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7) Molo

Vancouver- based architects Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen’s company Molo, is an acronym for “middle ones, little ones”, reflecting the scale difference in product design, as compared to the “big ones” of their buildings and structures. The pair have created huge excitement with their original Soft House concept. By designing prefabricated flexible rooms and walls made from one material, a soft, translucent, non-woven textile that can be compressed to two inches or opened to 25’, a flexible relationship between private rooms and open gathering spaces are created in the home. Originally, the wall was designed to display Molo’s signature products, a floating, insulated tea lantern and teacups constructed of hand-blown glass. “We believe it’s profoundly important to slow down and enjoy a moment – it’s the difference between having a direct connection to physical experience as compared to many of the distanced and virtual communications and modes of living that most of us have,” Stephanie Forsythe explains.

The Soft Wall is still in development, so no price is available yet. Teacups in sets of two are $59, the tea lantern including glass infuser, lid and candleholder is $159. For more information about Molo designs or the Soft House concept visit www.molodesign.com.

8) Pierantonio Bonacina

Bonacina Pierantonio is a renowned company operating in the furniture field, whose philosophy is “tradition, evolution and research”. It’s furniture is characterized by the highest quality craftsmanship, and is created entirely in Italy dedication at the factory in As shown the double bed with headboards is made of solid bleached maple, with American walnut veneer and borders in solid wood. It’s Orthopedic birch plywood surface, and square section feet in brushed steel, nickeled and laquered matt make it healthy as well as aesthetically pleasing. “[This 85 year old company] is famous for working with wicker and rattan, the tradition of the company,” Sales Director Rosella Del Balzo says. “We can also talk about evolution because they applied its experience of working with these materials to other materials, such as the weaving of leather. Then, they introduced other materials such as wood, metal and fabric with great deal of research of new materials and new ways of working.”

For more information about Pierantonio Bonacina go to www.Bonacinapierantonio.it.

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