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DESIGN TALK: FitWood

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Design Talk means taking some time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know the people of Finnish home fitness and wellbeing company FitWood: Matias Kukkonen, founder and CEO, and his business partner, Ossi Numminen.    “We founded FitWood because we were never satisfied with the equipment available — we wanted something sturdier and more beautiful,” the founders say, “so every FitWood product is carefully designed and assembled in Finland with quality,…

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DESIGN TALK: Stolp

Design Talk: Stolp

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know the people and the mission of Stolp, a Belgian mission-driven digital wellbeing brand. Julien Yee and Matthias Vanhoutteghem founded Stolp in 2018, with the mission of empowering humans to take action towards more time well spent in the age of smartphones. Stolp, a signal-stopping digital detox device, is inspired by the shape of a butter dish. “A butter…

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DESIGN TALK: ZILALILA

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Anita Walstra Bakos and the women of the extraordinary, conscious design brand Zilalila. Zilalila is a line of hand-woven textiles — from plush throws and blankets to slouchy beanbags — but it’s so much more than just that: every single Zilalila product is handmade in Nepal, by women who take their expertise of weaving craft seriously. According to Bakos, the meaning…

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DESIGN TALK: VLUV

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like you to get to know the founder of VLUV, a German line of ergonomic sitting balls and seats, all about reforming a sedentary lifestyle. VLUV was founded by Kristof Hock, the head of his own eponymous label, Hock design. Before setting up his own brand, he worked as a product and concept developer at a number of international advertising agencies. But Hock felt he was…

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DESIGN TALK: WIJNPAAL

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’re going to introduce you to Ruby Oudejans and Mike Plevier, the founders of Wijnpaal. Their Amsterdam-based label is all about wine — the word ‘wijnpaal” means wine pole in Dutch — and makes display racks for all kinds of wine, from red to sparkling. Their objects emphasize the beauty of bottles by setting them into the foreground.…

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Design Talk: Evelien Bleumink

Subtle towel racks for your bathroom   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to Evelien Bleumink. The Dutch designer teamed up with Serax, a Belgian design company. Like every other Serax collection, this one with Evelien Bleumink is crafted traditionally. Always in line with the creator’s design and philosophy. Curious to know more about Evelien’s vision? Read all about it right here.   Evelien Bleumink comes up with new…

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Design Talk: Maze

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Cutting-edge furniture made with an earth-friendly mindset   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to Maze. This Swedish brand wants to bring new global Scandinavian design to the world. It represents the very best of today’s design talent and culture. Sounds interesting? Swipe up for more.   The Maze story began in 2003 with the photographer Kent Johansson. He was looking for a bedside table for his shoebox sized…

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