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Color: Not that the trio’s unorthodox use of color is going to disappear anytime soon. The three find inspiration for their palette everywhere: “When we first started developing the Excel perch and floor lamp, we didn’t come together with sketches or technical drawings,” says Brill. “It was just random images we printed out and threw up on a wall — a scientist holding a molecular model, a football team winning the Super Bowl, a diagram of a volcano, a Mexican blanket.”