May 7th, 2013 — Design
In Milan, Poltrona Frau introduced the GranTorino upholstery collection designed by Jean-Marie Massaud . Inspired by the world of saddlery, this modular sofa includes a combination of fabric with sleek, hand-cut, hand-shaped Saddle Leather. The leather molds the lines and structure of the seat, including the upper part of the backrest as well as the armrests and sides. My favorite aspect of this series is the leather cover the folds over and is fastened with steel rivets. The large box-like structure actually opens up and acts as storage, and functions as a table or oversized armrest when closed
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GranTorino by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau
April 16th, 2013 — Design
The Leather Collection by Maarten De Ceulaer for Nilufar is a collection of artistic, sculptural storage pieces that reflect the designer’s great passion for traveling and exploring the world. Like totems to travel, these towers and piles of suitcases in various leathers were created in collaboration with one of the most renowned leather artisans in Belgium, Ralph Baggaley. Each suitcase looks to be intricately and carefully made, tailored to reflect the luxurious and sophisticated of all nomads. In the flexible Chest of Suitcases , every drawer can be positioned to any direction, so the chest can be placed against a wall or in the middle of a room, so that the drawers can open from all sides. The Pile of Suitcases , which was the first piece in the collection, was thoughtfully assembled to make sure each section housed a particular type of garment.
Travel Towers: Leather Suitcase Furniture by Maarten De Ceulaer
March 15th, 2013 — Design
Bright Beads is a lighting collection by Australian designer Coco Reynolds of Marz Designs . The core range includes six pendant configurations named Aztec, Abacus, Art, Aleenta, Africa and Alice. They can be grouped together to form a chandelier or used as a single pendant. Handcrafted from FSC-certified wood (oak, walnut, maple, and ash), each turned wooden bead is a testament to traditional craft, something that Coco Reynolds is very passionate about. You can purchase them at various retailers and through the Marz Designs website
Bright Beads Wooden Lamps by Marz Designs
February 4th, 2013 — Design, Furniture, Furniture products
ACME Furniture is one of the largest furniture manufactures in the United States. The company has six different branch locations, including New York City, New Jersey, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco. With so many different service branches, ACME Furniture is able to reach the vast majority of the country, without over extending itself. ACME recently purchased and developed a 400,000 square foot warehouse in Los Angeles, where the company ships out orders in under two days, with very little wait time, as the facility houses 12 million dollars worth of inventory at all times. This way, over 90 percent of the orders are filled within the initial 48 hour span.
ACME Furniture uses a large amount of products from Malaysian factories. Some other factories provide additional features and material, including those located in Brazil, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. Due to the long term relationship ACME has with the different factories, it is possible for ACME to receive a significant discount on the furniture, and this is reflected in the price and the consumer is able to save a good amount of money by buying ACME Furniture, instead of going with a different brand.
There are several different kinds of material provided by ACME Furniture. These are broken down into family room, dining room and kitchen, home office and more rooms (which is essentially just side rooms that have no real classification, or don’t have enough furniture designs to be considered its own room collection). With so many different room furniture options, it is possible for anyone to locate and decorate their entire house with furniture from the ACME Furniture company.
When it comes to the family room, ACME Furniture produces furniture ranging from couches and love seats, sleepers that fold out from traditional couches, side tables and coffee tables. A large supply of mattresses are available, California King bedrooms and sets give the largest available size of mattress and bed style, while ACME Furniture also sells Eastern King bedrooms, queen size bedroom sets, twin bedroom sets, bunk and day beds and full size bedrooms. This way, no matter the size and no matter the overall style, it is all found right here at ACME Furniture, so there is really no reason to look anywhere else.
Dining room and kitchen comes with mostly different table and chair decorations, although outdoor furniture and occasional tables are also part of this collection, should a specific table or look be desired for the house. Home office chairs, desks, cabinets and other equipment can be purchased at ACME Furniture, along with other material to fill out the house.
ACME Furniture is one of the largest furniture manufactures not only in the United States, but in the entire world. As ACME works closely with the developer and the produce selling companies in Asia, ACME Furniture is able to receive a significant discount on just about every item, and these prices are reflected in the prices, allowing clients to save on almost everything.
December 27th, 2012 — Design
Daniel García & María José Vargas designed a series of lamps for Spanish company Woodendot called Ka. The collection, which consists of three versions: XL, M, and S, which each have different uses: ambient, reading and table. S table lamp Made from natural materials with careful attention to detail, they’re minimal and yet you can tell their design was anything but
Ka Lamp Collection by Daniel García & María José Vargas for Woodendot
December 16th, 2012 — Design
Beloved designer and ceramicist Eva Zeisel passed away in 2011 at the age of 105, and the last project she worked on was her one and only lighting collection and it has just hit the market. The Eva Zeisel Collection for Leucos is a line of hand-blown Venetian glass fixtures that come in two styles named Summer and Spring , each available as a pendant, wall sconce, or table lamp. Summer Pendant The curvy, organic forms most definitely reflect Zeisel’s signature style and offer a beautiful piece of her lasting legacy. Summer Pendant From Zeisel: “I always like to design at least two shapes together, so that I create a family that relates to each other. These lights are cousins.” Summer Wall Sconce Summer Table Lamp Spring Pendant Spring Wall Sconce Spring Table Lamp Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more great design by following Design Milk on Twitter and Facebook .
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Eva Zeisel Lighting Collection for Leucos
October 27th, 2012 — Design
New York City-based textiles and design company, ZAK+FOX is headed by Zak Profera, with help from his trusty Shiba Inu, Shinji. The textile collection, composed of 10 designs, is defined by an aesthetic that is warm, modern, and eclectic. His work draws influence from his early studies of conceptual art at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as his recent international treks — from the outskirts of Istanbul in search of vintage finds, to the depths of the Black Forest for an open-air expedition. As for “Fox,” he says, “I loved the idea of a boy and his dog traversing the globe, unearthing ancient treasures.” In this week’s Friday Five , we can see where the pair finds inspiration
Friday Five with ZAK+FOX
October 1st, 2012 — Design
Sometimes I geek out over more than one piece of furniture in a collection, as is the case with Miniforms , which has just been added to the Leif Petersen showroom in High Point. I pretty much love everything in the entire collection. I won’t be going to the October High Point Market this year, but you can bet that this would be at the top of my list of must-sees. Above: Opé trolley by Valentina Carretta Gualtiero drop-leaf table by Paolo Cappello Bardino desk by Paolo Cappello Skap X cabinet by Casa 1796 Skap Y cabinet by Casa 1796 Code cabinets by Zaven Retroviseur Domestique mirror by Ionna Vautrin Servolone tables by Casa 1796 Trex low stool/table by Casa 1796 Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more great design by following Design Milk on Twitter and Facebook .
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There’s Nothing Mini About the Miniforms Collection at Leif Petersen
September 20th, 2012 — Furniture, Furniture products
5375-36 Rigby Counter Height Dining Table by Homelegance
- Contemporary 5375 Counter Height Dinette Set by Homelegance
- Rigby(Sherman) Collection
- X-based Trestle Dining Table
- Dark Espresso Finish
- Bi-cast Vinyl Upholstered Chairs w/Contrast Stitching
- Buffet Server Features Felt Lined Top Drawer, Roller Drawer Glide system & Behind-door Storage Shelves
- Durable Construction
- 5375-36 Counter Height Table 39.3 x 71.5 x 36H
- 5375-24 Counter Height Chair 19 x 21.25 x 41.5H
- 5375-40 Server 53.25 x 17.75 x 37H
Rigby 5375-36 Counter Height Dining Table by Homelegance
August 27th, 2012 — Design
Modern design has spread through home furnishings over time and over the last few years, planters are finally getting their dues. Landscape designer Shannon Lester started Steel Life and has come out with a line of bold and bright planters as part of The Desert Collection . The pieces are individually made using salvaged and upcycled metal. The Shallow Root Vessel (first image also) eliminates the need for lots of soil and water due to its shallow depth, making it perfect for succulents. I love that you don’t have to use them exclusively as planters – the various-sized Mod Dish designs ( Mezzo Mod Dish above) are a great dish to hold fruit or any of your collections.
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Modern Planters Made from Salvaged Metal: Desert Collection by Steel Life