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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

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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

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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

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Lockwood Chair: good posture

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The award winning Lockwood chair, launched in 2008, is the creative child of two brothers, Vincent and Paul Georgeson. They believe in furniture communicating the elements of simplicity, functionality and honesty. And honestly, they seem to have effortlessly achieved that, by bringing to life their chair model made of wood and metal. An ergonomically shaped wooden seat, supported by a metal frame. Which however does come with a felt back pad for those who like to keep their good posture just a little bit more comfy literally, but also cozier looking. Continue reading

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Nuvola Sofa: Cloud nine in your living room

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Paola Navone is a designer that certainly needs no introduction. Neither does her furnishing collection named Nuvola . Since we are all about fall and nesting in, highlighting it though does seem like a good idea. So how about indulging in a fluffy cloud and getting all comfortable and cozy? Cloud you heard me say? Were we not about to talk about comfortable furniture to sit on? Let my word play not puzzle you the slightest little bit. Cause Nuvola sofa not only looks like it is as soft and airy as a cloud, it is also named after a cloud – “nuvola” in Italian. See? We are going to be sitting in a cloud after all. Just not one in the sky, but the one having claimed a spot in our living rooms. Continue reading

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Tati Collection: Charming Lines and Curves

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One of the most wonderfully designed furniture collections that I have recently witnessed is the Tati collection by the hands and minds of Broberg and Ridderstrale, two magnificent architects and designers based in Stockholm. The collection includes a desk, a coat hanger, a console, a wall and a floor mirror as much as a range of tables, like a set of side tables, sofa tables and dining tables in rectangular or round form. The basic design characteristic they feature are the rounded edges of their metal frames, combined with sleek, simple, straight lines. A very balanced interpretation, where not only curves and lines are successfully combined, but also materials such as steel, glass, marble, wood and leather. Continue reading

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Steel Chair: sticks and handles

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Steel chair, unlike its name implies, is made from solid wood. Solid wood that once used to be tool handles, broom sticks, or wooden handles of rakes, spades and flagpoles, all being 28 to 29 mm thick. The color of this chair depends completely on how and where the tools were used, adding a different patina to the wooden texture depending on weather conditions for example. Continue reading

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Librato: A multi functional room divider for you and your pet

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Take the following components : open plan living, your favorite pets and the occasional need for room dividers. Add them all into an equation and you come up with Librato. What is Librato? It is a room divider designed to serve the needs of your beloved four legged friends, while they elegantly get absorbed in the design of your modern home, assisting into defining these different function areas. If you thought plants, curtains or double sided bookcases are the only ways you can achieve that, it’s time to reevaluate by considering Librato. Continue reading

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Giant Birdsnest: Lounge In Nature

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Design never seizes to amaze me… Giant Birdsnest is a concept that totally got me with its innovation. Nature seems to be an endless source of inspiration for us as humans and designers, always managing to fire the next great creative moment. This cool lounge piece of furniture was conceived and created as a prototype for new and inspiring socializing spaces. In fact it’s a fusion of furniture and playground. Continue reading

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Seat bleu/green: On the couch, on the trend

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Whether or not minimalism is worn out, this psychiatrist-inspired seat and chaise longue by design duo Muller Van Severen is fresh to the eyes.
The design ethic is one of strength and lightness. Powder sprayed cylindrical metal tubes network around a light and simple pair of canvas hangings that support the user (in a delightfully artsy pose no doubt). The look is fuss free and classical, yet smart enough to make design junkies look twice, and maybe even Instagram. What’s more, should your budget spread to it, there is the whole of the latest collection to share its space. Continue reading