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

 

Tomeo

During the 60s, visionary designers developed the first plastic furniture. The designers’ talent coupled with the versatility of the substance led to its indispensability. Both designers and consumers became addicted to it. Today, we know its environmental dangers. Still, restaurant terraces remain filled with plastic chairs. This is because the market offers little alternative. The design world remains sparsely populated with manufacturers of steel furniture, even sometimes republishing designs from the late 19th century… Here comes the birth of Tomeo: a modern, light & stackable steel chair.

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Nuvem

Nuvem goes beyond the confines of traditional illumination. Slamp patented Opalflex recicled material, versatile modules can be infinitely combined creating floating landscapes.The design can be lit by multiple, bidirectional spotlights that can be positioned above the system or threaded through to illuminate from below.The easily adaptable, mutable installation brings an artistic, ethereal touch to any king of spaces.The modules can be infinitely combined to create floating landscapes and transforming an architectural space running across ceilings and down the walls,creating an infinite sky

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Mobius

The Mobius ring gives inspiration for the design of Mobius lamps. One lamp strip may have two shadow surfaces (i.e. two-sided surface), the obverse and the reverse, which will satisfy all-round lighting demand. Its special and simple shape contains mysterious mathematical beauty. Therefore, more rhythmic beauty will be brought to home life.

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Time Book

Time Book are made by hand-polished crystal glass blocks. Special ink was screen printed on the surface and cured at high temperature. The high density of crystal glass gives them perfect stability when in use. Time Book is minimalistic in terms of function, form and material, it’s like a book-shaped sculpture. The function is clearly presented by its form. The text on the book uses Quinsay Parto typeface designed by Time book’s designer. The “MMXIX” on the book spine is the Roman numeral writing of “2019”.

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Hair of Umay

Made in ancient nomadic technique, protected by UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safekeeping, this rug is bringing the best out of wool due to gradient wool shades and fine hand stitching that creates volumetric texture. 100 percent hand made, this rug is made using natural shades of wool plus yellowish tone dyed with onion shell. A golden thread that goes through the rug makes a statement and reminds of the hair freely flowing in the wind - hair of nomadic goddess Umay - protector of women and children.

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Sushi

This chair was made to be a fun chair, useful and with an aesthetic that use simple and effective lines. A handmade piece, made one by one, using an old technics in craftsmanship. A combination between simple lines, colors and comfort for all backgrounds.

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