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  1. Of Inspiration and Investments
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    Of Inspiration and Investments

    Brooklyn's current wave of modern furniture designers is not a spanking-new phenomenon, if we stop to remember the man who invented modular seating. Harvey Probber was born in Brooklyn just after...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.15.08

  2. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  3. MUJI and Thonet
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    MUJI and Thonet

    Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, Muji announces that they've joined up with Thonet to re-imagine the classic bentwood and Bauhaus chairs.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.24.08

  4. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  5. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  6. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

  7. Argington at BKLYN Designs
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    Argington at BKLYN Designs

    Having children often inspires and motivates people to make changes in their lives or execute projects that have long been brewing. When Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton learned that they were...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.06.09

  8. 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

  9. Bemz's Bright Idea
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    Bemz's Bright Idea

    Last week I met with Lesley Pennington, a Canadian living in Sweden who in 2004 launched Bemz, one of the cleverest companies I've heard of recently. Bemz makes affordable custom-order slipcovers...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.30.10

  10. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
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    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  11. Fair Chairs
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    Fair Chairs

    We continue our coverage of the 2012 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with a selection of especially haute seats. The allure of a well-designed chair is tough to resist and there were plenty of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.08.12

  12. Yota Kakuda
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    Yota Kakuda

    A self-proclaimed “collector of old stuff,” designer Yota Kakuda finds inspiration in vintage objects found in junk shops and flea markets. He is constantly gathering vinyl records ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  13. Thinkk Studio
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    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...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  14. Friday Finds 04.27.12
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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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.27.12

  15. 7 Questions for Cecilie Manz
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    7 Questions for Cecilie Manz

    Republic of Fritz Hansen launched Danish designer Cecilie Manz’s chair and table at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by the rounded shape of a stone on...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.12

  16. Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog
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    Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog

    Award-winning Danish design team Busk + Hertzog was founded in 2000 by architect Flemming Busk and textile designer Stephan Hertzog. Together, the duo has produced minimalist furniture that...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    04.16.13

  17. Carl Hansen + Maharam x 20
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    Carl Hansen + Maharam x 20

    See all twenty iterations of the classic Hans Wegner Shell chair for Carl Hansen & Son, remade with Maharam fabric.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.17.13

  18. Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition
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    Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition

    Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian Libraries. After receiving over 60 entries, six award-winning designer...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.26.13

  19. 5 Old School Barstools
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    5 Old School Barstools

    Sidle up to your local living room bar with these classic, old school barstools.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.16.13

  20. 101 The Modern Office
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    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

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