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Sources: World Tour

March 29, 2016

1. Designers Hayley Barrett and Jodie Padgett bring you Honeycomb for Camira. This British import is made from 100 percent post-industrial recycled polyester, available in 16 color mixes made using non-metallic dyestuffs. It can be combined with Nanotex stain repellant, BioAM antibacterial, and DuraBlock waterproof technologies to pack even more of a powerful high-performance punch.

2. Axor’s ShowerSelect thermostats are taking showering to a whole new level. As the designer brand of Germany’s Hansgrohe, they’d better. The simple press of a button now changes one from handshower to overhead, allowing for
instant control of the user experience.

3. We’re loving the asymmetrical disturbance the Mad Chaise Lounge from Poliform delivers. Its presence is bold, fun, and yet intricate all at the same time. Poliform established itself in the Italian region of Brianza in 1970 and has since evolved into a global luxury furniture brand, delivering on original and unique designs like the Marcel Wanders Mad collection family.

4. The Kurage light is a mini world tour all in itself, designed by Venice- and Stockholm-based Luca Nichetto and Tokyo-based Nendo for Italian design company Foscarini. The shade is made of washi paper, a fine hand-made Japanese paper achieved by harvesting and boiling the stems of Mulberry tree fibers. The complex process dates all the way back to 600 AD.

5. Alcantara is a one-of-a-kind material from Italy’s Alcantara S.p.A that meets the technical and design needs and requirements of various markets. It can cover any shape or form, be printed upon, embossed, embroidered and more, is water repellant, fire retardant, and breathable, with a limitless palette of color options.

6. The second collection of Ascot Ceramiche’s Game of Fifteen collection, also hailing from Italy, was designed by Dutch artist Boris Tellegen who’s work is anchored in a geometrical style. The continuing line will be dedicated to the works of 15 contemporary artists, giving them the opportunity to consider the tile a medium of art.

7. The global dynamo technology brand Sony introduces the Glass Sound Speaker—a revolutionary presentation of sound with 360 degrees of non-directional, crystal clear music reverberated through an elegant glass cylinder. It evokes the sensation of music played
live in the room as the vibration of the glass mirrors human vocal chords.

8. Look for the Owl Chair from Tokyo, Japan’s the design labo during Milan Design Week this month. The company debuted the prototype two years ago, and the chair is made from a single piece of EVA lumber, inspired by the Japanese arts of origami and furoshiki
(the act of covering one object by wrapping it with one piece of a textile).

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