Design Within Reach Restore Basket, Medium
DWR Exclusive Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen, winner of the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award of 2012, named his simple basket Restore because its constructed of polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. This eco-friendly approach is something that can be found in many of the projects Tolvanen has worked on since earning his masters degree in design from the Royal College of Art in 2001. Perfect for holding magazines, toys or even firewood, the Restore Basket (2009) holds its shape but is made of a soft material that wont scratch tabletop surfaces. I wanted the basket to have a non-obtrusive nature, says Tolvanen. And to give it a form that has a friendly appearance. Made in China. Materials: Polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. Measurements:H 9" W 19" D 13.75"
Design Within Reach Serge Mouille Tripod Desk Lamp
Serge Mouille designed his angular, insect-like lights as "a reaction to the Italian models that were beginning to invade the market in 1950," which he criticized for being "too complicated." The Tripod Desk Lamp (1954) is a desktop or bedside interpretation of his original Three-Arm Lamp, and maintains the original's kinetic, sculptural aesthetic. All of his lighting solutions feature Mouille's hallmark signatures as a designer: the way the arms are joined to the diffusers, the washer and six-sided screw hardware, the form of the reflectors, and the refined lines of the steel tubing. Bulb (not included): 75W/E26. Made in France. Shade is produced using the original molds, proportions, materials and techniques. Each lamp is stamped and numbered. A brass ball-in-socket joint makes the diffuser head easy to move. Materials Lacquered aluminum and steel with brass ball joints.