Best of NeoCon 2019

                                Once again, Design Milk headed off to Chicago to the Merchandise Mart to see the latest and greatest in commercial design at <a href="https://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon 2019</a>. Along with a continuation of privacy furniture, much of the new designs seemed to blur the lines between workplace and home, offering companies options that provide a more comfortable and cozy feel. Color and modularity also were standouts as the workspace continues to evolve with companies focusing just as much on aesthetics as they do on functionality. Take a look at some of our favorites from this year&#8217;s show.
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                                <a href="http://www.designtex.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Designtex</a> presented The Bauhaus Project of wallcoverings and textiles featuring the original work of Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Marking the Bauhaus centennial, the collection honors the textile pioneers, who at the start were only allowed to study ceramics and textiles when it began in 1919.

Black White Red, Anni Albers, 1926

Black White Yellow, Anni Albers,

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Discover the Product Designs of Episode Studio

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                                Based between Milan and Paris, <a href="http://www.episode-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Episode Studio</a> was created in 2018 by French designers Nathan Baraness and Marina Daguet. The product design studio has a sharp look that runs on curiosity and eclecticism. Both Nathan and Marina find inspiration from old or forgotten objects, memories, colorful antiques, travels, and favorite films. Today we&#8217;re taking a look at three of their pieces in greater detail.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

A hotel bed is a place for sleep certainly, but when traveling it becomes so much more. Movie theater, desk, library, dining table, and more. Gali is a daybed Episode Studio collaborated on with Swiss brand Elite Bed and ECAL. The fresh interpretation of a hotel’s bed and end bench, you can relax on it or rearrange its large cushions to create a more functional space in any number of configurations.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

Photo by Julien Deceroi

What would it take

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Katia Tolstykh Has Designed The PROUN Chair

Russian designer Katia Tolstykh, has designed the PROUN Chair, a modern and sculptural chair that combines the hard surface of metal with a spherical cushioned seat. #ModernFurniture #Seating #SculpturalChair #Design

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A Marble and Brass Chair That Looks as If It’s Melting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-marble-and-brass-chair-that-looks-as-if-its-melting/bower-studios-tfp-melt-chair-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Bower-Studios-TFP-Melt-Chair-1-810x817.jpg" alt="A Marble and Brass Chair That Looks as If It&#8217;s Melting" /></a>
                                New York City-based <a href="http://bower-studios.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bower</a> gives nod to an ancient Egyptian chair in their latest design created for <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Future Perfect&#8217;s</a> <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/exhibition/the-chair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THE CHAIR</a> exhibition. The minimalist, one-of-a-kind <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/product/in-stock/furniture-in-stock/melt-chair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Melt Chair</a> combines Imperial Green marble and antique brass in unexpected ways that will have you taking a second look. The slab of marble forms over the brass structure looking as if it&#8217;s melting and sliding down the back into a puddle on the floor. Despite its rigid nature, the marble appears fluid with unlikely curves that suggest another material. The result is not only functional, but a sculptural piece of art.

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A Marble and Brass Chair That Looks as If It’s Melting

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-marble-and-brass-chair-that-looks-as-if-its-melting/bower-studios-tfp-melt-chair-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Bower-Studios-TFP-Melt-Chair-1-810x817.jpg" alt="A Marble and Brass Chair That Looks as If It&#8217;s Melting" /></a>
                                New York City-based <a href="http://bower-studios.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bower</a> gives nod to an ancient Egyptian chair in their latest design created for <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Future Perfect&#8217;s</a> <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/exhibition/the-chair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">THE CHAIR</a> exhibition. The minimalist, one-of-a-kind <a href="https://www.thefutureperfect.com/product/in-stock/furniture-in-stock/melt-chair/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Melt Chair</a> combines Imperial Green marble and antique brass in unexpected ways that will have you taking a second look. The slab of marble forms over the brass structure looking as if it&#8217;s melting and sliding down the back into a puddle on the floor. Despite its rigid nature, the marble appears fluid with unlikely curves that suggest another material. The result is not only functional, but a sculptural piece of art.

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The Design Process Behind HAYCHE’s WW Chair

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-design-process-behind-hayches-ww-chair/decon-hayche-ww-chair-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Decon-HAYCHE-WW-Chair-0-810x540.jpg" alt="The Design Process Behind HAYCHE&#8217;s WW Chair" /></a>
                                London-based <a href="https://www.hayche.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">HAYCHE</a> released the <a href="https://design-milk.com/ww-chair-modern-windsor-chair-made-wire/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">WW Chair</a> a few years ago and we thought it was time to revisit the modern Windsor design to see how it was made. Designed by Alejandro Villarreal, the chair features a solid wood seat resting atop four tapered legs, with a series of wire spindles that rise from the underside to join the wooden bar backrest. The WW Chair, where the first &#8216;W&#8217; stands for Windsor and the second for Wire, originally came in just oak and walnut, but was later <a href="https://design-milk.com/limited-edition-ww-chair-color-series/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">released in a variety of bold colorways</a>. For this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>, HAYCHE and Villarreal, take us inside to see how the design came about.

Villarreal’s working process starts manually: “My design process always starts with a hand-drawn sketch, which I find intimate and very personal,” he says.

“After that, I share the sketch with my design team and we start the painstaking process

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Carter and Eve Arrive at Croft House

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                                There is simple done well, and then there is simple done so well that you audibly sigh. The latter is what <a href="https://www.crofthouse.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Croft House&#8217;s</a> two new collections – <a href="https://www.crofthouse.com/collections/new-designs"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carter and Eve</a> – did to us. The latest from the LA-based furniture brand puts light wood tones, supple leather, and a touch of color front and center with five consoles, four beds, three mirrors, two dining tables, and one sofa.

The Carter collection is made up of a sofa, bed, bookcase, dining table, nightstand, and console designs, while Eve includes a dining table and chair. All of Croft House’s pieces are fully customizable, as are Carter and Eve, and made entirely in Los Angeles.

Black Leather Sierra Chair

Bronson Mirror

Bronson Nightstand

Brooks Credenza

Cane Console

Carter Bed

Carter Bookcase

Carter Console

Carter Dining Table

Carter Nightstand

Carter Sofa

Eve Dining Table (Bleached Maple)

Eve Dining Table

Flores Console

Harper Bed

Discover the Bungalow Outdoor Collection

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                                Is your summer oasis in check? The Bungalow Collection, designed by landscape designer Jamie Durie for <a href="https://www.riva1920.it/it/home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Riva 1920</a>, has been updated. Alongside the original leather and hardwood collection a new full-fledged outdoor version is available thanks to a set of new, more durable materials. The <a href="https://www.riva1920.it/it/news/news-eventi/bungalow-outdoor-collection-design-jamie-durie/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bungalow Outdoor Collection</a> uses teakwood, known for its unique weather-resistance, and strong outdoor fabrics have turned these sleekly designed pieces into something worthy of backyards, poolsides, and more.

The Bungalow Armchair and Bungalow Bar Stool are padded and upholstered in outdoor fabric that’s been treated with a base of oil and natural vegetable wax with pine extracts for protection. The Bungalow Side Table and the Bungalow Bar Table feature marble tops, and each and every piece is completely assembled and smoothed by hand.

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COLLECTION 1 by Ángel Mombiedro

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                                The pieces of Madrid-based architect <a href="https://armombiedro.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ángel Mombiedro&#8217;s</a> COLLECTION 1 – his first furniture collection – are best viewed as elements of a whole. It&#8217;s a system that functions by observing each piece in relation to the others. The fundamental forms, flat colors, geometry, symmetry, straight lines, and curved planes of the collection are based on searching out harmony.

The tables, chairs, and lamps rely on a balance created from Mombiedro’s use of iron, velvet, and marble, or by incorporating the trades of metal, stone, and textiles and how he works with all three together. Each piece is made to order in small workshops in Madrid, drawing attention to the personalization and thought of each object. By incorporating his own talents, as well as the advice of experts, COLLECTION 1 finds its place in the contemporary furniture world.

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The Best of ICFF 2019 (Including Our Milk Stand!)

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-best-of-icff-2019-including-our-milk-stand/milk-stand-totes/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/milk-stand-totes-810x1080.jpg" alt="The Best of ICFF 2019 (Including Our Milk Stand!)" /></a>
                                Another <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">#NYCxDESIGN</a> week has come and passed and we&#8217;re still taking in all the cool new products and designs we saw at <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2019</a>. After scouring each and every row, we&#8217;ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces from this massive show that we think you should know about.

Photo by Hanna Grankvist

But first, we have to give a special shoutout to our Milk Stand popup shop! You might have noticed the eye-catching, topographical design of our booth as you passed by. It was designed by Michael Yarinsky, an architect and interior designer based in Brooklyn. An experiment long in development, Michael Yarinsky Studio has been trying to find novel ways to soften the hard edges of architecture in form, material, and use of space. In this experiment, Michael wrote code to simulate the behavior and form of a rumpled bedlinen. This height field is then expressed in

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Colony Unveils New Work at the Pas de Deux Exhibition During NYCxDesign

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/colony-unveils-new-work-at-the-pas-de-deux-exhibition-during-nycxdesign/pas-de-deux-at-colony-exhibition-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/pas-de-deux-at-colony-exhibition-1-810x583.jpg" alt="Colony Unveils New Work at the Pas de Deux Exhibition During NYCxDesign" /></a>
                                To mark this year&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a>, design co-op <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a> presented the <a href="https://goodcolony.com/pas-de-deux-the-exhibit/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pas de Deux</a> exhibition that included new work from 14 independent American designers. Each of the designers selected a piece of art to be showcased alongside their new design, furniture, lighting, textiles, or object, flipping the job of curator back on the designer. It required them to think about more than just their work but also how it would be displayed with the art.

Pas de Deux designers included: Allied Maker with Michele Quan of MQuan Studio, Erickson Aesthetics with artist Matthew Kirk, Flat Vernacular with the audience, Fort Standard with artist Ty Williams, Grain with painter Sheila Laufer, Hiroko Takeda with epistolary artifact To the Cottage (Letter from a Young Whaler), Klein with artist Ornamental Conifer, KWH with artist Hidenori Ishii, Meg Callahan with choreographer Ella Mahler, Moving Mountains, Phaedo, Studio Paolo Ferrari with textile artist Hiroko

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USM + kinder MODERN: A Colorful Wonderland for NYCxDesign

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/usm-kinder-modern-a-colorful-wonderland-for-nycxdesign/usmkinder-modern-installation-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/USMKinder-Modern-installation-1-810x540.jpg" alt="USM + kinder MODERN: A Colorful Wonderland for NYCxDesign" /></a>
                                For NYCxDESIGN, New York City-based gallery/design firm <a href="https://kindermodern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kinder MODERN</a> reimagined the SoHo showroom of modular furniture brand <a href="https://www.usm.com/en-us/modern-home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">USM</a> by creating an inspiring playground of ideas based around the Swiss company&#8217;s ball joint. The collaboration unveiled playful designs constructed from USM&#8217;s customizable <a href="https://www.usm.com/en-us/modern-home/products/usm-haller-collection/usm-haller-system/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Haller</a> system that comprises a frame made of ball joints, connector tubes, and colorful panels. While Haller is typically used for storage, kinder MODERN&#8217;s founder Lora Appleton took the series to a whole new level.

Appleton’s colorful wonderland featured innovative storage ideas, a headboard, mini basketball court, desk, sculptural plant stand, vanity, carpet-covered seating stations, and pixelated wall art. Interspersed with the USM pieces, commissioned furniture and designs by a select group of artists and designers, including Buckley, Dusen Dusen, Elyse Graham, Fort Standard, Paul Ketz, Adrian Kay Wong, Diego Faivre, Yoko Nakanishi, Rodger Stevens, and Visser & Meijwaard, were on display.

New Releases from Souda at ICFF

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-releases-from-souda-at-icff/souda-bluff-side-chair-by-luft-tanaka-for-souda-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/Souda-Bluff-Side-Chair-by-Luft-Tanaka-for-Souda-2-810x517.jpg" alt="New Releases from Souda at ICFF" /></a>
                                At this year&#8217;s ICFF in New York, contemporary design brand <a href="https://soudasouda.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Souda</a> released two new standout pieces. Both the <a href="https://soudasouda.com/collections/bluff-side-chair"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bluff Side Chair</a> and the <a href="https://soudasouda.com/collections/riff-rug"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Riff Rug</a> were designed by Luft Tanaka, and have since been added to Souda&#8217;s collection of modern furniture, lighting, and accessories that are all engineered to be cherished and loved for years to come.

The Bluff side chair pays homage to the rolling foothills that surround designer Tanaka’s hometown of Kasugai, Japan. As much sculpture as it is furniture, each chair is made to order by Amish craftsman that are located within 200 miles of Souda’s Brooklyn studio.

The Riff Rug is a 100% wool study in movement. Available in muted, light, dark, or multiple colors, this floor covering is fully customizable and also made with 200 miles of Souda’s studio in Brooklyn.

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Society6’s Super Fresh Outdoor Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/society6s-super-fresh-outdoor-collection/society6-outdoor-header/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/society6-outdoor-header-810x405.jpg" alt="Society6&#8217;s Super Fresh Outdoor Collection" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;re already spending more hours outside than in, you&#8217;re going to want to check out <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6&#8217;s</a> newly released outdoor collection! Choose from <a href="https://society6.com/sling-chairs?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">sling chairs</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/sun-shades?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">sun shades</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/folding-stools?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">folding stools</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/picnic-blankets?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">picnic blankets</a>, <a href="https://society6.com/outdoor-floor-cushions?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">floor cushions</a>, and <a href="https://society6.com/welcome-mats?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">welcome mats</a> covered in some of our favorite art that will make your time spent in the sun or shade all the better.

Red Lips Pop art Sling Chair by Mydream

Abstract Art2 Sling Chair by ThingDesign

sunshine state of mind Sun Shade by sunshinecanteen

Miles and miles Sun Shade by Picomodi

CONFUSION IN HER EYES THAT SAYS IT ALL Folding Stool by Malavida

Classic Retro Stripes Folding Stool by AlphaOmega

Look at You! Picnic Blanket by Julia Walck

Butts Picnic Blanket by Picnics in the Sky Art

Ferra Outdoor Floor Cushion by Tracie Andrews

Because English Bulldog Outdoor Floor Cushion by Huebucket

Underwater Dream VI Welcome Mat by SpaceFrogDesigns

abstract minimal 23 Welcome Mat by ThingDesign

In an ongoing effort to support

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The Roundish Chair Blurs the Line Between Home and Work

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-roundish-chair-blurs-the-line-between-home-and-work/maruni-collection-2019-20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/MARUNI-COLLECTION-2019-20-810x511.jpg" alt="The Roundish Chair Blurs the Line Between Home and Work" /></a>
                                As the intersection of home and work grows increasingly tighter, designers are being called to respond to a new way of living. At Salone del Mobile, Japanese furniture manufacturer <a href="https://www.maruni.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maruni</a> and designer <a href="https://www.maruni.com/en/designer/naoto-fukasawa"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Naoto Fukasawa</a> presented a new chair concept – The Roundish Chair – focused on the limitless possibilities of space and furniture.

Fukasawa commented, “The uses and applications of spaces are no longer strictly defined. There are also no more divisions between different categories of furniture, like between office and dining room chairs or between different types of sofas. This is because our modern era requires high-quality spaces and furniture that fits into our various lifestyles. We have created a booth that responds perfectly to the needs and trends of this modern era.”

The Roundish armchair is characterized by the backrest, armrests, and seat all being one unified shape created from a single piece of laminated plywood that’s

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The Roundish Chair Blurs the Line Between Home and Work

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-roundish-chair-blurs-the-line-between-home-and-work/maruni-collection-2019-20/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/MARUNI-COLLECTION-2019-20-810x511.jpg" alt="The Roundish Chair Blurs the Line Between Home and Work" /></a>
                                As the intersection of home and work grows increasingly tighter, designers are being called to respond to a new way of living. At Salone del Mobile, Japanese furniture manufacturer <a href="https://www.maruni.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maruni</a> and designer <a href="https://www.maruni.com/en/designer/naoto-fukasawa"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Naoto Fukasawa</a> presented a new chair concept – The Roundish Chair – focused on the limitless possibilities of space and furniture.

Fukasawa commented, “The uses and applications of spaces are no longer strictly defined. There are also no more divisions between different categories of furniture, like between office and dining room chairs or between different types of sofas. This is because our modern era requires high-quality spaces and furniture that fits into our various lifestyles. We have created a booth that responds perfectly to the needs and trends of this modern era.”

The Roundish armchair is characterized by the backrest, armrests, and seat all being one unified shape created from a single piece of laminated plywood that’s

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B&B Italia’s Iconic UP Celebrates 50 Years

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.bebitalia.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">B&amp;B Italia</a>. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                “Mama.” “La Donna.” Whatever the <a href="https://www.bebitalia.com/en/armchair-serie-2000"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Up5</a> is affectionately referred to as, it’s inextricably connected to the word “iconic”. Making its debut <a href="https://www.bebitalia.com/en/stories/news/happy-birthday"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">50 years</a> ago in September 1969 at the Milan Furniture Fair, the armchair from C&amp;B (which would later become <a href="https://www.bebitalia.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">B&amp;B Italia</a>), designed by Gaetano Pesce, was vacuum-packed and self-inflating, with hundreds set up around the fair’s space. Their unpacking became a presentation, a performance that was unmatched and surprisingly emotional as each piece grew and morphed into its full, final form.

The idea for the design and application came to Pesce like many great ideas: while he was in the shower. Ultimately, Up5 evolved into Serie Up – a collection of six Up armchairs and sofas – made from

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Alias and Michele De Lucchi Present Their Latest Collaboration: trigono

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/alias-and-michele-de-lucchi-present-their-latest-collaboration-trigono/alias_trigono_3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/ALIAS_TRIGONO_3-810x513.jpg" alt="Alias and Michele De Lucchi Present Their Latest Collaboration: trigono" /></a>
                                Since 1979, Italian furniture brand <a href="http://alias.design/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alias</a> has partnered with designers who embody their vision of combining craftsmanship and technology. One of those longstanding collaborators is Michele De Lucchi, and together the two have recently released <a href="http://alias.design/en-us/products/trigono"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">trigono</a>.

Known for his contemporary designs, De Lucchi’s trigono sofa features a visible wooden frame that’s both lightweight and sturdy. The sofa’s structure is made up of two side stands, a central beam, and a system of belts that support the cushions of the seat that is cantilevered. It shows off attention to detail and a knowledge of geometric angles juxtaposed with solid and empty volumes that characterize the piece.

The trigono collection consists of a 2-seater sofa, a 3-seater sofa, and an armchair.

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The BOUDOIR Series Reinterprets a Classic Silhouette

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                                <a href="https://www.gabriel-scott.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GABRIEL SCOTT</a> is at it again, this time using rounded metal lines and layers to create the <a href="https://www.gabriel-scott.com/boudoir-series"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BOUDOIR series</a> of seating. They reinterpret the classic seating silhouette with the help of French pebbled leather lining and a tone-on-tone cushion that sits on a curved metal shell for a hard meets soft feel. Brass hardware embellishments accent each piece within the collection – a daybed, chaise lounge, loveseat, and chair with ottoman. All are available in various metal and leather color combinations.

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David Trubridge Designs Waka as a Place to Rest for Offecct

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                                Marking his second collaboration with <a href="https://www.offecct.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Offecct</a>, designer <a href="https://www.davidtrubridge.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Trubridge</a> has designed Waka, a piece of furniture that invites one to take a rest or conduct a casual meeting. Paying homage to his naval architecture studies, Trubridge was inspired by boat construction and gave the seat a silhouette that looks like something that would float and let you drift away on. It features an intriguing shape that might make someone pause to figure out what it is or how to use it, and then realize it&#8217;s smiling at you.

Waka spans three-meters in length with a wider middle that tapers in towards both ends, allowing for multiple people to sit on it at once. Its quilted upholstered exterior features a crosshatch pattern that’s similar to the patterns found in some the lighting Trubridge is best known for.

This is a play between industrial construction and handicraft, which means that it

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