Seattle based Memo focuses on design's ability to positively affect the human condition. Using only the essential elements in each design, they look to carve out a distilled image that's free of excess and the unnecessary. Not only to serve functionally to us as humans, but also to provide more meaning and fulfilment in the spaces that we revolve around on a daily basis.
The 'Penna' collection designed by John and Wonhee Arndt of Studio Gorm explores the American Shaker tradition. Japanese designer Kensaku Oshiro puts his own spin on the classic wooden stool.