MA770 Wireless Speaker by David Adjaye for Master & Dynamic

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">MA770</a> is a premium wireless speaker designed by London-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">David Adjaye</a> for <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Master & Dynamic</a>. Sir David Adjaye OBE, recognized as a leading architect of his generation, was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities.
The speaker is cast in a unique geometric form using proprietary concrete composite that lends itself to both the aesthetic of the speaker as well as its acoustic superiority. The concrete increases dampening, reduces resonance, and creates an overall purer sound. The dampening properties are so high that the speaker can play at full volume without causing a record to skip or the table and floor to vibrate. The speaker is outfitted with dual 4″ woven Kevlar long throw woofers, a 1.5″ titanium tweeter and diamond-cut anodized aluminum controls. An elegant, magnetically attached steel
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Ariake Collection by Legnatec and Hirata Chair

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ariake Collection</a> is a series of minimal furniture created by a joint venture between <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Legnatec</a> and <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hirata Chair</a>, two factories from the furniture-producing town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Ariake means “morning moon” or “daybreak” in Japanese, and symbolizes a new chapter for Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two leading companies in a twon consisting of more than thirty furniture factories.
Consisting of tables, storage, and seating made from white oak, sumi dyed ash, indigo dyed ash, hinoki, and burnt cedar, Ariake Collection is made using a combination of advanced CNC machines and detailed craftsmanship. The new brand brings together designers from different countries with a common respect for Japanese culture and woodworking. The roster currently includes Anderssen & Voll of Norway, Keiji Ashizawa of Japan, Staffan Holm of Sweden, and Gabriel Tan of Singapore. They have designed an extensive 18-piece furniture collection during a one-week workshop in Morodomi.
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Pleats and Box Clock by Shinya Oguchi

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pleats</a> and <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Box Clock</a> are a collection of prototype cardboard pieces made by Tokyo-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shinya Oguchi</a> in collaboration with <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">FUKUNAGA PRINT Co., Ltd.</a> for <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Lambrate</a>. Ventura Projects are curated exhibition areas that present the latest developments at the forefront of contemporary design.
Pleats is a shelf made of cardboard. Despite being only 0.7mm thick, the accordion fold structure allows for heavier items to sit on its surface, such as books and heavy accessories. The unique structure allows the shelf to fold up into a fraction of its fully-opened state and it can be stretched and extended to a depth of about 300mm. The package is minimum in size, and emphasizes the uniqueness of this item. Currently there are three colors available, gray, dark gray and blue. Box Clock is a table clock made of two pairs of 2mm thick boxes. It adopts a traditional technique that holds the edges with staples to form the
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Miro Dining Table by Studio Snng

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                                The <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Miro Dining Table</a> is a minimal table created by Brooklyn-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Snng</a>, a design practice that explores material, form, and space to develop objects and interiors of simple beauty and enduring concept. The studio engages hand, eye, and mind; aiming to provide contemplation and delight in both product and process.
Shengning Zhang, the studio’s founder, has a background in architecture and furniture, thus having projects span from site-specific pieces to furniture and objects. A nod to Joan Miro’s curved shapes, the hidden central lid transforms into a trivet when flipped, and reveals a storage compartment within that can store small accessories and tableware. The table is currently available in ash, white oak, or walnut - each with a wool trivet.
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ÎLE BLANCHE Residence by APPAREIL architecture

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">ÎLE BLANCHE Residence</a> is a minimal house located in Montréal, Canada, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">APPAREIL architecture</a>, a young Montreal firm that was offered a challenge when it was mandated to update the interior of this spacious Île des Soeurs home. The team’s meticulous work made it possible to refine, optimize and modernize the space.
The interior was redesigned in order to offer a functional and cozy decor. Custom furniture, including an array of integrated furniture, reinforces the space’s refined character. The demolition of walls that partitioned the space now allows for a greater burst of light to come through. Movement is more fluid between the various spaces, whose styles and colors are harmonized. Contrast was used to emphasize the contributions of key elements. The painted steel of the fireplace, the maple wood of the stairs, and the immense vestibule door stand out more through their juxtaposition with the immaculate white decor. Warm
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Soft Modular Sofa by Jasper Morrison for Vitra

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Soft Modular Sofa</a> is a minimal sofa created by London-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jasper Morrison</a> for <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vitra</a>. This is Jasper Morrison’s current interpretation of what has become a modern classic: the low-slung modular sofa with a decidedly horizontal emphasis. Uniting carefully composed proportions, great comfort and a conscious renunciation of decorative details, the Soft Modular Sofa exemplifies the characteristics of this sofa type in their purest form.
Firmly in line with his philosophy of ‘super normal’ design, Jasper Morrison has successfully coupled home-like informality with precise finishing and expressive clarity. Due to its shape, the Soft Modular Sofa functions like an architectural element that can be subtly integrated into any interior. Voluminous and inviting, the high-quality interior construction consists of various foams and a spring core. On one hand, the black base is part of the functional design, enabling a practical and stable connection of the modules. On the other, as a
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Grid by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Grid by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Grid is a minimal residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by APOLLO Architects & Associates. The client, an avid art collector, wanted a new home with museum-like qualities that would take advantage of his collection. While the neighborhood surrounding the site is quiet, the architects still wanted to keep noise to a minimum; as a result the architects proposed a single-story reinforced concrete structure.

Similar to the exterior, the interior features a monochromatic color scheme that serves as a good backdrop for artwork. The building and finishing materials were carefully selected and kept to a minimum, giving the spaces an austere atmosphere. The layout is extremely simple, with a family room in the center, a courtyard adjacent to that, and a master bedroom, children’s room, and hobby room occupying the wings on either side of the courtyard.

While this symmetry gives the house a Western-style formality, the design also disrupts the symmetry by including steps

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Beoplay M5 by Cecilie Manz

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                                <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Beoplay M5</a> is a minimal, 360 wireless speaker created by Copenhagen-based designer <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cecilie Manz</a> for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">B&O PLAY</a> that’s crafted of aluminum and textile by <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kvadrat</a>. The speaker can function as a standalone, or can be connected to other speakers across multiple rooms via Google Chromecast or Beolink Multiroom. The speakers can also be connected via Bluetooth or Airplay.
The speaker utilizes position optimization in order to maximize quality of sound depending on where the speaker is placed; for example, by the corner, by a wall, or in the middle of a room. The speaker is designed to both fit in, or stand out depending on usage. The fabric surrounding the speaker is interchangeable, and can be replaced with different colors. An aluminum disc located on the top of the speaker is both beautiful and highly functional. The disk is used to control volume – with 15% movement in each direction, one can simply
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Reference Bookends by Henry Julier

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                                Reference is minimal bookend created by Brooklyn-based industrial designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Henry Julier</a>. His work is guided by a strong belief in design as a problem-solving tool, as a way of recognizing and forming relationships between ideas and reality, and as a method for improving the connections between people and the products they use.
The design was initiated by a couple whose exhibit within the LA Art Book Fair is called In Support of Books. He was interested in sheet steel bookends as a starting point for their economy of material as well as their overall durability. While most bookends do a fine job with normal paperback books, heavier books, or even the designer’s ever-expanding collection of vinyl, caused the normal sheet steel bookends to flex. Julier was also finding lighter bookends difficult to adjust under heavy loads. The need for a heavy, stiff sheet steel bookend that didn’t rely on downward pressure from books
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Cuff Bracelet by MUJO

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cuff Bracelet</a> is a minimal bangle created by New York-based company <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">MUJO</a>. The simple, plain cuff was one of their first launch products, and a big reason why they wanted to start designing jewelry in the first place. They loved the durability of the metal cuff style and it’s timeless design, but couldn’t find one that was well-fitting and well-proportioned.
From the beginning, fit was the emphasis of their cuffs. They noticed most products on the market featured an oval shape; however, the human wrist is generally flat on top. It was essential to capture as closely as possible the proportions of the average male (Large size) and female wrist (Small size) and then create a malleable design that could accommodate as many people as possible. The designers iterated heavily on the ratio of thickness to width, added rounded corners to the ends for comfort, and introduced a slight bevel on all edges. In regards to
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Hem HQ and Showroom by Förstberg Ling

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                                <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hem HQ and Showroom</a> is a minimal space located in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Förstberg Ling</a> in collaboration with <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hem</a>. The showroom is centrally located within Stockholm, and is situated in the middle of the beautiful green space Vasaparken. In a brass-clad golden art museum, the showroom will serve as the base of the Hem team, and welcome architects, stylists, interior designers and general public.
Located on the ground floor, Hem’s first permanent physical manifestation is a showcase of the most recent collection. The open interior with its continuous glass facade, features bright wooden panel, mirroring zigzagging dividers, green plants and a black monolithic structure functioning as meeting room, carefully complemented with a selection of the finest Hem products.
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TRACK by Box Clever

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">TRACK</a> is a minimal bike rack created by San Francisco-based designers <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Box Clever</a>. The designers wanted a rack that could live in modern homes and offices while elevating the environment and showcasing bikes - like a frame for an artwork, or mantle for a trophy. Box Clever began by taking inspiration from a Shaker Rail for its organization, flexibility, and simplicity.
Early on, the designers mapped out the relationship to a bike wheel, and where and why material was required. This design language began to ring true to the simple forms they were chasing. Rough functional prototypes were quickly built with off-the-shelf parts to validate the geometry and test strength. The final design simply screws to your wall and is infinitely scalable based on your storage needs. The track itself can be made shorter for home use or longer for busier environments. Hooks and pegs can slide on or off the end of the
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Kooyongkoot Road Residence by B.E Architecture

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kooyongkoot Road Residence</a> is a minimal home located in Hawthorn, Australia, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">B.E Architecture</a>. The three-story house features a compact design situated on a smaller site with two north-facing courtyards. Planted gardens along the outdoor terraces create privacy from neighboring properties. The gardens also intersect with the building to create verdant views from all the internal spaces so that the urban property feels surrounded by nature.
The material palette was a response to the client’s brief for a clean aesthetic and bright internal spaces. The design follows a series of black metal details with the front façade wrapped in metal cladding, meeting a thin window detail. Black steel windows punctuate around the building, and similar details are assimilated throughout the interior spaces, integrated into the kitchen, and outline living room joinery. Behind a thin black steel gate, a staged entry to the house brings one through a planted path to the
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Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fitzroy Loft</a> is a minimal residence located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Architects EAT</a>. Fitzroy Loft is located inside the 125 years old MacRobertson Chocolate Factory, adapted for mostly residential use in the early 90s. With original concrete floors and sawtooth roof structure, the space that the project occupies is a strata title on the first floor, with its own entry door at street level.
The architects approached the conversion mindful of its context and historical significance. Up-keeping the integrity of the original factory structure was vital. Within this, the architectural strategy was to devise a series of spaces linked by three internal voids. These vertical voids not only allow the architects to highlight the original factory heights, but more importantly let light and air deep inside the interior. Steel structure and fenestrations are used throughout the new insertions so as to distinguish them from their original timber counterpart, whereas the joinery finishes are chosen for the
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DM Apartment by Francesc Rifé Studio

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">DM Apartment</a> is a minimal space located in Barcelona, Spain, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Francesc Rifé Studio</a>. The identity of this apartment was conditioned from the beginning by its shape: a square plant with a façade completely open to the outside. Its design is divided into two main areas. The opaque zone is dedicated to the bedrooms and the two entrances, both the main and service.
HyperFocal: 0 The entrance serves as a preamble to the apartment, where the main area features open spaces and a transition area. The L-shaped corridor hides a bath and connects the different environments through a system of sliding doors. This enclosure system, which can go unnoticed, works more as mobile walls than doors. The kitchen hides a set of geometry and volumes designed as a box within a box. With double access, it is presented as a fluid and flexible space that can be independent from the living room when needed.
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Snuffer by Ariane van Dievoet

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Snuffer</a> is a modern candle snuffer created by Brooklyn-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ariane van Dievoet</a> in collaboration with candlemaker <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Keap,</a> who are also based in Brooklyn. Ariane van Dievoet’s studio focuses on upholding the qualities of minimalism, sustainable design and lasting/timeless value.
snuffer_avandi_4 The perfect gift for a candle lover, the design is a modern take on a classic candle accessory. Extinguish candles in style with this sculptural snuffer, and rest your matches safely on the concrete tray. All pieces are hand-assembled in Brooklyn, and manufactured in a limited run of 100. Since the bases were hand-turned, the finish appearance on the concrete varies piece by piece, making each item completely unique. Assembly includes placing the concrete base on a flat surface and screwing the brass tip onto the brass sphere. snuffer_avandi_5 snuffer_avandi_2 snuffer_avandi_1
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Loop Tray by Pat Kim Design

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Loop Tray</a> is a minimal tray created by Brooklyn-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Pat Kim Design</a>. After working in toy design and high-end furniture, Pat decided to go out on his own to create for himself. In pursuing his own work, he discovered a knack for creating fun, thoughtful, and timeless objects.
looptray_patkimdesign_1 Loop Tray is a utilitarian object that brings a sculpturally simplistic beauty to any room. The Loop’s design is minimal yet imbued with a warmness created by its spare use of natural materials. In either American Black Walnut or White Oak, Loop Tray is perfectly suited to display prized possessions or everyday carry items, making it the perfect catch-all, fruit bowl, organizer, jewelry display/storage, etc. The finish on Loop Tray is food safe, making it useful as a fruit bowl or for entertaining with cheese and wine. Loop Tray is hand-turned and outfitted with a vegetable-tanned leather handle, allowing for easy transport of the tray
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3/30 by Nendo

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">3/30</a> is a minimal design created by Tokyo-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Nendo</a>. The collection was proposed as a corporate branding plan for the company Takara Belmont, a company specializing in hairdressing related appliances and cosmetic products. The name 3/30 explains that process of dividing hair maintenance into three areas: hair cut, hair coloring, and hair treatment.
330_nendo_16 The store specializes in all three areas, and offers quality service within a reasonable time table of 30 minutes. The space, equipment and cosmetics were all designed to match the new service offering. The units were designed with the installation location in mind, and 19mm steel frames were used for the units to provide framework for the chairs, the mirrors, wagons and shelves. For the cosmetic products for hair salons—like shampoo, conditioners and various hair styling items—the containers were made so they can contain the product volume to be used up to three weeks. The aim was to create a new
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Canari House by _naturehumaine

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Canari House</a> is a minimal residence located in Montreal, Canada, designed by <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">_naturehumaine</a>. The clients are an athletic couple that wished to transform fourplex to create a primary residence while renting on the ground floor. The existing part of the home dates back to the 1930s, and is completely restored on the street side.
canarihouse_naturehumaine_18 The building is characterized by an angular wooden structure that allows for gardens to nestle within its interstices. Large bay windows provide abundant natural light while providing a spotlight for the striking staircase, which was the focal point of the project as a way to bring vibrancy to the space. A black band defines the circulation throughout the home, and extends outward to the garden as well. Diagonal lines are the central dynamic element of the home, and can be seen utilized throughout the exterior, as well as with the lighting fixtures and stairwell. canarihouse_naturehumaine_19 canarihouse_naturehumaine_17 canarihouse_naturehumaine_20 canarihouse_naturehumaine_15 canarihouse_naturehumaine_14 canarihouse_naturehumaine_12 canarihouse_naturehumaine_11 canarihouse_naturehumaine_10 canarihouse_naturehumaine_9 canarihouse_naturehumaine_8 canarihouse_naturehumaine_7 canarihouse_naturehumaine_16 canarihouse_naturehumaine_6 canarihouse_naturehumaine_5 canarihouse_naturehumaine_4 canarihouse_naturehumaine_3 canarihouse_naturehumaine_2 canarihouse_naturehumaine_1 Photography by Adrien Williams
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Mag Container by Alessandro Di Prisco

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                                <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Mag</a> is a minimal wastebasket created by Italy-based designer <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Alessandro Di Prisco</a> for <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Geelli</a>. The designer graduated from Naples’ Università Federico II, and appreciates the amalgamation of R&D with his passion for the visual arts and design. The wastebasket is constructed of integral polyurethane, a focus for the brand specializing in producing products in polyurethane gel.
mag_diprisco_4 The polyurethane material is soft to the touch, and will return to its original shape even after stressing or pushing against it. The designer wanted to create a universal wastebasket that would be durable for any space, including the office, bathroom, or living room. The design can also be used as a container - two magnets are placed at the top of the bin that allows the wastebasket to close. Mag is currently available in a number of color variations including: Bosco, Cotto, Light Grey, Grey Shadow, Black, Sand, and Tortora. mag_diprisco_1 mag_diprisco_3 mag_diprisco_5
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