Straight Lines Is a Collection of Gridded Furniture by Elliot Bastianon

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                                We last checked in with <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Elliot Bastianon</a> in <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2015</a> and <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2016</a> and the Canberra, Australia based furniture designer recently released a new collection of work called Straight Lines. The pieces are composed of rectilinear structures made from wood with upholstery that bulges through the open sections, creating a contrast of soft and hard.
The Straight Lines furniture comprises a sofa, chairs, coffee tables, and a bench, all with a similar gridded form that adds an element of repetition. Some works remain unfinished with colorful upholstery, while others are finished in playful colors.
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Plain Cuts Limited Edition Furniture by Wonmin Park

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plain Cuts</a> is a minimal collection of limited-edition furniture pieces created by Paris-based designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wonmin Park</a> on exhibit at <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carpenters Workshop Gallery</a> until April 14th, 2018. From his observations of the world and his environment, Park proposed a contemporary design with a contemplative attitude, which finds its roots in Korean tradition and philosophy.
This approach is exemplified in Plain Cuts, a series that focuses on the abstract geometry of construction and virtual lines, which produce the volume. Plain Cuts underlines Park’s investigation into the materiality of things, an exploration inspired by Park’s interest in architecture. According to Park, “The idea of this new collection ‘Plain cuts’ is to provide a minimalist and drastic process based on the construction of aluminum sheets with patina technique. Structures are exposed to the surface and it becomes part of the work itself. Patina on Aluminum is like painting on a canvas. I try to
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The Offset Table Is Divided in Half for Added Workspace Functionality

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                                With more companies going for open concept workspaces, tables and desks with added functionality make more sense when it comes to accommodating new employees and their needs. The <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Offset Table</a>, designed by <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tomás Alonso</a> for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maxdesign</a>, is flexible and customizable with a split work surface that allows for cable management, as well as accessories, like lamps and dividers.
The added accessories help configure the shared table for individual workers so that it becomes a workspace and not just a table. Offset comes in several sizes and each of the accessories have multiple options allowing for complete customization. You can also swap out the legs for a different look.
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Danao Living Launches Outdoor Cuff Collection by Ann Marie Vering

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                                United States-based <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Danao Living</a> is a Bali-inspired outdoor furniture manufacturer that recently partnered with award-winning Los Angeles designer <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ann Marie Vering</a> on the <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cuff Collection</a>. The eight-piece Cuff series of seating and tables looks to the curves in indigenous wrist bangles, which led its name.
The curvy frames are constructed in stainless steel and finished with a semi-transparent custom weave that lets just enough light and air pass through. The sophisticated silhouettes rest low to the ground but are elevated slightly to give the appearance of being visually lightweight.
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Vinicius Siega Launches a New Furniture Collection for Carbono Design

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                                Brazilian furniture designer <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vinicius Siega</a> recently launched a new furniture collection for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carbono Design</a> that merges minimalist with a tropical flavor. Each piece in the collection, which includes seating, tables, and vases, seeks balance through mixed materials and changes in visual weight. Siega merges a combination of Brazilian walnut, painted steel, and textiles that result in a versatile collection of functional pieces that lean towards minimalism, all while staying inviting.
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CARMENES Releases the Numeral Collection by Savage

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                                <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CARMENES</a> is launching a new furniture collection, Easy Living 01, during this year&#8217;s IMM Cologne. Part of that release is the Numeral collection which consists of a modular sofa and a series of tables designed by <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Savage</a>. As part of Easy Living 01, the pieces aim to encourage comfort, serenity, and well-being through quality and innovative design.
The Numeral sofa was inspired by the 1950s with its low profile, clean lines, curvy shapes, and simple metal legs, but with a contemporary spin. The modular design includes a system of seating options including sofas, armchairs, and poufs that can be arranged into a custom configuration. The Numeral Tables are designed to enhance the sofas of the same name by being their companions. The metal tables come in three shapes – rectangular, circular, and square – and are made to be arranged separately or in groupings for a sculptural effect.
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Voukenas Petrides

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                                Greek furniture designer Andreas Voukenas joined forces with American architect Steven Petrides to form <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Voukenas Petrides</a>, a New York and Athens based design studio behind a series of furniture for the home and office. The architectural-inspired collection consists of seating, side tables, and installations hand fabricated out of solid birch plywood.
The pieces have a sculptural feel all while remaining functional. The lines of each design are intentional and sometimes unexpected, upping its visual aesthetic.
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The Floyd Table Is Durable and Easy to Put Together

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Table</a> is a minimal dining table created by Detroit-based furniture brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Floyd</a>. Renowned for their commitment in creating perfect essentials for the home, Floyd&#8217;s newest piece retains their mantra on making the best version of a single product.
Floyd, known for their minimal and easy-to-assemble bed frame, expands into the rest of the home with a multipurpose table. The table can be assembled in less than five minutes, without any tools, and ships flat-packed. The table is manufactured in the United States, and is constructed of birch and all-natural linoleum. As described by Kyle Hoff, “No matter the purpose, everyone needs a table in their home. As we developed the design for the Floyd table, we looked to first create a product that our customers would really want to spend time with because so much of our life happens around tables.”
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A Collection Inspired by Traditional Palm Architecture from Aljoud Lootah

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                                Dubai-based artist <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Aljoud Lootah</a> designed a striking collection of furniture and lighting that&#8217;s electroplated in copper and rose gold. The AlAreesh series were inspired by &#8220;areesh&#8221; structures, typically found in the United Arab Emirates as summer houses with gapped walls that create ventilation. The structures are made from dried palm fronds linked by rope as a way to offer relief from the sun and wind. Much like these traditional structures, the pieces in the collection incorporate vertical lines that have a way of playing with the surrounding light as it passes through the openings and bounces off the surfaces.
The AlAreesh collection includes a screen, stool, coffee table, and a table lamp.


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Superlife Empire: A Star Wars Inspired Collection by SUPERLIFE

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                                <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPERLIFE</a>, the Swiss design collective that previously brought us <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">clever plastic bag storage</a> and <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">items you might need in a disaster</a>, are back with a timely collection inspired by <em>Star Wars</em>. Consisting of six objects, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Superlife Empire</a> includes a R2-D2 mirror, TIE fighter hooks, a Millennium Falcon table, a Chewbacca Lamp, a laser sword candleholder, and a Darth Vader bench.
The collection is on display until October 14th, 2018 at the Western Swiss museum, La Maison d’Ailleurs, in the “Je suis ton père” (which translates to ‘I am your father’) exhibition and will now be available for order. Each piece is a limited edition of 99, so, if you want the force to always be with you, visit for info about purchasing.
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Ocean Travertine Stone Collection by Clément Brazille

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                                France-born, Switzerland-based designer <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clément Brazille</a> unveils his latest collection, a series of tables made from Ocean Blu travertine stone for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ateliers Romeo</a>. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ocean Travertine Stone</a> comprises side tables, coffee tables, consoles, and a desk, each with legs made with carved and shaped stone tubes.
The sleek tables appear light and fragile at first glance despite being made of highly durable stone, which allows them to be used indoors or outdoors. Each piece is made by hand in Italy with rectangular or round tops, depending on the design.
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Best Get Out! Posts of 2017

                                While it may be winter for many people around the globe, we like enjoy the great outdoors all year long. From outdoor kitchens to mailboxes to comfortable seating, we explored a whole lot of products geared towards outside and here we revisit the most popular ones from our <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Get Out!</a> column in 2017.
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                                10. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">ASA-D2: A Modular, Freestanding Outdoor Kitchen</a><br />
Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens partnered with countertop and architectural surface brand Cosentino on ASA-D2, a modern, freestanding kitchen for outdoors.
  1. Riva Collection by Jasper Morrison for Kettal
    Designer Jasper Morrison created a collection of outdoor furniture for Kettal that utilizes traditional plank construction for the seat and back.
  1. A Modular Outdoor Furniture System Made by Stacking Components
    The SCHLICKEYSEN modular furniture system consists of metal supports and ceramic forms that are configured to create picnic tables, benches, or grandstands.
  1. Tom Fereday Creates Outdoor Collection for SP01
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2017 Year in Review: Deconstruction

                                It&#8217;s one thing to appreciate beautiful design, but it&#8217;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=""  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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PANTONE Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

                                With 2018 just around the corner, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE</a> made their much anticipated, yearly announcement of their color selection that reigns supreme throughout the design world all year long. They selected PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE Color of the Year 2018</a>, which first made us want to listen to Prince all day, and then to search for products that feature the rich, regal color. Take a look at some of our favorite finds we discovered during the process.
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                                1. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen</a> 2. <a href=";gclid=CjwKCAiA07PRBRBJEiwAS20SIO96GdSxikwbydLebCV0oC6Iz0vZv7_fGJqcusUHA_sG10vsoDPzzRoC-jMQAvD_BwE"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle</a> 3. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ghost Buster Commode by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell</a> 4. <a href=";lang=en_US&amp;start=1"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Series 7™ Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen</a> 5. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beak Carafe by Tomas Kral</a> 6. <a href=";prefv1=Purple&amp;start=12"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campfire Big Loung Sofa by Turnstone for Steelcase</a> 7. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Spun Armchair by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis</a> 8. <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wicket Lounge Chair by Blu Dot</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328526" src="" alt="" width="810" height="652" srcset=" 810w, 800w, 768w, 500w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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Dos by Diario: A Elegant Side Table with Versatility

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                                Designed to be multifunctional, Dos is an elegant side table unveiled by Uruguay-based studio <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Diario</a>. They&#8217;ve taken an untraditional approach by adding two circular platforms to a metal structure that resembles a sawhorse. The result is a piece of furniture with endless possibilities – place it by the sofa in the living room, next to a bed, or take it outside to be used on a balcony. It could even be used as a bar or plant holder.
Depending on the user’s preferred aesthetic, the surfaces can be made from different materials. The bottom one resembles a tray and is larger in size, while the top one is smaller and made from wood or marble.
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The 2017 Fall Collection From Hightower

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                                <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hightower</a> continues adding to their roster of modern office products born from collaborations with established architects and designers. The brand recently launched their <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fall 2017 collection</a> with pieces from Most Modest, Form Us With Love, Strand + Hvass, and Kilo Designs, that are perfect for any type of modern office or hospitality situation.
Designed by Form Us With Love, Nest Easy expands their Nest series with a high-backed chair and matching ottoman. The tall sides offer a bit of privacy and quiet within open office spaces. The Lonan Screen, by Most Modest, helps reduce noise and distractions as an upholstered privacy screen. The design is available with their latest powder coated color options for the bases with wooden poles in ash or walnut. The screen comes in two fairly neutral fabrics. Four Cast’2 Wood is an updated chair design by Strand + Hvass that is now available with a
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A Plant-Adorned Mirror and Table by Bujnie

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                                Rybnik, Poland based <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bujnie</a> creates designs that incorporate plants and their latest two, Mirror Halo and Coffee Table Ovio, aim to seamlessly bring the green to your living space. Each piece brings triple duty, including a spot dedicated to housing a plant so you can have a bit of nature with you always. We&#8217;ve all heard the benefits of adding plants to your indoor space, from cleaning the air to releasing moisture, and these modern fixtures will help you do that and then some.
Mirror Halo is a wall-mounted, powder-coated stainless steel mirror with a shelf that holds a plant within a pre-made hole. Not only do you have a mirror to look at yourself in, there’s a shelf you can use to hold your small items, like your keys or a phone, along with the aforementioned plant. Plus the mirror reflects the image of the plant so it actually
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Etage Projects at Salon Art + Design

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                                For this year&#8217;s <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Salon Art + Design</a>, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Etage Projects</a> commissioned exclusive works by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sabine Marcelis</a>, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Guillermo Santoma</a>, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Fredrik Paulsen</a> and <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Soft Baroque</a> to create a contemporary interior that celebrates the colors and lifestyle of the modern city and post-digital existence.
Neon rings circle shells of deep amber glass for the Chandelier by Sabine Marcelis. The sculptural tall mirrors are held up by the Dutch designer’s signature candy resin blocks. Guillermo Santoma’s freewheeling and eloquent style manifests itself in a lush cream sofa, juxtaposing the two-sided chaperone chair structure with a super modern amorphous form in rubber. Fredrik Paulsen’s side table and console turn the spotlight on a brand new and unique technique that combines anodized aluminum with his signature rainbow tie-dye. Soft Baroque features crushed and black nickel-plated side table and vase/lamps, playing with ideas about stereotypes in gender aesthetics, material expectations, and shifting values. Black nickel
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Matteo Thun Atelier Designs a Modern Outdoor Collection for Very Wood

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                                CAPRI is an outdoor collection of modern furniture designed by <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Matteo Thun Atelier</a> for Italian brand <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Very Wood</a>. Made of iroko wood, the pieces feature clean lines and timeless silhouettes that are perfect for home patios or hotel terraces. The warm wooden structures are paired with upholstered cushions available in 25 pattern/color variants, but we&#8217;re partial to the one featured in the images – a graphic, monochromatic print.
The iroko wood is given an oil finish which intensifies its rich color and keeps it protected in the outdoor environment. As with most wood left outside, the finish will develop a natural patina over time. The CAPRI collection includes: 2 and 3 seat sofas, lounge armchair, dining chair with armrests, stool, dining tables, coffee side table, pouf, and sun bed. Photos by Max Rommel.
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The Design and Manufacturing Process of Skram’s Altai Side Table

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                                <a href="" 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="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Altai Side Table</a>. For this month&#8217;s <a href="" 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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