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Wednesday
Mar272013

Artek 2nd Cycle & Vintage

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—01. Aalto 60 Stools.

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"Since the foundation of Artek in 1935, some 8 million Aalto stools have been sold worldwide. A few years ago Artek started to collect old Aalto chairs from flea markets, schools, elderly people's homes and garages. Artek wanted to give these classics a new lease on life, an original opportunity to tell their story. They are called the 2nd Cycle. Sustainable 2nd Cycle items are part of Artek's environmental strategy."

Artek 2nd Cycle

Sunday
Feb242013

Alvar Aalto Desk by Artek

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—01. Made in Sweden.

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eBay doesn't usually turn up too many good vintage Aalto pieces, but this desk recently popped up online. The age and wear is just about perfect, the wood having turned a beautiful golden colour. It's a good size for a small apartment and it's difficult to find a small desk with useful built-in storage.

Available on eBay

Thursday
Jan242013

Enzo Mari Sedia 1 Chair

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01-04. "Design is always education."

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While brutally cold yesterday, New York still offers plenty of interesting things to take your mind off the numbness of your fingers, and the chill in your bones. Popping into Matter for a some respite in the afternoon I was reminded once again of my admiration for Enzo Mari's Sedia 1 Chair. Sold as a kit containing the pinewood boards, nails and instructions needed to assemble the chair, it is produced by Artek and was originally part of Mari's Autoprogettazione project from 1974.

Available at Matter

Wednesday
Jan162013

Berlin Snaps

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—01. Viberg Fall-Winter '13.

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It was the first trip to Berlin for the Inventory team. Fortunately we had a good city guide with us and were able to find a number of great neighbourhoods, shops and restaurants. We also stopped in at Bread & Butter to visit some of our friends and favorite brands from WP Lavori and Nigel Cabourn to Viberg and The Real McCoy's.

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