The interior designers at four-year-old firm Paratoner hung their shingle in Istanbul’s Tophane neighborhood—the city’s oldest industrial zone—amid a slew of art galleries, dilapidated wooden houses, and small workshops. From its design studio located directly above a street-level showroom, the group makes furniture and lighting that are chunky and colorful, clean-cut but voluptuous. Make sure to watch the stop-motion furniture animations they produce, including one featuring a marauding gang of Rubic table lamps in natural oak and epoxy lacquer.
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.