Nendo’s versatile twig chair lets you swap out different wooden backrests

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Prolific Japanese studio Nendo unveiled twig, a versatile chair created for Italian furniture brand Alias . The minimal two-toned chair is made up of a white aluminum base with four twig-like legs and an interchangeable unpainted wooden upper section. Users can easily swap out the wooden upper for one of five other options. The seat can be built out of wood, plastic, or fabric. + Nendo The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys for charity

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The  Triennale Design Museum presents Toyssimi exhibition, an event that showcases the results of the collaboration between 100 children and 100 designers who designed their dream toys at special workshops at various children’s hospital wards. Organized by Scuola Tam Tam with the support of ilVespaio in Milan and other cities, every designer was asked to fill a suitcase with diverse materials, such as rope, wire, mastic, woodsticks, plastic plugs, waste, scraps, and then met a child and formed a creative pair. At the workshops, traditional roles disappeared: who is the teacher? Who is the pupil? Who is the designer? And who is the child?  During the creative process, designers gave free rein to the children’s creativity, unleashing imagination and generating unpredictable, amazing results. The 100 toys are now showcased at La Balena, an area designed by Blumerandfriends , with photos and videos telling the creative process behind the exhibition. The toys will be put up for auction and the proceeds will be given to Amani, a non-profit organisation that for 20 years has been helping children in Kenya and Zambia. + Tam Tam Toyssimi The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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