Archive for the ‘furniture’ Category

Reduce : Reuse : Reupholster

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• digital art, size: 11″x17″
• printed on 80 lb paper in matte finish
• ready to be framed
• hand signed and dated
• ships flat

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ALSO…..If you love chairs like I love chairs you might be a Chairwhore fan. Check it out.

Droog New York = Awesome

Check it out! They have awesome products and cool showcases.

Karim Rashid : Designer to be inspired by

Morimoto, a brilliant restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine

Morimoto, a brilliant restaurant featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine

New York-based designer Karim Rashid has created a range of products for companies worldwide. Known for his work with new materials such as plastics, foams, and synthetic fabrics, Rashid applies a spare yet sensuous aesthetic to his designs, and believes strongly in reaching a broad audience and inspiring a sense of well-being through design. His product designs include Umbra’s highly successful Oh Chair and Garbino waste basket, the Dirt Devil KONE vacuum, and packaging for Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Estée Lauder, and Method. His products are included in a number of museum collections, and he has lectured widely on industrial design. – Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

I like this set called “Creemy”.  It has great little handles which create interest and the white pops in any setting. Check out his awesome website! It twinkles.

Photo: Serdar Samli

Hello to you Mr. Naked

Yes, it is more Milan Design Week stuff. Yes, I do realize that it was a while ago now, but I just keep running into great pieces (and Italy is my second home).  This one reminds me of a friend.  It has great personality.  It’s easy to ship and treads lightly on the earth too.  Way to go Outofstock at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April 2009!

Naked Chair A chair made of solid beech and folded sheet steel, it can be described as naked because the chair’s structural frame is revealed in the seat and backrest, flaunting its construction as its principle aesthetic. The intention was to dematerialise the chair and present it in its elemental state. The chair’s strength derives from the action-reaction forces between the folded steel sheets and beech wood frame. The Naked Chair flat packs in transportation, resulting in a low carbon foot-print.

Salone del Mobile 2009 – Dutchness

The Family of Form, the exhibition staged by Design Academy Eindhoven in Milan. This is very clean and it makes me want to sit in that chair and think the day away in solitude.  I like the thought of this being a place to escape the world around you.  It’s almost like horse blinders for humans in order to focus and put things in perspective.  Very nice.

don’t sleep dream = bel disegno de italiano [beautiful Italian designs]


Photography by Amanda Eubanks

– “Non Dorme, Sogna” translates from Italian into English as “Don’t Sleep, Dream.” I love it! Props to Plinio il Giovane.

– If you choose to check out their blog/site. Don’t let the Italian intimidate you.  Check out pictures and if you get stumped try this.

– I like the light in the window, “Riedizione lampadari”  [Reproduction Chandeliers]. They produced this in a limited series of lamps in American pine wood, hand built by Antonio Asnaghi designed by Mauro Bolognesi.  These lamps are inspired by the Scandinavian 50’s.

– Check out Mauro Bolognesi to see other furniture and fixtures that this Milan store has in stock.

– Delta-bo Project is another antique Italian store. It’s in Bologna, and has some awesome furniture and lighting.  I found it through a link on the Mauro Bolognesi site.

Flash Back : Design Week 2008 : I Heart the Frilly Chair

During last year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008 (aka Design Week), Kartell introduced this Frilly chair by Patricia Urquiola.  I love it! Spunky & Sweet

kartel chairs

Patrizia Moroso @ Milan Design Week 09 photography photography

I have found nothing but wonderful things about Patrizia Moroso. Her “Africa Meets Italy” exhibit was curated by Stephen Burks. I truely love the way they combine pattern, texture, and color.


“We wanted to showcase the creativity of a few of the great artists and exponents of contemporary African culture,” explains Patrizia Moroso, who devised the event, “because looking at Africa through the eyes of contemporary art, photography, architecture and design is perhaps the most appropriate way of approaching this vast, powerful continent, so creatively rich and diverse that today it is still one of the greatest sources of inspiration for modern design”. African-American designer Stephen Burks was asked to design the exhibition (held in Moroso’s Milan showroom)

Watch an interview with Patrizia Moroso.

Be your own fabric designer!

This is an excellent idea for those of you who are passionate about your design abilities and would like to make custom fabrics, spoonflower now makes that possible.  Here are some instructions on how to upload and purchase your designs. Check out the Fabric of the week contest.