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  1. A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek
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    A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek

    Swiss brand Vitra has announced that it purchased Artek in a move to bring more global exposure to the iconic Finnish design house. Ever since Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.06.13

  2. Coin Lamp
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    Coin Lamp

    There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption habits. From high-concept products like Die Electric, which we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.03.08

  3. The Personality of Yellow
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    The Personality of Yellow

    Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.29.09

  4. LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete
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    LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete

    While researching innovative ways in which to use concrete, Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi’s light-transmitting concrete caught our eye. Called LiTraCon, the material is a mixture of fine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.09

  5. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  6. BKLYN DESIGNS 2009
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    BKLYN DESIGNS 2009

    After a long winter, spring has sprung, and the design community of Brooklyn is kicking off the season in fine form with the 7th annual BKLYN DESIGNS exhibition in Dumbo. The event, presented by...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    04.17.09

  7. The Office for Lost Objects
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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...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.16.09

  8. Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated
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    Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated

    Known to many architects as that translucent film paper on which archaic hand drawings become worthy of pin-up, mylar is making an illuminating entrance into the realm of the three-dimensional. ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.11.10

  9. Cerno's Making-Of Videos
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    Cerno's Making-Of Videos

    Cerno, a young Laguna Beach, California-based company that creates LED lighting and, more recently, furniture, has taken a very 21st-century approach to branding and marketing, hiring a producer to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.16.12

  10. Dokter and Misses
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    Dokter and Misses

    “I love Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses’ ceramic and cork canisters and clever light-and-shelf combo.”

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.24.12

  11. Sarah Pease
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    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...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  12. Daniel Rybakken
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    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.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  13. WHATSWHAT Collective
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    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...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  14. Andreas Engesvik
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    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...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  15. Reflecting on Kimonos
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    Reflecting on Kimonos

    Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.18.08

  16. Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse
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    Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse

    I met with the Argentinian architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti a few months ago while he was in San Francisco, and he showed me photos he'd snapped the previous week, while on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.04.10

  17. Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting
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    Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

    Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.10

  18. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  19. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade
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    Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade

    While scanning the new products at one of my favorite design retail sites, Supermarket, I found a pendant lamp that I'm now coveting. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade light is made from laminated...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.08

  20. PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition
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    PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition

    It’s known around the world as the “Artichoke” but in Denmark, where it originated, Poul Henningsen’s iconic lighting fixture is often referred to as the “pine cone....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.08

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