Graphic patterns made a resurgence a few years ago on furniture, wall covering, and even carpeting. While patterns applied to surfaces are still showing up, we saw lots of examples of patterns being created by cutting material away.

Orange22 launched a new project based on the Botanist table/bench they showed last year. The company collaborated with nine artists and designers allowing each to develop designs that would be water jet cut into the metal that form the piece. The result is called the Botanist Blank Canvas project. The project signals a significant new way of thinking about the interaction of design, philanthropy and commerce and marks an innovative approach to socially conscious entrepreneurial-ism. A percentage of the profits from the sale of each piece will be donated to the charity of the designer’s choice.

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