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Also from the North comes Lies-Marie Hoffman’s ‘Homage to the Elm trees’. Using chunky tree trunks sourced from local, sick trees, the Swedish designer created a series of seats to rest upon and enjoy Stockholm’s fresh air.

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled, yet intriguing aesthetic.

Designer Kim Sooji creates quirky bows from unloved ties. His project, ‘Re;born Tie’ is a gentlemen’s accessory that boasts a classic look with a twist.

Consisting of Goldsmiths University graduates, JAILmake designs furniture pieces that interact with nature. Ideally for growing food and eating on it, the table ‘Plantable’ brings the outdoors in.

Korean design sure made a splash at this year’s Designersblock. By recycling thousands of colorful matches, Sang Hee Hyun and Ju Ran Hwang put Korea on the ‘must-see’ design list. A graduate duo fresh from Sangmyung University, they created a pixelated seat that can be left to bio-degrade or be recycled.

The ‘Plastic Girl’ chair by Yeo Na Ha, Hye Jeong and Min Kyung Lee is both recyclable and long lasting. Made from Poly methyl methacrylate (a.k.a. plexiglas or acrylic glass), this transparent seat looks like many chairs fused into one!

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