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Tom Dixon at Design Miami 2009

I happened to catch up with British furniture designer Tom Dixon yesterday on his way over to the Audi Pavilion here on Miami Beach. Audi has just launched their new A8 sedan and Tom was tapped to do an installation of his own—the luminous Light Light—as part of the festivities. We walked the boardwalk between the Fontainebleau Hotel and the Pavilion together and chatted about manly smells, new colors and the nature of innovation.  
December 2, 2009
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Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED

In one of Italy's oldest glass-blowing regions, Murano, the lighting company FDV Collection (a Leucos USA brand) has partnered with Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini to unite cutting-edge LED technology with centuries-old tradition. The result is Spore, a pendant light with an artful exterior and high-tech interior.  
November 28, 2009
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Live from London: Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert has been busy since graduating with an industrial design degree from Loughborough University in 2006. At 100% Design last week, he launched a A year in the making, a collection of several products for no less than seven British and international brands.
October 2, 2009
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Alvar Aalto in Lights

International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of electric lighting—critical to the enjoyment of Finnish interior environments during the long dark winter months.
September 9, 2009
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Ardor for Ada

When putting together a room, it's easy to lapse into the "Everything-must-be-a-showpiece" mentality, and though that can certainly make for high octane interior design, just as often it bespeaks a space, and a decorator, who is simply trying too hard. Yet how often do we laud the subtle, neutral pieces that make the Womb chairs pop while still keeping the living room livable? Enter CB2's lovely table lamp, Ada.
July 30, 2009
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The Office for Lost Objects

A couple of months ago when I judged a furniture competition sponsored by Design Within Reach, I was lured by a chair design from a young studio out of Madison, Wisconsin, called The Office for Lost Objects.
June 16, 2009
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George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps

I like my pendant lamps grouped together or in a bundle, which is why I'm excited about the recent reissue of a trio of George Nelson's Criss Cross Bubble Lamps by Los Angeles-based modern furniture company Modernica.
June 10, 2009
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Ripple Chandelier

At ICFF last month, jGoodDesign debuted several new products from their collection of hand-blown glass lighting. They showcased a number of beautiful chandeliers and pendants—the hanging styles accentuating the lightness and form of the glass designs.
June 4, 2009
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Piet Hein Eek

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes. But while his use of reclaimed materials has been widely recognized in the recent wave of sustainable design fandom, Eek has been working with scrap since well before the green boom, and his motivation arises as much from an obsession with time as a concern for resources. Dwell travelled to Eek's homespun factory and workshop in Geldrop, The Netherlands, to discuss, among other things, his childhood design projects, his opinion of mass production, and the intentionally inefficient process behind his scrapwood collections.
April 30, 2009