Chairs imitate bodies—from their arms to their backs, legs, and feet. But those bodies need not always be human—sometimes, the muse is an animal; an insect.
This winter, Los Angeles-based, Edmonton-born designer Stephen Kenn, known for his sleekly functional furniture and leather goods, has joined forces with contemporary Japanese lifestyle brand Colony2139 to reimagine classic, nautical-inspired interior decor.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:This year’s Interior Design Show Vancouver sees Barbara Barry—who has been inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, ranked by Architectural Digest among the World’s 100 Best Designers, and named one of House Beautiful’s Giants of Design—as the keynote speaker. Here, our archival interview with Barry from autumn 2013.
Italian furniture maker Arper has resurrected Lina Bo Bardi’s 1951 Bowl Chair prototype for modern day production.
The collection is inspired by a series of chairs and tables originally created by French modernist designer Jean Prouvé in the 1940s for use in French factories and workshops. Its shades of avocado and olive green and stylishly stark lines of steel and solid oak timber pay tribute to a bygone industrial age, and yet feel timeless and appropriate for a modern creative agency.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 2001, the four venturesome founders of Cityscape Development Corporation set out to create a dynamic new district in Toronto. Now, it’s the site of an eclectic collection of artists, businesses and residences. And it all began with an old whisky warehouse.
Joseph Walsh is a self-taught woodworker who combines art and craftsmanship to create functional sculpture with sweeping curvilinear forms.
In the world of home decor, some retailers offer a streamlined brand, carrying or crafting furniture that follows and appeases a single design philosophy. Moe’s Home Collection is not one of those stores.
This year’s edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York was marked by considerate designs and unique collaborations.