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Kitchen Concept for Small Spaces from Whirlpool

A concept by Industrial Facility that really should be put into production.

Micro-Kitchen, by Industrial Facility, for Whirlpool

Odin’s Protective Embrace by Konstantin Grcic

A modern interpretation of the classic salon sofa.

ClassiCon Odin Sofa , by Konstantin Grcic

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Exhibition: Eric Stephany Explores Mirco & Macro

French artist Eric Stephany lives and works in Paris where is currently an artist in residence at the point ephémère artist center. his works focuses on sculpture and installation that explores symbolism through materials. he will be exhibiting this month at glassbox ‘Sans les Murs’ in Paris. 

Exhibition, by Eric Stephany
via: Designboom

Dear Edi, a Nod to Thomas Edison

That’s a big bulb. The light source is a powerful three-watt LED in white, blue or red. Its optics has been deliberately incorporated into the structure. It serves as suspension or wall lamp. Its metal structure is made of chrome or matt black.

Dear Edi lamp, by David Abad, for Dab

CaixaForum Opens in Madrid

Madrid’s latest art museum, the CaixaForum, has opened in the heart of the city’s cultural district near the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the museum is housed in a converted 1899 power station. The building — one of the city’s few remaining examples of historically significant industrial architecture — was acquired by the foundation in 2001.

CaixaForum, by Herzog & de Meuron

Stealthy Ligne Roset Facett Armchair

Facett Armchair, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Ligne Roset

Define Your Garden with a Flowerbox from Conmoto

The Flowerbox series is made of stainless steel, powder-coated in an anthracite colour. A perforated plate serves as a stand surface, enabling water to flow away at the same time.

Flowerbox, by Carsten Gollnick, for Conmoto

Books: Phaidon Design Classics

It is the first definitive illustrated sourcebook on the evolution of design to include such a wide scope of objects in detail. From cars to furniture, from tableware to cameras, from everyday objects to airplanes, this breadth of design has never before been collected in such a way before.

“A guide to better living through design.” - Aaron Betsky, Designer.

“The ultimate tool kit to decode the modern world. Hugely thorough, and just the right side of quirky.” - Deyan Sudjic, Curator and Critic

“…very big, very yellow and very heavy.” - Terrance Conran, Designer

Phaidon Design Classics (3 Volume Set) (Design Classics)
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Vitra ETR Elliptical Table by Charles & Ray Eames

This low coffee table with its elegant elliptical shape ressembles a surfboard and was quickly given the nickname “surfboard table”. With its double chromed base, the table formally references a theme repeatedly varied by the Eameses, that of shaped steel rods welded together to make a fixed, static structure.

Eames ETR Elliptical Table, by Charles and Ray Eames, for Vitra

Glass and Steel Cliff House in New Zealand

Cliff House, Auckland, New Zealand, by Fearon Hay

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