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Shelf Lamp by Andreas Engesvik

Young Guns 2012: The New Nordic Guard

With Scandinavia's rich design legacy and long months of darkness, it's little wonder that many of the region's up-and-coming designers are masters of modern lighting. Here are three whose work we find particularly illuminating.
May 10, 2012
Things Revisited collection by Henry Wilson

Young Guns 2012

In our tireless search for what's modern now, we've combed the globe for fresh talent, seeking out design stars in the making—our next generation of Bouroullecs, Jasper Morrisons, and Patricia Urquiolas. These 27 up-and-comers are shaping the future of design, creating objects that make our world and our homes more functional, beautiful, and inspiring. We think you'll see a lot more of them in the years to come.
May 8, 2012
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Friday Finds 05.04.12

Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 
May 4, 2012
Counterbalance light by Daniel Rybakken

Daniel Rybakken

Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken explores how light affects people’s moods. WE LOVE: His experiments with simulated daylight and the six-and-a-half-foot-long Counterbalance light.
April 24, 2012
Greta Lampshade by WHATSWHAT Collective

WHATSWHAT Collective

The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a drawstring that directs light up or down. 
April 24, 2012
Shelf Lamp by Andreas Engesvik

Andreas Engesvik

Andreas Engesvik, cofounder of NORWAY SAYS, established a solo studio in Oslo in 2009, creating offbeat updates of ordinary pieces. WE LOVE: The Shelf lamp, meant to nestle amid books like a sculpture.
April 24, 2012
T12 light by Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease (Rhode Island School of Design), T12 Light, 2011: The T12 light is a shining example of simple, premade materials deployed in an elegant fashion. The black walnut and aluminum base supports an industrial, U-shaped fluorescent lightbulb, set off by a braided fabric cord.
April 24, 2012
Ceramic and cork canisters by Dokter and Misses

Dokter and Misses

“I love Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses’ ceramic and cork canisters and clever light-and-shelf combo.”
April 24, 2012
Federico Churba portrait by Bernd Schifferdecker

Federico Churba

Federico Churba graduated from the industrial design program at the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, right on the cusp of Argentina’s economic crisis and the collapse of its peso. His country’s reduced reliance on imports and shift to domestic industry meant a short testing period for young designers. “There was a strong pull to start producing immediately and showing the world what we could do,” says Churba. From the beginning, he was interested in manipulating material and forms to create simple, newly iconic shapes. An early influence was Vico Magistretti and his 1986 Vidun table, whose height-adjustable base is an outsized wooden screw.
April 23, 2012