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The random in “Random Light” by Bertjan Pot for Moooi is not the light – as the name would tend to imply.

But the “weave” of the lamp shade.

A resin covered yarn is wound round an inflatable ball until the designer is happy with the coverage.
teh ball is burst and each lamp is a unique work of fate……

random light bertjan pot moooi

Random Light by Bertjan Pot for Moooi

As we noted in our post on Kokon Furniture by Studio Makkink & Bey, upcycling is “in”

One particularly interesting example is the furniture created by Trash Design Manufaktur from rescued washing machine drums.

Here the stool “Sitting Bull” and the table “Glas-Nost”

Trash Design Manufaktur Sitting Bull and Glas-Nost

Sitting Bull and Glas-Nost by Trash Design Manufaktur

It’s not especially new, but does follow on very nicely from the Bao by EOOS for Walter Knoll post

In 1938 Hans Knoll, son of Walter Knoll, moved to New York where he established his own furniture company.

Despite early co-operations with the Danish designer Jens Risom – a period that gave the world the brilliant “600 series” – it wasn’t until Hans Knoll teamed up, personally and professionally, with the interior designer Florence Schust that the company really established itself.

Following their marriage in 1946, the, now, Florence Knoll set about persuading a stellar collection of modernist architects to let Knoll International produce and sell their furniture designs.

Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe was initially reluctant. Florence won him over.

Thankfully.

Otherwise we wouldn’t now have the Barcelona Chair…..

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Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International

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