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VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there's still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold, bluish light that is

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Panoramica’s Materiality Collection Celebrates the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Materials

Panoramica’s Materiality Collection Celebrates the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Materials

Panoramica's Materiality collection is marked by its elegant and earnest appreciation of common everyday materials. The collective eschewed flashy veneers and artificial finishes to focus on four primary

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Playable Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture Delights Kids and Adults Alike

Playable Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture Delights Kids and Adults Alike

Founder Willie Hoffman handcrafts each piece from sustainable materials in New Haven, Connecticut. Drawing upon his training as a designer and carpenter, Hoffman creates fun and multifunctional

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Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

LED Chandelier - by Group-Two Design Group-Two Design's elegant LED Chandelier updates the trope of the classic baroque chandelier with twenty-first century lighting technology, and sleek modern lines.

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Erika Cross’ Flexible Vertebral Chair is Made from Recycled Cork

Erika Cross’ Flexible Vertebral Chair is Made from Recycled Cork

Cork is a versatile material that isn't limited to wine bottle stoppers and wedged shoes. As an emergent alternative to conventional materials used by furniture makers, cork is both stylish and

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Moooi’s Brilliant Heracleum II Chandelier Blossoms with LED Leaves

Moooi’s Brilliant Heracleum II Chandelier Blossoms with LED Leaves

Inspired by the Heracleum plant (aka Cow Parsnip), Moooi's new chandelier branches out from a central core, and each stem ends in a set of shining LED "leaves." The lamp's structure is coated with

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Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon's new Cell Lights shine like dazzling geometric gemstones. Spotted earlier this year at Milan Design Week and again at the International Contemporary Furniture in New York, these gorgeous brass

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Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Long gone are the old-fashioned chandeliers outfitted with incandescent light bulbs and enough ornament to put a Christmas tree to shame. Group-Two Design recently brought their ultra-modern LED

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Light Up Your Walls with Mestyle’s LED-Embedded Wallpaper

Light Up Your Walls with Mestyle’s LED-Embedded Wallpaper

If your walls are looking a bit bland, how about lighting them up with this glamorous LED wallpaper by Mestyle? Spotted at ICFF at during New York Design Week, this innovative application of

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Structures Showcases Its Snakelike S7 LED Lamp at New York Design Week

Structures Showcases Its Snakelike S7 LED Lamp at New York Design Week

A floor lamp, bedside lamp and reading lamp all in one, S7 is a versatile new lighting design by Structures. Founded by sailor turned designer Nicolas Pichelin, Structures developed the fascinating

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The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day Two

The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day Two

Behold - the world's smallest chandelier! Mineheart downplays the overindulgent splendor of gilt baroque luminaires with this tiny energy-efficient version that's every bit as elegant - and perfect for

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Nervous System’s DIY App Lets Users Design Their Own Cellular Wooden Tables

Nervous System’s DIY App Lets Users Design Their Own Cellular Wooden Tables

Nervous System took inspiration from the shapes and patterns of nature to create an app that lets users design their own "cellular" wooden coffee tables. Once a customer is happy with their online

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The Best Green Designs from Wanted Design 2013!

The Best Green Designs from Wanted Design 2013!

Joe Doucet's electric blue Hadron light is made from a single length of electroluminescent wire that is coiled into an entropic ball. The ambient lamp gives off a cool glow, and it uses very little

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David Hakaraia’s Laser-Cut LED Lamps Are Inspired by Traditional Maori Patterns

David Hakaraia’s Laser-Cut LED Lamps Are Inspired by Traditional Maori Patterns

These laser-cut LED lamps designed by New Zealander David Hakaraia look pretty standard when the light is turned off, but when light hits the lampshade it reveals intricately etched patterns that tell the

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Metylos’ Elegant Mathilde Lamps Are Made From Hanging Strips of Wool Felt

Metylos’ Elegant Mathilde Lamps Are Made From Hanging Strips of Wool Felt

Looking like strands of Rapunzel’s hair, these felt LED lamps can be braided, knotted, or bunched into any shape. French company Metylos designed its Mathilde pendant light series to be

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Clothing for Furniture: Sinje Ollen’s Cozy Knits Give Old, Damaged Furnishings a Fresh New Life

Clothing for Furniture: Sinje Ollen’s Cozy Knits Give Old, Damaged Furnishings a Fresh New Life

Sinje Ollen was first inspired to create Clothing for Furniture when a friend brought her a designer chair that was damaged by a spill. Rather than completely reupholstering the chair, Ollen decided to

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The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

San Francisco Bay Area-based designer Colin Selig repurposes old propane tanks to create an amazing array of sofas and chairs. The smooth, sculptural seats require no extra material, and Selig has plans

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Moooi’s Raimond Chandelier Bursts with Dozens of Tiny LED Lights

Moooi’s Raimond Chandelier Bursts with Dozens of Tiny LED Lights

Moooi showcased a stunning collection of chandeliers that look like bursting fireworks at this year's ICFF. The low-energy Raimond lamp is loaded with LEDs, and its spherical form calls to mind

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Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s rustic-chic Scatter/Gather chandelier is a low-energy light made from artfully arranged pieces of driftwood that were collected from the coasts of British Columbia. The hand-made pendant

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Annie Evelyn Creates Reclaimed Cypress Chairs with Springy, Geometric Seats

Annie Evelyn Creates Reclaimed Cypress Chairs with Springy, Geometric Seats

Designer Annie Evelyn from New Colony Furniture creates weird and wonderful seats using a technique she developed herself. Her "upholstered" chairs are made from hard materials but can be “squished”

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Mineheart’s Tiny King Edison XII Chandelier Brings Baroque Splendor to Small Spaces

Mineheart’s Tiny King Edison XII Chandelier Brings Baroque Splendor to Small Spaces

British design company Mineheart, indulges Inhabitat’s love of all things tiny with their King Edison XII chandelier.  Designed by Young & Battaglia, the King Edison glitters inside of a protective

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David Trubridge’s Glittering ‘Light Rain’ LED Installation is Inspired by Earth Elements

David Trubridge’s Glittering ‘Light Rain’ LED Installation is Inspired by Earth Elements

David Trubridge's Light Rain is currently featured at this year's Wanted Design exhibit as part of New York Design Week. The light installation consists of a sweeping cascade of LED lights adorned with

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VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK's founder Brian Volk-Zimmerman is a painter, musician and an amazing designer of dizzying interiors. The Ash Credenza with and without storage is hand painted with bold earthy colors into trapezoids

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Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

"It began with this junk propane tank on my property" Selig explains on his website. "A lot of energy had been used to form the thick steel into this shape and it seemed a shame to let it go to waste."

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Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

So far we’ve seen many examples of kitchen utensils being repurposed into customized, low-tech and eco-friendly objects - but these gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness), long-lasting,

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Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Each of the delicate lamps is made from hand-formed chicken wire, and the wire's hectagon pattern is visible when the lamp is illuminated. Weder’s lamps take on an oceanic feel, looking like coral from

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Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

Secto Lamps Are Handcrafted by Finnish Cabinet-Makers From Locally Sourced Birch

There are utilitarian lamps that emit light and do nothing more, and then there are lamps that make you want to sit back in your favorite armchair and relax with a book and a hot cup of tea. Secto lamps

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Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

All of Opiary’s planters are made from recyclable materials, leaving little impact on the environment. They can be used to plant virtually anything—trees, shrubbery, flowers or edible gardens. The

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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create

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