The IKEA + Sonos SYMFONISK Collection

Minimal decor elements with double the functionality

Previewed at Salone del Mobile, Sonos and IKEA‘s SYMFONISK collection—speakers that moonlight as lamps and shelves—accentuates each brand’s best attributes. By taking what IKEA does best (producing simple designs at affordable prices) and what Sonos creates (high-quality audio systems that can integrate seamlessly), the SYMFONISK collection is a splendid amalgamation of the talents of two giants—and one that reduces clutter and the number products needed to …

Optical Illusion Metal Shelves

Ukrainian designer Dmitry Kozinenko’s “Field” shelving system gives the illusion that all objects placed upon it are floating, when viewed head on. Composed of bent metal rods—which create resting positions for books, vases and other homewares—the structure’s subtlety tricks the eye into believing everything it holds rests upon nothing. When viewed from the side, however, all ledges are visible. It’s a lovely, unexpected touch from …

Colorful Office Additions

Functional accessories and furniture in subtle and vibrant hues

Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn’t enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you’re saving up for that one stunning piece of artwork you admire, here are some pieces of furniture and desk accessories that are not only functional but also add pops of subtle or vibrant hues to …