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    A ‘Comical Dungeon’ Designed in VR Takes Over a Chinatown GalleryNeo-feudalism and medieval creatures inspired Ryan Decker’s first solo show.
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    These Dutch Designers Transform Old Cabinets With Psychedelic Patterns“All the time, people say, ‘You must use a lot of drugs,’” says FreelingWaters, who follow a strict process to get their wild results.
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    Designer Minjae Kim Translated His Mom’s Paintings Into Chairs“I sent her a photo of the chair. She was like, ‘Oh, it’s my painting.’”
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    This Filipino American Designer Is Reclaiming the Peacock Chair“To me, it’s about more than designing a collection; I’m inventing a style,” says Cheyenne Concepcion.
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    Artist Shaina Tabak Likes a Table That Inspires Double Takes“My furniture makes you work to figure out what to do with it,” she says.
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    Designer Sean Kim Sticks Strange Things on Practical ThingsAfter 3-D printing 2,000 lamps in his closet, Kim just wants to find his next hit.
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    Chris Schanck Goes Cosmic With His Surreal Chairs and ChandeliersAnd branches out into more personal, story-based work for his show at MAD.
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    Liam Lee Doesn’t Mind If His Work Unsettles YouThe fiber artist reveals a new furniture line inspired by microbes and enoki mushrooms.
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    Meet the Designer Making Custom Fonts for Spike LeeTré Seals sifts through Black history and culture to leave Helvetica behind.
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    Ellen Pong Won’t Design the Same Thing TwiceFrom a charcuterie-draped tissue-box cover to a massage stool for sore muscles.
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    Jolie Ngo’s Ceramics Are Made for Instagram (And That’s A Good Thing)How the artist creates her wildly popular, 3D-printed vessels.
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    Nick DeMarco Imagines a Future in Which Plastic Comes Alive“It’s kind of like making the best of a bad situation.”
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    Serban Ionescu Thinks of His Furniture Designs As PetsWhy take a chair or table so serious?