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  1. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  2. In the Doghouse
    In The Modern World

    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  3. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  4. Acrylic Drink Table

    Acrylic Drink Table

    While we'll always cherish the Lucite waterfall table archetype, this jaunty yet incognito little number holds a newer, I-shaped place in our hearts. 

    $179.00

  5. Nort Table

    Nort Table

    Nort is a table by young designers Jose Gomez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona, who work under the banner Estudio Estres. Their flat-pack, sustainably harvested ash and chestnut plywood kit...

  6. Folda Table and Chair

    Folda Table and Chair

    Last year, Ham & Cheese, foudned by Jordi Gisbert and Veronica Coloma in Alcoy, won immediate acclaim and the chance to work with furniture manufacturer Sancal. They returned with space-saving...

  7. Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya, a modular Mermelada Estudio design, is a hexagonal, powder-coated, folded-steel pendant lamp that can be used alone or in a cluster to form a honeycomb of light. Almerich, based in Valencia,...

  8. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  9. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  10. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

  11. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  12. Plant & Moss

    Plant & Moss

    Plant & Moss was conceived in 2009 by James Plant and James Moss as a British design brand that creates contemporary design with character and charm. Handcrafted in Great Britain, their...

    11.28.11

  13. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

  14. Spring Stool

    Spring Stool

    Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

  15. Forking Light

    Forking Light

    Adding a spun aluminum shade to and bulb to this pitchfork prototype we saw at the TENT London show takes it from fully functional in the farmyard to a perfect fit for the foyer.

    $194.00

  16. Shower Caddy Octopus

    Shower Caddy Octopus

    No need to dive 20,000 leagues into the briny deep to find this clever little cephalopod-inspired caddy. Yes, it plays into our love of the oceanic and the nautical, but the fact that the red,...

    $35.00

  17. Formverket

    Formverket

    Formverket, established in 1995, is a Swedish design company lead by Jens Widerberg.

    10.17.11

  18. AC 01 Alarm Clock

    AC 01 Alarm Clock

    Jasper Morrison hits another home run with this alarm clock available in red, black or white. Though we're known to hit the snooze button over and over again, we wouldn't mind being roused by this...

    $125.00

  19. Punkt.

    Punkt.

    Punkt. creates consumer electronic products to make life easier. They believe that technology is a wonderful thing—but only if it works the way in which people need it to. Simple commands,...

    10.14.11

  20. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

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