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how'd they do that? 032 Faux Fur I NSPIRED BY THE flowing forms of textiles and cloth, this fur-like wall wows shoppers at the MRQT boutique in Stuttgart, Germany. Designed by Swiss architecture firm ROK, the boutique offers a curated selection of premium streetwear brands set against a minimalistic white interior space of beechwood shelving, a grinded concrete floor and this striking wall feature. So, what's it made of exactly to give it such a tactile nature? Try 22,000 wooden sticks! Holes were CNC-drilled in MDF panels by a digitally controlled 5-Axis drilling router, and each one has a different orientation to define the individual direction of every stick installed. The result: a fluid wall feature that begs to be pet. (Although we would advise against it.) - Jessie Dowd Photos by DANIEL STAUCH PHOTOGRAPHY Search #21 at

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