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DESIGN DUOS

July 12, 2018

Because two minds are better than one, this week we bring you five beautiful pieces by our favorite design duos. Whether it’s the juxtaposition of different ideas or the alternative creative dynamic of teamwork, artistic collaboration has fostered many remarkable and iconic designs.
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LOAFER
Space Copenhagen, 2018
Graduates of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou are emerging icons. Responsible for many influential interior design projects, like the Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Space Copenhagen is all about engaging with spaces through an instinctual and emotive way. Staying true to their scandinavian roots, this duo’s work is modern, detailed, and expertly crafted. Originally designed for SAS Royal Hotel, the Loafer offers the ultimate luxury, freedom to lounge in style. Available in a variety of fabrics, this upholstered lounge chair is comfortable and elegant, a timeless design that looks striking in any interior, be it an exclusive hotel or a private living space.
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TS TABLE
GamFratesi, 2014
Husband and wife team GamFratesi seamlessly combines the influences of Danish and Italian modern design. Established by Danish architect, Stine Gam, and Italian architect, Enrico Fratesi, GamFratesi’s pieces are a wonderful blend of creative collaboration. The duo’s intimate dynamic has given way to a new interpretation of international design techniques and traditions.
The TS occasional table perfectly illustrates the blended influence of Italian concept and Danish craftsmanship. The marble top framed by the thin metal base exude elegance, creating a unique minimalist aesthetic.
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NILSON SOFA
Lievore Altherr, 2017
Argentinian architect, Alberto Lievore, and German designer Jeanette Altherr, incorporate a holistic approach into their design process. After twenty five years of being in a triad, The Barcelona-based pair started anew with a focus on harmony and balance. Working as a fully immersive team specializing in multiple disciplines, they aim to achieve an integrated expression of product design.
The Nilson sofa is unparalleled when it comes to comfort. Available as a high-back or low-back and crafted from high quality materials, the Nilson offers strong support while maintaining a visual lightness.
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BOLLE WALL
Giopato and Coombes, 2016
Partners in business and life – Italian-British couple Christiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes are known for their passionate ideas and non-traditional approach to their collections. “We chose lighting due to the surprise of the immaterial, the multisensorial object that can become magical.” Giopato & Coombes chose to break away from traditional Italian design with their fluid approach, they have created pieces that blend reality with dreams – True works of art that illuminate our senses.
Bolle illuminates and inspires, a visual metaphor for the immateriality of light. Available in multiple configurations, this wall sconce features a suspended brass bulb with transparent spheres, lighting up the room while simultaneously reflecting light off its interior curves.

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EMILY
Farg & Blanche, 2014
The Stockholm based studio, Farg & Blanche was founded in 2010. Swedish designer Fredrik Farg and French designer Emma Marga Blanche were driven by their desire to experiment with design techniques and choice of material. Known for their innovative ideas and playful details, Fredrik’s background as a cabinet-maker and Emma’s artistic upbringing has influenced and enriched their present work.

The Emily reflects the duo’s influence by being effortlessly stylish. The unique decorative stitching in the upholstery adds a distinct artistic character to this piece. Fitting residential and contract use alike, Emily is equally suited for a conference or a dining table. Also available as a task or lounge chair.
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