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Boffi Bathtub

Spend a little time here soaking in this Corian bathtub.

I Fuimi, by Claudio Silvestrin, for Boffi

Simple set of chairs exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair

Brio, by Mikiya Kobayashi, for Mikiya Kobayashi Design

Minted British Coins

The new British coin designs have been chosen via an open competition. The winning designer is 26 year old Matthew Dent, who lives and works in London as a graphic designer.

British Coins, by Matthew Dent, for The Royal Mint

3D Wall Calendar

Colour coded, typographic and functional, everything we need in a daily planer. We love the details, perfect for that busy design agency.

Studioplaner, by Sven Winterstein, for Planolux

Bent Aluminum Furniture from B-LINE

B-LINE has come up with some furniture using a special manufacturing technique. The bending of 3mm thick aluminum sheets like paper, yields the origami line. The Icon bar stool (we like the name) is horizontally stackable and comes in a range of colors, for those who invest a lot of time in this activity.

Icon Bar Stool, by Matthias Demacker, for B-LINE

Neumann Spotted

With regular cameos in music videos, Neumann microphones are the gold standard of recording technology.

TLM 49, $1,500, by Neumann

Tuck the Table Away

 

Collapsing Table, by Caspar Schmitz, for Destalt

Icon: Wandstereoanlage by Dieter Rams

“Less. but better”, is his motto, and certainly the work he did for Braun in the ’60′s and ’70′s exemplified this. One of the most influential Industrial designers of the 20th century, Dieter Rams worked with Braun to produce some of the most pared down and beautiful stereo equipment ever produced.

Wandstereoanlage, by Dieter Rams, for Braun

Silver Office Chair by Interstuhl

It’s a very hi-tech, high status office chair, but we think Silver, a new range of chairs from Interstuhl fits very well into the home environment, perfect for those who work remotely.

Silver, by Interstuhl

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

Cars
Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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Design Icons

Karuselli Lounge Chair
“Without question my favourite piece of interior design, and undoubtedly the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. I like to retire to one with a cigar and a stiff drink as frequently as possible." - Sir Terence Conran. [more...]

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Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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