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Top 100 Home Innovations in 2018

From Minimalist Furniture Lines to Plant-Sustaining Lamps

— January 13, 2019 — Art & Design
The home is the most important space in one's life, and this list of 2019 home ideas offers inspiration and ideas for those looking to enhance or personalize their abode.

More people opt to decorate their space with house plants, and this list features new technologies that help one optimize their ability to keep the greenery alive and thriving. This includes OrchidBox, the world's first Internet-connected smart garden, a lamp that sustains plant life called the 'Gople' and a self-watering indoor greenhouse that's perfect for seasoned or hobbyist green thumbs.

Those with pets in the home will find plenty of design-friendly pet structures made with the modern home owner in mind. This includes Severus Lian & Hao-Wen Chang's Peek a Boo collection, which offers comfortable solutions for pets that doesn't compromise the design aesthetic of one's home.

For more home innovations in the new year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Mindful Interior Design Exhibits
Mindful Interior Design Exhibits
Radnor's Latest Installation Boasts an Elegant Neutral Interior
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97
Cartoon-Inspired Living Rooms
Cartoon-Inspired Living Rooms
NeoMam & HomeAdvisor Recreate the Simpsons' Living Room in Real Life
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96
View-Optimizing House Designs
View-Optimizing House Designs
Salmela Architect Uses Glazed Construction for This Minnesota Home
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95
Contemporary Monolithic Homes
Contemporary Monolithic Homes
Piero Lissoni Created the Tel Aviv Home with a Milanese Twist
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94
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Framestudio Creates the Opportunity for an At-Home Spa Day
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93
Geometric Lighting Installations
Geometric Lighting Installations
Pelle Released a Set of Weathered Steel Lighting Fixtures
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92
Elegant Outdoor Furniture Collections
Elegant Outdoor Furniture Collections
Paola Navone Expands the InOut Line with Additional Designs
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91
Abstract Carved Wood Furniture
Abstract Carved Wood Furniture
Jan Hendzel's Furniture is Inspired by Abstract Art and Escapism
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90
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Artistically Contemporary Home Furniture
Gus* Modern's Living Room Furniture Line is Chic & Luxe
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89
Luxe Historic Vacation Rentals
Luxe Historic Vacation Rentals
The Casa Xolotl is a High-End Modern Rental Home in Merida
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88
Luxe Rustic Home Designs
Luxe Rustic Home Designs
The Chickadee House Features a Modern Yet Traditional Structural Design
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87
Sculptural Illusion Houses
Sculptural Illusion Houses
'A House to Die In' is a Sculpture That Doubles as a Residence
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86
Contemporary Farmhouse-Style Homes
Contemporary Farmhouse-Style Homes
JBAD Builds a Modern Two Pitched-Roof Abode in Ohio
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85
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
Minuscule Mobile Living Spaces
The 'aVOID' Mobile Tiny House Can be Transported Anywhere
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84
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
Beautiful Outdoor-Referencing Houses
studiofour's Contemporary Minimalist Home is Very Artful
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83
Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Experimental Baroque Furniture Designs
Each Piece in Vincenzo De Cotiis' Range is One-of-a-Kind
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82
Speedy Sustainable Abodes
Speedy Sustainable Abodes
This Prefab Dwelling Designed by Barchitects Took 5 Hours to Build
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81
Balanced Modern Home Designs
Balanced Modern Home Designs
The Courtyard House by Auhaus Architecture Mixes Concrete and Wood
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80
Single-Storey Bamboo Homes
Single-Storey Bamboo Homes
Vilela Florez's House is Ultra-Modern with a Distinct Artisan Flair
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79
Plant-Sustaining Lamp Designs
Plant-Sustaining Lamp Designs
Bjarke Ingels Group & Artemide's Color-Changing Lamp is Pill-Shaped
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78
Luxe Jungle Retreats
Luxe Jungle Retreats
The Guava House is a Unique Travel Experience in Sri Lanka
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77
Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Stunning Handcrafted Wooden Furniture
Aronson Woodworks Draws on the Uniqueness of Grain Patterns
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76
Detail-Oriented Laser-Cut Kits
Detail-Oriented Laser-Cut Kits
One Man, One Garage Offers a Collection of 3D Laser-cut Sculptures
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75
Architecturally-Informed LEGO Coffee Tables
Architecturally-Informed LEGO Coffee Tables
Yusong Zhang's Creation is Multi-Colored & Intricate
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74
Submissive Modern Architectural Arrangements
Submissive Modern Architectural Arrangements
Alterstudio Architecture Honors Nature Through Design
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73
Cozy Modern Family Residences
Cozy Modern Family Residences
In Situ Studio Built a Black Stairwell for This Residential House
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72
Custom LED Light Bulbs
Custom LED Light Bulbs
The D-Sign Lights Bring a Sense of Inspirational Ambiance to Any Space
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71
Adaptable Shelving Systems
Adaptable Shelving Systems
The Rigg Modular Shelves System is Easy to Customize and Shift Around
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70
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Luxe Minimalist Kitchen Essentials
Snowe's Latest Collection is the Epitome of Refined Quality
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69
Low-Profile Architectural Homes
Low-Profile Architectural Homes
This Low-Lying Residence Seamlessly Integrates Itself in Nature
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68
Ultra-Chic Contemporary Narrow Homes
Ultra-Chic Contemporary Narrow Homes
Randy Bens x Falken Reynolds Create a Sleek Minimalist Abode
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67
Cube-Shaped Tiny Black Cabins
Cube-Shaped Tiny Black Cabins
Alfonso Arango Builds a Secluded Abode Amid a Mountainous Landscape
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66
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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65
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
Self-Watering Indoor Greenhouses
'GroBox One' is a No-Soil Hydroponic System for Growing Plants
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64
Sustainable Modern Wooden Furniture
Sustainable Modern Wooden Furniture
RHMB Boasts an Eco-Conscious and Adventure-Friendly Practice
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63
Convertible Portable Fans
Convertible Portable Fans
This Portable Mini Fan is Compact and Adjustable for Convenient Cooling
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62
Single-Storey Contemporary Rural Homes
Single-Storey Contemporary Rural Homes
kt814 Architecture Produces an Elongated Wooden House
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61
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Ström Architects Designs a Glazed House for a Family of Five
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60
Useful Logo-Based Home Objects
Useful Logo-Based Home Objects
Taku Omura Creates Engaging Products for the Designer Household
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59
Compact Single Room Apartments
Compact Single Room Apartments
Ambidestro Arquitetura Creates a Livable Space from 24 Sq Meters
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58
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Safdie Architects' Building Boasts a "Hillside of Terraces"
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57
Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
The JJO House Immerses Residents into the Brazilian Forest
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56
Stunning Beachside Homes
Stunning Beachside Homes
The Ghat House in Chile Features Amazing Design in a Breathtaking Space
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55
Bright Mid-Century Homes
Bright Mid-Century Homes
The Palm Springs Desert House Exudes Classic Charm and Design
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54
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Arty Dual-Material Tables
Belgian Designer Ben Storms Makes Metal and Marble Tables
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53
Boxy Smart Apartments
Boxy Smart Apartments
This Apartment Uses Rotated 'Function Boxes' to Maximize Space and Airflow
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52
Affordable Home-Framing Kits
Affordable Home-Framing Kits
The Avrame A-Frame Kits Make Quick, Cost-Friendly Constructions
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51
Contemporary Geometric Homes
Contemporary Geometric Homes
AR Design Studio Created the Black House in Kent England
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50
Luxurious Aquarium Villas
Luxurious Aquarium Villas
The Villa on the Rocks is an Elongated Retreat in the South of France
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49
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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48
Indoor Apartment Swimming Pools
Indoor Apartment Swimming Pools
Fernanda Marques Incorporated a Whole Pool in an Existing Duplex
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47
Ultra-Minimalist Seesaw Furniture Collections
Ultra-Minimalist Seesaw Furniture Collections
Nendo Creates a Set of Tables for Marsotto Edizioni
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46
Two-Storey Boxy Houses
Two-Storey Boxy Houses
Suzuki Architects' Latest Design is a Home-Workspace Hybrid
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45
Tranquil Modern Luxury Homes
Tranquil Modern Luxury Homes
Millimeter Interior Design Limited Transformed a Suburban Home
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44
Customizable Heirloom Notebooks
Customizable Heirloom Notebooks
The Endeavor Notebook System Offers Refillable Writing Essentials
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43
Home Gym Mirrors
Home Gym Mirrors
'Mirror' is a Space-Saving Interactive Fitness Device for On-Demand Classes
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42
Brutalist-Inspired Bluestone Houses
Brutalist-Inspired Bluestone Houses
Finnis Architects Embraces Contemporary Design in This Project
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41
Luxe Hidden Houses
Luxe Hidden Houses
The Chameleon Villa Disguises Itself to Blend into the Lush Bali Landscape
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40
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Studio Bazi Designed Practical Storage for a Moscow Flat
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39
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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38
Reconfigurable Compact Apartments
Reconfigurable Compact Apartments
White Arkitekter Prototype Homes with Movable Walls
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37
High-End Tiny House Boats
High-End Tiny House Boats
The Le Koroc Boat is a Luxurious Home Away from Home on the Water
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36
Minimalist Self-Assembly Furniture
Minimalist Self-Assembly Furniture
'Fuzl' Boasts an Easy Assembly Process That Requires No Tools
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35
Ultra-Modern Home Designs
Ultra-Modern Home Designs
DEX Studio's Structure is Ideal for Outdoor and Indoor Living
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34
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
Artistically Colorful Desk Organizers
The Hero Organizer Adds a Stylish Twist to One's Desktop
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33
Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Polished Contemporary Family Homes
Gabriel Rivera's Approach to Design Respects Existing Greenery
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32
Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Unconventionally Designed Modern Cottages
Villa G Resembles a Scandinavian Cottage With a Twist
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31
Industrial-Style Contemporary Homes
Industrial-Style Contemporary Homes
Normless Architecture Studios Agreeably Fused Two Movements
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30
Hi-Tech Art Cubes
Hi-Tech Art Cubes
The Trans-Dimensional HyperCube is a Versatile Decor Piece
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29
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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28
Light-Filled Contemporary Homes
Light-Filled Contemporary Homes
Anacapa Architecture's Design is Minimalist, Modern and Low-Slung
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27
Distraction-Free Wooden Screens
Distraction-Free Wooden Screens
The Mui Wooden Display Serves as an Interactive Home Controller
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26
Customizable Tiny Homes
Customizable Tiny Homes
The True Studio Tiny Home Features an Ecological Incinerating Toilet
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25
IoT Plant Terrariums
IoT Plant Terrariums
OrchidBox is the World's First Internet-Connected Mini Smart Garden
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24
Cat-Friendly Furniture Collections
Cat-Friendly Furniture Collections
Severus Lian & Hao-Wen Chang's Peek a Boo is for Cats & Humans
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23
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
James Whitaker's Design is to Accent a Canadian Lakeside Site
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22
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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21
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Millennial-Focused Functional Furniture Lines
Seray Ozdemir Creates Furniture for Narrow Spaces
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20
Rustic Tower Homes
Rustic Tower Homes
The 'Observation Lounge House' Sits Three Storeys High Above the Trees
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19
Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Customizable Modular Prefab Cabins
Koto's Structures are Dark, Minimalist & Scandinavian-Inspired
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18
Organized Smart Storage Beds
Organized Smart Storage Beds
Casa Kids Creates Modern Furniture for Children with a Lot of Things
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17
Capacious Tiny Homes
Capacious Tiny Homes
The 'Pohutukawa' Offers a Plethora of Comforts In a Compact Space
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16
Compact House Proposals
Compact House Proposals
Award-Winning Torii House by Julia and Stas Kaptur is 270 Square-Feet
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15
Illusory Gourmet Desserts
Illusory Gourmet Desserts
Ben Churchill's Dessert Art is Incredibly Realistic, Trippy & Delicious
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14
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
Self-Sufficient Desert Retreats
The Sawmill House is a Luxe Sustainable Structure in Tehachapi
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13
Rug-Shaped Dog Beds
Rug-Shaped Dog Beds
Treat A Dog's PupRug is a Memory Foam Bed Disguised as a Home Decor Accessory
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12
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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11
Novelist-Inspired Tiny Homes
Novelist-Inspired Tiny Homes
The Cornelia Tiny House is a Luxe Living Space from New Frontier
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10
Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
Storage-Friendly Drawing Desks
The Viacro & Digitalab Drafting Table Fits All Your Artist Supplies
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9
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
Inventive Ziplock Bathtubs
This Flexible Bath Solves Three Major Problems Associated with Bathtubs
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8
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
Locally Sourced Custom Furniture
AngleWood's Unique Designs Add a Modern Twist to Your Home
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7
Minimalist DIY Home Designs
Minimalist DIY Home Designs
Reset Architecture Provides the Design for a Minimal Cube-Shaped House
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6
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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5
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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4
Functional Waffle-Weave Towels
Functional Waffle-Weave Towels
K-25 is the Dream Bath Towel for People, Fed Up with Mold and Stink
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3
Especially Minimalist Concrete Houses
Especially Minimalist Concrete Houses
João Vieira De Campos Creates Monolithic & Clean Structures
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2
Ultra-Modern Beach Houses
Ultra-Modern Beach Houses
Dune Road House Offers High-End Finishes as Well as Views of the Ocean
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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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