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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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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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Ska V29

Solid natural larch wood table worked with numerical control machines and finished by hand, the particularity is the shape that recalls the position of the trees, demolished by the Vaia storm that hit the Dolomites and represented by solid wood larch wood axes themselves. The hand-polished surface makes the surface opaque and smooth to the touch and enhances its veins and shapes. The base, made of powder-coated steel, represents the pine forest before the storm passes.

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Tatamu

By 2050 two thirds of the earth population will live in cities. The main ambition behind Tatamu is to provide flexible furniture for people whose space is limited, including those who are frequently moving. The aim is to create an intuitive furniture that combines robustness with an ultra-thin shape. It takes only one twisting movement to deploy the stool. While all the hinges made of durable fabric keeping it light weight, the wooden sides provide stability. Once pressure is applied to it, the stool only gets stronger as its pieces lock together, thanks to its unique mechanism and geometry.

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Plover

Plover is a collection of chairs specifically designed for workshop and seminar events where the chairs can either be used individually or collectively to aid brainstorming and co-creation. The design of Plover encourages the freedom of different sitting postures. The protruding “head” is at one time the extended end of the back support of the regular seated user; at the other time it becomes a small worktop for the user sitting in reverse. There are 3 models under the Plover series.

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World's greatest design teams.

Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.

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