Modern Decor

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Do you watch "Ugly Betty"  – the New York based fashion series of high comical drama and are like me …  constantly checking out the modern set design … well – the cool modern lounge seating in the reception off the boardroom features one of my favorite lounge chairs. The "holy day" lounge chair from Vicarbe  Spain designed by Jean-Marie Massaud is the perfect modern alternative to the the commonly used Barcelona Chair.  It’s sometimes sad to see beautiful furniture pieces knocked off and seen everywhere … so why not consider new concepts that are less typical while also being sophisticated and timeless in design.  27.5"W x 30.3"D x 26.4"H for $2,179.00 CAD from  Spencer Interiors.


To see more of my favorite products from Vicarbe check out my image library on Flickr or check out my GAILE GUEVARA modern.design.source blog for some modern inspiration.

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  1. Neil

    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:58 am

    YEP!!!!……..I test myself and see who I can identify with each episode of Ugly Betty. Set design is off-the-hook 2Modern. Love it; excellent reference, one I’ve also used.
    Have an interview with a designer that addresses your thought, of re-visiting a design rather than knock-off which stinks.
    Designer is Aimee Less, she re-visits the shell seat wonderfully.
    Just click my name and scroll down just a bit.


    Nov 6, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Neil for the comments as well for sharing a great interview. I often recommend to clients that there is value in the real thing, as much as you can see many knock-offs there there is so much more value in being true to our budgets and living within our means. If we can’t afford it, don’t settle for something that is less than the real thing … there is plenty of good design out there made to fit any budget.

  3. Kelly

    Dec 28, 2007 at 10:42 am

    So glad I found your blog! I was just agonizing over a piece of furniture from the “Bananas for Betty” episode of “Ugly Betty”– can anyone tell me who makes the leather executive chair that Danielle and Alexis are fighting over (the chair Daniel takes from the deceased father’s office and asks Betty to guard)? My husband has been wanting something just like this for our home office. My thanks, Kelly

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