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Top 100 Modern Trends in 2018

From Remixed Art Deco Lighting to Cryptocurrency Art Projects

— January 13, 2019 — Art & Design
These 2018 modern trends range from remixed art deco lighting collections to art exhibits that are inspired by cryptocurrency. While examples like Andy Bauch's art collection feature hidden crypto wallets in every piece, others like Preciosa Lighting's table lamps are a contemporary homage to the roaring 20s.

When it comes to interior design, notable innovations include privacy-focused office furnishings along with transformative residential accessories. While the ''SecretArea' desk -- a design work concept by Ivan Goran Žunar -- helps users avoid distraction while reducing surrounding noise, others like Bjarke Ingels Group & Artemide's 'Gople' lamp is a pill-shaped lighting fixture which successfully changes color to alter the mood of a room in seconds.

Interactive communal art galleries and emotion-evoking retail spaces round off this list of 2018 modern trends and speak to consumers' desire for sensory public spaces.

For more modern trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Activity
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Functional Open Air Houses
Functional Open Air Houses
The 'Long An House' Utilizes Wind Directions in its Design Style
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97
Modernized Hamptons Houses
Modernized Hamptons Houses
The Atelier 22 House is a Sleek and Bold Take on Classic Architecture
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96
Traditional Factory Homes
Traditional Factory Homes
The Propeller Factory Underwent a Modern and Luxurious Renovation
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95
Multi-Material Fashion Art
Multi-Material Fashion Art
Stephen Wilson Draws in High-Fashion Influences Throughout His Work
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94
Modern Holiday Houses
Modern Holiday Houses
Herbert Hussmann Created Two Modern Vacation Homes Outside of Berlin
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93
Multi-Colored Restaurant Designs
Multi-Colored Restaurant Designs
The Piada Restaurant Serves High-End Food in a Unique Space
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92
Contemporary Geometric Homes
Contemporary Geometric Homes
The Villa No 30 Has a Unique Shape That Houses a Modern Interior
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91
Style-Specific Home Decor Lines
Style-Specific Home Decor Lines
Burrow's Expands to Include a Line of Pillows and Throw Blankets
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90
Multi-Purpose PIggy Banks
Multi-Purpose PIggy Banks
The Storage Box Series Conceals Loose Coins and Collects Assorted Items
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89
Organically Shaped Prefab Homes
Organically Shaped Prefab Homes
The 'Lumishell' Brings an Oasis to Your Desired Location
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88
Tropical Modern Homes
Tropical Modern Homes
David Guerra Creates a Jungle Out of Brazilian Courtyard
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87
View-Optimizing House Designs
View-Optimizing House Designs
Salmela Architect Uses Glazed Construction for This Minnesota Home
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86
Premium Commuter Backpacks
Premium Commuter Backpacks
Able Carry's Backpacks are City-Tested and Commuter-Approved
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85
Stylish Contemporary Designer Furniture
Stylish Contemporary Designer Furniture
Jonathan Adler's 'Now House' is Available on Amazon
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84
Luxe Rustic Home Designs
Luxe Rustic Home Designs
The Chickadee House Features a Modern Yet Traditional Structural Design
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83
Emerald Green Apartment Interiors
Emerald Green Apartment Interiors
Atelier Sagitta's Design is Color-Rich, Bold and Assertive
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82
Interactive Communal Art Galleries
Interactive Communal Art Galleries
Bengo Studio Designed a Walk-By Art Gallery on Yuyuan Road
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81
Redesigned Nordic Cabins
Redesigned Nordic Cabins
The 'Wooden Wonder' Features a Mix of Classic and Modern Design
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80
Impressive Modern Italian Restaurants
Impressive Modern Italian Restaurants
Brunetti Restaurant Offers Every Aspect of Italian Cuisine
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79
Portable Indoor Eco Lanterns
Portable Indoor Eco Lanterns
The 'Loight' Lantern Prevents the Need for Different Light Fixtures
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78
Convertible Bookshelf Tables
Convertible Bookshelf Tables
The 'Urbana Incredible' Table Increases Efficiency in Small Spaces
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77
Enveloping Private Work Desks
Enveloping Private Work Desks
The 'SecretArea' Desk Aids Users to Work without Distraction
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76
Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
Maintenance-Free Housing Concepts
The 'CoHaus' Anticipates the Needs of Baby Boomers & Millennials
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75
Geometric Lighting Installations
Geometric Lighting Installations
Pelle Released a Set of Weathered Steel Lighting Fixtures
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74
Cryptocurrency Code Art
Cryptocurrency Code Art
Andy Bauch Hid a Crypto Fortune in His Latest Art Collection
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73
Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Each Piece in Vincenzo De Cotiis' Range is One-of-a-Kind
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72
Off-Grid Modern Rental Houses
Off-Grid Modern Rental Houses
The Catucaba Hideaway Hotel is an Award-Winning Eco Country Home
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71
Luxe Jungle Retreats
Luxe Jungle Retreats
The Guava House is a Unique Travel Experience in Sri Lanka
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70
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
Be-poles' Design is Strongly Informed by Agriculture Traditions
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69
Luxe Historic Vacation Rentals
Luxe Historic Vacation Rentals
The Casa Xolotl is a High-End Modern Rental Home in Merida
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68
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
The 'aVOID' Mobile Tiny House Can be Transported Anywhere
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67
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Gus* Modern's Living Room Furniture Line is Chic & Luxe
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66
Art Deco Lighting Fixtures
Art Deco Lighting Fixtures
Preciosa Lighting's Table Lamp Designs are Colorful and Arched
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65
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
studiofour's Contemporary Minimalist Home is Very Artful
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64
Ultra-Chic Contemporary Narrow Homes
Ultra-Chic Contemporary Narrow Homes
Randy Bens x Falken Reynolds Create a Sleek Minimalist Abode
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63
Adaptable Shelving Systems
Adaptable Shelving Systems
The Rigg Modular Shelves System is Easy to Customize and Shift Around
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62
Beautiful Contemporary Desert Homes
Beautiful Contemporary Desert Homes
Wendell Burnette Architects' Design is Located on a Hilly Site
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61
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Safdie Architects' Building Boasts a "Hillside of Terraces"
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60
Plant-Sustaining Lamp Designs
Plant-Sustaining Lamp Designs
Bjarke Ingels Group & Artemide's Color-Changing Lamp is Pill-Shaped
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59
Brutalist-Inspired Bluestone Houses
Brutalist-Inspired Bluestone Houses
Finnis Architects Embraces Contemporary Design in This Project
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58
Lofted Treehouse Retreats
Lofted Treehouse Retreats
The Willow Treehouse is a Luxe Pod for an Intimate Escape from the City
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57
Sustainable Mountain Cabins
Sustainable Mountain Cabins
The Smart Mountain Shelters are Compact Yet Modern Aluminum Modules
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56
Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Aronson Woodworks Draws on the Uniqueness of Grain Patterns
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55
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Ström Architects Designs a Glazed House for a Family of Five
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54
Submissive Modern Architectural Arrangements
Submissive Modern Architectural Arrangements
Alterstudio Architecture Honors Nature Through Design
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53
Hidden Wooden Cabins
Hidden Wooden Cabins
The Stedsans Hotel Offers 15 Inspiring Retreats in the Heart of a Forest
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52
Contemporary Detached Cabins
Contemporary Detached Cabins
Umwelt Erects This Incredibly Stylish Cabin for a Young Family
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51
Single-Storey Contemporary Rural Homes
Single-Storey Contemporary Rural Homes
kt814 Architecture Produces an Elongated Wooden House
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50
Modular Ocean View Homes
Modular Ocean View Homes
The Ocean Eye House by Studio Saxe Blends Into the Costa Rican Landscape
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49
Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
The JJO House Immerses Residents into the Brazilian Forest
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48
Convertible Portable Fans
Convertible Portable Fans
This Portable Mini Fan is Compact and Adjustable for Convenient Cooling
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47
Raw Concrete Modern Homes
Raw Concrete Modern Homes
Aum Architects Built the 'La Mira Ra House' in the South of France
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46
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Snowe's Latest Collection is the Epitome of Refined Quality
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45
Re-Imagined Luxe Log Homes
Re-Imagined Luxe Log Homes
Mikkeli Wave House is a Contemporary Take on a Classic Log House Design
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44
Smart Watch Case Designs
Smart Watch Case Designs
Yeonsoo Kang Produces a Case Concept for the Apple Watch Series 4
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43
Futuristic Floating Communities
Futuristic Floating Communities
The Wayaland Floating Community is a Modern Housing Alternative
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42
Tranquil Modern Luxury Homes
Tranquil Modern Luxury Homes
Millimeter Interior Design Limited Transformed a Suburban Home
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41
Minimalist Victorian Homes
Minimalist Victorian Homes
Edmonds + Lee Developed a Clean, Simple & Straightforward Interior
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40
Luxurious Aquarium Villas
Luxurious Aquarium Villas
The Villa on the Rocks is an Elongated Retreat in the South of France
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39
Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Unsettling Small-Scale Sculptures
Qixuan Lim Presents Limbs and Organs as Food Creations
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38
Design-Friendly Desk Organizers
Design-Friendly Desk Organizers
Jeff Sheldon Builds a Product That Can Be Considered a Life Saver
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37
Moving-Friendly Furniture
Moving-Friendly Furniture
The Out Of Necessity 'Nomadic' Coat Rack is Simple to Fold and Move
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36
Ultra-Minimalist Seesaw Furniture Collections
Ultra-Minimalist Seesaw Furniture Collections
Nendo Creates a Set of Tables for Marsotto Edizioni
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35
Remote Minimalist Cabins
Remote Minimalist Cabins
The Relax Park Verholy Offers Modern Cabins in the Forest
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34
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Belgian Designer Ben Storms Makes Metal and Marble Tables
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33
Eco-Friendly Wilderness Huts
Eco-Friendly Wilderness Huts
J.R.'s Eco Hut Kimo Estate is an Off-Grid Travel Option in Australia
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32
Sleek Contemporary Country Homes
Sleek Contemporary Country Homes
The Llano Retreat by Michael Hsu is a Break from the Busy City
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31
Luxe Hidden Houses
Luxe Hidden Houses
The Chameleon Villa Disguises Itself to Blend into the Lush Bali Landscape
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30
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
The Hero Organizer Adds a Stylish Twist to One's Desktop
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29
Small Bunkhouse Hotels
Small Bunkhouse Hotels
The Eastwind Hotel and Bar Offers Only 19 Luxe and Private Accommodations
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28
Demure Hypnotic Desk Toys
Demure Hypnotic Desk Toys
The 'VORTECON' is Fun to Look at and Play with
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High-End Minimalist Furniture
High-End Minimalist Furniture
Magniberg Brand Offers Modern Furniture and Classic Linens
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26
Sustainable Remote Living Cabins
Sustainable Remote Living Cabins
Robin Falck's Nolla Cabin Uses Renewable Energy to Curb Emissions
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25
Light-Filled Contemporary Homes
Light-Filled Contemporary Homes
Anacapa Architecture's Design is Minimalist, Modern and Low-Slung
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24
Bauhaus-Inspired Fashion Runways
Bauhaus-Inspired Fashion Runways
Mary Katrantzou's FW 2018 Line Boasts Loud Graphics and Layouts
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Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Gabriel Rivera's Approach to Design Respects Existing Greenery
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Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Villa G Resembles a Scandinavian Cottage With a Twist
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21
Modestly Built Forest Cabins
Modestly Built Forest Cabins
Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects' Sleek Design is Award-Winning
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20
Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Emotion-Evoking Retail Space Concepts
Andrés Reisinger Puts Emphasis on Meditation in His Designs
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Hi-Tech Art Cubes
Hi-Tech Art Cubes
The Trans-Dimensional HyperCube is a Versatile Decor Piece
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18
Modern Structural Trailers
Modern Structural Trailers
The Land Ark RV is a Luxurious Travel Option to Tow Along On Any Trip
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Modernized Camping Shelters
Modernized Camping Shelters
Olson Kundig Architects Created Comfy and Secure Bunkers for Camping
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16
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
James Whitaker's Design is to Accent a Canadian Lakeside Site
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15
Inspiring Off-Grid Shelters
Inspiring Off-Grid Shelters
The Bothy Project Provides Refuge for Those Seeking Inspiration
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14
Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Koto's Structures are Dark, Minimalist & Scandinavian-Inspired
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13
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Seray Ozdemir Creates Furniture for Narrow Spaces
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12
Tiny House Hotel Suites
Tiny House Hotel Suites
The Flophouze Hotel Features Rooms Made from Recycled Shipping Containers
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11
Modern Authentic Holiday Homes
Modern Authentic Holiday Homes
The Restio River House by SAOTA Sits on the Banks of Buffels River
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10
Ambient Levitating Crystal Lighting
Ambient Levitating Crystal Lighting
Glow is a Levitating Lamp by Luciola That Has a Calm Presence
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9
Low-Waste Prefab Flatpack Cabins
Low-Waste Prefab Flatpack Cabins
The 'Plus Hus' Offers All the Amenities Needed for Modern Living
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8
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
The Sawmill House is a Luxe Sustainable Structure in Tehachapi
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7
Hidden Vaulted Restaurants
Hidden Vaulted Restaurants
The Pauseteria Restaurant Has a Minimalist Interior and a High-End Menu
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6
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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5
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
This Flexible Bath Solves Three Major Problems Associated with Bathtubs
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4
Minimalist DIY Home Designs
Minimalist DIY Home Designs
Reset Architecture Provides the Design for a Minimal Cube-Shaped House
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3
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
AngleWood's Unique Designs Add a Modern Twist to Your Home
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2
Structural Modern Cabin Retreats
Structural Modern Cabin Retreats
The Malangen Retreat is a Luxurious Travel Option in Norway
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1
Minimalist Easy-to-Assemble Furniture
Minimalist Easy-to-Assemble Furniture
Studio Adjective's Light Design is for Ishinomaki Laboratory
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