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Photography: Charlie Schuck

Showing until Tuesday 21 May at ICFF (Booth 850), design studio Grain‘s new collection is our favorite to date. Including the studio’s first small furniture piece, the collection marks the Bainbridge Island-based duo’s 5th year in business.

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A series of tripod-base coffee and side tables called Dish are inspired by a collection of hand carved African stools and pedestals that fill the designers’ Bainbridge Island home and studio.

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The new Stitch mirror series is a play on their popular Bound mirrors, where mirror faces are water-jet cut and then hand-stitched to their wood backings.

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The Stick candle holders are the result of the studio’s research into the properties of graphite, a heat-resistant material with non-stick attributes. Intrigued by the aesthetic of graphite machine parts, Minola and Green repurposed prefabricated graphite crucibles in combination with American ash and pure beeswax candles to create a subtle juxtaposition of elements. The heat-resistance of the graphite protects the wood base from the candle.

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Photography: Charlie Schuck

Pictured here with the studio’s exisitng navy blue Jaspé pillows and bold striped Laguna pillows are the new natural cotton Comalapa pillows. Handwoven in Guatemala, the design is a graphic sampler of traditional patterns found in Mayan culture.

In addition to the above, Green and Minola will also launch their first licensed product – a series of light fixtures called Strung - for Seattle-based startup Standard Socket.

- A.Morris

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