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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

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

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

Designer Close-Up: Konstantin Grcic

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Designer Close-Up: Konstantin Grcic

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal (which labeled him the ‘quiet superstar of industrial design’), the German-born designer Konstantin Grcic referred to fellow designer Philippe Starck as the Madonna of the design world, meaning that Starck’s global popularity, like that of the singer, kept him from being — Continue reading

Milan 2014 Preview: New Colors for Kartell Sparkle Collection

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Milan 2014 Preview: New Colors for Kartell Sparkle Collection

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s fascination with glass and crystal has been expressed in both stand-alone sculptural installations and solid glass furniture. No wonder, then, his Sparkle stools and tables for Kartell astound for their uncanny replication of weighty cut glass, dazzlingly realized in Kartell’s trademark (lightweight) polycarbonate. The Sparkle collection’s — Continue reading

Louis Poulsen Reissue: Doo-Wop Pendant Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Louis Poulsen Reissue: Doo-Wop Pendant Light

A 1950′s lighting design originally created for the Danish Navy has been reissued by the Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. The charmingly renamed Doo-Wop Pendant is an updated version of the original Søvaernspendel or Navy Pendant—a collaboration of Denmark’s Navy Buildings Department and the in-house design team at Louis Poulsen—a — Continue reading

H2O Glass Carafes from Niche Modern & Charity: Water

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
H2O Glass Carafes from Niche Modern & Charity: Water

Glass design studio Niche Modern, makers of graceful glass pendant lighting, has just announced a new collaboration with Charity: Water, the non-profit organization that has made it a goal to bring clean drinking water to some of the world’s most impoverished areas. To commemorate the collaboration, Niche Modern has created — Continue reading

Show Time: Last Week to Save $200 On BDI Home Theater Cabinets!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Show Time: Last Week to Save $200 On BDI Home Theater Cabinets!

Movie buffs and audiophiles unwilling to compromise form for function are in luck. We’re raising the curtain on our range of BDI modern home theater cabinets, now through March 23rd—with a scene-stealing $200 off selected styles, and free shipping, to boot. Choose from clean and elegant models, like the Mid-Century — Continue reading

Glowing Icon: Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Glowing Icon: Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide

Along with Eero Aarnio’s Bubble Chair and Verner Panton’s graphic textile patterns, The Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide remains a quintessential symbol of the 1960′s, a glossy, playful reminder of an era when industrial design was as much a part of the counter-cultural movement as go-go boots and peace symbols. — Continue reading

Design Focus: Pablo Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Design Focus: Pablo Lighting

If minimalism, esthetically-speaking, is the search for a state of grace, it’s fair to say that industrial designer Pablo Pardo can stop searching. Founder of the San Francisco-based lighting company, Pablo, the Venezuelan-born Pardo is a prolific industrial designer, whose early familial influences of art and engineering are winningly expressed — Continue reading

Jewel-Toned Tables from McCollin Bryan

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Jewel-Toned Tables from McCollin Bryan

The British design studio McCollin Bryan, headed up by designers Don McCollin and Maureen Bryan, may not yet be a household name, but its range of dazzling resin-topped tables is fast becoming an instantly recognizable design commodity. The company’s Tinted Lens line of coffee and side tables is comprised of — Continue reading