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May 1, 2012

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!

Geometric coffee table by Max Lipsey
American-born, Netherlands-based designer Max Lipsey recently released his Acciaio collection of furniture made with steel bicycle tubing and saddle leather. This is his take on a coffee table; the triangular panels fold in to obscure the contents of the attached cabinet.
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Detail of Geometric Coffee Table by Max Lipsey
A closer look at the cabinet reveals the fine craftsmanship and bicycle-inspired detailing.
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Processed Paper Pendant Light by Pia Wüstenberg
Pia Wüstenberg, a German-Finnish designer based in London, created the Stacked Vessels we featured in the magazine, each made from ceramic, glass, and wood. Another project of hers we love is Processed Paper—a series of pendant lamps, table bases, and other pieces crafted from rolled wastepaper that she turns on a woodworker's lathe to create distinctive, marbleized pieces.
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Wooden Accordion Cabinet by Elisa Strokyk
We featured Elisa Strokyk's Wooden Carpet, made of teak veneer mounted on linen, in the magazine. Her experiments with wood extend into other items for the home as well, including a glowing, bubble-like pendant light and this cabinet crafted with accordion pleats.
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Sebastian Neeb
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Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strokyk
Here's another one of her Wooden Carpets, this one with a tasseled edge. As she told writer Lindsay J. Westley, "You know how wood is supposed to feel when you touch a tabletop or a shelf, but the concept of wrapping it around your body is a new experience."
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Sebastian Neeb
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Colorful stained wood carpet by Elisa Strokyk
Strozyk also created "carpets" with colorful pieces of stained wood, as seen here.
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Anglepoise Task Lamp by Henry Wilson
Australian designer Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited" collection put his credo of "making existing things better" into practice. Here, an Anglepoise task lamp gets an updated look with a ceramic shade and LED bulb.
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A-Joint Table Base by Henry Wilson
Wilson's latest project is this A-Joint table base, a new joinery system that's a democratic update to the classic A-frame sawhorse.
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Pluvial tables by Federico Churba
Argentinian designer Federico Churba takes inspiration from his hometown for pieces like these Pluvial tables, which were inspired by water tubes he saw being used as flowerpots, tables, and containers in small towns on the fringes of Buenos Aires. They're made using molds he discovered in a spun-aluminum factory.
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Bienvenida Floor Lamp by Federico Churba
Sharing a similar visual identity to Churba's Hanoi lamp, which we featured in the magazine, is his graceful, arching Bienvenida floor lamp.
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RE:Cover series by Fredrik Färg
For his RE:Cover series, Swedish designer Fredrik Färg gives salvaged chairs a new lease on life with the help of sculptured, moldable felt.
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Flat-pack rocking chair by Fredrik Färg for Design House Stockholm
Färg's latest project is this flat-pack rocking chair for Design House Stockholm.
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Studio CA
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Flat-pack rocking chair by Fredrik Färg for Design House Stockholm
The chair is made up of five parts and assembled without the use of hinges or screws.
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Studio CA
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Stainless Steel Knives by Yota Kakuda for MUJI
Tokyo-based designer Yota Kakuda has designed many pieces for the Japanese company MUJI, including these sleek stainless steel knives.
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Cell phone charger by Yota Kakuda
Kakuda also created this unique cell phone charger, which was inspired by a tape measure. It's manufactured by KDDI.
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Geometric coffee table by Max Lipsey
American-born, Netherlands-based designer Max Lipsey recently released his Acciaio collection of furniture made with steel bicycle tubing and saddle leather. This is his take on a coffee table; the triangular panels fold in to obscure the contents of the attached cabinet.

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