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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

Maison et Objet: Faceted Stationery for Lexon

Categories: Maison et Objet 2014, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison et Objet: Faceted Stationery for Lexon

Proving that the market for desktop stationery remains strong is this suite of chunky, colorful utilitarian items the British designer Samuel Wilkinson created for Lexon, and introduced at Maison et Objet earlier this week. The Babylon collection of six injection molded plastic items—pen and holder; stapler; scissors; tape dispenser; and — Continue reading

Maison et Objet: Kyoto Sideboard by Colonel

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Maison et Objet 2014, Trade Shows
Maison et Objet: Kyoto Sideboard by Colonel

French brand Colonel has shown a new sideboard design, which it’s named Kyoto, at Maison et Object in Paris this week, a beautifully constructed piece that clearly shows its Japanese influence. “Kyoto is inspired by partitions found in the Ryokan, traditional Japanese inns. When they cross, doors form a set — Continue reading

Maison et Objet 2014: Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp Turns 10

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Maison et Objet 2014, Trade Shows
Maison et Objet 2014: Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp Turns 10

The Maison et Objet design fair kicked off in Paris last week, and Kartell unveiled something new for the occasion. In celebration of the 10th birthday of the Italian brand’s wild (and wildly successful) Bourgie Lamp, Kartell invited its team of 14 designers to reinterpret the lamp, a fanciful design — Continue reading

Maison et Objet Preview: Rocking Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Maison et Objet 2013, Trade Shows
Maison et Objet Preview: Rocking Clock by Alessandro Zambelli

Alessandro Zambelli has deisgned a ‘rocking’ clock for Italian brand Diamantini & Domeniconi that makes its debut at Maison et Objet in Paris later this week. Ipno, named for Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, has an internal pendulum that moves back and forth to keep the clock, with its — Continue reading

Headliner

Categories: ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
Headliner

At 83, Milton Glaser still knows how to stay design-relevant. The only graphic designer to have ever been awarded a National Medal of Arts (in 2009), he was also making news at ICFF 2013 recently. The Barcelona carpet brand Nanimarquina launched a collection of 3 wool carpets designed by Glaser, — Continue reading

Cover Story

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Cover Story

Hans Wegner’s instantly recognizable Shell chair, designed in 1963, turns 50 this year, and Carl Hansen & Son, the Danish manufacturer with exclusive rights to produce the chair, has found a way to celebrate the chair’s lasting influence in extravagant style. They’ve teamed up with textile maker Maharam to introduce a new — Continue reading

Trend Alert: Oversized Lighting

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Trend Alert: Oversized Lighting

One of the more talked about lighting stories at ICFF 2013 last week was Tom Dixon’s giant laser-cut Punch Ball XL pendant globe, which hung at something like 6 ft in diameter suspended above his booth, keeping watch over the laser cutting equipment that gave birth to it. Technology notwithstanding, the truth — Continue reading

More from ICFF 2013

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
More from ICFF 2013

ICFF 2013 may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve moved on. We still have, needless to say, lots more to say about the most important modern design gathering in North America—and plenty more to share with you. Here, a few more snapshots of new and exciting names, along with — Continue reading

Lukki Ones

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Lukki Ones

Making its North American debut at ICFF 2013 was Lukki, a reissued furniture series by Artek that was introduced in Milan earlier this spring. The four tubular steel and birch plywood pieces that comprise the Lukki line—3 chairs and a stool—were designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara over a 6-year period, spanning 1951-1956, — Continue reading

Fine Shape

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Fine Shape

If the 2013 ICFF handed out an award for the most photogenic (and most photographed) piece of furniture, it would surely have gone to Carlo Aiello’s jaw-dropping Parabola Chair. Already the winner of the 2013 ICFF Studio Award prior to arriving in New York for the trade show, this chrome-plated steel stunner — Continue reading

Pouf Positive

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
Pouf Positive

When Andy Warhol decided to create exact replicas of Brillo scouring pad boxes, of all things, back in 1964, it’s safe to say he wasn’t envisioning anyone sitting on them. But somehow, we think Warhol would have appreciated Fab’s booth at ICFF 2013 this week, where Brillo Box Poufs, a — Continue reading

More Snapshots from ICFF

Categories: ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
More Snapshots from ICFF

We continue our ICFF coverage with more snapshots of the bold, the colorful, and the quirky design on display through today in New York City. We’ll be covering some of these pieces and designers in more detail as the days pass, but for now, here’s another dose of eye candy — Continue reading

Scenes From ICFF 2013

Categories: ICFF 2013
Scenes From ICFF 2013

We’re in New York City for the next couple of days, taking in the sights and sounds at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Follow 2Modern on Instagram for real-time updates on what we see, what makes our jaws drop, and what we’d like to take home immediately. In the meantime, feast your — Continue reading

New @2Modern: Alice Tacheny Design

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
New @2Modern: Alice Tacheny Design

Probably our favorite trend to evolve in recent years in modern furniture design is the idea of longevity. Of pieces that you will invest in and that will last a very long time. Your lifetime, yes, but even longer, to maybe even become an heirloom piece that passes on throughout — Continue reading

ICFF Video: James De Wulf’s New Softblock

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, ICFF 2012
ICFF Video: James De Wulf’s New Softblock

Listen to a longer and more detailed interview with James, Interview: Concrete Designs of James De Wulf. Find James De Wulf products on 2Modern.

ICFF Trend: Hooks & Hangers

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
ICFF Trend: Hooks & Hangers

Ready to finally get your life together in one hip, stylin’ and off-the-floor way? We spotted a ton of neat hooks and hangers at ICFF this year, but before you get on us for pointing out a way “over” trend, let us enumerate: we saw a ton of neat hooks — Continue reading

ICFF Video: Michael Iannone!

Categories: ICFF 2012
ICFF Video: Michael Iannone!

Can’t get enough of his awesomeness? Listen to an interview we did of his awhile ago, Exclusive Interview: Michael Iannone of Iannone Design. Find his products on 2Modern: Iannone Design.

Adorable Design Mini Vid: François Chambard’s One-of-a-Kind Craft System

Categories: ICFF 2012, Modern Decor + Objects
Adorable Design Mini Vid: François Chambard’s One-of-a-Kind Craft System

François Chambard of UM Project is a clever and creative modern furniture designer. His chairs, tables and storage pieces are always so functional, nice-looking and completely unique. But he’s not only about being serious with design; he loves to have fun, and that shows through not only in the colorful, — Continue reading

Keep Your Eyes On: Egg Collective

Categories: ICFF 2012
Keep Your Eyes On: Egg Collective

We weren’t surprised in the slightest when three-woman strong Egg Collective won the ICFF new designer award of 2012; we kept finding reasons to pass by their booth we loved their designs so much. A heady mix of vintage-inspired modern pieces that were exquisitely made, we enjoyed how they mixed — Continue reading