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Synapsis, a Tangled Table for Porro

Synapsis by Jean-Marie Massaud for Porro

Ross lovegrove Ginko Carbon Table

Ginko Carbon Table (radius 634 mm x H 720 mm), by Ross lovegrove

Patricia Urquiola’s Tropicalia for Moroso

Tropicalia’s collection is composed of a chaise longue, armchair, chair with armrests, chair, outdoor bed and a swinging nest. The geometric frame of faceted steel tubing is covered with a skilful composition of plaiting, alternating solids and voids according to a precise pattern and displaying a meticulous eye for detail.

Tropicalia collection, by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso

Pretzel Chair is back from Vitra.

In honor of George Nelson’s 100th birthday, Vitra has released a special re-edition (limited to 1,000) of Nelson’s Pretzel Chair he designed in 1952.

Pretzel Chair, by George Nelson, manufatured by Vitra, via: Design Related

Alfredo Häberli Pattern Shelving

Two shelving units designed by Alfredo Häberli, cellular construction.

Pattern Shelving, by Alfredo Häberli, for Quodes

Slow Chair and Ottoman by Ronan & Erwan Bourellec

This inviting lounge piece, which counts Eero Saarinen’s famous Womb Chair as well as Hans J. Wegner’s Flag Halyard Lounge Chair among its typological and aesthetic “ancestors”, uses an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the frame of the chair like a fitted stocking.

Slow Chair and Ottoman, by Ronan & Erwan Bourellec, for Vitra.

Eek Dresser by Piet Hein Eek

Baroque dresser from Piet Hein Eek with clean lines and excellent craftsmanship.

Eek Dresser, by Piet Hein Eek, for Moooi

Evo, by Nolen Niu

The EVO collection explores the use of shapes and negative spaces, which results in the comfort and functionality of the piece. “With the EVO collection, I explored the possibilities of creating three separate zones for seating which are the seat, lumbar, and backrest,” explains Nolen. The hexagonal like shape keeps the piece feeling light weight, while providing the optimal angels for each zone without compromising the shape and form factor of the design. The large 2-inch gap simplifies cleaning with the use of a narrow nozzle vacuum attachment and leaves other items in plan view and easily retrieved.

Evo, by Nolen Niu, for Nolen Niu

Jean Marie Massaud does Auckland

Auckland, by Jean Marie Massaud, for Cassina

The Boom by Todd Bracher

Named the Best New Designer at ICFF 2008, Todd Bracher has prototyped these doughnut tables. Hollow centers allow these glossy lacquered fiberglass pieces to nest inside one another.

Boom, by Todd Bracher

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