Interview: Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori
“When I went to Nigeria for the first time I saw my grandmother and she spoke no English at all, but she spoke to us through what she was wearing,” says artist/designer Yinka Ilori. "Her clothes were really beautiful and empowering—and she looked really...
Hunting Chair
Børge Mogensen's Hunting Chair is a beautiful piece of design, though it comes at a price. Somewhat resembling a deck chair, this piece is more architectural and crafted from oak and leather. Brass is also used—with large but stylish buckles allowing...
Jim Krantz Projects' The Way Of The West Collection
Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz's signature style with mid-century...
Tucker Viemeister's Log Type E Chair
With a balance of timeless inspiration, new technology and traditional material, industrial designer Tucker Viemeister created the Type E chair. Viemeister took the physical impression of the classic Eames plastic mid-century chair and embedded...
Gio Ponti D.153.1 Armchair
The bold design of Molteni&C's Gio Ponti D.153.1 armchair means that it will stand out in any room, and yet, strangely, work with all kinds of styles seamlessly. Designed in 1953, this chair was in Gio Ponti's house in via Dezza, Milan, and this re...
Emily Forgot's "Neverland" Exhibition at KK Outlet Gallery, Shoreditch
It's a bold move to invoke the mythical name of Neverland. For many, it already brings substantial associations pertaining to youth and imagination. And yet, graphic artist Emily Forgot (a moniker adopted by multidisciplinary artist and designer Emily...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Prince's Paisley Park to Open to the Public Most people will remember exactly where they were when they heard that His Royal Badness, Prince, passed away. The tragic news then led to many wondering what would happen to his immense backlog of...
Stephen Kenn's Furniture Collection for Victorinox
Victorinox may be best known as the makers of the original Swiss Army knife, but their product categories certainly do not stop there. They've long produced well-received watches, and recently launched into luggage, apparel and more—but a new collaboration...
Kinesit Task Chair
Furniture company Arper's first office chair Kinesit is a beautiful experiment in airy sleekness. Distinguishing itself from the traditional bulky computer chair, this ultra-comfortable design (made to order in Italy) is streamlined—even the levers...
Meadow Rest
Combining two of their favorite designs (the Meadow Mat and Mayfly Chair), the team at Alite Designs has created a perfect outdoor seat, allowing you to recline chaise-lounge-style. Part picnic blanket, part chair, the Meadow Rest is waterproof and...
Lina Bo Bardi's Bowl Chair
Modern Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi made the permanent move to a politically turbulent Brazil in 1946, where she stayed until her passing in 1992—leaving behind a people-first legacy of striking, democratic buildings such as the 1968 São Paulo...
Eero Saarinen's Two-Seater: the Womb Settee
The story behind Eero Saarinen's classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like "basket full of pillows." While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer...
Katavolo, Littell and Kelley Lounge Chairs
Usually seen in black or brown, these sensuous lounge chairs designed by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley are sought-after classics from the 1950s. They’re built from chrome, steel and leather and were originally designed for Laverne International in...
3sixteen + Herman Miller
LES-based raw denim fiends 3sixteen advocate skilled craftsmanship and longevity—which is why they often post photos of their customers' faded, worn-in jeans after years of use. Thus, their special collaboration with design manufacturer Herman...
Prism Lounge Chair
British architect David Adjaye completes Washington, his debut furniture collection for Knoll, with new geometric pieces (a chair, ottoman and side table) that offer up a powerful visual impression. Each small-scale, multifaceted monument has a gloss...
Dr Woo + Modernica Fiberglass Eiffel Chair
For its latest collaboration, modernist furniture company Modernica has teamed up with famed tattoo artist (and fellow Los Angeles native) Brian Woo (aka Dr Woo) for a limited edition Fiberglass Eiffel Side Chair. While, at first, the two may seem...
Campaign's Portable Furniture
City residents know that the greatest mental toll of moving isn't always packing up your life into cardboard boxes; it's leaving perfectly good furniture behind—either because it's a hassle or too costly to transport, or it won't survive another...
Only Love is Real
Each piece of furniture in Only Love is Real's debut collection stirs something from within. Whether it's the striking juxtaposition of geometric shapes in The Professor Chair, the inverted pyramid-like table holding black rose marble up to the sky...
Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals
by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on...
Rocking Chair #1
Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton...
Nokori Folding Chair
The Nokori Folding Chair applies the richest materials—hand-rubbed mahogany and Chromexcel leather—to a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette. Each piece is built by hand in Portland.
Prototype Chair
Marc Newson's Prototype Chair, which he designed in 1983 for his graduation show at Sydney College of the Arts, stands as one of the most iconic examples of outstanding student work. The steel rods and anodized sheet aluminum, welded and soldered by...
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