Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2

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May 10, 2012

Continuing our in-depth look at some of our favorite emerging designers around the world—read more about them in our May 2012 roundup here!—here are some additional products that illustrate their talents. Part One showcased designers from the U.K. to Germany to Tokyo to Sydney to Buenos Aires. This time we look at design duos from America and Bangkok, a handful of Scandinavians, and a talented young woman from South Africa who's making her mark on everything from wallpaper to wooden toys. Click through for more!

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  Though Eugene, Oregon-based Studio Gorm (aka John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt) is best known for their Peg series—modular furniture with swappable legs and table bases—they work at smaller scales, too. Witness their new and simple wallet and key holder, made of vegetable tanned leather and elastic.
    Though Eugene, Oregon-based Studio Gorm (aka John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt) is best known for their Peg series—modular furniture with swappable legs and table bases—they work at smaller scales, too. Witness their new and simple wallet and key holder, made of vegetable tanned leather and elastic.
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  Studio Gorm's Peg light has a wooden base and porcelain shade and is reminiscent of an old library lamp.
    Studio Gorm's Peg light has a wooden base and porcelain shade and is reminiscent of an old library lamp.
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  Cape Town-based designer Renée Rossouw created this set of ceramic tableware, called Pattern Diary, in 2010. She spent the year pursuing her Masters of European Design Labs in Madrid, studying with Jaime Hayon, and then produced these ceramic pieces as a visual travelogue of her year abroad.
    Cape Town-based designer Renée Rossouw created this set of ceramic tableware, called Pattern Diary, in 2010. She spent the year pursuing her Masters of European Design Labs in Madrid, studying with Jaime Hayon, and then produced these ceramic pieces as a visual travelogue of her year abroad.
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  Last year, Robin Sprong, owner of a Cape Town wallpaper company, saw Rossouw's drawings at the Design Indaba conference and invited her to design a collection of wallpaper. This pattern is called Stripy Birds Yellow.
    Last year, Robin Sprong, owner of a Cape Town wallpaper company, saw Rossouw's drawings at the Design Indaba conference and invited her to design a collection of wallpaper. This pattern is called Stripy Birds Yellow.
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  This pattern is called Earth Sunset.
    This pattern is called Earth Sunset.
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  Rossouw has also dipped her feet into making designs for children. This set of painted wooden figurines is called The Colours.
    Rossouw has also dipped her feet into making designs for children. This set of painted wooden figurines is called The Colours.
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  Jonas R. Stokke and Øystein Austad, who work in Oslo, Norway, under the name StokkeAustad, created this Dayboard calendar in order to give people more freedom to arrange the year as they see fit. Each individual date is affixed to the steel base with magnets, allowing users to move the days around.
    Jonas R. Stokke and Øystein Austad, who work in Oslo, Norway, under the name StokkeAustad, created this Dayboard calendar in order to give people more freedom to arrange the year as they see fit. Each individual date is affixed to the steel base with magnets, allowing users to move the days around.
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  We love the silhouette of this Lobby Chair, which StokkeAustad says "derived from experiments on how an objects relates to its spatial surroundings. We looked at how a product can mark off an area and so create its own zone the user steps into. The extruded armrests and hanging seat is a result of this."
    We love the silhouette of this Lobby Chair, which StokkeAustad says "derived from experiments on how an objects relates to its spatial surroundings. We looked at how a product can mark off an area and so create its own zone the user steps into. The extruded armrests and hanging seat is a result of this."
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  This lacquered aluminum pendant lamp is basically a cube with three sides removed. There's a stretch fabric inside that spans the outer edges of the lamp and obscures the bulb.
    This lacquered aluminum pendant lamp is basically a cube with three sides removed. There's a stretch fabric inside that spans the outer edges of the lamp and obscures the bulb.
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  Line Depping, who is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, says she finds inspiration in corralling disorder. Witness her "Stilllife" installation, displayed at Galerie Maria Wettergren in 2010, which contains an array of handmade abstract wooden implements.
    Line Depping, who is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, says she finds inspiration in corralling disorder. Witness her "Stilllife" installation, displayed at Galerie Maria Wettergren in 2010, which contains an array of handmade abstract wooden implements.
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  Depping's simple and elegant wooden Splejs chair dates form 2010.
    Depping's simple and elegant wooden Splejs chair dates form 2010.
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  THINKK Studio, based in Bangkok, Thailand, created the Foldo lamp out of powder-coated folded steel and a wooden base. It looks great on a desk. Bonus: you can attach photos and notes to the shade with magnets.
    THINKK Studio, based in Bangkok, Thailand, created the Foldo lamp out of powder-coated folded steel and a wooden base. It looks great on a desk. Bonus: you can attach photos and notes to the shade with magnets.
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  The duo's Miti stool can double as a side table. Its form was inspired by tetrahedron structures, which are lightweight
but strong. It's made of powder-coated steel with an optional wooden top.
    The duo's Miti stool can double as a side table. Its form was inspired by tetrahedron structures, which are lightweight but strong. It's made of powder-coated steel with an optional wooden top.

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