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The Latest Collection by Rooms Evokes Neoclassical Furniture, Primitivism, and Arabian Folk Tales

Back in 2008, when we featured the first collection by the newly launched Tbilisi studio Rooms in our previous magazine, I.D., our excitement admittedly had to do partly with the discovery of high-level work coming out of a relatively unlikely place — work that blended in seamlessly with international design trends. But by 2016, when the designers left that comfort zone and began channeling inspirations that were closer to home, it became clear (ironically enough) that their success no longer owed any debt to the exotic appeal of their locale. The duo’s newest line feels like the next step in their evolution.
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Inside the Soviet-Style Homes of Georgian Duo Rooms, As Shot By T Magazine

Earlier this month, the Tbilisi, Georgia–based design duo Rooms had their 18th- and 19th-century homes shot for T Magazine's Greats issue, with results so lovely we immediately asked for permission to reprint all the outtakes. Click through to see how they "incorporated into their pared-down aesthetic the distinctively Soviet style they grew up with."
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