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Take A Line For A Walk, a Lounge Chair by Moroso

Take A Line For A Walk, by Alfredo Häberli, for Moroso

Mesa — Vitra Edition Table by Zaha Hadid

Mesa evolved from an architectural experiment which was to do with creating connections. Elastika was an installation created in the Moore Building in 2005 for the Miami Design Fair. The brief had been a sculptural structure to revivify the 1921 building’s atrium. Zaha Hadid’s proposal was an organic set of tentacles which linked spaces and floors across the atrium, defying changing levels and criss-crossing each other in mid-air. The effect was like a huge, sticky chewing gum pulled out of shape across the interior. This concept is now illustrated as a Vitra Edition table.

Mesa, by Zaha Hadid, for Vitra.

Missed Tree by Jean-Marie Massaud

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

Missed Tree, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Serralunga

Ikon — Angular Architectural Lighting

Ikon (we like the name) is a range of architectural lighting luminaires characterized by a sober and well-balanced design suitable for every type of situation. The rotation of the lighting module and by the many solutions available – suspended, wall-mounted, floor and projector make it a very flexible lighting solution.

Ikon, by Targetti

Konstantin Grcic’s Leather Teepee Chair

The strict architectural structure of Teepee gives little hint of the enormous design effort that went into its development.

Teepee, by Konstantin Grcic, for Cassina

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

Flow Lamp by Rotaliana

Flow Lamp Series, Design by Dante Donegani & Giovanni Lauda for Rotaliana

Aladdin by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Aladdin, by Mârten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, for Paola Lenti

Asian inspired Lanterns by the Bouroullec Brothers

Lantern has a sober but appealing shape. The compact, slightly bulbous lamp is somewhat reminiscent of a Chinese lantern. This association is underscored by its pleasantly warm, soft light.

Lantern, by Ronan Bouroullec, Erwan Bouroullec, for Belux

Tubic Aluminium Light from Anta

Tubic, by Hadi Teherani, for Anta

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