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MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013
Posted By Katherine Pascucci On April 14, 2013 @ 12:10 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Events,Gallery,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,News | No Comments
After catching the eye of just about everyone at Salone del Mobile last year in Milan, MOST is back again with slew of new and innovative designs. Most is a curated creative hub instigated by Tom Dixon that promotes forward-thinking culture, commerce and creativity against the backdrop of Milan's National Museum of Science and Technology. This year’s chosen exhibitors presented exciting, responsibly made pieces that "disrupt design" and challenge the status quo. Click ahead to see some of our favorite pieces from MOST!
Piet Hein Eek  brought an immense amount of pieces, dating back to their founding in 1990. Piet Hein Eek is a company of 100 craftsmen located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their business model treats waste like gold, giving a second life to salvaged material. Each piece is unique and made carefully and skillfully by hand.
Nakagawa Mokkougei  is a third-generation craftsman and artist from Kyoto, Japan. Nakagawa handcrafts these graceful pieces using a 700-year old technique passed down through generations. Currently he is showing champagne coolers and stools from Japanese cedar, cypress and pine. His products are available for purchase through Japan Handmade.
Saintluc  is an up-and-coming manufacturer from France. Using flax from Normandy, they’ve helped develop a renewable and recyclable composite material  and have used it to create the elegant and classic forms of Coach and Duales . Previously, they won the Reddot Design Award for Shroom .
Jake Phipps  of London took this opportunity to display his Apollo Lights . Made from coconut husk fiber, the manufacturing supports cottage industries in Sri Lanka from initial harvesting to final construction. Also on display are a new line of Coconut Fiber Tables.
Indigo Leather is new piece by Stellar Works  of Japan. Starting with traditional techniques, they have developed a process to dye leather using natural indigo, with beautiful results.
Phil Euell  is an American craftsman based out of Paris. Using salvaged pearwood from Burgundy and traditional techniques, Phil creates beautiful pieces that demonstrate a variety of influences. TaBourre caught our eye with its sculpturally minimal form and delicate coloration.
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URLs in this post:
 Piet Hein Eek: http://www.pietheineek.nl/en
 Nakagawa Mokkougei: http://japan-handmade.com/collection/nakagawa/
 Saintluc: http://www.saintluc.fr
 composite material: http://www.saintluc.fr/%23!inovation/c1j48
 Coach and Duales: http://www.saintluc.fr/%23!furniture/c1vnd
 Shroom: http://www.saintluc.fr/%23!luminaire-outdoor/c1e0u
 Jake Phipps: http://jakephipps.com/
 Apollo Lights: http://jakephipps.com/products-page/
 Stellar Works: http://stellarworks.com/content/indigo-leather-collection-stellar-works
 Phil Euell: http://euell.fr/
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