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6 Noteworthy Designs from Salone Satellite 2013

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.
June 15, 2013
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Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On

How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for British designer Timothy Ben may have just solved your problem with a pair of smart, sturdy pieces that come with your little ones in mind. A low table and a tall chest, the Scribble and the Jackanory respectively, are elegant additions to the home that come with chalkboard panels ideal for an afternoon doodle or a last-minute shopping list.
June 10, 2013
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Hang it Up: 5 Artful Coat Racks

We know the drill: you come home, dump everything on the nearest chair, and head straight to the kitchen for dinner. Elevate your nightly routine with some of our favorite sculptural coat racks that double as design elements.
June 5, 2013
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Checking In On WantedDesign 2013

Now in its third year, WantedDesign is proving to be a crucial stop on the New York Design Week train.
June 5, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Dadaist Chairs

London based artist and industrial designer, Charlotte Kingsnorth, creates effortless and contemporary pieces of furniture, which challenge form and question conformity. Kingsnorth's pieces naturally express character and are unbound to specific rules and boundaries, breathtaking and functional her vision is worth gawking over.
June 5, 2013
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New Products From Aldo Bakker

Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental Dutch designer (and self-proclaimed "control freak") Aldo Bakker, who we previously profiled in our May 2012 issue. The son of the late avant-garde jewelry artist Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker, cofounder of the influential Dutch conceptual design collective Droog, Bakker has spent much of his creative professional life forging his own design identity. “When my father was at Droog, he was in my way,” Bakker says. “I had to push to find my own path.” Here, his latest crop of avant-garde objects and furnishings.
June 5, 2013
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MyWorld Lounge System by Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck saw the new MyWorld sofa system in his dreams. The acclaimed designer doesn’t use computers, watch movies or television, nor find himself with much time to occupy his own couch. In fact, he and his wife pass most days on planes shuttling between work obligations or attending to their oyster farm in the south of France. Yet the impresario managed to conjure a transformable sofa for the modern family. As ICFF festivities drew to a close, Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina invited Dwell to meet the Starck and his new MyWorld system in person.
June 3, 2013