Sitskie Design Studio Launches New Fig Collection and a Credenza for Vinyl Lovers

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sitskie Design Studio</a> makes locally crafted furniture out of their Detroit, Michigan studio which husband-and-wife team Adam and Vanessa Friedman founded in 2012. Each piece goes through many iterations before being released into the market resulting in thoughtfully designed furniture made to last. The studio just launched their new Fig seating collection and their Open 45 Credenza, all of which feature subtle but unique details that make the designs stand out.
The Open 45 Credenza is made for all the vinyl lovers that want their record player and collection to be on display. The modular design allows the user to create their own personal setup, whether they want to display a few records or many, a speaker or two, or even books. A cord channel hides your messy cords away letting the credenza and your gear be the focus. The Fig Collection comprises the Fig Chair and the Fig Stool,
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See How Herman Miller’s Brand New Cosm Chair Came to Life

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Herman Miller</a> has had endless notoriety and success with their Aeron Chair that was designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf back in 1994. Now, almost 25 years later, it seems they&#8217;ve struck gold again with their new <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cosm Chair</a> designed by Berlin-based design firm <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio 7.5</a>. The designers spent eight years researching and developing the <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">chair&#8217;s Auto-Harmonic Tilt system</a> which offers the user a self-adapting work seat for maximum comfort, which seems necessary if you think about how many hours we spend at our desk. If you&#8217;ve tested it out, <em>you know</em>. If you haven&#8217;t, run to your nearest store to take it for a test run because it could very well change your work game. If you want to learn more about it and how it came about, Studio 7.5&#8217;s Carola Zwick is graciously giving us an inside look into the design process now, in this <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-354961" src="" alt="" width="810" height="608" srcset=" 810w, 800w, 768w, 500w, 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega

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                                Inspired by her native roots in Colombia, industrial designer <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carolina Ortega</a> designed The Bamba, a collection of furniture that depicts the traditional art of Colombian weaving. Bamba is an indigenous word for a “majestic tree,” an age-old motif that represents growth and change. Ortega drew the parallel that, like a tree, we also experience different seasons that in turn affect the type of person we turn out to be.
With The Bamba, Ortega wants to give the user the opportunity and space to self-reflect on their life and experiences. The hand-woven textiles, inspired by art in Colombian culture, are meant to symbolize balance, as in the balance between our inner self and the world that we live in. The collection is made of a mix of materials including plastic, aluminum, wood, and a variety of colorful textiles.
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Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers

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                                To mark the opening of his new Brooklyn studio last year, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Mastrangelo</a> curated an <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a> of up-and-coming artists and designers and one year later he&#8217;s opened the second edition and it&#8217;s called <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">In Good Company / Material Culture</a>. For the latest iteration, he brought on <em>Architectural Digest&#8217;s</em> senior design writer Hannah Martin to co-curate a new batch of emerging talent with works that vary greatly in form, scale, and material. The featured designers include Aaron Blendowski, Erica Sellers, Yuko Nishikawa, Brecht Gander, Ian Cochran, Dozie Kanu, Jessica Martin, Ariana Massouh, Juliana Polastri, Ryan Lauderdale, Thing Thing, Serban Ionescu, Only Love Is Real, and Dove Drury Hornbuckle, all of whose work explores post-industrial materials and techniques.

Voyager Series – Blue Spill Mirror by Aaron Blendowski

Dark Matter (left) and Kalliope I (Linus) (right) by Erica Sellers

You See A Sheep by Yuko Nishikawa

Deadgood Launches the Hug Chair Which Utilizes the Lloyd Loom Process

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                                For <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Deadgood&#8217;s</a> latest design, they experimented with the patented weaving process <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lloyd Loom</a>, which is about 100 years old, peaking in popularity in the 1930s. After trial and error, they discovered they could manipulate the woven material by applying it to a plywood shell that rests atop a recycled steel frame. The result is the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hug Chair</a>, which debuted this week at designjunction during the London Design Festival
a modern chair made using a traditional type of weaving. While the Hug Chair utilizes the traditional weaving material, they’ve achieved creating a modern design that feels perfectly balanced and timeless. The British-made design has launched with a dining and lounge chair version
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Radiolaria #1 Chair Mimics the Intricacies of Microscopic Organisms

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                                “Nature may seem at first glance random and free-flowing, but if you look on a microscopic level, you can find symmetry and geometry in almost all cell structures.” The salient observation about the natural world&#8217;s smallest lifeforms provides designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lilian van Daal</a> the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1, a most unique 3D printed chair made with 100% recycled polymer powder pieces without a drop of glue.
Designer van Daal’s careful observation of the intricacies of flowers and the mycelium networks of fungi, alongside the symmetrical of skeletal structures of Radiolaria and Bryozoa zooplankton all provided inspiration for a 3D printed seating solution assembled into a lattice – sans any requirement of glue. Each polymer piece is made of recycled polyamide/PA 12 developed by 3D printing company, Oceanz, providing not only flexible strength, but also requiring less material for manufacturing.

10 Flexible Furniture Options for Any Modern Office

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                                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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IKEA’s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> continues to think outside the box when it comes to new <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">collections</a> and their latest, perhaps, is nowhere near the box at all. Their products have long been the inspiration for &#8220;hacking&#8221; and that&#8217;s what sparked the idea behind <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SJÄLVSTÄNDIG</a>. The limited edition collection is for those clever DIYers – the ones who take IKEA products home and make them all their own – and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re hoping you do with these products. So, for all you creatives out there this bold and quirky collection was made just for you.
SJÄLVSTÄNDIG is full of colorful curiosities, like modular carpets, furniture legs, cushions, tape, tables, and vases, aimed to inspire you to express yourself via your home decor. They’re designed to be the foundation for you to build on so get out your thinking cap and get going. Try something new and make the products into anything you want
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Society6 Debuts New Furniture Collection with Six Inaugural Pieces

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                                Breaking (also wonderful and game-changing and awesome) news: <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> just launched their new furniture collection with not one, not two, but six inaugural pieces! The collection includes a <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">bar stool</a>, a <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">counter stool</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">side tables</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">a bench</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">a coffee table</a>, and <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">a credenza</a>, all at affordable prices that will make it easy for you to dress up any space in your own style.
Pull up a seat to the bar with these bar stools. They’re printed on vegan leather with gold or black steel legs with a foot rest. Whether your space needs a pop of color or your style is more monochromatic, these bar stools act as another vehicle for adding more art into your home. The counter stools have the same features as the bar stools, just on a smaller frame so they can be used as dining chairs or extra seating.
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Beeline Design Launches New Collection Inspired by Corrugated Iron Sheds

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beeline Design</a> is the brainchild of Adam Brislin and Lucy Grant, who set up shop in Melbourne in 2010. The Australian duo create handcrafted furniture typically from sustainably sourced woods and high-end materials, but for their latest collection, they&#8217;ve chosen to experiment with corrugated metal. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ridge Collection</a> pays homage to Brislin&#8217;s childhood where corrugated iron sheds were often spotted on surrounding farmland. The results are a refined collection of furniture, including beds, side tables, a coffee table, a bench, a stool, and a buffet, featuring a utilitarian material used in unexpected ways.
Soft Australian leather covers the undulating surfaces of the metal bases before being finished off with solid wood or stone tops. There’s also a variety of powder coated color options for the metal, along with several stone options for the tops. Beeline Design teamed up with Design School to style the images helping to give the pieces
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Marcel Sigel Reimagines a Classic Bentwood Chair for DesignByThem

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">DesignByThem</a> has unveiled a new indoor/outdoor stackable chair that&#8217;s the work of industrial designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marcel Sigel</a>. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soda Chair</a> features a bold yet visually light silhouette that references a classic bentwood chair from the 19th century. The chair is both striking with graphic appeal while at the same time feeling fairly minimalist making it perfect for balconies, patios, cafes, or even indoors.
Powder coated stainless steel tubing curves to create its unique form which frames formed metal mesh that makes up the seat and backrest. Photography by Pete Daly (studio) and Grant Harvey (lifestyle).
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Offset Cube by Videre Licet

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Offset Cube</a> is a minimalist bench designed by Los Angeles-based studio <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Videre Licet</a>, which is a collaboration between artist and designer Daniele Albright and design curator Stefan Lawrence. Their work is generally characterized by an intersection between art and design, having described it as &#8220;conceptual glamour.&#8221;
Their works are designed using contemporary technology, but are always crafted and finished by hand. As a result, their collection consists of limited edition pieces that include both functional and sculptural works. Offset cube was created as an exploration to combine minimalist austerity with a luxurious sensibility. The result is a piece that is equal parts functional and conceptual. The bench is constructed of welded bronze over wood, and is upholstered in all-natural wool, latex foam, and cotton.
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Loll Designs Is Furniture for the Modern Lollygagger

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Late summer just might be the ideal time to enjoy all that the great outdoors have to offer, and we’re ready to take full advantage of both the weather and <a href=";utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=septembersale"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> September Annual Sale that features <strong>15% off and free shipping!</strong> Guided by a vision to inspire people to appreciate the outdoors, Loll creates innovative and functional products that are beautifully crafted in the USA from 100% recycled plastic. In fact, most of the materials come from reclaimed HDPE plastic milk jugs – since 2005 they’ve been able to reclaim over 100 million during their manufacturing process!
Tall Lollygagger Lounge Chair Adirondack Chair (Flat) Originally known for their iconic Adirondack Chair, Loll Designs has grown their offerings to include outdoor dining sets, accent
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Modular, Bauhaus-Inspired Seating by POOL for Petite Friture

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                                Parisian design studio <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">POOL</a> first designed a daybed and then decided to expand the idea into a modular, Bauhaus-inspired collection of seating for French brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Petite Friture</a>. The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRID</a> contract series includes various modules – two-seat sofa, armchairs, corner armchairs, chairs, a stool, and a coffee table – that can be arranged into all kinds of configurations to suit just about any lobby, reception area, office space, and even residential situations.
The GRID modules can be attached to one another so larger configurations stay together. It’s designed to allow as many or as few components to go together as needed for the space. Each piece consists of black tubular steel legs that hold a strapped wooden base, topped off with upholstered square and rounded cushions.
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Cinch Minimalist Chair by Box Clever and French Furniture

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cinch</a> is a minimalist chair designed by San Francisco-based studio <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Box Clever</a> and Melbourne-based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">French Furniture</a>. The chair was designed specifically to be shipped flat, and can be assembled and disassembled without tools. Its most notable feature is the belt element that secures the assembled chair.
The chair consists of eight components and can be easily assembled in four steps. The user first connects the legs onto the cross brace. Once completed, the seat can be attached and locked into the cross brace. The backrest pins onto the leg uprights, and the belt cinches around the legs to keep the components firmly in place. The chair comes in two variations, natural and black, with the natural variation being made of sustainably forested American white oak, while the black variation uses reclaimed merbau, which is then hand finished and stained with a black protective coat.
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Floyd Is Back with the Modular Floyd Sofa

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                                Detroit-based Floyd has been tackling basic furniture needs since 2014, reimagining new solutions for each room&#8217;s most important piece of furniture. They&#8217;ve designed a <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">minimal platform bed</a> and a <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">dining table</a>, and their latest might be their most important essential to date – the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Floyd Sofa</a>. The modular sofa boasts a modern frame constructed of powder-coated steel and wood with soft, durable cushions to top it off.
The sofa comes after two years of R&D by the in-house product team and the result is a stylish, yet efficient sofa that ships flat-packed (for free!) and assembles in just a matter of minutes. Despite its flat-packed design, the company refuses to sacrifice on design and comfort. Meaning, you’re not only getting a sofa you can easily take apart and put back together when it’s time to move, you’re getting a great modern sofa that’s comfortable and made with high quality
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Tait Adds the Trace Sunlounge to Adam Goodrum’s Trace Collection

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                                Last year, Australian outdoor brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tait</a> launched the <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Trace</a> collection designed by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Goodrum</a>, and then expanded it earlier this year with a really cool <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">planter</a>. Now, they&#8217;re adding the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Trace Sunlounge</a> to round out the luxurious collection.
Lounge chairs scream poolside relaxation and with the Sunlounge’s comfy upholstered cushion and three levels of reclining options, you’ll be fighting others to stake your claim on it first. When elevated, collection’s signature mesh is spotted behind the backrest and when it’s lying flat it becomes a cozy daybed. Wooden wheels with an outer rubber trim make it easy to roll the lounger to the perfect spot. High-performance materials were used so it can weather just about all types of, well, weather. The structure is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum with laser-cut drainage holes in the base to help water evaporate. Foam in varying densities aids in quick drying times so no
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Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Toru</a> first caught our eye in <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2017 at WantedDesign</a> and since then the Barcelona-based designer has expanded his collection of seating that uses vegetable-tanned leather in experimental ways. Leather is typically used to upholster pieces of furniture but Toru uses the material itself for backrests and seats on chairs and stools. Each piece is handmade by local craftsman using the highest quality of leather that&#8217;s tanned with chestnut, mimosa, and quebracho extracts, which helps keep the original raw look and color of the material.
Babu is a floor-based chair that was inspired by travel. The easy-to-move design is made with sheets of leather and brass and it offers a spot to relax and meditate. The Clop lounge chair features three legs and a folded leather back that was inspired by the simplicity of a clog shoe – half wood and half leather. The Clop table chair is much like the
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A Unique Sofa by Patricia Urquiola to Mark Her 20th Anniversary Working with Moroso

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                                To mark their 20th anniversary of successful collaborations, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> designed the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chamfer Sofa</a> for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a>. The unique design features chamfered corners, removing the 90-degree back angles found on most traditional sofas. The angled corners give a welcoming feeling to anyone that sits down, almost like a hug.
Chamfer consists of five modules that vary in length and depth, and a connector, that join together to form any number of configurations desired, from a simple two-seater sofa to a geometrical formation that could seat a dozen plus.
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