We've always been drawn to Koi's thick leather chairs on wire bases that remind us of Eames or Saarinen. This year we found Koi's founders, Kirstin Jones and Adam Bottomley, out of their booth and swooped in to take some artful pics. Our favorite piece this year was the stainless steel based bar stool with stitched saddle leather.
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In addition to their seating, we really liked this twisted wood screen that they used to decorate the back of their booth. Using thin strips of bendable veneer wood and brass screws the twists were simple, but taken all together, made for a very impressive form. This would be a good DIY to copy.
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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