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Maze-like stairways and optical illusions are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

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Design Boom

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in an attempt to update the construction of ‘simple’ wooden chairs, japanese designer ryuichi kozeki has created a prototype series with a distinct wedge-shaped part that connects the back and seat, creating a curve that perfectly supports the small of the back. presented at the greenhouse during this year’s stockholm furniture fair, the collection comes in a set that includes the chairs and a matching small table.
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This year marks Ikea's 75th year in business, and to celebrate the company is dusting off old blueprints and reviving some designs from the past. The plan is to re-release selected pieces from three eras--the 1950s-'60s, '70s-'80s and '90s-'00s--and produce them in a limited quality in a line they're calling Gratulera.
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Design Milk

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Iconic Danish brand Fritz Hansen collaborated for the first time with Japanese design studio nendo on a dining chair that combines both Danish and Japanese qualities. The N01™ chair has a minimalist feel yet it comes together like a complicated puzzle comprising 23 veneer and solid wood pieces. The chair falls perfectly into the Fritz Hansen family while pushing the boundaries when it came time to actually make it.
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Japanese design studio Nendo has turned the cuckoo clock on its head with three modern versions of the traditionally German-crafted object designed for clock company Lemnos. The minimal designs combine naturally finished wood with white painted faces, and each include a motorized bird that pops from

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By Rain Noe - May 08 Nendo re-thinks closures for vessels with their "Air Lids" A fluoroelastomer is a variant of synthetic rubber. Chemical- and stain-resistant, it's used to make seals in air conditioners and automobiles. Nendo, however, imagined more domestic applications for the stuff, and partnered with air conditioner manufacturer Daikin, a company well-versed in fluoroelastomers, to make a new series of kitchen objects.
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Tokujin Yoshioka has created a range of minimal bottles and tubes for a Japanese skincare brand, which are each topped with lids made to look like natural stone.

Yoshioka created new packaging for Japanese cosmetics brand Three, whose range includes cleansing oil, clearing foam, treatment lotion, treatment emulsion, and treatment cream.

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