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Cult objects: Inspired by nature.

Cult objects: Inspired by nature.

Innovations from the world of design.

Innovations from the world of design.

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Avia lamps by Zaha Hadid

Avia lamps by Zaha Hadid

Architecture and design powerhouse Zaha Hadid Design innovates illumination with its “Aria” and “Avia” collection of chandeliers. The suspended centerpieces gracefully project light upwards through veils of billowing fabric, creating a dramatic play on light and shadow. These beautiful pieces will truly light up any room.

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Hyphae Lamp ::: Nervous System

Hyphae Lamp ::: Nervous System

Who would have thought that the structure of fungus could be so beautiful? Massachusetts-based design studio Nervous System explores the intersections of science, art and technology in its Hyphae lamp. Inspired by hyphae (long, branching filamentous structures of fungi) and how plant vein structures form, the lamp is made from 3D-printed nylon plastic and lit by eco-conscious LEDs. The strong, delicate form of the Hyphae lamp creates sensational branch shadows on surrounding walls, further enhancing any space.

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Radiolaria Necklace and Bracelet ::: Nervous System

Science and style merge with Nervous System’s Radiolaria necklace and bracelet collection. Founders Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg craft designs inspired by natural forms and their corresponding processes. The necklace and bracelet are made of odorless, lightweight and stretchable silicone rubber, which has been laser cut to emulate the forms of radiolarians, plant cells and honeycomb.

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