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Adam Hills and Maria Speake of Retrouvius

Protect and Conserve

Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business, Retrouvius.
January 7, 2012
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Friday Finds 01.06.12

We're back this New Year with the first Friday Finds of 2012. Scroll down to find out more on New York's lost subway stations, Dutch designer Thomas Eyck, an art installation made up of thousands of stickers, and a clip from one of our favorite IFC shows.
January 6, 2012
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Designing the Ruche Sofa

When I was in France earlier this year to report our latest Process story, which appears in our February 2011 issue and online here, I had the opportunity to not only tour Ligne Roset's factory near Lyon, but also to meet with the designer of the Ruché sofa, Inga Sempé. I'm always grateful for the opportunity to peek inside designers' studios and gain some insight into their creative process, and my conversation with the engaging, straight-talking, dry-humored Sempé was a highlight of my trip. I loved her atelier, a riot of papers, books, models, drawings, and prototypes in a corner room of her sprawling Paris apartment. And it was fascinating to hear more about the backstory of how the Ruché came to be; it made my visit to the factory the next morning that much more interesting.
January 3, 2012
Modern Ruche sofa by Inga Sempe for Ligne Roset

Ruché Sofa

On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft this very refined couch.
January 3, 2012
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The Wood Life

Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
December 28, 2011
Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï of Normal Studio

Modern French Design: Normal Studio

With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.
December 27, 2011
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The Youngest Guns Contest

Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.
December 20, 2011
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Well Tooled

December 9, 2011
Fin Art's designs were displayed at <a href="http://www.zmodern.com">z|modern</a> in Denver. Photo by James Holden.

Denver's Fin Art Co.

One of the most interesting furniture companies I've come across lately is Fin Art Co. based in Denver, Colorado. When childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder they were in a situation known to many—ready to leave the world of hand-me-downs and cheap thrift store finds behind. But then they encountered another all-too-familiar scenario. "We didn't have the money to afford the modern designs we liked," says McGowan. "So we decided to try our hand at building them."
November 21, 2011
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