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For <em>Urbis</em> issue 85, we brought together the most beautiful, multi-functional items for your home.

For Urbis issue 85, we brought together the most beautiful, multi-functional items for your home.

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Folk Candlestick with tray by Normann Copenhagen $59.50 from Design Denmark.

Folk Candlestick with tray by Normann Copenhagen $59.50 from Design Denmark.

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Bloom Cup sleeves/coasters by Toast Living $29.95 for a set of five from The Object Room.

Bloom Cup sleeves/coasters by Toast Living $29.95 for a set of five from The Object Room.

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BangBoom! Zettel’z Pendant with limited-edition art by Ingo Maurer $6050 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

BangBoom! Zettel’z Pendant with limited-edition art by Ingo Maurer $6050 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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Copenhagen Lamp with USB charger $639 from BoConcept.

Copenhagen Lamp with USB charger $639 from BoConcept.

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Extension Chair with coat stand by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi $1355 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

Extension Chair with coat stand by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi $1355 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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101 Candelabra Mirror by Kranen/Gille for Functionals $895 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

101 Candelabra Mirror by Kranen/Gille for Functionals $895 from ECC Lighting and Furniture.

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Sella Seat and workout apparatus by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta POA from Studio Italia.

Sella Seat and workout apparatus by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Zanotta POA from Studio Italia.

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Grip Table with vase by Satyendra Pakhalé for Offecct $2581 from Cult Design.

Grip Table with vase by Satyendra Pakhalé for Offecct $2581 from Cult Design.

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For the latest issue of Urbis, we’ve brought together a bundle of multi-functional pieces, designed to make your life easier without compromising on form. 

Scroll through the image gallery above to find fabulous lighting from ECC, accessories from The Object Room and Design Denmark, furniture from Studio Italia, and much more.


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Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc

A refined take on the utilitarian and industrial shapes from the Soviet era’s metal furniture design. Stalin would most certainly not be amused.
Driftwood

Driftwood

Shaped and brought to shore by the whim of curious tides.
Grids & graphs

Grids & graphs

Much like linear hatching in drawing and engraving, these pieces create shade and tone through lines that seem almost hand sketched.
Native accents

Native accents

Items using or referencing traditional handcrafts. Earthy materials, prints, colours, patterns and forms connect the home to other cultures and ways of living.
Colour’s revival

Colour’s revival

This edit is not quite ’80s. It is not entirely Memphis-inspired and definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is, however, loud, youthful and proudly eclectic.

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Paris without a map

Paris without a map

From Mondrian to Margiela: a very personal blending of influences – design and otherwise – make this French apartment a veritable tour de force.
The skyline shifter

The skyline shifter

Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
Casa Perfection

Casa Perfection

A house in the hills of Los Angeles has recently become a showroom for The Future Perfect, a design store with additional locations in Manhattan and San Francisco.
Made to measure

Made to measure

This sophisticated Moscow home shows how custom-designed spaces, furniture and fittings can take the uniformity out of apartment living.
Well connected

Well connected

Like a well kept secret, a renovated 1930s bungalow hides a black steel and glass addition from the street.
Homes for barter

Homes for barter

Urbis chats to the co-founders of a home exchange website aimed solely at creatives about trading their highly curated abodes with perfect strangers.