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New From Claesson Koivisto Rune: Tiles Carpets

Omnipresent Swedish firm Claesson Koivisto Rune will debut new pieces for 13 companies at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013. In collaboration with Kasthall, CKR created a series of tufted wool carpets, called "Tiles," inspired by a 1960s storefront located across the street from its Stockholm studio.
April 8, 2013
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Emerging Voices Lecture Series: cao | perrot Studios & PRODUCTORA

Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the final lecture in a series featuring the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique paths in architecture, the eight firms presented lectures on their personal philosophies last month. Last week’s lecture featured Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot of cao | perrot studio and Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, and Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA. Kate Orff, a Vice President of the Arch League, praised the site-specific sense of form in both firms’ works and their unique ability to engage in “direct dialogue with landscape in a fresh way.”
April 5, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Another Ceramic Candlestick

Light the way with these charming candlesticks designed by London-based French product designer Marie Dessuant for Another Country. Each piece comes with a white glazed stoneware lid on a turned FSC certified oak base and inside a nice little surprise awaits—a concealed box for storing all those little miscellaneous objects needing a home.
April 5, 2013
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2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Furniture Preview

Hello, sports fans! That's right: Milan's annual design fair happens next week, and it's big, bad, and enough of an endurance test to qualify as spring training. As you read back in February, Cosmit, the Italian organization behind Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is ensuring that 2013 will be even better than usual—including a new city and museum pass that's being incorporated into the ticket price for the fair. One thing to keep in mind (as with all design fairs worth their salt) is that the off-ground exhibitions are as exciting as what's happening on the official schedule. Click through our slideshow for a peek at what brand new furniture will debut next week, and read on below for a cheat sheet of where to go in Milan.
April 5, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
April 5, 2013
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Five New Generation Materials in the Upscale Market

A creative imagination is a key ingredient in timeless, luxury designs. Clients are often seeking surprises in design, like furniture as art. A good interior designer will look for the newest and most advanced products and materials to incorporate into projects to make the unexpected happen. Today there are some truly innovative changes with materials, their use and application, which are impacting the luxury market. Herewith, a few of these exciting new materials and finishes that have been popping up.
April 5, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Uproot Wines

Look out modern world, there's a new wine in town. Jay Levy, a venture capitalist, and Greg Scheinfeld, formerly a Wall Street financier turned winemaker, have announced the launch of Uproot Wines, a modern, innovative, and unique wine brand that hopes to take the community of globally-minded, tech-savvy wine drinkers by storm through a new approach to wine, where "cutting-edge branding meets traditional winemaking."
April 5, 2013
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Kitchens Have Needs

Kitchens are the heart of the home, so make sure yours is up to date with these eight accessories every modern kitchen should have.
April 5, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: DHaus Dynamic Living

Our favorite Kickstarter this week is an exciting new project that runs the gamut from furniture to architecture. Modeled on English mathematician Henry Earnest Dudeney's clever way of transforming a square into an equilateral triangle, the D*Table, from the D*Haus Company comes in four pieces connected by removable hinges. Move the four components around from square to triangle, or any shape your space dictates, and you'll find one of the most versatile low tables out there. Each module has different shelving and facets too, giving you a raft of options as you configure the design. DHaus Dynamic Living goes a tick farther than furniture in its video though, suggesting the eventual application of this system in architecture. They envision a house that literally folds out to meet its surroundings, a truly dynamic piece of architecture designed to embrace the outdoors. That does feel rather far away at the moment, but the D*Table looks to be a worthy investment indeed.
April 5, 2013
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