on using textiles, like linen, hemp yarn, manually woven hemp textiles, reed, and feathers, that could be paired with wooden structures. The result is a beautiful collection of goods with a feel-good story behind how they came to be.
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Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/furniture-inspired-by-traditional-romanian-and-moldovian-craftsmanship/quintessence-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Quintessence-furniture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship" /></a>
                                Designers <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/contact" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mihai Stamati and Maria Bubuioc</a> collaborated on a project called <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Quintessence</a>, which consists of series of furniture inspired by traditional Romanian and Moldovian craftsmanship. The duo explored natural materials from their home countries (Romania and Moldova) and how they were used in hopes of supporting local manufacturers and creating new, sustainable <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/shop" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">products</a> that have a story.
The local craftsman they’re working with utilize skills passed down through their families, generation to generation, and by doing so, they’re keeping the traditional techniques alive while helping those families continue to earn a living. The collection focuses on using textiles, like linen, hemp yarn, manually woven hemp textiles, reed, and feathers, that could be paired with wooden structures. The result is a beautiful collection of goods with a feel-good story behind how they came to be.
            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/s4NUCX3KUU8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/furniture-inspired-by-traditional-romanian-and-moldovian-craftsmanship/quintessence-furniture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Quintessence-furniture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship" /></a>
                                Designers <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/contact" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mihai Stamati and Maria Bubuioc</a> collaborated on a project called <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Quintessence</a>, which consists of series of furniture inspired by traditional Romanian and Moldovian craftsmanship. The duo explored natural materials from their home countries (Romania and Moldova) and how they were used in hopes of supporting local manufacturers and creating new, sustainable <a href="http://quintessencestory.wixsite.com/design/shop" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">products</a> that have a story.
The local craftsman they’re working with utilize skills passed down through their families, generation to generation, and by doing so, they’re keeping the traditional techniques alive while helping those families continue to earn a living. The collection focuses on using textiles, like linen, hemp yarn, manually woven hemp textiles, reed, and feathers, that could be paired with wooden structures. The result is a beautiful collection of goods with a feel-good story behind how they came to be.
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Mohawk Brings Nature Inside with Lichen [Video]

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                                Design Milk gets an inside look at Mohawk Group&#8217;s new modular carpet tile collection, Lichen, designed by Jason F. McLennan, Founder of the Living Product Challenge, and his team at McLennan Design. Inspired by real lichen, the series uses colors and growth patterns from real lichen species to create abstract, organic flooring. Lichen is the first product to receive the Living Product Challenge Petal certification, which measures sustainable manufacturing on a multi-prong system. Learn more about it:
Special thanks to Mohawk Group for making this video possible.
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Way On: Providing Solutions For New Habits of Society

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                                This year at Salone del Mobile 2017, the <a href="https://www.eina.cat/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (EINA)</a>, put their students front and center with <a href="http://static.eina.cat/files/EINA-cataleg-Satellite-Milano-2017.pdf" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Way On</a>. Showcasing six projects developed by third and fourth year students in the Design program, each project explored the idea of user experience and provided solutions to an ever changing world. The Way On initiative was coordinated by professors Javier Nieto and Oriol Ventura.
Though Nomad may first seem like a giant chair, it is in fact a shelter for everyday life. This shared space, designed by Ferran Gesa and Caterina Vianna, is a different way to work together and get a moment’s respite during a busy day. Köllen Tryk is no ordinary wall hanger. Students Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrián Soldado and Paula Terra combined forces to create an interactive hanger that the user can play with. By pushing the knobs in or out, the
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A Solid Case for Concrete on Society6

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                                I’ve been seeing a lot of concrete products over on our sister Instagram <a href="http://www.instagram.com/designmilkeveryday" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">@designmilkeveryday</a> and love that this material is currently trending. There’s something cool about seeing the raw, industrial material applied to accessible modern design versus on the ground or in architecture. On the subject of accessible (and while we’re at it, affordable), <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6 artists</a> have been applying this material to their designs. I love that there are so many items you can choose from, whether you&#8217;re looking for a new clock or a new shower curtain, there’s something on <a href="https://society6.com/curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> for all your home needs. Here are a few of my favorite products:
Simply Kintsugi Ceramic Gold on Clay Pink art print by Simple Luxe Concrete notebook by Coconuts & Shrimps Painting on Raw Concrete throw pillow cover by Cafelab Raw Concrete and Black Leather wall clock by Cafelab Abstract – Marble, Concrete, Rusted Iron throw blanket by Santo
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