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TV Murrine Paperweight by Naoto Fukasawa

A murrine paperweight in flashed Murano glass, hand-ground, when set on paper it becomes a magnifying glass that enlarges words and pictures.

TV Murrine Paperweight, by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Matteograssi T.net Room Divider

T.net, by Franco Poli, for Matteograssi

Over the Moon with Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison, the reigning master of reduced form, has designed a tea service for Rosenthal. The simple elegance of this set, made of porcelain, has now earned a Red Dot and iF design award.

Moon, by Jasper Morrison, for Rosenthal

Jo Meesters Redefining Everything

1. In search of innovation within traditional crafts Botanical Ceramics was born from a research project based on the possibilities of combining traditional crafts with technological and industrial production methods. The series of containers are manufactured using rapid prototyping technology based on the idea of flowerbulbs as a natural vessel.

2. The second vase, Redefining Genetics, is composed of 6000 small rods, which have been built up manually through a 3D computer program.

3. A String of Garlic ceramic Vase using garlic as a starting point.

Botanical Ceramics & Redefining Genetics, by Jo Meesters, for Jo Meesters, Garlic in collaboration with Marije van der Park.

Storage by Hanna Ehlers

From a Portfolio, by Hanna Ehlers

An Aluminum Bowl by Christoph Böninger

Put an orange into this bowl, and a beautiful contrast results: nature meets technology. Winner of several honours, the bent aluminum forms a three-dimensional object in which shapes and shadows change depending on the light.

Bowl, by Christoph Böninger, for Auerhahn Bestecke

Tea + Coffee Tower by Wiel Arets

This blocky coffee and tea set from Alessi with its abstracted forms serve up coffee, tea, sugar and cream.

Tea + Coffee Tower, by Wiel Arets, for Alessi

Typecube—Building Blocks for Typographers

Typecube is a design tool used to facilitate the modular construction of letterforms. Typecube’s six faces each bear a unique formal component which provide the basis of two dimensional and three dimensional typographic systems, encouraging flexibility within uniform structure. By varying the number of type cubes, typographic solutions vary in complexity, and are capable of infinite rearrangement.

Typecube, by Chris Clarke

Missed Tree by Jean-Marie Massaud

A large scale planter, for large scale homes and gardens.

Missed Tree, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Serralunga

Artecnica tranSglass Dog Head Mirror

Artecnica’s tranSglass Dog Head Mirror was inspired by Guatemalan tribal masks and features an oval mirror topped with a three dimensional handcut and mirrored glass mosaic.

Dog Mask tranSglass by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden, for Artecnica

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Bell Side Table
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