A Modern Shanghai Tech Office That Evokes a Relaxing Environment

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-shanghai-tech-office-that-evokes-a-relaxing-environment/unbot-offices-van-staeyen-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Unbot-offices-van-staeyen-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Modern Shanghai Tech Office That Evokes a Relaxing Environment" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.prismdesign-sh.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PRISM DESIGN</a> recently completed an office redesign for <a href="http://www.prismdesign-sh.com/unbot" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">unbot inc.</a>, an IT company based in Shanghai. The nature of the design allows for easy expansion with flexible spaces ready to take on new people when needed. Overall, the office now allows for communication between employees in a relaxing environment that aims to foster creativity and workplace collaboration.
Surrounding the loft workspace is a net that gives workers a place to lie down and relax if they need to de-stress. A playful spiral staircase leads to the loft without taking up too much space. The curves in the design were inspired by the Möbius strip, which became the symbol of creation, exchange, manufacturing, success, and challenge in the office. Photos by © Studio W – Wataru Ishida.
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Phebos Xenakis Reimagines the Bistro Table with a Convenient Solution

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/phebos-xenakis-reimagines-the-bistro-table-with-a-convenient-solution/trapesi-bistro-table-phebos-xenakis-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Trapesi-Bistro-Table-Phebos-Xenakis-1-810x703.jpg" alt="Phebos Xenakis Reimagines the Bistro Table with a Convenient Solution" /></a>
                                Is there anything more annoying than going out to a cafe or restaurant and sliding your bag strap over the back of your chair only to have it end up on the dirty floor one minute later? Also, when your bag is behind you, it’s a great way for someone to walk off with it where you might not realize it until the end of the meal. For both cleanliness and safety, having your bag in plain sight while you nosh is ideal. Young Belgian designer <a href="http://www.phebos-xenakis.be/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Phebos Xenakis</a> has you covered with a cleverly designed bistro table called Trapesi. By modifying the way the legs of a table are attached, Xenakis has added the most practical feature a table could ever have.
A bracket-like structure that fits between the tabletop and the legs is the solution. The structure looks as if its corners are bent down away from the bottom of
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Amy Meier’s Geometric Objects for Stone Yard, Inc.

                                Rancho Santa Fe based interior designer <a href="https://www.amymeierdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amy Meier</a> recently partnered with <a href="http://www.stoneyardinc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stone Yard, Inc.’s</a> Mitch Brean on a <a href="http://www.stoneyardinc.com/amy-meier-collection/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">collection of geometric objects</a> made of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) with an antiqued plaster “Gesso” finish. The pair had worked together in the past on custom furnishings and with a shared affection for all things geometric, the hand-carved collaboration was a natural fit. Merging contemporary shapes with an aged finish was the perfect contrast to bring together the series of five sculptural objects.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/amy-meiers-geometric-objects-for-stone-yard-inc/amy-meier-stone-yard-shapes-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Amy-Meier-Stone-Yard-shapes-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Amy Meier’s Geometric Objects for Stone Yard, Inc." /></a>
                                Meier, on the inspiration:
Last spring I was walking through the Parisian flea market Saint Paul Marché and found the most interesting plaster models that art students use to sketch and study shapes. They were so simple, but had this beautiful patina, a hallmark of real age but the geometric shapes felt so contemporary. I loved that contrast.
From Brean about the handcrafting process:
I like to
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Khodi Feiz Continues Collaborating with Artifort

                                With several years of successful <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=Khodi+Feiz+artifort" data-wpel-link="internal">collaborations</a> with <a href="https://www.artifort.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Artifort</a> under his belt, designer <a href="http://www.feizdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Khodi Feiz</a> continues the tradition with new releases for 2017. The pieces debuted with Artifort at Salone del Mobile, the perfect launchpad for new work. Take a look.
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                                The <a href="https://www.artifort.com/collection/model/detail/storage_extens" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Extens Cabinet</a> series gets a modern update with more compact dimensions and the ability to choose from a variety of finishes, like powder coating, lacquer, and veneer, making it even more suitable for the home or office.
The swivel Beso Barstool is the latest release to the Beso family of seating. It’s available in a height-adjustable version and two fixed height versions with a low-back upholstered seat atop a powder coated pedestal. The Balans family was designed in 2015, and now the series expands to include wooden and marble tops for a more natural look, as opposed to the originals with colorful, powder coated tops. Debuting last year, the Niloo
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Calico Wallpaper Expands with New Wallpaper Collaborations

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/calico-wallpaper-expands-with-new-wallpaper-collaborations/calico-wallpaper-collab-milan-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Calico-Wallpaper-Collab-Milan-0-810x544.jpg" alt="Calico Wallpaper Expands with New Wallpaper Collaborations" /></a>
                                For the first time ever, indie wallpaper favorites <a href="http://calicowallpaper.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Calico Wallpaper</a> commissioned outside designers to take part in a new series, called <a href="http://calicowallpaper.com/project/salone-del-mobile-milano-2017-imagined-landscape/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Imagined Landscape</a>, that made its debut in Milan during Salone. The collections are vastly different with landscape explorations, yet they still hit the mark with the brand’s design aesthetic and methods. By partnering with designers Snarkitecture, Ana Kraš, BCXSY, and Faye Toogood, they’re able to expand their offerings of bespoke wallpapers that do more than just cover the walls… they become art.
Topographies is by Snarkitecture, where the partners, Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen, and Ben Porto, continue their dive into excavation by turning their three-dimensional stacks of torn papers into handmade, two-dimensional wallpaper. Ana Kraš’ grid-like Mira & Miloš wallpaper was inspired by a series of drawings with hand drawn lines that reveal imperfections you want to take a closer look at. Microcosmos, by BCXSY, was born from
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A Dramatic, Minimalist Loft in Salzburg, Austria

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-dramatic-minimalist-loft-in-salzburg-austria/loft-panzerhalle-smartvoll-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Loft-Panzerhalle-smartvoll-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Dramatic, Minimalist Loft in Salzburg, Austria" /></a>
                                <a href="https://panzerhalle.at/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Loft Panzerhalle</a> came about after <a href="http://www.smartvoll.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">smartvoll</a> won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters (3767 square feet) of open space over two floors with smoothed and waxed concrete being the material of choice.
Original details, like the brick walls, are perfectly juxtaposed with the bright white surfaces throughout. The upstairs stays close to the perimeter of the building in order to keep the open nature of the space. The curved edges and slanted railings of the second floor give the industrial space a futuristic feeling. The jaw-dropping double staircase leads to either side of the second story giving me TWA Terminal vibes. Underneath is the kitchen with the stairs giving it some definition. Upstairs, the bedroom, guest room, and bathroom are off in their separate spaces to ensure privacy, or as
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Duna and Eve Chandeliers by Zaha Hadid Design for Lasvit

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/duna-and-eve-chandeliers-by-zaha-hadid-design-for-lasvit/duna-eve-lasvit-zaha-hadid-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Duna-Eve-Lasvit-Zaha-Hadid-0-810x602.jpg" alt="Duna and Eve Chandeliers by Zaha Hadid Design for Lasvit" /></a>
                                Prague-based glass manufacturer <a href="http://lasvit.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lasvit</a> continues its path of offering modern glass lighting created using age-old techniques. The brand works with contemporary designers giving them a modern edge, while also remaining true to their traditional methods of hand blowing glass. Fresh from their debut at Salone, the <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2017/04/06/duna-and-eve-hand-blown-glass-chandeliers-for-lasvit/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Duna and Eve Chandeliers</a> display signature curves that <a href="http://zaha-hadid-design.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Design</a> has universally been known for but in glass, giving them a dreamy, sculptural look.
Duna’s asymmetrical silhouette was inspired by dune formations and comprises two glass forms that connect together. The exterior surfaces feature a linear pattern which emits unique reflections and refractions. Joining 15 glass components, Eve comes together as a single arrangement with the glass elements hanging at various heights. The organic shapes vary in size and are a mix of clear and opaque glass. Take a look: Photos by Jacopo Spilimbergo.
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Le Refuge: The Most Instagrammed Thing at Milan Design Week

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/le-refuge-the-most-instagrammed-thing-at-milan-design-week/marc-ange-le-refuge-milan-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Marc-Ange-Le-Refuge-Milan-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Le Refuge: The Most Instagrammed Thing at Milan Design Week" /></a>
                                Every design event seems to have THAT THING. You know, the thing that everyone congregates to and must photograph. These days it doesn’t end with simply a photograph – nope, that photo is going to end up on Instagram and hopefully it will be intriguing enough for people to smash that like button. “That thing” at Milan Design Week? It’s Le Refuge, a pink, jungle-like daybed designed by Parisian/Italian artist and designer <a href="http://www.bloomroomstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marc Ange</a> at the <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/salone-del-mobile/2017/preview/handmade?iid=sr-link1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wallpaper* Handmade</a> exhibition space.
From Ange:
Le Refuge is a place where one finds comfort and peace. It is the projection of a childhood memory. Its large leaves form a shelter under the sun, away from reality, just like those of the imaginary jungle that grows in the room of a child who seeks escape.
You can visit Le Refuge in person within the Mediateca di Santa Teresa in Milan through April 9th, 2017.
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A Pine-Clad Villa Built into a Slope in Lithuania

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-pine-clad-villa-built-into-a-slope-in-lithuania/arches-valley-villa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/arches-Valley-Villa-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Pine-Clad Villa Built into a Slope in Lithuania" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.arches.lt/en/portfolio/valley-villa/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Valley Villa</a> is a residence located in Vilnius, Lithuania just off of a main city street, but looking at the house you’d never know. Designed by <a href="http://www.arches.lt/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">arches</a>, the house is surrounded by a lush forest of trees making for a peaceful existence.
The design process began with building regulations and the clients’ desire to construct a modern house, which resulted in a house being built into an existing slope. They were able to preserve all of the trees by working with the open land and utilizing the slope and valley. The ground floor almost disappears into the hillside as it’s covered in a black shale finish. The top floor cantilevers over it with floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides to make the most of the view. Helping it blend into its wooded surroundings, the house is clad in pine that will naturally gray over time. The pine boards were installed vertically
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Shadows in the Windows by Ponti Design Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/shadows-in-the-windows-by-ponti-design-studio/ponti-shadows-in-the-windows-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Ponti-Shadows-in-the-Windows-1-810x599.jpg" alt="Shadows in the Windows by Ponti Design Studio" /></a>
                                Italian designer Andrea Ponti, of <a href="http://www.andreaponti.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ponti Design Studio</a>, took a look at two often seen staples of Hong Kong’s urban landscape – a window and a chair – when creating <a href="http://www.andreaponti.com/projects/milano_salone_2017.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shadows in the Windows</a>, a project introduced at this year’s Milan Design Week. When looking at large apartments and skyscrapers, the rows and rows of identical windows become impersonal. Take a second look and you begin to see a bit of a story about the person or persons living there, possibly even catching a glimpse of their shadow.
Oftentimes what goes along with those windows is a seat that sits right by it, one whose silhouette you might see. For the project, Ponti created a series of seats within square window frames looking very similar, but each one has its own distinct look. The concept is much like what you’d find behind the various windows and reflects an aspect of the architecture
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Coalesse Updates the Lounge-Inspired SW_1 Seating Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/coalesse-updates-the-lounge-inspired-sw_1-seating-collection/coalesse-sw_1-chair-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Coalesse-SW_1-Chair-Collection-1-810x608.jpg" alt="Coalesse Updates the Lounge-Inspired SW_1 Seating Collection" /></a>
                                Workspace collaborating continues to prove effective in the office, meaning more focus needs to be put on furniture to outfit those environments. <a href="http://www.coalesse.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Coalesse</a> continues to do that with their lounge-inspired <a href="http://www.coalesse.com/collections/sw_1-collection/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">SW_1 Collection</a>, designed by Scott Wilson and <a href="http://www.mnml.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MINIMAL</a>, that brings forth seating and tables that pull double duty, i.e. part conference, part lounge. Instead of letting the best-selling collection stay as it was when it was first released, Coalesse has chosen to give the seating a fresh update with a new seamless knit for the backs, as well as expanded color options.
SW_1 is a multifunctional collection that aids in employee collaboration by allowing the user to change up positions for comfort while continuing to take part in meetings. The chairs and tables evoke a casual, relaxed feeling but at the same time display a completely professional setting. Part of the update includes a new enhanced knit
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Friday Five with Lee Penson

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With offices in London, Beijing, and New York City, PENSON has risen to the top of the crop of architecture and interior design firms thanks to the company’s innovative founder and CEO, Lee Penson. He’s clearly got a sharp eye and an adventurous nature that lends itself to that kind of jaw-dropping creativity people are drawn to and businesses want to tap into. His roster of of clients include the likes of Jay Z, Google, PlayStation, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotte World Tower, Co-Work, and AccorHotels, making PENSON a go-to studio for game-changing design. This week’s Friday Five gets a closer look at the man at PENSON’s helm, which from his picks, shows his enviable excitement for life.
  1. Air
    I idolise anything man-made that flies. Birds are amazing creatures of organic engineering & technology. God I’d love to be a bird! But “lift” is the one thing I cannot live
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Ceramics That Merge Modern Technology with Traditional Techniques

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ceramics-that-merge-modern-technology-with-traditional-techniques/matt-davis-hyperreality-1-hi-res-lo-res-vases/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Matt-Davis-Hyperreality-1-Hi-res-Lo-res-Vases-810x553.jpg" alt="Ceramics That Merge Modern Technology with Traditional Techniques" /></a>
                                These hyperreal vessels are the work of British designer <a href="http://ceramicsx.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Matt Davis</a> who took the idea of basic ceramics and threw it out the window. Instead, Davis merges modern technology with some traditional techniques to give his work a look that appears to be digital and living inside your video screen.
First, 3D printed models are made after using software to design the objects. The models are molded and then slip cast in either bone china or black porcelain and carefully fired while being held up so that they don’t collapse. The results are either a low res (above) or high res (below) look, much like an image on your screen. Photos by James Oaten.
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Sé Ensemble: A Curated Apartment in Galleria Rossana Orlandi

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/se-ensemble-a-curated-apartment-in-galleria-rossana-orlandi/se-ensemble-milan-apt-rossana-orlandi-1-salon/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Se-Ensemble-Milan-Apt-Rossana-Orlandi-1-salon-810x620.jpg" alt="Sé Ensemble: A Curated Apartment in Galleria Rossana Orlandi" /></a>
                                To celebrate <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week/" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a>, European brand <a href="http://se-collections.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sé</a> curated an exhibit in the form of an apartment within <a href="http://rossanaorlandi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Galleria Rossana Orlandi</a>. <a href="http://se-collections.com/about/news/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sé Ensemble</a> brings together an eclectic mix of the brand’s three collections in four different rooms – a Salon, Lounge, Dining Room, and Dressing Room – along with several new pieces, including Nika Zupanc’s Stay Daybed.


Incorporating the pieces into an apartment setting, it gives viewers a sense of how each design works within an actual space, as well as how the pieces work together. The exhibit also unveils the brand’s new partnerships, including rugs from French brand La Manufacture Cogolin and wallpapers by Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper.




From Pavlo Schtakleff, the co-founder of Sé:

with Sé Ensemble, we invite you directly into the world of Sé. In these four carefully-curated rooms, you’ll discover how pieces from all three Sé collections achieve stylistic unity, and

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APPARATUS Launches New 2017 Collection at Milan Design Week

                                We’re always eager to see what <a href="http://apparatusstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">APPARATUS</a> has been working on as their <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/apparatus/" data-wpel-link="internal">previous endeavors</a> have always been so incredible. They’ve chosen Milan Design Week to unveil their latest lighting, furniture, and objects at Salone del Mobile via APPARATUS MILAN and here we take a look at what that includes.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/apparatus-launches-new-2017-collection-at-milan-design-week/apparatus-2017-1-segment-2-3-occasional-tables/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/APPARATUS-2017-1-SEGMENT-2-3-OCCASIONAL-TABLEs-810x540.jpg" alt="APPARATUS Launches New 2017 Collection at Milan Design Week" /></a>
                                The SEGMENT series of tables merges translucent resin bases with softly rounded, lacquered tops creating a visual dynamic between density and lightness. The segmented sections of the base are held together with fluted brass hardware, which allows light to pass through its open spaces.





LANTERN finds a slip-cast porcelain shade suspended on a trio of brass rods which are topped off with spheres as a design detail.





The METRONOME series balances a brass rod with a sphere
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A Storage-Packed Desk So You Can Keep Your Workspace Tidy

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-storage-packed-desk-so-you-can-keep-your-workspace-tidy/goncalo-campos-metis-desk-wewood-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Goncalo-Campos-Metis-desk-Wewood-1-810x516.jpg" alt="A Storage-Packed Desk So You Can Keep Your Workspace Tidy" /></a>
                                Nothing slows your work roll like a cluttered desk and with most of them seeming to have a real lack of storage, what do you do? The only real solution is to nail down your organization game and with a desk like this, it’s really easy to accomplish. Designed by <a href="http://www.goncalocampos.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gonçalo Campos</a> for <a href="http://www.wewood.eu/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wewood</a>, <a href="http://www.wewood.eu/products/desks/metis" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Metis</a> is a solid wood desk that may be compact, but it’s outfitted with all kinds of compartments and sections you can use to stow your gear.
Available in oak or walnut, Metis comes with three drawers, a secret compartment and two hidden sections that should be plenty of space to help you get your clutter under control. It even hides your electric cables and wires for ultimate tidiness.
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Submaterial Unveils the New Acoustic Surfaces Collection

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/submaterial-unveils-the-new-acoustic-surfaces-collection/submaterial-acoustic-surfaces-wool-felt-1-hex/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/submaterial-acoustic-surfaces-wool-felt-1-hex-810x541.jpg" alt="Submaterial Unveils the New Acoustic Surfaces Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.submaterial.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Submaterial</a> has seriously elevated the sound dampening game in <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Submaterial/" data-wpel-link="internal">recent years</a> and their latest Acoustic Surfaces Collection is another brilliant step. Their wall systems feature a high-performance, thermally-formed acoustic substrate hidden beneath the thick layer of commercial grade wool felt, which lends itself to some serious sound-softening. But the company doesn’t stop there – instead, they bring a decorative element to the surface that results in really cool geometric wall patterns that disguise the original (acoustic) reason it’s there. From small walls to large installations, the wall surfaces are customizable with over 60 different colors to choose from.
Hex has a mid-century flair with a hex within a hex geometric pattern that converges into a series of lines. Horizontal Bar offers a bold, graphic pattern of layered and colored bars that are laid out in a random pattern. Vertical Bar is an even bolder version of the one above with longer, more
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Emeco Launches the 1 Inch Collection by Jasper Morrison

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                                We’ve <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=emeco" data-wpel-link="internal">long been fans</a> of <a href="https://www.emeco.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Emeco</a> and their commitment to using recycled aluminum for its strength and ability to be repurposed into something else time and time again instead of letting it pile up in a landfill somewhere. Utilizing the brand’s go-to recycled aluminum, <a href="https://jaspermorrison.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jasper Morrison</a> launches the <a href="https://www.emeco.net/featured-story" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">1 Inch Collection</a> of chairs, armchairs, stools, and tables that benefit from the material’s durability and sustainability.
The simple designs are lightweight, environmentally friendly, and utilitarian making them a practical choice for most any residential or commercial application. The square aluminum tube frames are paired with 100% recycled wood polypropylene seats and backs in Blue, Bordeaux, Brown, Dark Grey, Green, Light Grey, and Ochre, as well as versions in Ash and Walnut plywood, which are sourced from sustainable North American forests. There are also upholstered options available in various fabrics and leathers.
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TRIMM Copenhagen Brings Hygge to Your Outdoor Space

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/trimm-copenhagen-brings-hygge-to-your-outdoor-space/trimm-copenhagen-2017-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/TRIMM-Copenhagen-2017-1-810x540.jpg" alt="TRIMM Copenhagen Brings Hygge to Your Outdoor Space" /></a>
                                Danish brand <a href="http://www.trimmcopenhagen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">TRIMM Copenhagen</a> makes the <a href="http://www.trimmcopenhagen.com/FURNITURE" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">furniture</a> you want to lounge on outdoors thanks to their cozy, overstuffed nature that just begs you to lie down and relax. Their goal? To bring a sense of ‘hygge,’ which roughly translates to coziness, to your outdoor space. The pieces aren’t fussy or overdone, but rather a collection of simple, bean bag like cushions, seats, loungers, and stools, you can use to enjoy the company of others. So, sit back, relax, and take a peek at some of our favorite pieces.
The pieces are covered in a durable coated canvas material from Sunbrella so you know they’ll hold up during crazy weather times. Plus, the material is easy to clean with just soap and water.
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Caesarstone Commissions Swatch Table by Dor Carmon Studio

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/caesarstone-commissions-swatch-table-by-dor-carmon-studio/swatch-table-dor-carmon-caesarstone-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Swatch-Table-Dor-Carmon-Caesarstone-1-810x564.jpg" alt="Caesarstone Commissions Swatch Table by Dor Carmon Studio" /></a>
                                Quartz manufacturer <a href="http://www.caesarstoneus.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Caesarstone</a> recently commissioned Israeli design studio <a href="http://dorcarmon.com/#1" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Dor Carmon</a> to create a piece to display at the <a href="http://www.freshpaint.co.il/en" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fresh Paint</a> contemporary art fair in Tel Aviv. The result is the Swatch Table which incorporates various textures from the Supernatural collection, which is inspired by nature.
The coffee table features 10 different colors of Caesarstone “swatches” that wrap over the top and down the two long sides, ending in rounded edges. The striped top is paired with a pink metal frame base that adds a fun modern element to the overall design. As with past Caesarstone collaborations, the designers explore innovative ways of using the quartz material, which many people only associate with kitchen and bathroom countertops. The table, along with previous designs, shows a more decorative side letting people really think outside the box. Photos by Daniel Lailah.
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