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

 

Grid

The Grid is a table designed from a grid system that was inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, where a type of wooden structure called Dougong (Dou Gong) is used in various parts of a building. By the use of traditional interlocking wood structure, assembly of the table is also the process of learning about the structure and experiencing history. The supporting structure (Dou Gong) is made of modular parts that can be easily disassembled in need of storage.

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xian skp

Xian SKP is the renovation of the former provincial Cultural Center of Shaanxi into an iconic shopping center located at the Yongning gate of Xian, starting point of the ancient Silk Road. For this client, it's a new start where the architect and interior designers created lines and curves that reflect the identity of the client and spread around and within the 19 storey 164,779 m2 tower A and 6 storey 72,268 m2 tower B. Lighting welcomes guests to experience both a focus on the retail products and a revelation of all the key elements that makes this building unique.

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tianjin vanke jade avenue sales office

Yet small with its two entrances and three distinct layers of arches that differ by depth, height and width, the Tianjin Vanke Jade Avenue Sales Center, located in the Qingxi district of Tianjin, China, was treated, from a lighting point of view, as a key project by taking advantage of the waterscape to virtually double its volume with a simple and functional lighting design which ensures that visitors are welcome in a space that has the potential to become part of their future housing compound.

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Leaf

Influenced by palm leaves, the designer created an elegant pendant light that gives a different impression from every viewing angle. The unique shape of this fixture makes it a captivating and outstanding element of any room. This effect gets emphasized by the ever changing tones and colours of the poles that vary according to the light conditions.

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Reverse

While time flies by, clocks have stayed the same. Reverse is not an ordinary clock, it's the reversal, a minimalistic clock design with subtle changes making it one of a kind. The hand facing inward rotates inside the outer ring to indicate the hour. The little hand facing outward stands alone and rotates to indicate the minutes. Reverse was created by removing all elements of a clock except its cylindrical base, from there imagination took over. This clock design aims to remind you to embrace time.

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Lunule

Lunule chair is a combination of strength, beauty and practicality. It is made of wooden frame and soft foam cushion for the seat and backrest. The cushions are covered with leather lining and all the screws are designed to be hidden. The chair pushes the boundaries and introduces a new use of chair by converting to a stool by removing the backrest. Ergonomics has been considered in the design of chair. It is suitable for people who are sitting cross legged.

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