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The acrobatic appearance of Poise, a table lamp designed by Robert Dabi of shifts between static & dynamic and a big or small posture. Depending on the proportion between its' illuminated ring and the arm holding it, an intersecting or tangent line to the circle occurs. When placed on a higher shelf, the ring could overhang the shelf; or by tilting the ring, it could touch a surrounding wall. The intention of this adjustability is to get the owner creatively involved and play with the light source in proportion to other objects surrounding it.

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Moon Gate

The Moti chair integrates aesthetics and structure, breaking the traditional structure, and using circles to connect the support points, which effectively balances the forces and reducing the material loss. The use of Mortise and tenon joints and full hidden dovetail joint make the joint more stable. The design is inspired by the arches, moon gate in ancient Chinese gardens, the circular holes designation brings broader visual sense, which also implies that there is no barrier between communication.

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This is a cloud-like chair that is raining. The seating surface enables a cloud-like expression by piercing polyester fiber into the polyurethane foam with a needle. It was inspired by Needle Felting. A high seat gives the seated person a floating. Stainless steel round bars are 5mm in diameter. There are 100 thin stainless steel bars. In addition, the mirror-like stainless steel legs and pedestal made it possible to express the rain.

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Brise Table

Brise Table is designed with a sense of responsibility for climate change and a desire to use fans rather than air conditioners. Rather than blowing strong winds, it concentrates on feeling cool by circulating the air even after turning down the air conditioner. With Brise Table, the users can get some breeze and use as a side table at the same time. Also, it permeates the environment well and makes space more beautiful.

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The Rainforest vases are a mixture of 3D designed shapes and traditional Scandinavian steamstick technique. The hand shaped pieces have extremely thick glass with weightlessly floating splashes of color. The studiomade collection is inspired by the contrasts of nature, and how it creates harmony.

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Codependent melds psychology and design, specifically focusing upon the physical manifestation of a psychological condition, codependency. These two intertwined tables must rely upon each other to function. The two forms are incapable of standing alone, but together create one functional form. The final table is a powerful example of which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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