Urbis Best Of 2016 – Preview

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The latest issue of <em>Urbis</em> includes a Best Of 2016, where we round up the coolest products, furnishings and design ideas.

The latest issue of Urbis includes a Best Of 2016, where we round up the coolest products, furnishings and design ideas.

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A page from the Best Of 2016 insert in the latest issue of <em>Urbis</em>.

A page from the Best Of 2016 insert in the latest issue of Urbis.

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A page from the Best Of 2016 insert in the latest issue of <em>Urbis</em>.

A page from the Best Of 2016 insert in the latest issue of Urbis.

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2016 has been a crazy, unpredictable and oftentimes puzzling year, but at the same time it has given us loads of quirky, innovative and unusual design.

In the Dec/Jan issue of Urbis we’ve included our Best Of 2016 insert: our annual round-up of the coolest products, furnishings and design ideas.

We’ve taken stock of the shapes, colours, materials, objects, homes and makers we came across this year and highlighted some of those that stayed deeply engrained in our memories.

The process of gathering, photographing and writing about these gems was a blast and we hope you share in our enthusiasm for these pieces.

For a (tiny) preview of our Best Of 2016 booklet, please click here.

For a full version, purchase a copy of Urbis (Dec 2016/Jan 2017 issue) at any quality magazine retailer.


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