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Bird cages: The cage is a recurring theme in the studio’s work, popping up in everything from lighting to interiors to the high wooden slats of the studio’s Nest chair. “A cage creates its own architectural space and if you have something surrounding you, you feel more comfortable and calm,” the designer explains. “But there are so many different kinds of bird cage; there’s no direct relation between this cage and the Nest chair. We use patterns from the libraries in our heads, but it’s not actually such a direct connection.”