ICFF pick | LOLL

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Loll Fresco collection at ICFFDelightful outdoor furniture from Loll, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

Loll produces outdoor no maintenance furniture from 100% post consumer plastics (yes, milk cartons) diverting the waste from land fill. Bold shapes, bright colors, modern and clean. continue reading

ICFF pick | nanimarquina

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Nanimarquina at ICFF 2011

Hitting the mark with great elegance once again is Nanimarquina from Barcelona, Spain, with the Losanges collection. Designed by The Bouroullec brothers, Losanges is a reinterpretation of the traditional Kilim technique. Each rug is crafted by hand and uses hand spun Afghan wool, making each rug a unique piece. Losanges combines ancient technique and modern design to make a totally original creation.
For product information visit: http://www.nanimarquina.com/en/products/rugs/losanges
Nanimarquina is committed to using natural, renewable and recyclable resources, such as wool, jute, cotton and silk and renewable energy.
Nanimarquina is a major supporter of Care and Fair the advocacy group against child labour.
For more information about this amazing company and their spectacular products visit:
http://www.nanimarquina.com

ICFF pick | molo

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molo at ICFF 2011Design firm, molo, Vancouver, Canada brought several of their newest innovative products to exhibit for the first time in North America at ICFF 2011.

Cloud softlight floats overhead, luminous, etheral. Constructed from molo’s signature honeycomb paper lit with LED, available in four sizes.
read more at: http://luraydesign.com/furnishings/molo

Cappello lamp a delightful, delicate table lamp lit by an LED is shaded by a paper cap or “cappelo” in Italian, slides on a steel wire supported by a marble base.  Cappello is inspired by the “Arco” lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers and made by Flos. The lamp is a tribute to designers, Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Ingo Maurer.
For more information: http://www.molostore.com.

ICFF pick | graypants

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graypants at ICFFA new addition to family of scrap lights made by the Seattle based graypants; DRUM Series scrap lights have handmade repurposed cardboard shades, frosted tempered glass lens, clear coated steel frames are UL – listed and takes 3 bulbs, incandescent or compact flourescent. Open on top to provide ample up lighting.
For more information visit: http://www.graypants.com

ICFF pick | Teixidors

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Teixidors Fabrics at ICFF 2011Always wonderful to see Teixidors of Tassara, Spain, their refined artisan collection of bed linens, towels, scarves are made from linen, silk, cashmere and merino wool. Teixidors uses trackable wool produced by a French co-operative, MacoMerino.  All products are hand loomed in Spain.
For more information: http://www.teixidors.com

ICFF May14 to May17, 2011

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Inigo Elizalde Rugs

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Inigo Elizalde Rugs

Inigo Elizalde Rugs

The collection is available in three different qualities: handtufted, handknotted and hand woven wool and abaca blends. All handtufting is done in the Philippines, where Inigo
Elizalde Rugs
has invigorated the local carpet and rug industry continue reading

Aid Japan

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Luraydesign would like to thank everyone for the enthusiastic response to our blog and for all those who have signed up to subscribe in our first weeks of publication. In response to the current crisis in Japan, instead of our weekly design posts we are providing information on how we can help people and organizations that are doing essential work in Japan.

Herman Miller Make a Dirrerence Campaign

Herman Miller Aids Japan

Shop online at Herman Miller and Aid Japan continue reading

D. Bryant Archie Textiles

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D Archie Bryant Textiles

D. Bryant Archie Textiles has taken inspiration from
great traditional designs around the globe creating an elegant collection of blankets and pillows. Made from baby alpaca, a silky soft hypoallergenic fiber that is hand dyed, these blankets are produced by artisans in the highlands of Peru. continue reading

nanimarquina

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Today nanimarquina is one of the leading rug manufacturing firms, exporting 60% of its production. With the second generation now forming part of the management, the company continues to make, live and offer design. It continues to make the principle on which it was founded a reality: to reinvent the rug, giving it new uses, new concepts and playing with elements such as shape, colour and texture.
Conscious of the profound differences between developed and developing countries, nanimarquina has always been directly involved in promoting sustainable development. continue reading