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Nina and Beni

Inspired by the aerodynamic yet efficient forms of naval construction the Nina & Beni chair is made from 100% sustainably sourced forests.Two steam-bent strips cantilever over the seat to serve first as legs then armrest and finally mold to the lumbar area. In an exercise of efficiency the Nina chair uses the least amount of material to create beautiful complex forms. Crafted with century old technology along with modern 3d machinery the Nina & Beni chair tests the limits of what is possible with wood.

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Osker

Osker immediately invites you to sit back and relax. This armchair has a very pronounced and curved design providing distinctive characteristics such as perfectly crafted timber joineries, leather armrests and cushioning. The many details and the use of high quality materials: leather and solid wood guarantee a contemporary and timeless design.

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Central One Park

This residence is located in one of Zhengzhou commercial economic area next to the scenic Beilonghu lake adjacent to the Ruyiyunhe in the West, the Central Business District in the South and the Central Business District International Finance Center in North. The lighting design uses as its base the grid lines from the "Rites of Zhou" merged into the architectural and landscape of this residence to create a choreography between light and shadow that divulge the characteristics of Chinese architecture.

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Vanke Plaza

This Tianjin Vanke Plaza Jiuong Road is located in the Hexi district of Tianjin, China on the North of the People's Park and Southeast of the Five Avenue historical district. Its surrounding includes government offices, residential compounds and the Tianjin Foreign Studies University. New copper panels and glass curtain wall allowing natural light and visibility in and out of the shopping mall complement the white panels of the facade which in a way still refer the local Century Mart supermarket prior to its renovation.

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Canopy by Hilton

The canopy Chengdu City Center is centrally located at the Tianfu Square. Local cultural elements welcome guests throughout the hotel (Sichuan opera, book cabinets, tea culture, spicy food, architecture...). The lighting design is not only functional, but also focuses on these cultural elements as to make guests feel comfortable in this glocal hotel.

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Talento Unlimited

The design of Talento cabinet by Edoardo Colzani is a containing unit with a particular visual impact where crafstmanship and design come together in a wise balance of empty and full and an alternation of different depths and proportions. The new texture in liquid metal embellishes and emphasizes the two doors. The use of liquid metal on the door surfaces, enhances the visible and tactile textures animating the surface of the doors with three-dimensional effects. The opening of the doors reveals the interior part entirely lacquered in liquid metal and equipped with glass and lacquered.

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