Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fiore Floral Accent Chair

Fiore Floral Accent Chair

April 29, 2013

The Fiore Floral Accent Chair by Wholesale Interiors, is the furniture worlds equivalent  of a beautiful spring flower garden or exquisite landscape painting. Nothing brightens a room or living space like exuberant, colorful fabrics and flower print furniture, and the Fiore Floral Accent Chair is the perfect furniture item to remind the rest of the furniture in your home that spring has finally arrived!

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Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

April 26, 2013

The Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

From time immemorial, mirrors have adorned the walls of the wealthy and the poor,  symbolic of  both vanity and mystical reflection, an obsession for some and bane and a burden for others. Designed and purchased as much for their artistic and aesthetic appeal as for any pragmatic consideration, mirrors have always been slightly more than just another household furniture item.

The Burst Mirror is the quintessential example of the predominance of artistic influence in classical mirrors today. With an interpretive design and unique “Burst” look, the Burst Mirror is another Zuo Modern masterpiece, and would look right at home in even the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan of homes or offices.

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Stackable Suitcase Furniture

Stackable Suitcase Furniture

April 25, 2013

Aptly named “Chest of Suitcases” and designed by maarten de ceulaer working closely with famed leather artisan ralph baggaley, this furniture design project is the perfect example of the ingenious and breathtaking pieces that can result when the two worlds of art and furniture stride confidently towards one another, meet, lock eyes and dance a harmonious rumba all the way to the showroom floor.

Take a look…

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Stacking Chairs

Stacking Chairs

April 24, 2013

As furniture goes, stacking chairs are just about as convenient and as economical as it gets. Perfect for any situation in which large amounts of seating space is needed temporarily or on an intermittent basis.  They are usually light, durable and of course, easy to stack and store.

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Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

April 23, 2013

Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

Inspired by the futuristic nature of space age design, the Orbit Modern Chair offers a womb like-retreat where one can cuddle up with a good book, watch a movie, or listen to a favorite tune. easily capable of  matching any decor, this piece has a steel frame with steel base, 360 rotation and comfortable, poly cotton finish with CFS foam.

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Transformable Furniture From Yuya Ushida

Transformable Furniture From Yuya Ushida

April 22, 2013

Designer Yuya Ushida has developed ‘XXXX_’ a transformable furniture system made of a series of contracting and expanding sub-parts. When manipulated, the furniture transforms as needed. Its amorphous natural shape reconfiguring to produce sofas, stools, tables and benches, which are just a few of the pieces that can be created from the eight different elements within the building kit.

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Madison Seating Featured Product: Leap Chair by Steelcase

Madison Seating Featured Product: Leap Chair by Steelcase

April 19, 2013

Leap Chair by Steelcase

The Leap chair by Steelcase has a back that changes shape to support the entire spine. This can reduce the chance of lower back sag and a hunched posture, which may weaken disc walls, stress back ligaments and cause deterioration of the spine.

With its Natural Glide System As you recline: the seat glides forward so you can recline without leaving your Vision and Reach Zone, so you stay oriented to your work. This encourages more varied postures so there’s less static load on the spine.

Thermal Comfort Thanks to slats in both its back and seat, and the special foam it uses, the Leap chair offers excellent “breathability.” It effectively controls a balance of heat and moisture so you stay comfortable.

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Milan Furniture Design Week 2013: Headline Pieces

Milan Furniture Design Week 2013: Headline Pieces

April 17, 2013

Right around this time every year, from amidst the frenzy and electricity that is the Milan Design Week festival, there will emerge a number of new headline design concepts that will steal the show. Of the many new furniture pieces exhibited by the participating designers, we have selected the following photos as a representation of some of the headliners.

Would love to hear some feedback on these…

Take a look…

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Milan Design Week 2013: The Future of Auditorium Seating by Zaha Hadid

Milan Design Week 2013: The Future of Auditorium Seating by Zaha Hadid

April 16, 2013

Zaha Hadid, architecture and design guru, and winner of the 2004 pritzker prize, unveiled her latest furniture project at the recent Milan Design Week festival. Entitled  ‘Multiplicities Exhibition’, and as expected, the design is consistent with the nature of Hadid’s overarching philosophy and is a vibrant composition of visual continuity, with it’s complex geometries and not-so-subtle futuristic influences.

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Organic, Sustainable Furniture Made From…Cow Droppings?!

Organic, Sustainable Furniture Made From…Cow Droppings?!

April 15, 2013

Sounds a little crazy doesn’t it?

Tel Aviv-based designer Adital Ela doesn’t think so.

The dome shaped stools (and stools they are, in more ways than one…) pictured above, are made entirely of recycled agricultural waste, such as compacted earth, construction debris and certain form of, ehhem, organic waste.

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The 411 On The Milan Furniutre Fair, The Hottest Trade Show In The Industry.

The 411 On The Milan Furniutre Fair, The Hottest Trade Show In The Industry.

April 12, 2013

The Milan Furniture Fair, or “Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano” in Italian, was first launched in 1961 as the largest trade fair of its kind in the world, showcasing the latest in furniture and design from countries around the world.

The Salone del Mobile, which opened this year this past Tuesday at the Rho fairground and will close Sunday, is rooted in the expansion of Italian manufacturing during the golden era  of “la dolce vita”  in the 1950s and 1960s, when visionary industrialists collaborated with talented designers to develop technically innovative products in an elegant, modern style.

The current show occupies an area of nearly 230,000 square metres (2,500,000 sq ft), and includes 2,500 companies, along with 700 young designers at the Salone Satellite, a secondary satellite exhibit. About 338,000 people attended the fair in 2012, more than in 2011, but less than 2008’s record of 383,793 visitors.

Stay tuned for follow up posts detailing some of this years “hits and horrors” of the show…

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Know Your Furniture: Drafting Chairs

Know Your Furniture: Drafting Chairs

April 11, 2013

If you are not familiar with the concept of drafting and drafting chairs, seeing one for the first time could prompt you to wonder if the designers were just a wee-bit distracted when they rolled out this particular model. They truly do seem like a chair design gone wrong. The truth is however, drafting chairs are a god-send for all engineers and workplace professionals who work long hours at tall or oddly shaped desks and tables.

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