2017 Year in Review: Deconstruction

                                It’s one thing to appreciate beautiful design, but it’s another thing to learn the lengthy process that designers and manufacturers go through to bring a product to fruition. It gives you a new perspective to see the effort put in, and quite frankly, all the blood, sweat, and tears along the way. Here we look back on the 12 designs we featured this year in our Deconstruction column.
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                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-look-at-how-bend-goods-betty-came-to-be/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">A Look at How Bend Goods’ Betty Came to Be</a><br />
Bend Goods gave us a look at how one of their newest designs, the Betty Stacking Chair, was born. How Big Chill’s Retro Fridge Came To Be
The Retro Original Fridge from Big Chill is where it all began so take a look at how this mid-century design came to be. A Look at the Design Process of Juniper’s Love Me Not Pendant
For this Deconstruction, we checked in with Brooklyn’s Juniper
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The Design and Manufacturing Process of Skram’s Altai Side Table

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                                <a href="https://www.skramfurniture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Skram</a> is a Burlington, North Carolina based furniture company founded by A. Jacob Marks that focuses on sustainable methods of manufacturing. Their goal is to design and produce quality, handcrafted pieces that can be handed down from generation to generation and it&#8217;s clear when you take a look at what goes into making the <a href="https://www.skramfurniture.com/furniture/product/altai-side-table" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Altai Side Table</a>. For this month&#8217;s <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, Skram takes us behind the scenes to see how this beautiful table comes to light. Take a look.
Altai is a family of seating and tables that we launched in 2015. The defining characteristic of this body of work is what we call the leg element (others have said that they look like leg warmers or rifle barrels or any number of other things), which we manifest with a complex computer-driven carving process and a great deal of hand work. Altai was our first collection that embraced applied
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New Work from Design Duo Skram

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                                Friends, Collaborators, Designers — Mimi Logothetis and A. Jacob Marks are all of the above, as well as the duo behind <a href="http://www.skramfurniture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Skram</a>. Based in North Carolina, this design pair seeks perfect imperfection, where they combine above-par craftsmanship with organic, subtle imperfections of natural materials. They recently launched two new additions to their collection, Oxide and Torpedo.
Oxide is a sleek set of tableware and servingware that is unique to Skram. With Oxide, they aimed to create heirloom objects — ones that would last for lifetimes. They feature a metallic black glaze exterior with red-oxide accents. The collection spans all tableware items, from plates to mugs to vases to bowls. All of the pieces are produced by Mimi in her studio. Next is Torpedo, sculptural lighting inspired by antique levels that sit in Jacob Marks’ office. After being around them for at least a year, they began to take shape as lighting
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Best of ICFF 2017: Caroline’s Favorites

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                                We&#8217;ve just returned from another <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDESIGN</a> which always wraps up with several days spent walking the aisles of the Javits Center for <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff/" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF</a> (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">This year&#8217;s ICFF</a> was 30% bigger than years past, which meant way more things to see and check out. To kick things off, here are my favorites, with more coming from Vy and Jaime!
It’s always great to see what Flavor Paper is going to unveil and this year they knocked it out with several wallpaper collaborations, two of which are these. On the left is an almost 3D looking wallpaper by artist Mark Dean Veca, and on the right is by professional doodler Jon Burgerman, who made all those characters out of Play-Doh and then photographed them. The Drop series mirror from Skram features a drop-shaped mirror within a wooden frame that extends out to become a shelf. Stillfried was
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10 Modern Products Made From Cork

                                It&#8217;s good enough to contain our wine and champagne thanks to it being durable and impenetrable, along with its cushion-like properties, so it makes sense that it&#8217;s growing in popularity as a go-to material. Designers continue to rethink the natural material by creating really cool products that you&#8217;d never think would come in anything other than its original form. Take a look at these 10 products that take cork to a whole new level.
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                                1. <a href="http://www.spicerbags.com/lumbar-pillow-cover-in-cork-dash-gold/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lumbar Pillow Cover in Cork Dash Gold by Spicer Bags</a>  2. <a href="http://needsupply.com/cork-tall-vase.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Tall Vase by Melanie Abrantes Designs</a> 3. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/living-ottomans-benches-stools/vitra-cork-stool-a/2562.html?lang=en_US"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Stool A by Jasper Morrison for Vitra</a> 4. <a href="https://shop.gessato.com/cork-cube-tape-dispenser.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Cube Tape Dispenser by Suck UK</a> 5. <a href="https://kikkerland.com/products/cork-flashlight"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Flashlight from Kikkerland</a> 6. <a href="https://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Wrong-for-HAY-Cork-Cone_10451_10001_211324_-1_26674_11526_211445"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Cone by Wrong For HAY x Daniel Emma</a> 7. <a href="http://www.yliving.com/ferm-living-cork-coaster.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Coaster by Trine Andersen for ferm LIVING</a> 8. <a href="http://rypen.com/skram-furniture/corkbox"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Corkbox by Skram Furniture</a> 9. <a href="https://us.amara.com/products/cork-folder-a4-colour"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cork Folder A4 by Nomess Copenhagen</a> 10. <a href="http://www.danishdesignstore.com/products/sempe-pinorama-cork-shelf-shelving-hay"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pinorama Cork <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/ndf4l6AC3og" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> by Inga Sempe for HAY</a>

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Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs

Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs At this year’s ICFF, Skram Furniture Company unveiled their newest American-made modern furniture. Much like its previous designs, all the pieces are created using sustainable practices, extraordinary workmanship, and innovative design. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category V5 Rocker_Timber is a completely new addition to the Skram line and is the solid wood version of the V5 Rocker. It is offered as an alternative to the existing leather sling seat and back version of the rocker, and instead has a carved timber seat and mid-height back. For those who want a unique version, you can request the V5 Rocker_Timber in a special timber option. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category L01 Lineground Armchair is the re-launched improvement on Skram’s signature armchair, which was first released in 2006. It has enhanced ergonomics, contract grade durability and a lower price with the same high-quality workmanship. Skram recently invested in different manufacturing processes and tooling that allows them to offer the same quality furniture for a larger audience. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category The Piedmont Sideboard is a limited edition offering that’s a customizable, made-to-order sideboard that combines modern design with traditional techniques and materials. It has hand-matched veneer work that’s complemented by the maple inlay corners and edges. Piedmont Sideboard has no standard options, and is offered in a multitude of burls and metal finishes. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Along with the sideboard is the Piedmont Elliptical Low Table, which is a bold addition to the company’s collection. Its strong metal finish and clean look is simple, yet not simplistic, austere yet still approachable. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Piedmont #1 Stools have the same aesthetic as the low tables, with a design that’s durable yet distinctive. It comes in three standard sizes so that it can provide seating for a dining table, counter, or bar. The seat has reinforced belting leather slings and a steel and timber structure. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category The Wishbone Nightstand/Side Table combines slender lines, an elegant cantilever, and asymmetrical proportioning to create a modernistic table with a dramatic effect. It comes in two different widths and can be made with all standard or custom Skram wood and metal finish options. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Littlebox is exactly what it sounds like. Made with repurposed wood scrap offcuts from their manufacturing process, Littlebox is a convenient storage item that can be used within the home, or when taking trips to the markets. It has a utilitarian look that’s inspired by the lunch boxes of construction workers. Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs in main home furnishings Category Gil Shelving System is Skram’s wall-mounted shelf system that’s made from a single piece of folded steel, with military grade wire rope and copper compression fittings. It comes in three different widths and with an optional drawer accessory. The drawer is secured without tools and instead attaches via rare earth magnets.