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June 5, 2014
Originally published in Modern for All
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Engineering Room
By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.
modern furniture design tech Magis Zartan Raw chair
Zartan Raw chair by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Magis. Using a mixture of recycled polypropylene and natural wood fiber, the Italian manufacturer has made a stacking chair whose production is kinder to the environment.
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modern furniture design tech exnovo afilla pendant
Afilla pendant lights by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo. Marrying new materials with traditional ones, this lighting series features 3-D printed nylon shades and a Swiss-pine structure.
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modern furniture design tech Woodnotes Midsummer Rug
Midsummer rug by Ritva Puotila for Woodnotes. Consisting of tightly woven strands of paper yarn, the Midsummer rug is hypoallergenic, stain resistant, and easy to clean.
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modern furniture design tech Kristalia Boiacca Wood Table
Boiacca Wood table by LucidiPevere for Kristalia. Oak legs support a tabletop made from Fenix-NTM, a water-repellent, anti-bacterial surface developed using nanotechnology. Though it looks like stone, the surface is soft and warm to the touch
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modern furniture design texture oak form bloom blanket
Bloom blanket by Bianca Cheng Costanzo for Oak Form. Origami folding techniques inspired this Italian cashmere throw.
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modern furniture design texture studio jean march gady hug armchair
Hug armchair by Studio Jean-Marc Gady. Bumpy upholstery offsets the rigid oak structure.
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modern furniture design texture ligne roset ploum love seat
Ploum love seat by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset. Quilted stitching over foam padding gives this seat dimension and depth.
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modern furniture design tech Magis Zartan Raw chair
Zartan Raw chair by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Magis. Using a mixture of recycled polypropylene and natural wood fiber, the Italian manufacturer has made a stacking chair whose production is kinder to the environment.

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