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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

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SW_1 Low Conference Table: Lower height, higher standards

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How do you feel during your company’s meetings? Are you comfortable enough or are you perhaps all uptight, trying your best to communicate with everyone around a table that somehow doesn’t feel to be doing its best to support your efforts?

SW_1 low conference table is part of Coalesse’s conference collection and is designed to bring meetings to a whole new level. By lowering the standard height of tables three inches, collaboration is promoted and becomes the basis for conferences unlike the ones we knew so far. Futuristic and minimal, it’s design reminds a bit of a very elegant version of Star Trek, don’t you think? Combined with the beautiful SW_1 Lounge, a harmonious total is formed. Continue reading

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Chesterfield sofa: A timeless classic

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Chesterfield sofas still have a strong presence among the many modern versions. They convey a British accent appreciated by many for its classicism and long lasting quality. The London vintage top grain leather Chesterfield sofa available from Kathy Kuo Home is a model made from vintage leather as it’s name implies, adding a nice weathered texture to its appearance speaking of charm. Tight tailoring, rolled arms, tacked details and deep tufting are its major characteristics delivering a rather masculine style, suitable to a variety of style traditions, from rustic lodges and libraries to neo – bachelor pads. Continue reading

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OpenBook Library Chair: Literal literature

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The OpenBook seat is a reading chair with integral shelving and journal hangers. Initially designed to solve a tricky interiors problem, the OpenBook is now available as a stand alone piece that celebrates the written word. Continue reading

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Kettal Cottage Daybed: A miniature summer home

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There is something incredibly inviting in the very concept of a “daybed”, wouldn’t you agree? It speaks of vacation, it signifies a break from the routine and it promises fractions of life well lived and enjoyed. It reminds of the Southern custom of siesta, a short, rejuvenating nap, lasting from 20 min up to 2 hours, taken during the middle of the day, in order to provide extra strength for nights long lived, much like it is used in countries like South Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece to name but a few. Blame it on the long summers and the particularly hot days, a daybed is a place much loved and deeply cherished. Continue reading