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10 outdoor furniture designs for making a living room in your garden

Outdoor furniture was out in force at the recent Maison& Object and IMM Colognefurniture fairs, as brands responded to a big increase in customer demand. We pick out 10 of the best new designs, including rugs, shelving and a kitchen. The two fairs saw many established brands launch outdoor furniture collections for the first time, like contemporary Danish brand Muuto, […]

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Donut Pipes by John Quick are designed for smoking cannabis

College graduate John Quick has created a collection of donut-shaped pipes, with ceramic glazes to resemble frosting, for smoking marijuana. The collection of Donut Pipes is hand-made by fine-arts student Quick, who attended Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. Designed to resemble the popular fried snacks, each fits in the palm of the hand and is roughly the same shape. The […]

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Six emerging Chinese designers showcased in Rising Talents exhibition at Maison&Objet

Maison&Objet’s Rising Talent Awards 2019 have focused on six young Chinese designers that are redefining traditional forms with innovative materials and modern shapes. After showcasing new talent from the UK, Lebanon and Italy in previous years, the Paris furniture fair chose to spotlight China’s fast-developing design scene for the 2019 edition, which took place from 18 to 22 January. The […]

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Lara Bohinc’s Orbit tables reference Bauhaus geometries

British designer Lara Bohinc looked to the geometric forms of planetary orbits when creating this table collection, designed to express “the simplicity of Bauhaus design”. The “celestially-inspired” Orbit tea table and coffee table feature steel frames and geometric copper surfaces that have been patinated to achieve a blue-green-hued verdigris finish. The Orbit tea table features two semi-circular surfaces separated […]

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Baux launches biodegradable acoustic panels made from a plant-based material

Acoustic products brand Baux has worked with a team of scientists specialising in biomimicry to create a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, called Baux Acoustic Pulp. Made from a new paper-like, plant-based material, the series of nine panels was developed with Swedish industrial design studio Form Us With Love, in collaboration with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The new […]