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Person, Place, Thing: Three Rising African Design Talents

Person, Place, Thing: Three Rising African Design Talents

From furniture showrooms to architecture circles, African design from the sub-Saharan region is asserting its creative prowess.

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August 8, 2018

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Person, Place, Thing: Celebrating the Flexibility of Aluminum Foam

Person, Place, Thing: Celebrating the Flexibility of Aluminum Foam

Created by infusing the metal with gas, foamed aluminum is defining design work large and small.

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July 26, 2018

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ViviTela Mesh Brings the Rich Look of Woven Metal to Glass

ViviTela Mesh Brings the Rich Look of Woven Metal to Glass

Woven materials have wide appeal but can be difficult to clean and maintain. Forms+Surfaces has a solution with ViviTela Mesh, in which precise patterns laminated between lites of glass result in a beautiful, enduring product.

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July 26, 2018

In partnership with Forms+Surfaces

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3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

With more and more companies coming up with sustainable options for cladding, there’s no reason not to go green. Here are just three examples.

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July 20, 2018

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How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

Kayne Horsham, a former costume designer, patented a chainmail – or ‘Kayne’s mail’ – for dressing up buildings.

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July 17, 2018

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Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Excellent design often emerges from narrowing an object’s purpose, reducing it to its essential elements and obsessing over user experience. That’s why these five products, by String, Normann Copenhagen, Helinox and more, have caught our eye.

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July 17, 2018

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This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

PopApp, a 2018 Compasso d’Oro winner designed by Ifi, is a tiny gelato stand that can be transported to places that are sorely lacking gelato stands.

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July 16, 2018

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How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

For Silq, its new task chair, Steelcase replaces complex mechanisms with a single responsive substance.

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July 10, 2018

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The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Bow Chair, a perch created with 3D-printed bioplastics that nods to the natural world.

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July 4, 2018

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Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Founded by Lee Kline and Paul Lavoie, Beau Lake is an outdoor sports gear company focused on quality design. With paddle boards, pedal boats and dock chairs, the brand is making waterside recreation a thing of beauty.

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July 3, 2018

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