18 May 2013 at 11:16am
The Double View Bench from Outdoorz Gallery is a small but sweet two-seater that is big on style and sustainability. French design firm Chloe De La Chaise put a literal twist on the traditional Victorian love seat in her contemporary bench concept, which features a double backrest that pivots back and forth, allowing a pair to sit side by side or face to face. The bowed base allows you to rock gently. Crafted by a French cabinetmaker with work recognized by the Ateliers d'Art de France, the Double View Bench features quality construction and is made using sustainably harvested materials - of the four pieces of wood used, three come from certified forests in France, and the fourth is moabi, a naturally oiled African wood also sustainably harvested. Wood choices include chestnut, oak, robinia-acacia and moabi. With just 50 Double View Benches in existence, this limited edition piece is in high demand and can be yours for a price of 2979?. For more information, visit Outdoorz Gallery.
6 May 2013 at 11:58pm
How's this for "body shop chic?" This cool tire table from Tavomatico features two circular discs of plexiglass - one on the top and one on the bottom, turning a tire into a tabletop with storage space inside. Four small wheels mounted to the bottom let you roll this unusual table to your desired location - in the living room or den, home office, studio, or to the man cave - this piece is certainly dressed the part! The thick, chunky tire tread brings a bit of built-in texture to the design, but it's all been finished to make it smooth, odorless and resistant to wear and tear. But with its original intended use for the road, there's not much this little table can't take. The traditional black finish screams industrial chic, or opt for a vibrant color to transform this former auto element into a fabulous furniture piece. An optional LED light takes this modern table to the next level. The tire table is available in a range of sizes and color options. Check it out by visiting Tavomatico.
26 Apr 2013 at 12:35am
The Archibald King armchair from Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau is the latest and greatest take on its 2009 Archibald original. This iconic design by Jean-Marie Massaud stands out for its regal silhouette and beautiful buttery leather that will make sitters swoon. The distinctive headrest makes as much a statement of style as for comfort, inviting you to sink into its deep seat and high armrests, and surrender to its warm embrace. Coupled with the matching footrest, this sweet seat is as comfy as they come. The steel frame is filled with molded polyurethane foam padding that offers just the right support and cushion for total comfort. It's all clad in luxurious leather upholstery with fine stitching and a lovely little frill along its edge. Available in a full spectrum of colors and finishes, the Archibald armchair will be right at home in any setting. Check it out by visiting Poltrona Frau.
12 Apr 2013 at 2:40pm
Skyline Design has become a fixture for luxury lounge furniture for the outdoors, and this trio of occasional daybeds are as dreamy as they come. Featuring a casual wicker weave combined with contemporary silhouettes, these daybeds are inviting for alfresco lolling and lazing under the sun. Expertly crafted from synthetic woven wicker and cane, they are finished with weather-resistant and washable materials that make for a low-maintenance lounger. Skyline furniture is 100% recyclable, delivering guilt-free luxury at its finest.
7 Jun 2010 at 11:54pm
It?s a chair that brings ?creature comforts? back home. Dubbed the ?Origine Du Monde, Maybe!? chair, this unusual, ultra-modern chair was design by Italo Rota for Italian furniture house Meritalia. The soft hues complement the plush cushions perfectly, forming what the designed has described as ?uterine sensuality.? The cushions are made of memory foam which, in keeping with the obviously maternal theme of the design, reminds us of protection, rest and the future. The base is made from polished aluminum, irregular in shape, just like the chair concept as a whole, If you like unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, this is a must-see! Check it out at Meritalia.
14 May 2010 at 12:10pm
Is it a radiator, or is it artwork? These cool modern radiators by Caleido are both! The Therme home radiator is an masterful swirl of brilliant hues reminiscent of watercolor. For more-modern tastes, the Geiger radiator features a computer-generated design set on a sleek, black background. The elongated rectangular shape is easy to incorporate among your existing artwork, or let it steal the spotlight and feature it as an art piece all on its own. These cool radiators are by Karim Rashid, who stayed true to his signature funky style. These new radiators made their debut at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010. Fore more info visit Caleido.
7 May 2010 at 12:03am
This new funky furniture by German company Bruehl is inspired by natural forms with an ultra-modern edge. Featuring the ups and downs of mountaintops with an abstract twist, the Coupole sofa and armchair (pictured above) by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl feature a curved back and armrests and a delicate body clad in fabric that?s heaven to the touch, available in white and sky blue. The Morning Dew chairs (pictured below), also by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl, are inspired by tulips, with their graceful petals forming the back and arm rests. A soft seat in an irregular shape beckons. This modern flower-inspired chair is featured in vibrant rose and white upholstery, as well as red-and-white plaid. Combine the Coupole and Morning Dew lines for a fun living room or a funky family room. Visit Bruehl for details.
29 Apr 2010 at 8:50pm
The grand finale to the epic Moroso M?Afrique collection sends it out with a bang! As the final pieces of the outdoor furniture line, the Ibiscus armchair and the Meridienne sofa by designer Dominique Petot make a style statement that screams: Big! Bold! Beautiful! The design consists of wild shapes and even wilder woven patterns if you can imagine that. These vibrant red, brown and white patio pieces echo the shape of a traditional British armchair and lounger, with armrests and a high back to recline into. Frames come in the choice of natural or lacquered steel. Check out this cool outdoor furniture line at Moroso.