PLYCOLLECTION IS COMBINING THE EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES OF LATVIA’S LARGEST FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS WITH MODERN AND WORLD-RENOWNED DESIGN. THE INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS RESULTS IN A COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL MOLDED PLYWOOD CHAIRS THAT FIT ANYWHERE – FROM HOMES AND OFFICES TO PUBLIC AREAS.
USING THE UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY FOR MOLDING PLYWOOD, A HIGHLY QUALIFIED WORKFORCE AND QUALITY MATERIALS WE AIM TO OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD MODERN HIGH QUALITY DESIGN CHAIRS.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ELEGANT, LIGHT AND COMFORTABLE CHAIRS!
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Boyd and Evans - an enduring obsession with the landscape of the United States (particularly the South West).
"There is a large element of play in making art. About the time we started working together we heard/read Harold Pinter say something similar to this quote. We tried putting pictures of two disparate people in a space to see what would happen, and that was how we found our language. It formed one of the two foundation stones of our partnership. The other was Rene Magritte. Looking at the world through the filter of his work, moments in everyday life began to look just as startling. So, someone looking up over their shoulder became dazzlingly strange and complex as they made a physical connection between the earth and the sky, appearing simultaneously optimistic and apprehensive. There was already a story both factual and emotional. We attempt to collect such moments with a camera. Narrative Painting in Britain in the 20th Century, at the Camden Arts Centre in 1970, was the first public exhibition to show our work. Since then 'narrative' has been the one label we would accept without flinching. We do not like being referred to as realists, whether hyper-, super-, photo-, or just plain. Reality is so different from a picture. There is never any confusion. 'Pictorial' would be better, 'representational' quite good enough. Representation is a language, and as such can lie and fantasize as well as tell the truth. Although most of our pictures represent credible situations there is no rule, and we often play with surreal spaces and situations." ... Boyd & Evans, 1996
Boyd and Evans started working together in 1968. They have travelled extensively to find images for their work, including periods in the Malaysian Peninsula and Borneo. Their most enduring obsession though is with the landscape of the United States (particularly the South West). This research has formed the majority of their artistic output whether it be painting or photography. Although probably better known as painters, photography has always been a serious integral part of their practice. To start with their photographs were mainly source material for the paintings, capturing images when it wasn't practical to paint them. But recent years have seen a shift in their work. Extensive research and experimentation have resulted in an increasing understanding of how photographs can be reformed to convey the essence and substance of a landscape which otherwise could only have existed in their mind's eye or as pigment laid down on canvas.
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Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, and founded DIMORESTUDIO in 2003.
Since that moment, they have designed and carried out every project in a personal and recognizable way: objects created by historical design masters live together with reclaimed materials and other “bespoke” objects to create and forge a particular atmosphere. A timeless visual and emotional pathway. Research focused on details makes every creation, sign, proposal, suggestion, innovation and reference simple, albeit sophisticated. A language inspired by a set of emotional alchemies made of unexpected choices, preservation, inventions, apprecitation of prints, lights, lacquers and oxidations. An uncensored aesthetic where each item has its own power and expressive “raison d’être”, while representing a part of the ensemble as the protagonist.
DIMORESTUDIO interprets memories and creates dreams. DIMORESTUDIO crosses the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture.
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PORRO - an international brand characterized by an intrinsic ability to select, work and interpret wood.
One of the most successful furniture design brands thanks to its research on finishings, refinement of line and the technical quality of its details, Porro celebrated the 90th anniversary’s important milestone in 2015.
Founded in 1925 in the Brianza area, by tradition the Italian cradle of high-quality furniture manufacturing, today Porro is an international brand characterized by an intrinsic ability to select, work and interpret wood, offering an incredibly wide and accurate range of finishings and using it in unexpected ways by implementing cutting-edge technologies for glossy and matt lacquers alongside fine woodworking techniques of the past.
MATOUK - enriching the lives of our customers and their families by creating the most beautiful and beloved collection of bed and bath linens.
In 1929, John Matouk founded our company with a mission to give Americans ready access to the world’s most luxurious linens. From an early age Mr. Matouk, born the son of a fine jeweler in Damascus, Syria, was steeped in the principles of meticulous workmanship and good taste. As a young man he immigrated to Italy where he learned the fine linens business, gaining particular expertise in the intricate lace and extraordinary hand-work that were very much part of the Italian tradition. He began exporting Italian linens to the United States, developing a partnership with the famous Olga Asta linen and embroidery house located in St. Marks Square in Venice.xMr. Matouk fulfilled his lifelong dream to make a life in the United States in July of 1929, arriving in New York with trunks of the exquisite linens that he had discovered in Italy. Even in those difficult times there were those who had a passion for fine things and the means to afford them, and the first Matouk products soon became sought after by the finest stores and private customers.
During World War II, with his supply lines from Europe cut off, Mr. Matouk moved his production to the U.S., opening the first Matouk factory in Manhattan. When linen became scarce during wartime, he pioneered a special blended fabric of mohair, rayon and cotton. This became Matouk’s first signature tablecloth.
In 1963, John’s son, George F. Matouk Sr., joined the business and three years later he became president. During his 36 years leading the company, George Sr. grew Matouk from a maker of fine table linens to a full-service luxury home textile source for the bed, bath and table. In 1985, George Sr. moved the factory from Manhattan to southern New England, home to both a tradition of American textile production and a community of skilled craftspeople who continue to practice the art of embroidery and monogramming for which Matouk is known around the world.
Today, the Matouk factory and headquarters are located in Fall River, Massachusetts in a world-class facility that features a solar energy system, advanced production technologies, and an environment committed to promoting the health and well being of our employees. At Matouk old world techniques live hand-in-hand with state of the art tools and production philosophies.
Under the leadership of John Matouk’s grandson, George Matouk Jr., the company remains committed to, and invigorated by, our purpose of enriching the lives of our customers and their families by creating the most beautiful and beloved collection of bed and bath linens.
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Established in 1969 in Fiorano Modenese, cradle of the best Italian ceramic tile tradition, is on 1993, with the “Valtresinaro” Brand buyout, that “Settecento – Mosaici e Ceramiche D’Arte” starts a “new era”. Today this brand is one of the most recognized, dynamic and brightest ones present on the market.
Export quota of 90% and commercial presence in more than 70 countries all over the world, with 20 million Euro of turnover, make “Settecento – Mosaici e Ceramiche D’Arte” approach today the market with a strong leadership in the “High Market” for Interior Design and innovative top class furniture solutions.
Research, design, quality, vivid stylish fingerprint and a continuous relation with the Architectural field, focus today the Company as a “must” for innovation, avant-garde and creativity.
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AFTER MOVING TO DUMBO, BROOKLYN IN 2011, CAMERON QUICKLY FOUND A MEANS TO UTILIZE HIS PASSION FOR DESIGN AND FABRICATION. HE SPENT HIS PRELIMINARY YEARS COLLABORATING WITH LOCAL DESIGNERS TO CREATE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS AND FURNITURE.
IN 2013 HE FOUNDED CAM CROCKFORD DESIGN, AND HAS BEEN FABRICATING CUSTOM FURNITURE FOR THE PREMIER INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF NYC.
IN 2016 CAM BROUGHT US HIS FIRST PERSONAL COLLECTION, HAVING SHOWCASED AT BROOKLYN DESIGNS, ICFF, AND HAMPTONS CONTEMPORARY. HIS STUDIO IS LOCATED IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD.
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For eight generations we have handcrafted wool, cotton, linen and hemp for the home. Our fabrics have inside them a piece of ourselves and of our land. Tuscany
The headquarters of the company are in a five hundred years palazzo , which reminds us of the times when wool was laid to dry, in spring, on the top of the covered porches while in the basement weaving machines kept on rattling.
Nowadays, we are still processing rustic wool from the Appennines , Nothern Umbria and Casentino.
Shearing took place in spring by “tosini” sheep shearers, that for a long time used sheers, which have been used since Roman times. The work was carried out in the “vergherie” barns where shepherds gathered flocks, or in sheep pens. The shorn fleece was carefully worked until it became the perfect wool to be woven, warm and resistant. This is the reason why the woven cloth from Casentino has since middle age been, the fabric used for the cassocks of San Romualdo Camaldolese monks.
Busatti produced woven wool for the cassocks till soon after WWII. Nowadays we produce it once again in natural linen fiber , called Antico Casentino which has renewed this centuries old tradition.
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B.I.C. Carpets is internationally renowned for creating refined, high quality carpets in the world of custom Wilton weaving. Our carpets have been rewarded with numerous prizes for their outstanding creativity, innovation and know how.
Since its foundation in 1956, B.I.C. carpets provides a tailored, individual service and offers quality, flexibility and top value for its customers worldwide. Our carpets can be found all around the globe, from embassies, hotels, executive offices and luxury yachts, to the most exclusive residences.
At B.I.C. carpets we keep our finger on the pulse of the ever changing residential and contract interior world. This way we are able to create carpets that adapt to evolving needs, as we are well aware of the impact that design and colour can have on the entire look and feel of your environment.
Based in Belgium, the center of the textile business, we serve many clients in Europe through an extensive network of agents, importers and selected dealers.
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Anouchka Potdevin - upcycling, metalwork, patterns, each axis mixes with the other in a general harmony.
Trained to the applied arts and the smetalwork, Anouchka Potdevin affirms since 2003 a strong identity, making dialogue design and artisanal know–how, while freeing herself from the trends, with elegance and poetry. In Gaël – Brittany, France –, its workshop is a true space of freedom creative.
Its first years of creation are worn by design and realization of furniture and objects based on upcycling. Convinced that the upcycling can provide resolutely new and modern creations with a high degree of finitions, Anouchka brings new and innovating proposals.
In 2011, the Dsàt collection is presented during her first participation in Maison & Objet Paris, a turning in her career. The Maxi-Siège manufactured from a structure taken on old kitchen chairsgives a determining impulse. Since, the Dsàt family increases in the course of time. A low armless chair, a chair, a bench, a bench forthe children, the history continues to be written.
In 2013, the designer joins again with metalwork and carries out a singular seat. The Cage suspended or posed on the ground releases a romanticism which does seduce. We can find it now in a casino in Las Vegas, in Parisian hotels or at the edge of the North Sea.
In 2014, with the Screen in pattern paper made by friend artists and craftsmen, Anouchka repeats how much she is attached to all constructive and aesthetic collaborations.
Up–cycling, metalwork, patterns, each axis mixes with the other in a general harmony.
Today, Anouchka Potdevin falls under an exhaustive approach, evoking that of the artist–decorators. It brings a modernity which belongs only to her, which is distinguished in the landscape.
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Anne Kyyrö Quinn - interior textiles based on three-dimensional structure rather than smooth surface ornamentation.
Resembling artworks more than conventional fabrics, the contemporary creations produced by the Anne Kyyrö Quinn studio are not textiles as you once knew them. Cut, sewn and finished by hand, our unique choice of luxury natural fabrics are crafted into interior textiles designed to harmonise timelessly with any setting. Each product is conceived as a gesture of simplicity, yet, we make space for bold colours, rich textures and striking motifs.
Anne Kyyrö Quinn’s sculptural approach has pioneered a new genre of interior textiles based on three-dimensional structure rather than smooth surface ornamentation. Our products are based on a portfolio of core designs inspired by organic shapes and expressed with bold simplicity. Whether crafted into bespoke acoustic wall installations or textile art pieces each design has a tactile feel that appeals to the eye as well as to the hand. As we merge twenty-first century design with textures inspired by the natural world, our products bridge the gulf between the urban interior and the natural landscape, and bring an elegant, unassuming beauty into everyday life.
Our commitment to design excellence makes Anne Kyyrö Quinn one of Britain’s leading manufacturers of handcrafted interior textiles. Since the studio was established in 1999, our products and bespoke textile services have been distributed internationally to design showrooms and retail outlets, and marketed by independent agents.
From our base in London, we provide a consultancy service for special residential or contract projects, working with architects, art consultants and interior designers to create tailor-made pieces for a wide range of interior settings. As Anne Kyyrö Quinn’s products continue to gain acclaim in leading interiors around the world, our commitment to quality, innovation and design excellence travels with them.
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Adrianna Abaddo - I create artworks with distinct qualities: interactive, kinetic, static. I enjoy all of them because I like variety.
Variety is a key feature of Nature. A new organism is not necessarily better than an old one, it is just different and adds variety. And an old organism has already proven to be able to survive under a number of circumstances.
Likewise, a new art form is not necessarily better than an old one, it is just different and adds variety.
I create artworks with distinct qualities: interactive, kinetic, static. I enjoy all of them because I like variety.
Visit the Website: www.noisegrains.com
LUMETRICA is a UK-based up-cycling and interiors studio created by British designer Lucy Javanshir. We make original, one-of-a-kind products designed to bring a unique twist and contemporary feel to your home, or workplace. Contact Lucy for bespoke commissions!
Visit the Website: www.lumetrica.co.uk
Created in 1991 by Sylvette and Alain LE STRAT, and named after Alain’s grandmother who came from the village of Saint-Jean-Brévelay. This family business has it's atelier located in the heart of Brittany in an old school building in 1899. The charming and calm environment is the perfect place for Sylvette to design elegant and luxurious home collections.
This is the passion and inspiration behind Amandine de Brévelay, a French well known embroidered bed, table and bath linen family factory. Its artistic creations have always been faithful to its core values:
Refinement and Delicacy
Inspired by French lifestyle heritage, half way between tradition and modernity, its collections bring comfort and harmony to luxurious interiors, bridging the gap between a tough world, poetry and well-being. Designs and softness of fabrics discretely celebrate retro shabby chic and romantic styles.
Designed and made in France, Amandine de Brévelay is perpetuating the “Savoir-Faire à la Française”, incorporating time-honored techniques and high quality fabrics. By treating old patterns to new designs and arranging elegant mix of fabrics, its genuine know-how pays homage to the traditions of fine linen.
The company has been exporting since 1999 and the brand is now known and distributed on every continent. In 2017, most if its production is exported and available in stores located as far as Japan, South Korea, Russia, Australia and the U.S.A.
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BANMOO, founded in 2006 in Shanghai, by Lv yongzhong, Chinese architect and artist, is a contemporary Chinese furniture and lifestyle brand.
“Ban”, or halfness, is a quintessential quest for the balance of utility and Taoism. “Moo”, or wood, represents the exploration on materials and forms which contain the origin of natural life.
Influenced by his parents who were both teachers, Lv Yongzhong was fascinated on traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Making use of his two decades achievements on architecture and interior design, he creatively combines fine materials, engineered comfort and exquisite craftsmanship with Eastern wisdom, for those who seek peacefulness and serenity in the hectic urban life, to explore on modern Chinese furniture that saw its peak during the Ming Dynasty.
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The Klippan Yllefabrik AB was founded in 1879. Today, the fourth and fifth generations are working side by side, developing the company. Our philosophy is to combine Swedish design with our long tradition of textile knowledge.
We have developed a textile collection in collaboration with famous Swedish designers. All our blankets and throws are manufactured in our own factory. We only use natural material in our products and try to use eco-material as much as possible.
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AYOU - objects that represent the soul and the know-how in which the Moroccan culture and identity are rooted.
AYOU is the story of women and men who have the generosity, conviction and talent to share what Morocco has best, its craftsmanship.
These are products of art that we seek and conceive in the heart of our villages, our plains and our mountains. Objects that represent the soul and the know-how in which the Moroccan culture and identity are rooted.
AYOU is our ethical and passionate adventure to preserve and promote ancestral practices and techniques. We are two women who work and accompany women and men to make unique pieces in respect of these same people and the environment: Our nature.
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Here at LightArt, we love what we do. It is passion that drives us, and that same passion translates into pride. We pride ourselves in our craftsmanship and creativity. Not only is each fixture handmade with expert precision, but also we believe every project, whether custom commissions or standard products, should be truly awe-inspiring.
We are people that love to make things both for work and for fun. In our free time we are musicians, dancers, sculptors, painters, compulsive doodlers, and more. We are enamored by the creative process and there is nothing we love more than creating something like you’ve never seen.
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ANNA by RabLabs - objects inspired by nature which fuse ancient, precious materials with cutting-edge design.
Designer Anna Rabinowicz launched her first home collection for RabLabs in 2002, creating objects inspired by nature which fuse ancient, precious materials with cutting-edge design. She uses a luxurious palette of materials, layering semiprecious gems including agate and crystal with the finishing touches of pure gold and sterling silver.
Anna has a long history of looking at nature for inspiration. Having designed such intricate objects as prosthetic knees and devices for cardiac surgery, she brings her experience and understanding of biology and nature to the design of elegant objects for the home. Working with skilled artisans in the United States and Brazil, her hand-crafted designs provide a much needed natural component to both modern and traditional interiors.
Anna has taught courses on design and social entrepreneurship at universities for over ten years, including at California College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design, where she is presently an Associate Professor.
Anna’s designs for RabLabs have been featured in top publications including The New York Times, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Harper's Bazaar, O Magazine, and New York Magazine. RabLabs items have been carried by such leading design venues as the Museum of Modern Art stores, Moss, and Barneys New York.
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Seven Ava Design - products that are the reflection of efficiency, proportion, comfort, beauty, and intimacy.
Seven Ava Design is the outcome of 20 years of experience in architecture, interior, and furniture design and its production in the House of Seven Moons Co. Seven Ava Design is a creative entity with an innovative research approach in the integration of cultural aspects with high tech building materials. Green eco friendly Bamboo panels are main material used in our products.
Seven Ava Design creates appealing products that are the reflection of efficiency, proportionality, comfort, beauty, and intimacy. These characteristics are combined with high quality material, structural durability, homogenous, and flexible parts. These aspects are the basis for interior design and production of furniture, fixtures, and furnishings for home, office, hotels, restaurants, retail shops, libraries etc.
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"Rahim Walizada is an artist and designer for whom the attainment of beauty embodies both the reason and the necessity for producing art. Walizada comes from three generations of craftspersons and antique dealers.
An appreciation of the nature of materials is inherent to his outlook on the world. His work acquires its form and substance from beyond, or despite, war. His carpets (exhibited at the 2005 Venice Biennale), fabrics, designs for houses, hotels and restaurants, majolicas and interiors are all “completely Afghan”, from their conception to the labour used to make or build them. According to Walizada, the only things he has to import are the electric wires.
His work is a reflection based on a search for beauty in the possible confluences of past and present. Walizada’s art makes use of recycled material in a contemporary reconsideration of traditional motifs and styles, combined with what he defines as “petty thefts” from drawings, tales and traditions originating from all parts of the world. The result is a unique and poetic mixture. Not without pride, Walizada recalls the surprised reaction of one of the few artisans left in a remote mountain village whom he had commissioned to make a collection of majolicas. “Are you really sure? I’ve never seen anything like it!” were his words.
For Walizada, the quest for beauty is a way of nurturing ideas of love and peace, to enhance the values of friendship and family against the destabilising effects of a seemingly endless story of crisis and war.”
Textile Handicrafts of Afghanistan’s many traditions reflect the diverse cultures represented within its borders. In particular, the northern part of Afghanistan has experienced the propagation of cultures from Central Asia as it encountered the rise and fall of miscellaneous civilizations and various tribes escaping from wars and drought. The art of embroidery and fabric handicrafts is rooted in the cultural history of Afghanistan. For example, embroidery by the Uzbeks, Hazaras, and Tajiks are world-renowned. Pashtun embroidery is very popular among many tribes within Afghanistan.
Using splendid techniques, embroidering is traditionally done by Afghan women and girls. They decorate the fabrics with gold and silver-colored threads made of wool or silk. They embroider everyday items such as small figures, tapestries, and bedspreads, as well as seasonal items like dresses and hats for weddings and holidays. During the night, free from the house chores of the day, women have the opportunity to embroider in an intimate familial atmosphere. The embroidering skills of women are widely admired, and they are most openly appreciated when guests visit for weddings and holidays.
Through embroidery, women weave the heart of the family into a physical form and enrich family history.
Styles vary depending on region and family. On top of preserving the tradition of embroidery, each woman puts creativity and imagination into her original work; this is why Afghan embroidery varies so drastically stylistically. However, this age-old tradition was virtually discontinued and almost completely lost due to 23 years of war. Today, since peace has been regained and refugees and evacuees have gradually returned to their homeland, time is witnessing a slow revival of embroidery as an art form as demand for local handicrafts has increased over the last few years.
Chuk Palu and Rahim Walizada will take you on a journey through the hidden beauty of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan was an important crossroads, dominated by other civilizations throughout its history.
Afghanistan is a country made of stories. Stories of war, love, enmity and beauty. Memories of the past, the understanding of the present, and the imagination of the future are elaborated and narrated through poetry, the sapience of ancient proverbs, and a long and deeply rooted custom of oral history.
Objects, as much as words, carry this wisdom in a long tradition of craftsmanship that bears witness to a rich and diverse geography and history. Afghanistan has been a cultural and commercial hub, a cradle of artistic, musical, religious and economic exchanges along the route of the Silk Road that has connected East and West for centuries. Words, objects, ideas, and beliefs travelled, mingled, and morphed leaving on the country an everlasting mark.
Three decades of war have had a dramatic impact on Afghanistan’s economy, heritage and culture. Much has been lost, but the seeds of that great cultural ferment have been quietly preserved by artists and craftsmen who nurtured their practices despite risks and threats.
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Founded in 2003, SONNEMAN – A Way of Light is a tribute to contemporary lighting design as seen through the creative mind and lens of Robert Sonneman. From the late 1960's, Robert Sonneman pioneered modern lighting, making it an art form. World-renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and an alliance to form and function, Sonneman's award-winning pieces have been at the design forefront for over four decades.
The brand aesthetic speaks to Robert Sonneman's belief that design must be rooted in achieving functionality as successful working products to bear the SONNEMAN – A Way of Light moniker. Sonneman's sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary has grown to include a unique perspective of modernism that extends through the decorative arts and architectural genres of the 20th & 21st centuries, which spans several modern movements of industrial and architectural design.
"I continue to investigate the evolutionary and the revolutionary as the basis for developing a cosmopolitan American style," said Robert Sonneman.
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There is a natural expression known as simpleness. The material itself is the protagonist without too many decoration on the premise of function.
There is a natural expression known as impinging.Warm is as a foil to cool. Accordingly, soft is as a foil to rigidness to make mutual characters more
There is a natural expression known as time. Objects are used repeatedly after many years, coruscates a different luster from original, records the user's life
and time and become your nature.
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