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June 26, 2014
Originally published in Bright Interiors
as
The Point Is Mute
We live in a supercharged, electrified, and social-media-documented world. One response is to embrace the neon; another, to select a more restrained color theme. Cue desaturated pastels for the wall, floor, ceiling, or seat.
wood, paneling, color
Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio. Danish designer Pernille Snedker Hansen’s custom installations involve treating local Nordic wood with a marbling effect in toned-down hues.
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Snedker Studio
Originally appeared in Marbelous Wood
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lighting, green, negative space, steel

Frame light in Mint by Iacoli and McAllister. A powder-coated steel frame gives these spare pendant lights shape via negative space. Available in three sizes and six colors.

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Iacoli & McAllister
Originally appeared in Frame Light
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rug, geometric, looping
Cubes Rug by Paul Smith for The Rug Company. Smith looked to stained glass windows for this abstract take on the ancient art. He also used a special looping method to create crisp edging.
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The Rug Company
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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lacquer, low, table, pastel, green
Saigon Lacquer low tables by Arian Brekveld for Imperfect Design. A meticulous 16 coats of lacquer are applied to several layers of wood beneath for this modern rendition of a traditional technique.
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Imperfect Design
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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resin, lamps, New Zealand, pastel
Faceture lamps by Phil Cuttance. Though the facets of the New Zealand designer’s pendant lights suggest machine tooling, each unique and handmade object is produced by casting a water-based resin into a mold.
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Phil Cuttance
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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Ipno clock by Alessandro Zambelli for Diamantini & Domeniconi. An internal pendulum keeps this clock ticking, and its balancing function makes the piece rock like a metronome.
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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yarn, rug, loom, Australia
Old Yarn Bal Kilim by Loom. This particular collection, from an Australian rug company with an eye for subtle color variations and rich materials, uses yarn unraveled from vintage kilims.
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Loom
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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chair, levers
Codex chair by Simon James for Resident. The fully upholstered side chair is an exercise in cantilevered forms. The designer wanted a seat that is as comfortable and stable as a recliner but trim enough for small spaces.
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Resident
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wallpaper, yellow, Danish
Degrado Amarillo wallpaper by Eijffinger. The Dutch company’s Ibiza collection saturates walls in degrees with a photorealistic paper that adds an of-the-moment gradient effect.
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Eijffinger
Originally appeared in Powerful Modern Pastels
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wood, paneling, color
Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio. Danish designer Pernille Snedker Hansen’s custom installations involve treating local Nordic wood with a marbling effect in toned-down hues.

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