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UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Side Table All in One!
Posted By Julie Seguss On May 13, 2010 @ 8:00 am In eco decor,kids furniture | No Comments
Is it a side table? Is it a chair? Is it a desk? Is it a bench? The multifunctional (and adorable) U.M.O.  (Unidentified Magical Object) from UM Project  can be all three! At last weekend’s BKLYN Designs , the versatile piece impressed Inhabitat editors with its versatility so much that it received the Inhabitat Editor’s Choice Award for Most Engaging Design . Made almost entirely from sustainably harvested cork, the playful form will charm your kids just as much as it appeals to you.
Photography by Francis Dzikowski / Esto
The U.M.O . will spark your imagination in a way that most furniture doesn’t even attempt. Will you rotate it on its side and use it as a bench, or make it the centerpiece of the room, stuffing magazines and books in its circular and rectangular slots? In a child’s room, its placement and function could change daily — and the aluminum inserts can house everything from art supplies  to plush toys .
Brooklyn-based design studio UM Project , which stands for Users & Makers, is a veteran of BKLYN Designs and consistently delivers playful furniture creations the whole family can enjoy – like their white-board paint coated table , which also had Inhabitat’s editors swooning at this year’s show.
+ UM Project 
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URLs in this post:
 U.M.O.: http://www.inhabitots.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157624033521974&page=1&photo=4595404171
 UM Project: http://www.umproject.com/
 BKLYN Designs: http://www.inhabitat.com/bklyn-designs/
 Inhabitat Editor’s Choice Award for Most Engaging Design: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/10/announcing-inhabitats-2010-bklyn-designs-green-awards/um/?extend=1
 art supplies: http://www.inhabitots.com/2010/01/10/new-pkolino-non-toxic-art-supplies/
 plush toys: http://www.inhabitots.com/2010/02/13/apple-park-luxury-organic-plush-toys/
 white-board paint coated table: http://www.inhabitots.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157624033521974&page=1&photo=4595402483
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