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Wooden Accordion Cabinet by Elisa Strokyk

Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended look at more work by those designers. Here you'll see Elisa Strozyk's additional innovative experiments with wood veneer, Pia Wüstenberg's lathed scrap paper pendant lamps, Fredrik Färg's recycled chairs made new with intricately folded and stritched felt backs, and much, much more. Click through the slideshow!
May 1, 2012
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Friday Finds 04.27.12

In this installment of Friday Finds, we trek to Japan for a rockabilly video, zip on over to Spain to see a wood-framed bicycle crafted using traditional Basque tecnhiques, then head northward to Belgium to glimpse the work of furniture design team Muller Van Severen. Scroll down for more!
April 27, 2012
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Portland's Beam & Anchor

Painter Jocelyn Rahm and furniture reclaimer Robert Rahm are the married partners behind Beam & Anchor, a new warehouse space in Portland that provides workshop space for craftsmen as well as a retail quarter for peddling their made goods. Beam & Anchor was mentioned briefly in our May "Now '99" issue (now on newsstands) in a piece on co-working 2.0, an exploration of collaborative studio spaces across the U.S.A. Now that it's up and running, here's a peek into what makes B&A tick.
April 25, 2012
blue Multipurpose resistant stool by Justin G. Miller

Justin G. Miller

Justin G. Miller (Savannah College of Art and Design, graduated), Multipurpose Stool, 2011: This versatile piece of industrial design was originally intended for a bathroom: It’s stain, impact, and heat resistant; easy to clean; naturally antibacterial; and ideal for a small space.
April 24, 2012
Red Felt Cocoon Chair by Felicia F. Dean

Felicia F. Dean

Felicia F. Dean (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Cocoon Chair, 2011: From an aesthetic standpoint, the Cocoon chair carries on the torch of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: something basic—in this case, folds of fabric—manipulated in a highly technical way.
April 24, 2012
Nuki Table by Lars Beller Fjetland

Lars Beller Fjetland

“Lars Beller Fjetland’s Nuki table, held together by pegs and topped with a marble slab, grabbed my attention at the Stockholm Furniture  and Light Fair.” “Lars Beller Fjetland’s Nuki table, held together by pegs and topped with a marble slab, grabbed my attention at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.”
April 24, 2012
Hanging Light by Lukas Peet

Lukas Peet

“Canadian designer Lukas Peet’s pieces are future classics, marrying form and function with a wisdom far beyond his 25 years.”
April 24, 2012
Thinkk Studio portrait by Bernd Schifferdecker

Thinkk Studio

Trained as interior architects, Decha Archjananun and Ploypan Theerachai of THINKK Studio are fascinated by the interplay of contrasting materials in architecture, and frequently combine industrial materials in their product designs. “We seek to blur the boundaries between East and West, craft and industry, with a uniqueness of form,” says Archjananun, a 2011 graduate of the University of Art and Design Lausanne whose thesis project, Weight Vases (right), put THINKK Studio on the global design map. A study in minimalism executed in concrete and powder-coated steel, the piece is pared down to the essence of a vase: a vessel for water and a slim support system for the stems.
April 23, 2012
Studio Gorm portrait by Bernd Schifferdecker

Studio Gorm

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word “gormless” (meaning stupid or dull). The Eugene-based duo creates products that are sustainable, pared down, and pragmatic: easy to carry, repair, recycle, compost, or collapse.
April 23, 2012