Furniture Design

Studio Visit: Design House Thislexik
A set of five primary-colored shipping containers rests in a unified pile along a corner of a bus parking lot, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inside, Vedat Ulgen and his team envision the possibilities of industrial design and execute in a meticulous, imaginative...
Lawson-Fenning's Melrose Marketplace
Facing a sweeping northern view of the Hollywood Hills, the new 9,500 square foot Lawson-Fenning flagship houses Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning’s growing collection of vintage and contemporary designs. Throughout the day, light streams through the...
Enrico Marone Cinzano's Otherworldly Furniture
After a groundbreaking presentation at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this year's Salone del Mobile, furniture designer Enrico Marone Cinzano met with CH to discuss his signature blend of the natural and reclaimed. Cinzano's sculptural designs—crafted...
The Modern Archive
Building on the mid-century modern movement that included architecture and design greats like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, the Memphis Group of the 1980s sought to inject avant-garde into design. The Milan-based movement...
Muller van Severen at Matter NYC
Belgian design team Muller van Severen is a paragon of creative conspiracy. What started out in 2011 as a simple experiment in co-creation between married visual artists Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen resulted in a critically acclaimed collection...
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Book
In 2000, Dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings set out to design functional products, exclusively collaborate with the world's best brands and professionals and to find a balance between industrially produced series and experimental...
The Haas Brothers Volume 1
With wildly imaginative designs and an eye for material, The Haas Brothers have been redefining home decor, art and furniture since 2010. Whether they're tackling sexuality, science fiction or wild animals across vases, benches and lamps, each piece...
Nashville's Holler Design
by Chérmelle Edwards Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to...
Blu Dot's Hot Mesh Collection
Though officially founded in 1997, in recent years Minneapolis-based Blu Dot has increasingly gained a larger audience thanks to a playful, function-forward approach, unpretentious attitude and generally modest prices—offering a significant step...
New York på Dalsländska Exhibition
As a designer, John-Michael Ekeblad has long been interested in repurposing and recycling materials from the deteriorating urban landscape. Whether in his native Sweden or adopted home of NYC, Ekeblad finds nostalgia in such rubble, yearning to connect...
Caracas Chair
Sit down in style with this Caracas chair from Colonel, the lovely home décor collection by French designers Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet. Easy to store and transport—perfect for picnics—these portable perches conveniently fold up. But based on...
ROOM Collection
By taking an unconventional approach to the relationship between object and space within the typical home environment, designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho created a piece of modular furniture to act as miniature rooms for objects of assorted...
Stool 60
Created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the the simple yet genius idea behind the stackable, now-classic Stool 60 is based on the design of three bent legs, a distinctive feature that eventually became a telling characteristic of all Aalto furniture. The painted...
Nendo: 10/10
Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph "10/10"—a showcase of Nendo's sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring...
Cristian Reyes Studio Giros Table
Amongst the many emerging industrial designers we met while visiting Feria Habitat Valencia in September 2012, Cristian Reyes Studio was a true standout. In the year since our introduction, the Spanish designer has continued to experiment in warm...
Studio Visit: Martin Björnson
Recently in Malmö for The Conference, we took the time to visit local designer Martin Björnson in his studio workshop. Björnson's Bobbin stool has received a lot of design recognition this year, and we were intrigued to meet the man behind these...
NYFU: New York Functional Furniture
Advertorial content: Inner-city living has a lot to offer: From the excellent range in dining options, to art and culture to just being in a high-energy environment, it's no mystery why the world's cities continue to grow and grow. While cities...
The Corkigami Chair
When we first stumbled across Carlos Ortega Design in 2012 at Feria Habitat Valencia, we were drawn to the creative designs and sheer quality of traditional woodworking techniques. Now more than a year later, the brand introduces the new Corkigami...
Melbourne Furniture Project by Sigurd Larsen
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When MINI Australia tapped Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen to exhibit furniture as part of their temporary concept space, little did they know the Danish-born architect would translate his wanderlust memories of Australia's deserts...
Joined + Jointed at LDF
by LinYee Yuan A number of homegrown brands were launched during this year's London Design Festival, but one of the standouts was the collection of wood furnishings from Joined + Jointed. The debut offering—which includes the striking Concave bookshelf...
Taylor Forrest Furniture
After graduating from Parsons with a BFA in Fashion Design in 2010, designer Taylor Forrest saw furniture as a sort of experiment. Come November 2013, she will have been experimenting with designing chairs for a solid year, and the upshot of her...
The Future Perfect Collection
by LinYee Yuan When The Future Perfect opened its doors on a then-quiet block in Brooklyn's artist outpost of industrial Williamsburg, they were described as carrying "home décor pieces that poke fun not only at the establishment but also at those...
Stand Alone Mirrors at NYC Design Week
The idea of round hanging mirrors with thick leather straps may have blossomed with modernist designer Jacques Adnet’s “Circulaire” mirror—the result of a partnership with Hermés in the 1950s—but over the past two years we’ve seen it bloom even further...
Noho Next 2013
Always a high point of our NYC Design Week, Noho Design District has fast become a destination for up and coming and established designers looking to introduce their latest work outside the conventional confines of ICFF. Among the many impressive...
Highlights from Design in Common
Last week in Milan we were pleasantly surprised to find Beijing Design Week presenting Design in Common—a selection of pieces from the capital city's fair. With a focus on communal furniture and tea-drinking pieces in particular, the exhibition was...
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