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Take-Off Light, by fifty-fifty, is a lampshade made of two sheets of paper with a very fine pattern of laser stitches which can be enlarged at will. You can determine yourself where you want the light to passes through the lamp-shade which leads to an endless variety of light/shade structures and patterns. To see more of fifty-fifty’s work, go here.

 

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Those beautiful Crafted Systems products, by Aurelie Tu, are uniquely woven from 100% natural wool felt and assembled by hand. By nature they are textured with varying degrees of dimension and lift to the surface. They exhibit both a simple, geometric modern appeal and also a warm, hand-crafted quality. For more information go here.

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Soft Light, by Simon Frambach, is a soft and flexible light shade made of foamed polyurethane. Its curvy fluent shape that resembles a calabash pumpkin provokes an organic and familiar appearance for a thoroughly synthetic and industrialised material. Soft Light can be placed in unused spaces like cavities in furniture and other places as an object that fills a void in one’s living environment. Its warm and tangible surface invites to touching and literally feeling light. The result is a light which is extremely flexible in use without having a technical characteristic. For more details, go here.

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Zieharsofika, by Meike Harde, shows new methods of upholstery construction, aiming to create a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat. By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. To get more info go here.

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The name Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book. The light turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. Lumio illuminates when you need light and stows away compactly when unused, ideal for modern living.

Adjust the lamp as your lighting needs change throughout the day. Use it as a table lamp, a wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, outdoor lighting or come up with your own unique ways to use Lumio.

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Porcelain Lamp, by Studio EM.

Inspired by the shipyards of Rotterdam, this lamp is adjustable in height with a pulley system. While the use of black porcelain gives this old mechanism a sturdy new look, the pastels make the material look soft and fresh. The optional counterweight of each lamp is custom made to ensure a perfect balance in weight.

To see more work by Studio WM go here.

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Just fell in love with this beautiful lamp series, called IN-EI (Japanese for “shadow, shadiness, nuance”) by Issey Miyake and brought to life by Artemide. To see more images and get more information about the technical details, go here.

Photos by: Iwasaki Hiroshi

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This beautiful home, designed by Gus Wüstemann, is located at the lakeside of Zurich, Switzerland. “It’s not a house but a family sculpture looking for freedom and social interaction.” To see more images of this building, go here.

Photos by: Bruno Helbling

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It’s getting darker again here in Sweden, so naturally I am looking for beautiful lamps or glowing objects to fill my apartment with and to keep the dark out. The Vessels are emphasising the look of the Plumen from every different angle. The designs were produced specifically to complement the flowing forms of the Plumen 001. When illuminated the glass tint mutes the light without hiding the form and produces an unexpected irregular reflection that appears holographic. To see more work by Samuel Wilkinson, go here.

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Inspired by the traditional Norwegian Tun, the Mountain Lodge on Sognefjorden, designed by Haptic Architects, is formed by a collection of five buildings gathered around a central space. Each building houses its own function and is arranged to address particular views, from a dramatic panorama of the Fjord to a sampled view of the surrounding mountain landscape. To get more information about this project, go here.

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Designed by Dana Cannam in collaboration with Studio Agata Karolina, Hummingbird is a contemporary take on a classic rocking chair. Through an ergonomic study of office seating and traditional rockers, Hummingbird facilitates both work and relaxation. Would love to try it. To get more info about it go here.

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Those different pieces of furniture, called Mutation, by Maarten De Ceulaer, look like they weren’t made by hands, but have grown to their present form organically. They might be the result of a mutation in cells, or the result of a chemical or nuclear reaction. Perhaps it’s a virus or bacteria that has grown dramatically out of scale. The Mutation pieces make you look at furniture in a different way. Maybe one day we would be able to grow a piece of furniture like we breed or clone an animal, and manipulate it’s shape like a bonsai tree. To see more work, go here.

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Dutch photographer Fien Muller and artist Hannes Van Severen launched a clear-cut furniture collection including storage boxes, tables, racks and lamps. I love this combination seat. Not only would I like to have one of those in my home, but I would also enjoy seeing it in every shrinks office. To see more of Muller van Severen’s work, go here.

Photographs by: Fien Muller

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I’m always on the lookout for new furniture. Often I find things that look great but aren’t very comfortable or the other way around. When I came across Stance, designed by Just Not Normal, I immediately thought that I would love to try this chair.

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This quite unique sideboard called Edna by U.K. based furniture designer Anthony Hartley could add a bit of color to any white home. To see different sizes, colors and more work by Anthony Hartley, go here.

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Farming Net, by Tokyo based design studio nendo, is a collection of sculptural objects made of heat-formed agricultural nets ordinarily placed around fruit and vegetables to prevent them from being harmed. My personal favorites are the lamps that seem to float in the air due to their super light weight. To see more of this particular collection, go here.

Photos by Hiroshi Iwasaki

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The concept behind this cozy looking Stack easy chair, designed by Italian based studio Skrivo, comes from the idea of having cushions in constant motion that look like they have been stacked randomly on top of each other. Placing multicoloured polyurethane upholstered cushions on a mild steel structure creates the perception of depth and playfulness. Two tubular steel rods add additional aesthetic detail as well as structural support for the birch wood legs. To see more products by Skrivo, go here.

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Object-O is Seung Yong Song’s secret space where she feels comfortable and protected. Better than in a huge mansion, the coziness of this space functions like a bird’s nest. – And considering the lack of light here in Stockholm, this wonderful piece of furniture would make a great object for light therapy. Love it! Also, check out her other work here.

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Those lovely drawers, by German designer Valentin Loellmann, caught my eye when browsing for furniture online. I like its sculptural quality combined with its functionality. I wouldn’t mind having one of those in my bedroom. To see more work by Loellmann, visit his website here.

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Since it is quite dark in Stockholm at this time of the year, I am always on the lookout for lamps that could brighten up my life in some way. Muffins, by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova are a series of lamps I’d like to have in my living room. Check out their websites for other beautifully designed objects.

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Allandale House, by U.S. based architects William O’Brien, would definitely be my kind of cabin if it wasn’t already inhabited by another family. Along with its occupants, the Allandale House provides space for an eccentric collection of artifacts that resist straightforward classification.

The house links three horizontal extrusions of “leaning,” or asymmetrical A-frames. The skinnyA-frame on the western side contains the library, wine cellar and garage. The wide A-frame in the center of the house is dedicated to two floors of bedrooms and bathrooms. The medium A-frame on the eastern side consists of living, kitchen and dining areas. To get more info about this beauty go here.
Project Team: Bhujon Kang
Visualization: Peter Guthrie

 

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Finally I found a solution for my kitchen. Light Forest, by Ontwerpduo, is turning ugly looking ceiling wires into a lovely installation. It can be used as a wall or ceiling lighting system. The possibilities are unlimited. The design consists of different parts, which can be connected in lots of different ways. Step by step the lighting system will “grow” across the space. To get more product info go here.

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I just love Suzy Lelièvre’s work who is a Paris based artist creating and reinventing everyday objects in a wonderfully intriguing way. To see more of her objects, visit her website.

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Prickly Light, by Australian artist Lucy McRae, Is a lamp with a second skin representing the living conditions of australian women in the harsh environment of the colonial period. The lamp is made of 20’000 hand dyed wooden pieces. If you’d like to get more information about this project go here. To see more of Lucy McRea’s work, go here.

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Beautiful wooden sculptures by Philadelphia based furniture designer Matthias Pliessnig. His style is “kinetically contemporary” and he uses computer-aided curves with laborious craftsmanship to handcraft chairs and benches. To see a time lapse video of Pliessnig wrapping a Thonet chair with steam-bent white oak strips, click here.

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