Top 5 Faves of 2015

Top 5 Faves of 2015

Through all the scrolls, clicks, and double taps, here are 5 most memorable designs of 2015.

1. CUERO by Emmanuel Diseno

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Pound for pound this piece is a knockout. [end of boxing puns]

Inspired by a boxing ring, CUERDA uses elastic rope to divide the power of privacy and accessibility. It's refined, flexible, and fun.

 

2. PARKA COLLECTION by Studio Hopkins

This Los Angeles studio really brought the heat with these wool on wood designs. Inverting the materials from their usual interior/exterior roles creates interest and yet another excuse to awkwardly stroke a tabletop without shame. 

3. FRAME SERIES by By Lassen

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These boxes are as cute as a button. Drawn up in white, gray, green, oak, and black ash, these cubic modules make 2D forms come to life. Reason #1563 to love Danish design. 

4. MARBLE VS. BRONZE by gt2P

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On a quest to use one of the hottest materials of 2015, qt2P opted to use both. Resulting in a table that these five Chilean designers rightfully claim "embodies both transcendence and tradition", this is a technological piece of fine art. The explained production can be found here and is well-worth geeking out to. In the case of Marble vs. Bronze, they're both winners. 

5. ABRE by Carlos Jimenez

 

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Switch on a chair and pull up a light to fully enjoy this young Spanish designer's lamp. Meaning 'open' in Spanish, Abre's intuitive interface allows users to open and close its 360° light. 

 

 

And as 2015 itself comes to a close... 

may tacky creations be forgot / and never brought to mind/

may all bad knock-offs be forgot / for the sake of good design

 

-- Auld Lang Syne Remix - feat. Dikore 

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