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Stoa Design

A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.
April 29, 2013
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Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!) and it certainly did not disappoint. Inside, a hearty mix of well-established, international, not-so-well-known, and local designers, such as Piet Hein Eek to Alfredo Häberli to Fort Standard, comely crowded the black and white walled small space.
April 26, 2013
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Geometric Inspired: Istanbul's Contemporary Designers

Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.
April 26, 2013
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Second Look: Henry Wilson

With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a local hardware store.
April 25, 2013
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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer. "Older machines were less precise, which means thicker lines but also very little waste of material,” he says. Exaggerated lines have since become his decorative signature and make his digitally crafted pieces "look like handmade rope furniture." Up next: interlocking triangulated pieces that form offbeat lamps, bowls, and flat-pack shelves.
April 24, 2013
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Frank Tjepkema

Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive. On the tinier end of the spectrum, he has designed conceptual but wearable jewelry for Dutch design leaders Gijs Bakker and Marijke Vallanzasca. On the larger side, he's completed commercial interiors ranging from restaurants to airport kiosks.
April 23, 2013
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The Psychology of Seating

At a time when everyone is talking about working from home versus working in the office (thanks, Yahoo!), does it really matter where you sit? Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, says yes.
April 23, 2013
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Joost and Kiki

Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change. Their Scratch dining table, benches, and ladder resemble Delft Blue Pottery, a likely nod to van Bleiswijk’s hometown. The lacquered wood is meticulously scratched by hand to create a vibrant texture and finished with a clear varnish.
April 23, 2013
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Curro Claret’s T300 Piece

Barcelona-based designer Curro Claret made the Piece, an innovative metal bracket that can transform found materials into furniture, available for sale for the first time at Salone del Mobile.
April 22, 2013
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