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Cerno Group

Design Milk recently produced and published this wonderful video about Southern California based lighting designers/manufacturers, Cerno. Their innovative designs are both aesthetically modern and functionally oriented to suit both residential and commercial settings.

Cerno co-founders Nick Sheridan, Dan Wacholder, and Bret Englander have built an authentic brand of lighting and furnishings that are designed and made in the place they grew up in.
— Jaime Derringer | Design Milk

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Handcrafted Planters

Amazing work from Los-Angeles-based Boyce Studio. These handcrafted, sustainable planters are created from FSC-Certified lumber and other locally sourced components. Each piece is handmade and includes a final finish in a low VOC wax/oil combination.

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Polymorph Chair

Photos © by Georg Molterer.

Photos © by Georg Molterer.

Beautiful chair design and craftsmanship from designer Philipp Aduatz. Combining minimalists with organic, spherical forms, the Polymorph Chair creates a phenomenal juxtaposition of line work.

In ancient Greek, ‘poly’ translates to ‘many’ while ‘morphé’ means ‘shape’, which is how Aduatz arrived at the Polymorph name, with its combination of concepts.
— Caroline Williamson | Design Milk

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Photos: Georg Molterer

Made In London

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Really enjoying Design Milk's new short documentary series Made in London. This month's video features shoe-maker Allan Baudoin, who's story is especially inspiring having left a job in tech for the tactile experience of creating a custom pair of shoes. His insights about a customer's experience with a product are intimately spelled out within the short.

The idea of knowing the maker is always a big thing for the customer. Customers follow makers, they don’t follow the brand.
— Allan Baudoin
I was so much into computers and not doing anything with my hands, that it appealed a lot. I spent two years in the workshop, looking and helping my own shoemakers – and the rest is mostly self-taught.
— Allan Baudoin
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