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Sometimes the best-laid plans are none. Just ask Paul Segedin. His rustic/industrial furniture designs materialize straight from his imagination, guided by instinct rather than blueprint, into their final spontaneous form. One thing that’s clear from the start, however, is Paul’s use of sustainable, locally sourced woods from the Chicago area, paired with the unexpected use of copper pipe. Seldom used for home furnishings, It’s the pipe that really unseats conventional furniture design. Gleaming beams of copper are soldered in graphic fashion, adding a modern, architectural element that brings side and end tables front and center. You can’t plan for that kind of mastery.