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Khepri

Khepri is a floor lamp and also a pendant that is designed based on ancient Egyptians Khepri, the scarab god of rising of morning sun and rebirth. Just touch Khepri and light will be on. From the darkness to the light, as ancient Egyptians always believed. Developed from the evolution of Egyptian scarab shape, Khepri is equipped with a dimmable LED that is regulated by a touch sensor switch that provides three settings adjustable brightness by a touch.

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Minimal Techno

This is a prototype arm chair which is constructed from recycled solid steel and repurposed bamboo hardwood flooring. It has a matte black coating with brushed brass screws to hold the hardwood slats in place. Even though the design is delicate, the matte black and brushed brass add a certain sense of robustness. This piece is designed to feel as if it does not take up much space, yet has a very strong presence in any room.

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Cork Block

This agglomerate by Amorim Composits, from a composition of cork particles with polyurethane both recycled and consolidated with a binder, is launched inside a metal mold and subjected to pressure and temperature resulting in a specific physical cohesion, elasticity and effective adherence when overlapped. That suggested a set of 9 blocks of different dimensions and shapes for a sofa with one or two seats. The physical and tactile qualities and the possibility to add upholstery solutions with different colors provides diferent confort and ambience solutions, achieving different comfort levels.

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Gorge

'Gorge' is a coffee table with a shape of a gorge. Designing it, Designer 'Ramei Keum' strived to put it in a form so that elements composing of a table such as a top board and legs may become one element, not individual elements. The shape of a gorge folded in a V shape itself plays a structural role of supporting the top board of the table, and plays a role of holding/ keeping magazines or books as well as completing an aesthetic form of the table.

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1x3

1x3 is inspired by interlocking burr puzzles. It is both - a piece of furniture and a brain teaser. All parts stay together without the need of any fixtures. The interlocking principle involves only sliding movements giving a very fast assembly process and making 1x3 appropriate for frequent change of place. The level of difficulty depends not on dexterity but mostly on spatial vision. Instructions are provided in case the user needs help. The name - 1x3 is a mathematical expression that represents the logic of the wooden structure - one element type, three pieces of it.

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CRAWL LAMP

CRAWL LAMP is a unique contemporary desk lamp. Base and shade design has its striking feature which combines simplicity and geometric form . It has a 4 legged base instead of using traditional round or square bases. Shades has an elegant appearance as well as graceful sloping cut out from its mouth with energy-efficient 5W LED bulb. Shade is adjustable from left to right, or, from upward to downward direction with a maximum of 180 degrees & 120 degrees rotation, respectively. Main switch has 2USB port as additional functionality.

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