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03.13.13 Eugene Reznik

Nothing wrong with this picture here. That’s an actual hand-carved wood cabinet by Italian architect and designer Ferruccio Laviani. The “Good Vibrations” storage unit is a feat of artisanship, a baroque armoire contorted into seamless IRL glitch. Echoes of faraway places and Oriental elements are glimpsed in the “disorienting” design of this storage unit, which […]

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03.04.13 Andy Cush

What if physical objects were subjected to the same arbitrary usage limits that certain distributors have forced upon perfectly legal, paid-for digital media? That’s the question posed by the DRM Chair (that’s digital rights management to you), a piece of furniture that falls apart in majestic fashion after its internal counter has detected eight uses. […]

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07.26.12 David Lumb

We get it–milk crates are the perfect nexus of multipurpose and free-behind-the-grocery-store. It was cute to swap it around from footrest to half-assed TV stand to vegetable planter. But now that you’re pretending to be an adult in the city, mix that utilitarian chic with some home-grown NYC support–buy yourself a few Crates designed just […]

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06.28.10 Marina Galperina

Design Miami / Basel has a few glass-encased curiosities this year. Netherlands-based Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny of Libertiny Studio placed a floating sculpture and 40,000 worker bees together, tricking the bees to build a honeycomb around the figure. They’ve even glazed the buzzing Jesus with honey (mmm, sacrelicious). Swiss designer Rolf Sach‘s dome lights cover still […]

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11.27.09 Will Sherman

Pharrell Williams continues trying out new careers, designing another piece of furniture for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. Following last year’s “Perspective,” a chair resting on a man and woman’s legs in a unsubtle homage to sex, comes “The Tank.” Riding on plexiglass treads, the leather seat, upholstered in blue, black, white or pink, will be unveiled […]

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