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Saucer by Eric Degenhardt for Schönbuch

Recently launched at imm Cologne, Saucer is a bent wire coat hook and a round plate for keys and pocket litter.

Saucer, by Eric Degenhardt, for Schönbuch, Photography by Tillmann Franzen

Stickpecker: It’s Not What You Think

The concept is simple, a homage to the forest creatures. Secured together by a magnet the chopsticks snap apart and are made in the shape of a woodpecker and wood.

Stickpecker, by Microworks

Chanel Sport Collection

Chanel has added sports equipment to its range of branded accessories, including a bicycle and a guitar, in black or ivory.

Hors Piste, Surf, Plage, Urbain, Country, Ballon, Tennis, by Chanel

Paper Tray by Soichiro Nomiyama

Japanese designer, Soichiro Nomiyama has designed a set of simple desk trays, in walnut or beech, with the ability to swivel out by rotating on a steel axis.

Paper Tray, by Soichiro Nomiyama, for Hightide

Marli Wire Fruit Basket by Steven Blaess for Alessi

Winner of the Good Design Award, the Marli Wire Fruit Basket is reminiscent of the classic 826 Series of products developed by Alessi in the 1940′s. The new form uses computer bending, creating a fluid form of 3D curved stainless steel rods.

Marli Wire Fruit Basket, by Steven Blaess, for Alessi

Debut Collection by Mark Holmes for Minimalux

Mark Holmes, former Design Director of Established & Sons has designed a collection consists of 18 tabletop objects based around two basic shapes: the cube and the cylinder, serving as containers for pens and small trinkets, as well as salt shakers and egg cups. The collection uses simple forms but they are made of luxury materials finished in mirror-polished 24k gold and silver.

18 Tabletop Objects, by Mark Holmes, for Minimalux

Louis Vuitton Luggage by Damien Hirst

Inspired by the movie Dead Ringers by David Cronenberg with its display of stainless steel surgical instruments, Damien Hirst has created a line of luggage for Louis Vuitton.

Secretaire, by Damien Hirst, for Louis Vuitton
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Wooden Textiles by Elisa Strozyk

Made by applying specially cut pieces of veneer to fabric, the textile takes on unexpected qualities when it’s folded.

Wooden Textiles, by Elisa Strozyk

Array Candle Holder Jonathan Sabine

Array is a combination candle holder and dish that can be used individually or stacked into a customizable candelabra. Array is cast in aluminum and comes with a black or white powdercoat finish.

Array, by Jonathan Sabine

Eternal Ice Drop by 5.5 Designers for Hennessy

Encapsulated in a glass drop, the imprisoned water freezes after a few hours in the freezer then spreads its coolness through the glass by finding its liquid state. Beyond its sustainable and reusable aspect, this object has a not unimportant consequence over the moment of the tasting of a good Cognac. Certain consumers, if they like the effect cooling some ice cube on their drink, do not like that by melting ice cubes alter the taste of this one, by dilution. Furthermore, the action of the cold tends to break certain aromas of the Cognac. This mode of cooling, lighter than a traditional ice cube, represents then an ideal solution to lead the cognac to the good temperature of tasting.

Eternal Ice Drop, by 5.5 Designers, for Hennessy

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Bell Side Table
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