Built to Resi(s)t

Eastpak partners with Quinze & Milan for a line of sofas with pockets

As backpacks continue to trend as popular accessories this season, the classic brand Eastpak is carving an entirely new path for itself. Its latest collaboration with avant-garde furniture label Quinze & Milan is a collection of rather sporty furniture pieces appealing more to the desire to sit still rather than hike a mountain. The special-edition, Built to Resi(s)t Collection, unveiled earlier this year at Milan’s …

Lago Divan

Modular couches by an up-and-coming Italian furniture label

Following the success of 36e8Cucina kitchen suites from 2008, Lago is previewing its new Air collection of divans at Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The seating option takes yet another step in their pursuit of “total living,” and the Padua, Italy-based brand continues to make a splash with their innovative products for every room in the home. Designed by Daniele Lago, the divan is a close …

Acne Furniture

Stockholm's multidisciplinary design house Acne makes stretched, squashed and pulled denim versions of Carl Malmsten's furniture

Launched yesterday in Paris, Acne‘s first foray into furniture tweaks Carl Malmsten’s New Berlin Sofa by upholstering it in denim and distorting it. Playing on what has come to be known as Malmsten’s typically Swedish design aesthetic, Acne founder Jonny Johansson explains that he decided “to objectify its form from a perspective play, …stretching, squashing and pulling the simplistic shape.” Johansson compares the remix, guided …