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Barber and Osgerby design first office chair for Vitra

Design duo Barber and Osgerby's minimal and "visually calm" Pacific chair is their first office seating for Vitra. Launched at the Orgatec trade fair in Cologne, the Pacific chair conceals its mechanical parts behind an extra-long rectangular backrest, which extends below the base of the seat. Its linear form is echoed in the chair's short, straight armrests. "To

Nendo adds cork seat to its sustainable range of SU stools for Emeco

Japanese studio Nendo has released a new version of its environmentally friendly SU stool for Emeco, adding an interchangeable cork seat to the design. The material is lightweight, resilient and can be harvested every ten years without causing lasting damage to the trees. As with previous versions of the SU stool, the seat has a contoured surface, and

COBE bases collection of ceramic plant pots on its own building

Danish architecture firm COBE has created a range of ridged pots based on a school building it also designed. The pots were created in partnership with Kilo Design for COBE's solo exhibition, Our Urban Living Room, at the Danish Architecture Centre. Designed to bring a sense of the city into the domestic environment, the vessels echo a kindergarten in Copenhagen completed by the

Eindhoven graduate designs a gun for firing her tears

After an altercation with a tutor, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Yi-Fei Chen created this visual metaphor to show her personal struggle with speaking her mind. Recently on display at Dutch Design Week, Chen's brass Tear Gun fires water collected as she cries. Chen was born in Taiwan, where she was brought up with a strong sense

Claesson Koivisto Rune models vibrating massage pillow on pebbles

Claesson Koivisto Rune based the stone-like appearance of these massaging pillows on pebbles found on Sweden's beaches. The Soft Stone back and neck pillows were designed by the Swedish studio for Dream Co. Japan following a two-year research and development process. Aiming to avoid a clinical look, Claesson Koivisto Rune took inspiration "directly from nature" for the

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