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Innovation in Form – The Ninaber Pendant watch

The Pendant Watch can be worn around the neck or used as a pocket watch, leaving your hands free. The design hinges around the meeting between the soft rubber and the hard aluminium. The pendant watch has been included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Pendant Watch, by Studio Ninaber

Fireplate, Outdoor Fireplace by Radius

Fireplate, by Ralph Kraeuter, for Radius

Legnomobile Dresser by Alfredo Häberli

Legnomobile, by Alfredo Häberli, for Alias

That Voido That You Do. Rocking Chair by Ron Arad

Voido, Rocking Chair by Ron Arad, for Magis

Palm Chandelier Rapid Prototype by Janne Kyttänen

Inspired by the connection between mathematics and the laws of nature, such as the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, Janne Kyttänen has also created a collection of lighting designs. The Palm Chandelier is a good example of this collection. It follows the growing pattern of the foliage in a palm tree and it is composed of 38 individual small Palm lights combined together to form a chandelier.

Palm Chandelier, by Janne Kyttänen, for Freedom of Creation

Futurel

This lighting range comprises a standing, hanging and built-in ceiling light. The light technology is based on a micro prism structure, which directs the light into the room and avoids reflections on monitor screens. For the first time, color has been introduced: an illuminated plastic ring (in blue, orange, white or red) can be chosen to coordinate with office interiors.

Futurel, for Siteco

Livingstones, Soft Pebbles from Smarin

Practical as a pouffe. Oversize pebbles, a rest area with an open geometry.

Stones, by Smarin, for Livingstones

Millenium Drive Sofa from Tacchini

Millenium Drive, by Christophe Pillet, for Tacchini

Zanotta’s Take on the Club Chair

1010 Club, by Prospero Rasulo, for Zanotta

Samoa Iz Outdoor Furniture

Samoa recently launched the Iz outdoor furniture collection. The collection is made entirely from aluminium and features a sun-lounger, chairs, tables, armchairs and benches. The collection was awarded the ICFF editors award for the best outdoor collection.

Iz, by Francesc Rifé, for Samoa

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