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La Cage Lamp by Stefan Schöning for Dark

Stefan Schöning attempts to save the bulb from extinction. La Cage is made from bended steel wire, in which the bulb is centralised, serving as the reserve for an endangered species. La Cage is a basic version, to which a series of accessoires, such as a door, a real lace skirt, a bag, can be added on.

La Cage, by Stefan Schöning, for Dark

Tapio Wirkkala Bowl

Our eyes are on this 1954 Bowl by the Finnish designer, Tapio Wirkkala. It has appeared in the book, Eye, Hand, Thought.

Bowl, $3,800, by Tapio Wirkkala, at Wright

Silver Sunday Easy Chair by Interstuhl

Hadi Teherani has extended the Silver range. Those who work hard also need rest and relaxation, so it was logical to develop an armchair offering users supreme comfort and top class design for waiting, relaxing of an evening or simply everyday sitting. And so an easy chair was born, soon to be available in the “Silver” design and either low or high-backed. The swivel armchair is beautifully sprung and rests on an elegant three-legged stand. The aluminium frame and upholstery draw on the characteristic design features of previous Silver models. A u-shaped stool complements the armchair, and can also be used as a small side table.

Silver Sunday, High and Low, by Hadi Teherani, for Interstuhl

LED Glass Brick Picks up Red Dot Design Award

The glass brick is back. The new shape includes LED’s and mirror reflections stretching into infinity and colors changing in computerized configurations and patterns. Named “best of the best” at the Red Dot Awards.

LED Glass Brick, by Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

platten_bau Shelving by Möbelbau Kaether & Weise

platten_bau is a complete assembly shelving system. The separate components are simply put together, without the use of tools. The shelves are made out of 4mm thick hpl-boards. The final construction gives the unit structure and end up with a high weight-bearing capacity.

platten_bau, by Florian Petri, for Möbelbau Kaether & Weise

Loop Lamp from Dark

The Norwegian designer Petter Knudsen has given a new boost to the office lamp. A very minimalistic design, finish in chrome, glossy white or black. By using the LED technology it effects the general look and gives the Loop the purity of a sculpture.

Loop, by Peter Knudsen, for Dark

Bulego Desk by Nueva Línea

Bulego writing desk is a secretarial for the home, whose sophisticated image is set off by the scissor shape of its legs.

Bulego, by Abad Design, for Nueva Línea

Hako-ie, Japanese House in a Box Wins Good Design Award

The Hako-ie “house in a box” is an assembly-type Japanese-style room that you can set up inside a larger space. Made with excellent materials and fine techniques, with attention to the smallest detail. It has tatami mats, as well as an arched ceiling, a lacquered tokonoma corner, and even a wooden veranda. It can be assembled or disassembled in an hour and requires no nails or screws, just a hammer and battens. A winner of the Good Design Award 2008.

Hako-ie, by Asao Sakamoto, Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Best 15, Good Design Award

Ventaglio Table by Cassina

Architect Charlotte Perriand made her name collaborating with Le Corbusier in the late 1920s and is best known for her modern take on rustic farm stools and other furniture designs. Designed in 1972 for her own chalet in France she created the Ventaglio 511, an abstract reduction of an Asian fan made from what appears to be planks of flooring with three unmatched elliptical legs. The asymmetrical shape of Ventaglio provides for dynamic and flexible usage, as a dining table or a sculptural desk.

Ventaglio, by Charlotte Perriand, for Cassina

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Bell Side Table
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