Experimental Linoleum Seating by Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/experimental-linoleum-seating-by-maarten-kolk-and-guus-kusters/bound-stool-bench-kolk-kusters-1-bench_zwart/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Bound-Stool-Bench-Kolk-Kusters-1-Bench_zwart-810x504.jpg" alt="Experimental Linoleum Seating by Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters" /></a>
                                The Eindhoven-based duo behind <a href="http://mkgk.nl/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Maarten Kolk &amp; Guus Kusters</a> have been experimenting with materials in a series of benches and stools. Utilizing scrap materials, like Linoleum, they formed the Bound Bench and Bound Stool and then held them together with rope for various sculptural seats.
Each Bound seat was created using Forbo’s Linoleum, a material that normally serves another function, but in this case the pieces failed to do so because of size. Instead of discarding those off-cuts, they decided to layer them for strength and form something three-dimensional. To hold the Linoleum in its final form, rope was tied and knotted in a way that was inspired by bondage. The resulting pieces resemble oversized pebbles and stones, due to their shapes and also the patterns on the Linoleum. ‘Bound Bench’ and ‘Bound Stool’ are supported by Forbo, Creative Fund NL and Fonds Kwadraat. Photos courtesy of Studio Maarten Kolk
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Klein Agency Launches First LA-Based Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/klein-agency-launches-their-first-la-based-collection/kleinhome_artwork/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/kleinHOME_artwork-810x626.jpg" alt="Klein Agency Launches First LA-Based Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.klein.agency/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Klein Agency</a> is the husband and wife design team of Maša and Jon Kleinhample. Originally designing in Antwerp, Belgium, the team uprooted their whole studio and relocated to Los Angeles, California. This year, they launched their first collection, <a href="http://www.klein.agency/work" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">KleinHOME</a>, that&#8217;s completely designed and fabricated in sunny LA.
KleinHOME is a collection of furniture that combines natural materials and modern day technology. Whether in a domestic or commercial setting, the natural materials add warmth and beauty to the space. Edgier accents such as steel or leather slings keep it from being too soft, and adds a nice patina as the furniture ages. The collection includes the Rocker One, Rocker Two, Rack, Coffee Table, Sofa Single, Sofa Double, Chaise, Bar and Pivot Chair.
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Ophelis Sum: A Modular Seating System Based Around Three Elements

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ophelis-sum-a-modular-seating-system-based-around-three-elements/ophelis_sum_seating-studio-grosch-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/ophelis_sum_seating-studio-grosch-1-810x571.jpg" alt="Ophelis Sum: A Modular Seating System Based Around Three Elements" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.studiogrosch.net/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Grosch</a> are the designers behind a brand-new, modular seating system named <a href="http://www.ophelis-sum.de/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ophelis sum</a>. The concept is composed of three core elements – base, partition, and pillow – that can be combined and added in various ways enabling a variety of seating islands in a room.
You can choose one-sided, opposing, or back-to-back, in anything from an L, T, or X configuration, and anything in between – the only limit is your imagination. Along with your specific combination of components, you get to choose frame color and fabrics for a completely custom seating experience. Partitions come in various heights depending on the privacy level required and the seating is such that you can create anything from a stool, bench, armchair, chaise, or sofa. Ophelis sum even offers integrated power solutions.
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Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/online-design-store-hem-opens-stockholm-showroom/design_milk_hem_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Hem_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom" /></a>
                                Online furniture retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> has opened its first showroom in the heart of the Swedish capital.
Located on the ground floor of a brass-clad art museum, the glass box is surrounded by the green space of Vasaparken and showcases the brand’s latest collections, which include collaborations with designers such as Philippe Malouin, Max Lamb and Luca Nichetto. Originally established as One Nordic in 2012, Hem is one of the online pioneers in the furniture and home accessories market. “There is all this beauty [in the design industry] that normal consumers and the rest of the world never takes part in,” Hem founder Petrus Palmer told Design Milk. “It doesn’t really trickle down into the rest of the community, and they are left with few options, and low quality options. I wanted to do something that was both beautiful and accessible, so I started what was to become Hem.” Petrus
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Yemenite: A Totem Made Of Stackable Seating

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/yemenite-a-totem-made-of-stackable-seating/shiravraham-nimrod_genisher_0191/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/ShirAvraham-Nimrod_Genisher_0191-810x540.jpg" alt="Yemenite: A Totem Made Of Stackable Seating" /></a>
                                For <a href="http://shiravraham2.wixsite.com/shir" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shir Avraham&#8217;s</a> final project by at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), she created the Yemenite Totem, a totem that&#8217;s actually made up of four different pieces of seating. Seeing the need for multifunctional furniture in small apartments, Shir decided to create an object that&#8217;s both decorative and highly efficient.
The Yemenite totem consists of four different stools and a tray, all made from iron frame pipes and rods of different sizes. They can be stacked in various ways to suit the user’s personality. In addition, each stool is a little different, adding character to the room as well to the person who sits in it! Moreover, when you take the totem apart, the stools can also become side tables by adding the tray on top. Once the stools are not being used, then they can all be stacked together into the totem.   Photography: Nimrod Ganisher
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Yemenite: A Totem Made Of Stackable Seating

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/yemenite-a-totem-made-of-stackable-seating/shiravraham-nimrod_genisher_0191/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/ShirAvraham-Nimrod_Genisher_0191-810x540.jpg" alt="Yemenite: A Totem Made Of Stackable Seating" /></a>
                                For <a href="http://shiravraham2.wixsite.com/shir" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shir Avraham&#8217;s</a> final project by at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), she created the Yemenite Totem, a totem that&#8217;s actually made up of four different pieces of seating. Seeing the need for multifunctional furniture in small apartments, Shir decided to create an object that&#8217;s both decorative and highly efficient.
The Yemenite totem consists of four different stools and a tray, all made from iron frame pipes and rods of different sizes. They can be stacked in various ways to suit the user’s personality. In addition, each stool is a little different, adding character to the room as well to the person who sits in it! Moreover, when you take the totem apart, the stools can also become side tables by adding the tray on top. Once the stools are not being used, then they can all be stacked together into the totem.   Photography: Nimrod Ganisher
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The Wood Framed Legna Sofa is Both Functional and Adaptable

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/the-wood-framed-legna-sofa-is-both-functional-and-adaptable/legna-sofa-another-brand-theo-williams-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Legna-sofa-Another-Brand-Theo-Williams-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Wood Framed Legna Sofa is Both Functional and Adaptable" /></a>
                                Designed by <a href="http://www.theowilliams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Theo Williams Studio</a> for <a href="http://www.anotherbrand.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Another Brand</a>, the <a href="http://www.anotherbrand.co.uk/shop/?category=Legna" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Legna</a> sofa gives nod to British mid-century design with its minimalist wood frame and leather upholstery. Available as a two or three seater, the sofa beautifully displays the kind of British craftsmanship that the UK brand is known to produce.
The functional Legna sofa is adaptable with its optional Legna Platform Tables, available in Square, Short, or Long, that are designed to rest at the back or side of the sofa. The tables can be moved around as necessary and perfectly complement the style of the sofa, whose thick oak frame rests atop refined steel legs. The distressed pull-up leather cushions, which are brushed with beeswax to give it a matte look, are available in Ash Grey, Rum Brown, or Peat Black.
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The Wood Framed Legna Sofa is Both Functional and Adaptable

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/the-wood-framed-legna-sofa-is-both-functional-and-adaptable/legna-sofa-another-brand-theo-williams-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Legna-sofa-Another-Brand-Theo-Williams-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Wood Framed Legna Sofa is Both Functional and Adaptable" /></a>
                                Designed by <a href="http://www.theowilliams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Theo Williams Studio</a> for <a href="http://www.anotherbrand.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Another Brand</a>, the <a href="http://www.anotherbrand.co.uk/shop/?category=Legna" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Legna</a> sofa gives nod to British mid-century design with its minimalist wood frame and leather upholstery. Available as a two or three seater, the sofa beautifully displays the kind of British craftsmanship that the UK brand is known to produce.
The functional Legna sofa is adaptable with its optional Legna Platform Tables, available in Square, Short, or Long, that are designed to rest at the back or side of the sofa. The tables can be moved around as necessary and perfectly complement the style of the sofa, whose thick oak frame rests atop refined steel legs. The distressed pull-up leather cushions, which are brushed with beeswax to give it a matte look, are available in Ash Grey, Rum Brown, or Peat Black.
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A Sophisticated, White Outdoor Collection from Nardi

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-sophisticated-white-outdoor-collection-from-nardi/loto-ninfea-white-galiotto-nardi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Loto-Ninfea-white-Galiotto-Nardi-1-810x459.jpg" alt="A Sophisticated, White Outdoor Collection from Nardi" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.nardigarden.com/en/the-designer_3.htm" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Raffaello Galiotto</a> worked with Italian outdoor brand <a href="https://www.nardigarden.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nardi</a> on a set of garden furniture in pure white. Loto (tables) &amp; Ninfea (chairs) aims to extend your home to the outdoors with a comfortable collection of seating and tables for relaxing or eating.
The new, all-white series, made of resin, glass, and aluminum, brings a fresh, timeless approach to outdoor furniture. On top of the crisp white color, the Loto tables (Dinner or Relax) and Ninfea chairs (Dinner or Relax) offer comfortable and welcoming seats and tables for you to kick back in for relaxing, or sitting around having a meal with your family and friends. The water lily inspired pieces feature lightweight, twisted frames that result in a classic, contemporary look. The tables have silk-screen printed tempered glass tops with painted aluminum bases.
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Interview with Danish Designer Anker Bak

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/interview-danish-designer-anker-bak/design_milk_anker_bak_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Anker_Bak_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Designer Anker Bak" /></a>
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Danish designer Anker Bak is one of a crop of new designers third-generation furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn is collaborating with to create new products to sit alongside their iconic back catalogue. Design Milk caught up with him to find out more… What is the most important thing to know about you? Things take time, and that is the mantra I try to live by. I try to be patient and not hurry things. That comes naturally to me now, but for ten years I struggled with it – maybe it is learned. I try to create so many designs but the goal for me right now is to stop and live out in the fresh air for three months, then I feel I can design something again. I have bought a small camper van, so I am going to a yoga retreat in Sweden then to Amsterdam for
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Interview with Danish Designer Anker Bak

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Danish designer Anker Bak is one of a crop of new designers third-generation furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn is collaborating with to create new products to sit alongside their iconic back catalogue. Design Milk caught up with him to find out more… What is the most important thing to know about you? Things take time, and that is the mantra I try to live by. I try to be patient and not hurry things. That comes naturally to me now, but for ten years I struggled with it – maybe it is learned. I try to create so many designs but the goal for me right now is to stop and live out in the fresh air for three months, then I feel I can design something again. I have bought a small camper van, so I am going to a yoga retreat in Sweden then to Amsterdam for
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Interview with Danish Designer Anker Bak

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/interview-danish-designer-anker-bak/design_milk_anker_bak_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Anker_Bak_01-810x810.jpg" alt="Interview with Danish Designer Anker Bak" /></a>
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Danish designer Anker Bak is one of a crop of new designers third-generation furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn is collaborating with to create new products to sit alongside their iconic back catalogue. Design Milk caught up with him to find out more… What is the most important thing to know about you? Things take time, and that is the mantra I try to live by. I try to be patient and not hurry things. That comes naturally to me now, but for ten years I struggled with it – maybe it is learned. I try to create so many designs but the goal for me right now is to stop and live out in the fresh air for three months, then I feel I can design something again. I have bought a small camper van, so I am going to a yoga retreat in Sweden then to Amsterdam for
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A Bent Plywood Stool Held Together with Strong Magnets

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-bent-plywood-stool-held-together-with-strong-magnets/n-s-stool-yu-hao-shen-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/N-S-Stool-Yu-Hao-Shen-1-810x608.jpg" alt="A Bent Plywood Stool Held Together with Strong Magnets" /></a>
                                Taipei-based designer <a href="http://cargocollective.com/shenyuhao" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Yu-Hao Shen</a> began his stool design by experimenting with bending plywood. The result is the <a href="http://cargocollective.com/shenyuhao/N-S-Stool" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">N-S Stool</a> that&#8217;s made up of three plywood components that stay together with strong magnets.
The stool comprises three elements that are bent in the exact same way so they fit together to form a stool. Magnets are placed between the layers of veneer to ensure the stool stays in place when someone goes to sit. By hiding the magnets, the stool gets a seamless look that’s easy to assemble and disassemble when needed.
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Outdoor Sunday Lounge Chairs by Revolution Design House

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/outdoor-sunday-lounge-chairs-by-revolution-design-house/revolution-design-house-sunday-lounge-1-side-chair/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Revolution-Design-House-Sunday-Lounge-1-Side-Chair-810x540.jpg" alt="Outdoor Sunday Lounge Chairs by Revolution Design House" /></a>
                                You know those <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=aluminum+lawn+chairs&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwia1JvdwqXVAhWqilQKHYkhCyoQ_AUICygC&amp;biw=1026&amp;bih=719"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">aluminum lawn chairs</a> that have been a part of just about everyone&#8217;s family for the last 50+ years? Portland, Oregon-based <a href="http://revolutiondesignhouse.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Revolution Design House</a> has reimagined that classic into a modern outdoor chair that will stand the test of time. The Sunday Lounge chairs give nod to those iconic staples while bringing a contemporary spin to them.
The steel chairs have a laser cut pattern that gives the illusion of woven straps, except these “straps” won’t fray over time and break. These also skip the folding aspect helping to increase the stability and comfort for lounging around, while also giving the seat wider dimensions. The Sunday Lounge comes as a Side Chair and an Armchair. The chairs are made of powder coated steel frames in a wide variety of colors with optional Sunbrella upholstered outdoor cushions. Photos by Room Service Creative.
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CAKE: Pastry-Inspired Sofas and Armchairs by StudioPINE

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/cake-pastry-inspired-sofas-and-armchairs-by-studiopine/studiopine-cake-collection-sofa-chair-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/StudioPINE-Cake-Collection-sofa-chair-1-810x456.jpg" alt="CAKE: Pastry-Inspired Sofas and Armchairs by StudioPINE" /></a>
                                Ukrainian design firm <a href="https://www.studio-pine.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">StudioPINE</a> looked to delicious pastries when designing their <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/53392241/Cake-sofas-armchairs" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">CAKE Collection</a> of furniture. The collection consists of a series of enticing sofas and armchairs that are soft and curvy, much like a cake would be.
The sofa is oblong in shape, while the chairs are circular, both with backs that curve around to form the armrests. Shiny tubular chrome forms the base and legs, contrasting the rich green upholstery.
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Shinya Yoshida Design Debuts New Work at Milano Salone Satellite

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/shinya-yoshida-design-debuts-new-work-at-milano-salone-satellite/shinyayoshida-drape-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/ShinyaYoshida-drape-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Shinya Yoshida Design Debuts New Work at Milano Salone Satellite" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.sydesign.jp/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shinya Yoshida</a> is a Japan-based designer who specializes in designing furniture, accessories, and other necessities for the home. In his past life he was an auto-mechanic, then began to pursue his love for design and eventually became a design lecturer at Nihon Kougakuin College. At this year&#8217;s Milano Salone Satellite, he debuted four new pieces that serve various functions.
Drape is a smooth, multi-use tray made out of resin. It comes in an assortment of sizes, and can be used in a multitude of ways. It is named drape due to how it looks like a draped cloth. Dabo is a clean, elegant shelf that is ideal for flat packing. Despite its light construction, it stays sturdy and can hold a large variety of objects. Ombra is a lighting family that consists of a pendant light and desk lamp. It has a delicate, mesh shade with a unique gradation and
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Uhuru’s Fold Collection Inspired by Flattened Street Debris

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/uhurus-fold-collection-inspired-by-flattened-street-debris/uhuru-fold-collection-18-all/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/UHURU-Fold-Collection-18-all-810x453.jpg" alt="Uhuru&#8217;s Fold Collection Inspired by Flattened Street Debris" /></a>
                                When looking over the <a href="http://uhurudesign.com/projects/7835/fold-collection" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fold Collection</a>, from Brooklyn-based <a href="http://uhurudesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Uhuru</a>, you might be surprised to find out what inspired it, but once you know, you can totally see it perfectly. The folded metal forms reference flattened debris found throughout the company&#8217;s industrial Red Hook neighborhood, specifically the metal straps that bind objects to pallets and boxes.
They even took the idea a step further by replicating the natural patina that happens to the materials as they weather the outdoor elements. The pieces in the collection, which includes consoles, a bench, coffee table, and end tables, will age over time as well, slowly revealing character.
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Playful Seating Inspired by Log Cabins

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                                Do you remember <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Logs" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lincoln Logs</a> from when you were a kid? That&#8217;s what immediately comes to mind, well that and log cabins, when taking a look at the Cabin Lounges from <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DesignByThem</a>. <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/the-designers/products/sarah-gibson" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sarah Gibson</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/the-designers/products/nicholas-karlovasitis" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Nicholas Karlovasitis</a>, who go by GibsonKarlo, are the founders of DesignByThem and their latest release features <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/seating/products/cabin-armchair" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">armchairs</a>, <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/seating/products/cabin-lounge" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">lounges</a>, <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/seating/products/cabin-ottoman" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ottomans</a>, and a <a href="https://www.designbythem.com/collections/seating/products/cabin-booth" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">booth</a>, all of which look as if they were built like a log cabin, hence their name. Each of the pieces is made of a series of upholstered &#8220;log&#8221; modules that stack in an intersecting pattern, much like the way a log cabin is constructed.
The idea began as a series of cylinders from a deconstructed cabin, which they arranged to create various types of seating. They experimented to get the diameter of the cylinders correct to maximize comfort for the back and armrests.
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Scott Wilson Re-Envisions the Rocker for HBF

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/scott-wilson-re-envisions-the-rocker-for-hbf/fulton-rocker-scott-wilson-hbf-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Fulton-Rocker-Scott-Wilson-HBF-1-810x698.jpg" alt="Scott Wilson Re-Envisions the Rocker for HBF" /></a>
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Scott Wilson, of design firm MNML, takes the idea of the age-old rocker and elevates it by giving it a modern spin. Designed for HBF, the Fulton Rocker is a sleek, contemporary rocking chair with a generous upholstered seat and wooden accents giving it a timeless silhouette. Perched on solid wood runners and a tubular steel base, the rocker’s upholstered seat sits nestled in plywood shells, adding to its classic feel. The outer seat, inner seat, and cushion upholstery is individually selected, as are the wood and metal finishes, so you can completely customize the look.
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Furniture Inspired by Traditional Romanian and Moldovian Craftsmanship

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                                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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