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Archive for January, 2012

Vad Wood Chair by Luca Nichetto for Casamania - Featured Image

VAD WOOD Chair by Luca Nichetto for Casamania

The original Vad Chair (2006) by Luca Nichetto for Casamania was a tribute to the tradition of the Scandinavian masters. The body was “produced in recyclable, reinforced polypropylene by means of injection moulding in a single block and using certified Polygiene technology, rendering the product antibacterial” per Luca Nichetto’s website. T The new Vad Wood…

Sara Lamp by David Ericsson - Featured Image

Leather Cabinet and Lamp by David Ericsson

Stockholm-based designer David Ericsson put together this leather cabinet as well as the lamp during his time at the Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies back in 2010, before founding the dmoch design studio. The idea with these pieces is to use local material, including Swedish wood, and vegetable-tanned leather and linen sourced close to Stockholm. Leather…

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Converse ? Marimekko Spring 2012 Collection Announced

Converse and Marimekko announced their Spring 2012 collection, with the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck Taylor All Star PJ and Jack Purcell Helen shoes receiving a springlike boost of five signature prints from two Marimekko designers, Maija Isola and Annika Rimala. Some of these prints include: Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko, Muija print, Maija Isola The…

Tokujin Yoshioka now! design à vivre 2012 Creator of the Year - Featured Image

Tokujin Yoshioka is Creator of the Year at now! design à vivre in Paris

During the Maison & Objet show in Paris, three designers of the year awards are announced. This year, Tokujin Yoshioka becomes the first Japanese designer to receive the now! design à vivre 2012 Designer of the Year award, which is given to one designer who has made an impact on the world’s creative scene. As…

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Wallpaper* Magazine Design Awards Winners Announced

Winners for the 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards were announced. Eleven of the awards were decided by an international judging panel that included: Cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry; New York-based Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly; Swiss art auctioneer and co-founder of Phillips de Pury, Simon de Pury; Head of Bulthaup, the German kitchen manufacturer, Gerd Bulthaup; and Photographer/art…

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Anisha Lamp by Lievore Altherr Molina for Foscarini

The Anisha table lamp that we wrote about during the Salone del Mobile is now available in the US. Designed by Spanish studio Lievore Altherr Molina, this elliptical table lamp surrounds empty space, and with the touch of a button, fills with light. In Argentinean Spanish “anisho” means ring, but the name “Anisha” is also…