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Television’s Most Favored Seat

From the office of Dr. House to the interrogation room of the major case squad in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and countless other television series, stands an iconic chair. Emeco’s classic 1006 Navy Side Chair. In production since 1944, … Continue reading

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Design Now!

Last month art book publisher Taschen released Design Now!. “Not only an in-depth exploration of contemporary design practice, this book is also a rallying call for a more sustainable approach to product design of every type, from lighting and furniture … Continue reading

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Design within Reach Annual Book

Earlier this month, the modern classics furniture shop Design within Reach released their Annual Book for 2008. It’s even more compact than last year’s edition, measuring a little over 6″ x 7″. A useful and practical reference book, the sharp … Continue reading

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B&O Magazine

Bang & Olufsen, perhaps the most prominent designer brand of cutting-edge audio products, has just released their 2007/2008 Collection catalog. While the brilliant ground-breaking BeoCenter 9000 along with its variants are long gone, there’s plenty to admire from the BeoCom … Continue reading

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Apple iPhone Review

The iPhone was back in the limelight yesterday when Apple announced a stunning $599 to $399 reduction for the 8GB model, effective immediately. The 4GB version will be phased out. Also unveiled, iPod Touch, an iPhone with complete browser and … Continue reading

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2007 IDEA Winners Revealed

The Industrial Designers Society of America’s, 2007 International Design Excellence Awards were just announced. The jury selected 81 winners in 14 categories ranging from furniture and ecodesign to packaging and transportation. The sponsor Business Week has published an interactive slideshow … Continue reading

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Naoto Fukasawa Monograph

Last week’s look at the O2 Cocoon phone referenced Naoto Fukasawa’s influence. One of Japan’s most renowned product designers, he has redefined the designs of common items through careful observation of everyday use and imaginative implementation of simple geometry and … Continue reading

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Walking on 33rd & 8th in NYC, the above image is hard to miss. It’s plastered across an entire building facade. This new ad campaign for Motorola stars Formula One racecar driver Danica Patrick, highlighted in a dramatic Flash microsite … Continue reading

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O2 Cocoon Musicphone

As the hype around Apple’s iPhone reaches a crescendo today, it seems only appropriate to look at a phone design that’s completely different. Designed by Syntes Studio, the beautiful seamless exterior Cocoon once opened, reveals a phone interior whose design … Continue reading

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Samsung Phone by Jasper Morrison

On Monday, Samsung unveiled a new mobile phone designed by leading industrial designer, Jasper Morrison. “Simple contours and clean lines comprise this compact bar design”. It’s aesthetically pleasing, yet doesn’t quite pop like Morrison’s kitchen appliance line for Rowenta. This … Continue reading

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