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On My Mind Contemporary Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015
On My Mind Contemporary Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades

Lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, who’s made the mouth blown glass orb his signature visual device, has turned his attention to variations of the shape with On My Mind, a poetic contemporary table lamp with the look and shape of a weightless balloon. Debuting at this year’s Euroluce design fair in Milan, On My Mind — Continue reading

Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2015
Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

A visit to Moooi’s brand new Manhattan showroom (above) was a highlight of New York Design Week, which featured a slew of city-wide events, including ICFF,  Wanted Design, and Designjunction.  Breakfast at Knoll, with a lecture by Harry Bertoia’s daughter, Celia, was a fittingly inspiring way to end the week. Here, a few more snapshots of our visit to New — Continue reading

New York Design Week 2015: Snapshots of Collective Design Fair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2015
New York Design Week 2015: Snapshots of Collective Design Fair

We’re in New York City this week for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and the subsidiary creative events throughout the city that comprise New York Design Week. Yesterday, we attended the Collective Design fair, located on the western edge of Soho, an event which brings together both established and emerging New York City-based — Continue reading

Moooi Introduces New Models of Raimond & Heracleum Contemporary Lamps

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015, News + Events + Contests
Moooi Introduces New Models of Raimond & Heracleum Contemporary Lamps

Dutch design studio Moooi unveiled two beguiling new versions of the brand’s best selling Raimond and Heracleum lamps at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp adds a floor model to the Raimond modern pendant range—named for its designer Raimond Puts—a spherical design comprised of delicate stainless steel bands and studded with tiny LED — Continue reading

Milan 2015: Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Categories: Milan 2015, Modern Decor + Objects
Milan 2015:  Hardware With a Twist from Droog

Dutch design collective Droog, which knows a thing or two about making a big splash, kept things small and humble at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Focusing on the rudimentary (and mostly overlooked) elements in furniture construction, Droog introduced Construct Me!, a suite of hardware—nails, screws, hinges, nuts, brackets—designed to inject both fun and panache into ordinary workhorse details. Screws — Continue reading

Milan 2015: IO Modern Wall Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan 2015
Milan 2015: IO Modern Wall Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte

Salone del Mobile Milano, a highlight of the design year, is underway in Italy, and modern lighting brand Fontana Arte has unveiled an exquisite new wall fixture made in collaboration with Swedish design practice Claesso Koivisto Rune. Named for one of Jupitor’s moons, IO features an appropriately moon-shaped aluminum disc that curves in towards — Continue reading

Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan’s NakNak

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Stockholm Furniture Fair: House Numbers by Taiwan's NakNak

NakNak, a Taiwanese brand focused on products fashioned in its 30 year-old metal workshop, exhibited an inventive range of functional home goods at this month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair—these house numbers amongst the standouts. The Wire Number series, designed by the Stockholm-based team of Kyuhuung Cho & Erik Olovsson, is an exquisitely decorative collection of steel wire compositions, each — Continue reading

IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, IMM Cologne 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
IMM Cologne: More Golden Glamour

Trade show season may have barely launched, but already one trend that shows no signs of passing is the preoccupation with gold. As illustrated by last month’s IMM Cologne, golden finishes continue to mark some of the more notable new furnishings making their debut in 2015. Danish brand Gubi led the pack with new versions — Continue reading

‘One Love’ Stool from Milan’s Veneziano+Team

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Trade Shows
'One Love' Stool from Milan's Veneziano+Team

In a timely Valentine’s Day unveiling, Milan design studio Veneziano+Team debuted a heart-shaped wooden stool, created for Italian brand Riva 20, at last month’s IMM Cologne trade fair. Crafted from solid cedar, One Love is a sculptural piece and apt collaborative expression of Gianni Veneziano and Luciana Di Virgilio, Veneziano+Team’s creative and life partners—though a team of 4 designers — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: 3D Printed Lamps by Alessandro Zambelli

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Maison et Objet 2015
Maison & Objet 2015: 3D Printed Lamps by Alessandro Zambelli

Italian manufacturer .Exnovo, which has been experimenting with 3D printing technology since 1988, introduced new lighting designs at Maison et Objet this year—and included was Maggiolina, a new lamp series by Alessandro Zambelli. Said to be inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, in which a man awakens to find himself transformed into — Continue reading

Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Categories: Maison et Objet 2015, Modern Decor + Objects, Trade Shows
Maison & Objet 2015: Vitra Home Complements Collection

Vitra unveiled a new range of products at the recently concluded Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris—a collection for which the undisputed star was Alexander Girard. The company’s Home Complements Collection features a range of small-ticket items—paper napkins, matchbooks, serving trays, greeting cards—that act as showcase primarily for the whimsical illustrations of Girard, the architect — Continue reading

Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Categories: Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Modern Decor + Objects
 Closer Shower Head by Diego Grandi

Form might follow function, but Italian architect and designer Diego Grandi has set about to completely reinvent the familiar form of the shower head—having designed a shower head that takes its form not from any standard bathroom fixture, but from the milieu of lighting design, instead. Created for luxury faucet — Continue reading

NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Sustainability
NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Dutch design brand Vij5 has introduced a collection of cabinets partly comprised of NewspaperWood, a composite material they helped develop in 2011 with designer Mieke Meijer. Reversing the wood-to-paper process, NewspaperWood is born of layers of newspapers, which, when rolled and sliced, expose patterning akin to that of wood rings. — Continue reading

A Multicolored Acapulco Chair from NODO

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2014
A Multicolored Acapulco Chair from NODO

The challenge of reinterpreting a tried and true design lies in offering up something original, and Brooklyn-based, Mexican multi-disciplinary design studio NODO has done just that with their version of the winsome Acapulco Chair. A bohemian-happy patio chair that emerged in the 50s in the Mexican resort city after which — Continue reading

Avram Rusu Studio Redefines the Sputnik

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2014
Avram Rusu Studio Redefines the Sputnik

At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this month, Mid-Century design buffs familiar with the many variations of Sputnik—the starburst-like pendant light that came of age during America’s Space Race—will have stopped at least twice to view the lighting models presented by Avram Rusu Studio. The New York design studio, — Continue reading

The ‘FollowMe’ Portable LED Lamp from Marset

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2014
The 'FollowMe' Portable LED Lamp from Marset

Spanish brand Marset has introduced a portable, chargeable LED lamp that holds up to 20 hours of stored power once fully charged. Aimed specifically at areas, both indoors and out, where power outlets aren’t readily accessible, designer Inma Bermúdez’ FollowMe, which is expected to be available later this summer, is — Continue reading

Quirk & Rescue’s Wallpaper Optics

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2014, Modern Decor + Objects
Quirk & Rescue's Wallpaper Optics

When a dash of retro-centric flair is called for, optically dizzying wallpapers from Quirk & Rescue may offer a solution or two. The London design studio, who we discovered at ICFF this year, specializes in a range of home products which count typography and graphic design among its influences, along — Continue reading

Cloud Chandeliers by Apparatus Studio

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2014
Cloud Chandeliers by Apparatus Studio

Examples of great design are plentiful enough, but show-stoppers are harder to come by. A show-stopper, by any definition, this past week at ICFF, was the Cloud chandelier by New York design studio Apparatus. The duo behind Apparatus—Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson—have managed to parlay their love of vintage details — Continue reading

Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: ICFF 2014, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

At ICFF this past week, we were duly wowed by the striking designs presented by kinderGROUND, the Manhattan-based modular carpeting studio whose products are “designed for children, yet loved by all ages.” And little wonder, considering the graphically sophisticated, yet child-friendly, flooring options kinder GROUND offers. Employing three basic shapes—hexagon, — Continue reading

ICFF Preview: Urban Wall Coverings by ConcreteWall

Categories: ICFF 2014
ICFF Preview: Urban Wall Coverings by ConcreteWall

Thanks to Instagram obsessives, loft dwellers, and the growing mainstream popularity of street artists, urban details—grimy brick walls, graffiti tags, exposed concrete—have gradually worked their way into our esthetic consciousness. ConcreteWall, makers of bespoke wall coverings, are among the recent brands to capitalize on faux grittiness, with a range of — Continue reading