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DESIGN TALK: GRUPA

Design talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like you to get to know Filip Despot, Ivana Pavic and Tihana Taraba, the founders of GRUPA, a Croatian design studio based in Zagreb. The brand manufactures quality, handmade products with a particular focus on lighting design. After a successful decade of dreaming up award-winning products, GRUPA decided to manufacture their own products, building lamps that reflect their unique approach to craftsmanship and art. “Our ili…

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DESIGN TALK: MPOWERD

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger, the founders of MPOWERD and the creators behind Luci, the first inflatable solar light. Jeong and Salzinger lead their own revolution on a mission to transform lives with thoughtfully designed, conscious technology: MPOWERD is a brand with brains and heart. Everyone deserves to be empowered Jeong, the CEO, brings two decades of consumer…

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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: HOUE

Design Talk means it’s time to get to know the faces behind the brand. Today, we’re introducing you to the people at the helm of HOUE, a Danish design house founded in 2007. Combining a decidedly Scandinavian appreciation for usability and comfort with a redefining approach to furniture, the three founding designers behind HOUE each bring something unique to the brand, making it into a multifaceted design label to pay attention to.   Dream team Henrik Pedersen puts his passion…

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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: BLOMUS MODO by Nina Thöming

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we’re going to get to know Nina Thöming, who created a collection of monochrome black bathroom accessories for German design brand blomus. Nina is part of another German design studio, FLÖZ, which has been a partner to blomus for more than a decade. She arrived there with a background in industrial design and, perhaps because of this, has a systematic and exhaustive approach to all things she…

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