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Designersblock 2012 Showcases Brilliant Furnishings From Emerging Designers at Milan Design Week
The Swedish designer Carsten Thostrup showed off a set of colorful stools locally produced in Sweden.
Austrian designer Zitta Schnitt exhibited an open-source design for a PET bottle purse that is sewn together from old PET bottles.
Zitta Schnitt also showed a how-to guide for a foldable light called Eclectic lady. It can be easily assembled using a sheet of 700 mm x 1000 mm paper.
Ashley Temundo exhibited a DIY solution for upgrading chairs (or other pieces of furniture) in need of a facelift. With her workshop set up in the back the handicraft involved was easy to grasp.
Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva unveiled a collection of “bio fireplaces” made from a special kind of high refractory heat-resistant clay.
Pension Für Produkte‘s beautiful Honey lamps are made from recycled honeycomb paper.
Scottish experimental designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating showed his latest project called Liquidity, which explores the emerging technology of conductive inks and soft/paper electronics.
The prize for the sweetest design goes to Sayaka Takeshita for her hug-friendly pillows called Tsubomi (Buds). Each comfy pillow is completely handmade.
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