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Archive for September, 2012

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Eames LTR Special Edition Tables from Herman Miller

Each year, Herman Miller selects a product for its Select Program, which is a limited edition product release that is meant to be a collector’s item. This product could be something that is brought back from the archives, a new interpretation of a classic, or even a new objet d’art. This year, three limited edition…

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Artek’s 2nd Cycle: Giving Furniture Another Life

As I continue to sift through all of the wonderful things I missed this year at the London Design Festival, I found out about this 2nd Cycle project by Artek. Apparently a few years ago, Artek began collecting old Artek furniture from schools, flea markets, retirement homes and more and gave these chairs a second…

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London Design Festival 2012 Landmark Projects

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival. Each year, the Festival invites several designers to create installations around the city, such as last year’s installations at the V&A. Let’s take a look at this year’s projects: BE OPEN Sound Portal, Trafalgar Square Imagine an alien, rubberized structure in the middle of…

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LDF 2012: Lars Beller Fjetland at 100% Norway

Lars Beller Fjetland is an up and coming designer who founded his own studio, Beller Design, in 2011. Although he only recently graduated from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, his works have been featured in various press. He will be showing two pieces of his work as part of 100% Norway, during this…

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Bird Apartment by Nendo

Last year, we featured a non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse (Alcantara is a suede-like artificial leather) created by Nendo. This year, Nendo has designed yet another birdhouse – but a much bigger one – in the Momofuku Ando Center in Nagano, Japan. This birdhouse features 78 nesting spaces for birds on one side, and then on the…

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Double Herkimer Candleholders by Arik Levy

Designer Arik Levy is presenting a new collection of handmade candleholders for Gaia&Gino. The Double Herkimer is a new addition to the Giants candleholder collection designed by Arik Levy. Available in multicolor, clear, black, black/jade and multicolor/black. Prices range between US$375-450.

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Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki

The city of Helsinki was selected as the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. For the period of one year, a series of events with design as the central theme will be held throughout Helsinki as well as surrounding cities. In addition to events, there are also…