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Five new launches from Stockholm Design Week

Last month, from February 5 through 11, Stockholm hosted its annual week dedicated to Scandinavian design. Showcasing furniture and lighting, the festival dazzled visitors with hundreds of events and diverse exhibitors, showrooms, galleries, residences, hotels, and studios throughout the city. We take a quick look at just a few of the newest products that were introduced there, below. Vienna Throws by Arthur Arbesser Hem In reference to historical Austrian patternmaking, most notably by Josef Hoffman and the Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna-born fashion designer Arbesser created a collection of three throws with stylistic geometric patterns that look like the block-printed variations from the aforementioned era. 2018 Collection Fogia Seven designers and architects created seven buttery-hued furnishings, including seating, storage, tables, and lighting. From left to right: Myko Chair by Stefan Borselius, Persimmon Lamp L by Note, Gito sideboard by Diiis studio, Spisolini chair by Andreas Engesvik, Enclose Lounge Chair by Norm Architects, Hawu shelf by Diiis Studio, and Poppy Low pouf by Nina Jobs. The New Order 2.0 Collection HAY Celebrating the collaborative launch of their new workplace accessories collection with the Finnish furniture-maker, HAY transformed the Gulled showroom into a brightly adorned office space for design week. Among a whole range of office products, the vibrant collection includes two vases, polychromatic translucent glass containers, and a host of storage trays bathed in radiant colorways.
Flik Flak ateljé Lyktan
For Snøhetta’s first lighting collection, the design firm devised charred timber lamps fitted with a suspended eave. The series, initially developed for the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden, comprises a wall-mounted lamp, a table lamp, and a floor lamp. Fossil no 1 coffee table The Whole Elements by Anna Bera At the Greenhouse, a venue for independent and emerging designers, Polish artist and woodcarver Anna Bera exhibited her tactile, handcrafted wooden furniture. Created in her studio—the Whole Elements in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains—the Fossils solid-oak coffee table is fashioned with openings that allow individual pieces of crockery to fit snugly.  
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Specsheet > Objects of Common Space: Residential Furniture

Residential furnishings that range from the mundane to the otherworldly—here is a selection of new furniture that physically and conceptually reinvigorates traditional and expected forms. Kreten Side Table Souda Industrial, organic, and sculptural, each of these side tables is completely unique. Original pieces designed by Isaac Friedman-Heiman are created in Souda's Brooklyn studio by casting concrete into a spandex mold. This unique material combination delivers forms with naturally occurring air bubbles and color variations. The side tables are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Hi-Lo Shelving Moving Mountains
Equally sculptural and functional, this shelving unit is comprised of common plywood, fractured marble, and bright blue paint. The juxtaposition of high and low materials underline the stepped form, creating a graphic play between textures and color.
Chaise Klein Agency
Cleverly nicknamed "the long chair," the Chaise exposes the strength of two materials: steel and leather. The design is afforded by rolled sheet metal that sustains the weight of the resting area on top of the seemingly floating plane.
Sylva Daybed Coil + Drift
Wood grain and textured fabric come together in this six-legged daybed. The white-oak base is composed of a rounded-edge frame and distinctive hand-shaped legs, which taper on two sides. The sumptuous cushion is crafted with subtle tufting and meticulous seaming.
CAN 1 HAY
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed CAN 1 to go beyond practicality and comfort to reinvigorate the entire idea of the sofa. Reinterpreted as something relaxed and accessible, it comes flat-packed and can be easily assembled at home from three basic elements: frame, cover, and cushions.
Slip Chair Erickson Aesthetics Made of matte Horween leather, wenge wood, and waved cord, this chair is elegantly assembled by inserting the wooden seat and legs into the seat back. The backside reveals the cord stitching that holds the tanned seatback taught.
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Product> From Classic to Crazy: New Designs for Outdoor Seating

From quasi-camouflaged to head-turningly flamboyant, these designs for outdoor seating can enhance the character of a commercial plaza, a municipal complex, or an outdoor hospitality area. K Series Atelier Vierkant Set in a hardscape or landscape, these ceramic boulders provide visual interest—subtle or striking, depending on the context—as well as seating. Custom engraving is offered. Available in rounded and elongated profiles and several colorways. Comfony 600 Benkert Bänke A sinuous, contoured stainless steel frame is fitted with aluminum slats to create a minimalist lounger. Components are offered in a limited palette of colors and finishes. Palissade Collection Hay The slatted designed of this bench prevents water and debris from collecting on the seat. Part of a 13-piece collection of tables and seating, the powder-coated steel pieces are offered in three colors. Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Stay Bench Landscape Forms Part of the 35 Collection, this curvaceous cantilevered bench comes in backless and backed models; skateboard-discouraging seat dividers are optional. Surface- or embedded- installations are offered. In 22 standard colors; custom finishes available. Designed by frog. Folly Magis Fabricated in rotational-molded polyethylene, this loopy geometric bench has a matte finish. Designed by Ron Arad. Orange Beast SIXINCH This exuberant lounge is made of recyclable, CNC-cut foam. It's coated with a substance that's flexible as well as weather-, water-, and UV-resistant. Measuring more than 13 feet long, it can seat a crowd in comfort. Designed by Pieter Jamart.
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Bittertang Farms sculpts hay into a North Shore theater for 102nd Ragdale Ring competition

Studio Gang’s treehouse revamp of Writers Theatre isn’t the only North Shore performance space to dance with organic forms. Designers Michael Loverich and Antonio Torres of The Bittertang Farm won $15,000 to install a temporary stage for performances in Lake Forest, where renderings show sculpted piles of hay and wavy architectural forms that “melt into the existing landscape.” Their design will be the 102nd iteration of the Ragdale Ring, a competition that invites architects, designers, and artists to cook up ideas for a temporary outdoor theater space on Chicago’s suburban North Shore. The nonprofit Ragdale Foundation has supported artist residencies and exhibitions since its founding in 1897 on the grounds of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s summer home in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago (1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, Illinois). “At Ragdale we are creating a new ground—one that brings together different architectural forms, including grottoes, gardens, mounds and hay piles to create a structure that can be performed ‘on’ as well as ‘under,’” said Loverich and Torres in a statement. Construction on the temporary structure will begin this month, with the public unveiling scheduled for June 14. The debut will be a benefit show featuring a “masked garden party” and performances by musicians and actors inside the Ring. “The Ring will serve as a gathering place, enlivening the historic campus of Ragdale as a place of dynamic artistic and architectural experimentation,” said Zurich Esposito, executive vice president of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), juror, and a member of Ragdale’s board of directors. “And, when the season concludes, the Ring is ultimately biodegradable.” The design appears as a larger version of an installation the firm built on New York City's Governors Island in 2011.