The FJ Panel System: An Ideal Work of Art

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Let us begin with a lesson in aesthetics. There is a German term that refers to an ideal work of art. Gesamtkunstwerk, hopefully I still have your attention, is a completely realized artistic vision. A painting that reflects everything the artist imparted through the brush. An unveiled skyscraper the architect has complete confidence in. And for famed Danish designer Finn Juhl, it is the FJ Panel System. Continue reading

Fenton Wing Backed Stone Sofa: sitting on a throne

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You may imagine yourself sitting on a throne when you relax on the Fenton Wing Backed Stone Sofa. With a tall and narrow body, the sofa looks like a construction of regal request, for old French nobility, perhaps. Continue reading

Flip around stool: …don’t flip a coin, flip around your side table!

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The amazing creative duo Jonas Bjerre and Kasper Ronn from Norm architects need little if any introduction at all to those interested in design, architecture and interiors. I would like to share with you today their latest innovation, the “flip around” stool, which has already become a favorite in many design magazines. Continue reading

Medici chair: for more than just sitting comfortably

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Are you familiar with the work of Munich-based designer, Konstantin Grcic? If not, the Medici chair, one of his creations, is a good reason to do so! Originally trained as a cabinet maker, Grcic undoubtedly has been making an impressive portfolio throughout the years with a number of awards and nominations under his belt. Grcic has developed furniture and lighting for some of the leading companies of design, including among many others Vitra, Flos, Muji, Thoman Rosenthal and Mattiazzi, for which last one he came up with the wonderful Medici chair. Continue reading

The TOOaPicnic Series: Setting Up a Space to Share

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While I wouldn’t mind either version in my apartment, the TOOaPicnic series of shared seating areas is designed for offices, restaurants, and waiting rooms. Each of the four setups were built to stimulate collaboration, whether that’s chatting over a cup of coffee or planning the company’s next big project. Continue reading

Intimo secretary desk: intelligently designed & produced

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It is really great to see designers more concerned not only with the design of a product, but in fact caring for the actual process of designing as well. Especially when elaborate thought is given to the production phase, keeping in mind the distribution of the product side by side. The Intimo secretary desk designed by Jannis Ellenberger is not only a clever and compact solution once assembled and discretely yet proudly standing at a corner of your home, but also it is intelligently produced. Continue reading

Industrial pipe desk and shelving: stylishly industrious

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It is most likely that you have noticed the clever uses study steel pipes can have incorporated in design lately. They act mostly as support to keeping shelving and working surfaces in position. How do you like that? I find it a very welcoming alternative to floating shelves or just plain shelves secured on the walls with brackets. This Industrial Pipe Desk & Shelving unit is a great example. A piece that can be easily mixed in various styles other than obviously incorporated in an industrial look. Continue reading

Norton Wing chair: Classic elegance with a breath of fresh air

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Now that autumn has settled and winter is quite evidently on its way, spending more time at home is an effortless choice. Next to the word home for me, comes my favorite armchair, there where books and magazines will be read, music will be heard or some quiet times taking in all of life’s beauty will be reflected upon. I’m always attracted by good design, where simplicity and function go hand in hand, while aesthetics are discretely emphasized.

The Norton Wing Chair, designed by James Harrison and fully produced in Britain using traditional techniques, is an exceptional choice. Continue reading

Gravity balance recliner: Feel light as a feather

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A good posture seems to be directly related to our health, well being and how we feel. I guess I’m not a minority here often feeling cramped from too many hours of computer work sitting in front of a screen. Almost daily and even sometimes more than once per day yoga exercises are remarkably beneficial and enjoyable. Any additional help is more than welcome, which is exactly what I thought when seeing Peter Opsvik’s Gravity Balance Recliner. Continue reading

Day Bed One: Saving Gracefully

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The daybed from Another Country is a very happy marriage between good looks and healthy production. Numerous green credentials back up the item, which stands alone in its gorgeousness. The daybed is a simple oak platform on a set of 4 slightly splayed peg legs, in natural or black, with traditional bolster cushions and a light futon mattress. The size is just that of a single bed, so even if you wouldn’t want to be snuggling up in it every night, it is perfect for temporary kippers. Continue reading