2011 Milan Furniture Fair: Objects

Aldo Bakker's biomorphic water pitcher, Jug. aldobakker.com, particlesgallery.com

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Niek Pulles rehabilitated the common acoustic panel by carving anechoic foam into the shape of Classical-style door jambs and other architectural details to create contemporary, sound-dampening, tapestries. heyniek.com

Danish designer Louise Sass’s Mother of Pearl textile was inspired by the dynamic surfaces of the Italian baroque, which she thought of as a “delicate grid” beneath her own composition. danishcrafts.org, louisesass.dk

On London-based Hye-Yeon Park's In-Betweening Clock, the shifting forms of adjacent digits are displayed in an overlapping and highly graphical fashion as they morph into each other. hyeonpark.com

For Amsterdam pop-up Particles Gallery, Aldo Bakker fashioned a biomorphic water pitcher called Jug, complete with drinking cups that doubled as lids. aldobakker.com, particlesgallery.com

Moose is one of three decorative assemble-it-yourself wood trophies designed by the Swiss studio Big-Game for Paris-based manufacturer Moustache. moustache.fr, big-game.ch

With OpenStructures, Dutch designer Thomas Lommée is suggesting that people anywhere, sharing a common geometrical grid based on a 4cm-by-4cm square, can construct and build on others' modular components to make anything imaginable. openstructures.net

The Paris-based, Dutch-Japanese couple, Aki and Arnaud Cooren of A A Cooren introduced the double-walled Tourbillon vase for Gallery S. Bensimon at "Nouvelle Vague," its inner wall handblown in the shape of a maelstrom of water. aplusacooren.com

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