Monday, May 07, 2007

&Made and Me

I love the furniture being made by the British design duo &made. Their collections deliver clever social commentary, while leaving room for a little fun too. In their 'Lost and Found' series, tables and stools arise from discarded items discovered in the streets, while the more recent 'Either Oar' table prepares you for the bleaker days of climate change. If you find yourself in a sudden flood, the table legs will convert to oars and you can paddle your way to safety aboard the tabletop.

I also read on their website that for the past two years they have offered free taxi rides during the Milan shows to anyone going to and fro between the many parties and openings. What a smart marketing idea - I really hope these guys are going to ICFF because they sound like the kind of folks I want to be hanging out with!

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