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Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Missoni Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Italian fashion brand Missoni is marking its 60th birthday with a range of new textile motifs for its home products collection, designed to complement the iconic zigzag pattern made famous in their 1960′s clothing line. A new gemstone pattern, alluding to the company’s diamond anniversary, and a floral pattern, are — Continue reading

Latin Translation: Panama’s Biomuseo, by Frank Gehry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Latin Translation: Panama’s Biomuseo, by Frank Gehry

Drivers taking the Amador Causeway en route to the Panama Canal may be forgiven for taking their eyes off the road when Frank Gehry’s new Biomuseo comes into view. A raucous extravaganza of color, devoted to showcasing and preserving Panama’s rich biodiversity, Biomuseo is Gehry’s first building in Latin America, — Continue reading

A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness. The British designer Morag Myerscough’s — Continue reading

Hella Jongerius Reinterprets Alvar Aalto for Artek

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Hella Jongerius Reinterprets Alvar Aalto for Artek

A chair designed 70 years ago is getting a very of-the-moment makeover from Hella Jongerius.The prolific Dutch designer is giving Armchair 401, a classic created by Alvar Aalto in 1933, a contemporary makeover via darker wood finishes and ravishing color blocked textiles—part of an initial collaboration with Artek on a — Continue reading

French Toast: Joseph Dirand’s Parisian Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
French Toast: Joseph Dirand’s Parisian Home

The moment these photos of Joseph’s Dirand’s Paris apartment hit newsstands and computer screens this past weekend, you could almost hear the collective sighs of surrender. Only an architect, it seems—a French architect—could have possibly arrived at this supremely understated, yet utterly delectable brand of elegance. Joseph Dirand is both, — Continue reading

A Stool, Designed for Feet

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
A Stool, Designed for Feet

It’s not often that we come across a task-specific piece of furniture, but Shoe Stool, by designer Koichi Futatsumata is an unusual and fascinating design solution. Compact and stylish—and made for the specific purpose of putting on, taking off, and caring for shoes—Shoe Stool is comprised of seat, foot platform, — Continue reading

Dazzling Discocó: Final Day to Save on Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Dazzling Discocó: Final Day to Save on Marset

Our Marset lighting sale ends today, and we couldn’t very well let it pass without mentioning the Discocó collection. Christophe Mathieu’s 2008 design for Marset is a show-stopper no matter the context, owing to its dazzling arrangement of 35 shiny circular discs, clustered and hovering ethereally around a chrome sphere. — Continue reading

More is More: Studio Job’s ‘Archives’ Wallpaper Collection

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More is More: Studio Job’s ‘Archives’ Wallpaper Collection

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, the team behind the Antwerp-based design practice, Studio Job, are used to grabbing headlines with their sardonic ‘neo-Gothic’ solo projects and collaborations—and the just-concluded Salone del Mobile in Milan was no exception. With a suite of dizzying, theatrical installations, Studio Job introduced a range of — Continue reading

Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Iceland and Greenland Make a Design Scene

Not content to be upstaged by Nordic cousins Stockholm and Helsinki, Reykjavik is carving out a design niche of its own, having recently hosted the 6th installment of Design March, Iceland’s largest cultural showcase for local talent and a roster of international designers. Notable this year was first-time participant Greenland, — Continue reading

Morning Glory Tables by Marc Thorpe

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Morning Glory Tables by Marc Thorpe

Brooklyn designer Marc Thorpe looked to his own vine-laden garden for inspiration in creating an outdoor table with a trio of petal-shaped surface areas. Morning Glory, created for Italian brand Morosco, and making its debut at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, has a stem-like tripod base—welded to mimic the intertwined — Continue reading

Milan 2014: New Outdoor Collection from Gandia Blasco

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Milan 2014: New Outdoor Collection from Gandia Blasco

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or Milan Furniture Fair kicked off yesterday, and Spanish furniture and textiles maker Gandia Blasco was ready and waiting with a new elegant outdoor furniture collection created in collaboration with Shanghai architectural firm Neri & Hu. The Jian collection, named for the Chinese concept of — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Sale: 30% Off Graham & Brown Wallpaper

Flowers aren’t the only thing Graham & Brown does expertly, of course—bold stripes and intricate abstractions are just as much this venerable wallpaper company’s stock and trade—but with spring squarely in the air, we wouldn’t blame anyone for having their sights set on the lush blooms and blossoms, delicate leaves — Continue reading

New from Knoll: Olivares Aluminum Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
New from Knoll: Olivares Aluminum Chair

When you author a book called The Taxonomy of Office Chairs, it’s safe to say you’ve amassed an impressive knowledge base regarding chairs. And with that knowledge tucked away, Jonathan Olivares went about methodically creating the perfect outdoor chair, “not too heavy, certainly not too light, more comfortable than anything — Continue reading

LZF Lights Up Frankfurt’s Light+Building Fair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
LZF Lights Up Frankfurt’s Light+Building Fair

On the heels of our recent post on the multimedia Stereovision campaign being launched by Spanish lighting company LZF this week, come these images from their astonishing—and astonishingly beautifiul—installation at Frankfurt’s Light+Building trade fair.  Stunningly illustrated are examples of LZF’s “Custom Constellations” concept of light clusters—ethereal arrangements comprised of multiple — Continue reading

In Stockholm, “Encounters With Aalto”

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
In Stockholm, “Encounters With Aalto”

The Stockholm gallery Jacksons, which specializes in 20th Century Scandinavian design, is currently featuring a mouth-watering exhibition at its Berlin branch, featuring the furniture designs of Alvar Aalto. Encounters With Aalto, a collaboration with Artek, focuses on wood masterworks from the gallery’s own collection of rare and original furniture by — Continue reading

Milan 2014 Preview: Paul Smith Dresses Up Hans Wegner

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Milan 2014 Preview: Paul Smith Dresses Up Hans Wegner

Happy birthday, Hans Wegner. The great Danish designer would have been 100 today, and to celebrate his centenary, Carl Hansen & Son, the manufacturer of Wegner’s iconic furniture, will roll out a limited edition Wegner seating collection in Milan next week, all smartly outfitted by British fashion designer Paul Smith. — Continue reading

Little Gems from Hinterland

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Little Gems from Hinterland

For the Calgary design studio Hinterland, raw materials are everything. Sustainably-certified timber and salvaged wood play a central role in Hinterland’s impressive range of “functional art,” which is to say, unusually artful objects that happen to be supremely functional as well. Notable amongst them is the Little Gem Side Table — Continue reading

David Trubridge Debuts New Lights in Frankfurt

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting, Light+Building 2014, Trade Shows
David Trubridge Debuts New Lights in Frankfurt

Visitors lucky enough to be attending this week’s Light+Building design fair in Frankfurt will get an enlightening eyeful of David Trubridge. The New Zealand-based designer will be launching two new lighting designs amidst a characteristically sumptuous booth installation anchored by a giant site-specific illuminated “tree.” Trubridge’s two new launches (pictured — Continue reading

Knoll Outdoor Sale: Save 15% March 31 – April 8

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Outdoor Sale: Save 15% March 31 – April 8

If it’s almost April, it’s time to set our sights on the great outdoors. Our Knoll Outdoor Sale, which starts today, makes an artful segue from the winter doldrums to the promise of spring—and the eventual heat of summer. Outdoor classics—like Richard Schultz’s time-honored 1966 Adjustable Chaise Lounge and spring-fresh — Continue reading

Graphic Lights: LZF Launches Stereovision

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Graphic Lights: LZF Launches Stereovision

“Wood is in our DNA,” says Spanish lighting company LZF. So, too, it seems, is artful communication. Known for their technologically innovative and visually expressive use of wood, LZF has just launched the second of two impressive communication campaigns which leverage original music, video, and print graphics to support their — Continue reading