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Design What featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Guftaguu

Predominantly designed for the public space, GUFTAGUU is amalgamation of freedom and choice provided to the user. The ability of the seating system to fluctuate between an introvert and extrovert composition through movable seats adheres to the conceptual theme of 'the gentle art of conversation' - GUFTAGUU (Urdu). The system allows fluctuation between 86” to 45” in length and 58” to 26” in width. Constructed from powder coated steel frame, the composition is adaptable for multiple user groups and scenarios. Its adaptive design, facilitates for public waiting areas as well as open parks.

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Exo

The Exo chair is designed for use in the interior space. The design idea is represented of a minimalist approach of the shape. This solution is inspired by the desire to create a product with clear visual language. The name of the chair comes from the Greek word Exo, meaning outside. This is a slight hint addresed to the viewer about the need to escape beyond the visual overflow of the daily communication. The chair is made of steel construction and upholstery. Exo will be available in a wide range of colors.

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Globe

The design of Globe floor lamp by Edoardo Colzani originates from a sphere, reinterpreted by cutting its upper and bottom parts to create a new lampshade, suitable for casting the light both upwards and downwards. The project focuses on the use of handcrafted materials and on the round shape of the lampshade, made up of one metal piece without any weld joints. Globe design focuses also on flexibility thanks to the different combinations of internal and external finishes and to the adjustable lampshade and LED bar, that can both rotate to adapt to different needs.

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Balance

The designer created "Balance": a box with spatial presence and poetical statement. The box body, held from three feeds, floats over the surface. Swallows circle on the box, wich is like a secret treasure chest. This allows the user to keep private things or to store delicacies even under the eyes of others. Rather seems the generously proportioned branch handle to grow out of the box. But he still keeps the balance to the box body and is a room for himself. The wood, the ceramic and the swallows form a closed harmonious world, where each user can discover his own poetical story.

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Mi-480

Designed as a decorative light, the Mi-480 deals with the idea of a textured skin, creating layers of transparent, translucent and opaque patterns. The gradients of light and shade that result, give the surface a sense of visual depth which changes depending upon the viewing angle. 480 pieces of acrylic, varying in size are illuminated by a single light source, located in the centre. This further helps create the illusion of a richly textured skin. Carefully placed gaps in the skin allow for rays of light to escape through, creating their own patterns onto the surroundings.

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Renaissance

The shaping basis of the concept was taken by from Ancient Rome. Therefore the armchair Renaissance is the revival of the image Curule Chair with X-shaped legs. The stylish, minimal and modern shape of armchair allows it to be used in different public (restaurant and cafe terraces, airports, libraries and etc.) and private interiors.

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