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Home Furnishings That Explore Materials and Form
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Just launched at Greenhouse, a part of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Source Materials is a collection of home furnishings that explores materials and forms in contemporary ways. Designed by Toronto-based MSDS Studio, the pieces are each made of only one material, which drove the design of the object.

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The Ancestor Chair is based on a chair that predates the Windsor chair from the mid 1600s, where the design was made simple for ease in construction.

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The Trio Tables are made in similar sizes but they’re each fabricated in different materials – aluminum, wood, and composite.

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The Ware lamp “explores the formal plasticity of stoneware.” It’s a one-piece slipcase light with a reflector hidden in the interior volume giving the lamp a feeling of depth and dimension.

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The Aluminum pendant lights have simple silhouettes with textured surfaces achieved by the sand casting process. The tumbled aluminum finish adds a craft-like, organic feel to a typically shiny surface.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.