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1 REST­ING PODS ear­lier this year, nike in­vited 10 prod­uct de­sign­ers to ex­plore ma­te­ri­als nor­mally used to make run­ning shoes. Dutch de­signer Bert­jan Pot’s soft pod pro­to­types are made of shoelaces wo­ven into a flex­i­ble, light­weight tex­tile and wrapped around car and trac­tor in­ner tubes. bert­jan­ 2 RICHARD WOODS: WORK TA­BLES The Bri­tish artist is a mas­ter of comic ver­sions of trompe l’oeil. His lat­est pieces were on view at the Fried­man Benda gallery in new York this sum­mer and played with such fa­mil­iar pat­terns as plaids and ging­hams. richard­woodsstu­ 3 PO­LAR BYZAN­TINE CHAP­TER 2 moooi car­pets has trans­formed rugs into in­cred­i­ble works of art us­ing a chro­mo­jet800 printer. the most re­cent col­lec­tion in­cludes this in­tensely de­tailed illustration by Klaus Haa­paniemi of Fin­land, who is best known for his or­nate silk scarves and highly dec­o­ra­tive wall­pa­per. moooicar­

There is a re­newed em­brace of rich pal­ettes and dec­o­ra­tive sur­faces that are al­most kitsch. With il­lus­tra­tions turn­ing into rugs, and shoelaces into pouffes, it’s clear that any­thing goes

4 POST-VLISCO For her grad­u­at­ing the­sis, Si­mone Post worked with a Nether­lands tex­tile com­pany that pro­duces batik, fold­ing and coil­ing fab­ric re­jects into unique car­pets and seat cush­ions. si­

5 MIX&MATCH Flavia Del Pra’s cop­per-plated alu­minum trays for Span­ish com­pany Gan are topped with hand­crafted ce­ramic pat­terns in­spired by her na­tive coun­try, Brazil.

6 DOP­PLER The door pan­els of this side­board and bureau, by Giuseppe Vi­ganò for Bon­aldo, fol­low the same asym­met­ri­cal out­lines as their quilt-pat­terned fronts. bon­

7 BOXBLOCKS Bert­jan Pot’s Jacquard fab­ric was cre­ated es­pe­cially for the Utrecht chair. Made from eight dif­fer­ent colours of thread, the re­peat-free fab­ric fol­lows the shape and con­tours of the 1935 clas­sic arm­chair.

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