Design studio Gabriel Scott creates contemporary furniture & lighting pieces. With backgrounds in architecture, industrial design, and fashion design, Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler have offered pieces to the to-the-trade furniture market in the U.S.
When it comes to creating the most relaxing environment inside ones bedroom there is a lot that needs to be accounted for in regards to the furniture such as; colors, shapes, styles, and size. Putting a relaxing and stylish bedroom together takes something that most people look past, traditional bedroom furniture.
Traditional bedroom furniture is more than just the average bedroom set; it is bringing old world charm in and turning it into new world design. There comes a time where not all bedroom sets need to be placed in the same room, sometimes a mixture of one set and another is ideal for many reasons. Mixing and matching different bedrooms sets will give off a more relaxing feel as well as spread ones dollar further.
Before buying bedroom furniture think about these few things. How much furniture do you need? How much space do you have? What color, shape, size, and style do you want? Once you can answer these three questions you are ready to pick out your new bedroom furniture.
Here are two tips about buying bedroom furniture that will surely help you out.
Feel free to buy outside your comfort zone – Most people only buy what they have bought before and this is why style never changes in some households. Spend more than normal, buy a different style such as contemporary bedroom furniture, use different colors; these are all ways to change the style inside your bedroom.
Mix styles not colors – For the longest time mixing colors was very popular but now mixing styles such as traditional and modern or contemporary and antique.
Buying bedroom furniture is a fun experience, just remember, bedroom furniture is like buying a new car, if you don’t love it at the store you won’t love it in your room.
UK-based company Polly Granville takes old pieces of furniture and restores and reinvents them into more contemporary designs. By restoring original frames or rebuilding pieces and adding new upholstery, every single piece has its own personality. They work with local craftspeople and upholsterers to get the most creative results possible. This particular piece caught my eye. It’s an oversized chair (a chair and a half) – the perfect place to snuggle with that special someone.
German ceramicist Nicole Mueller creates a line of contemporary ceramics called Maison Sauvage . The eye-catching pieces feature pops of neon colors alongside white, tan, or black, giving them a distinctive look. The A – Z Collection is a concept that began with actual video footage of how people interact at the table. Mueller studied movements between the people and created each piece built around one similar core and a specific detail of its own. The line changes seasonally with a limited availability.
One of the fantastic things about the Stockholm Furniture Fair was the amount of student and graduate work on show, and one of the fantastic things about the student and graduate work on show was Malin Isaksson. The Swedish-born gilder and framemaker had two pieces in the show, Gilded Butterflies (above) and He Who Laughs Last, Laughs the Longest (below). Both pieces are part of a project called “levande hantverk” (living craft), intended to show how traditional craft techniques can be applied to contemporary design. The mirror was made by applying gold leaf to the reverse of a sheet of glass; a method known as “verre églomisé,” used for centuries by sign makers and mirror makers. The butterflies were made of lace covered with gesso; a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with chalk, and gilded with 22 karat moon gold. The frame itself was made of plaster, clay, and gesso.
In 2011, we were able to cover a few more trade shows and art/design events than usual thanks to some of our super friends! I hope we can continue this great coverage into 2012 and beyond. Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, of thekitchendesigner.org and scandinaviankitchens.com , as well as creator of Bornholm Kitchen curated a lovely kitchen design trends roundup for us from the 2011 LivingKitchen Show in Cologne, Germany. Also in January, Eleanor walked the aisles of the New York International Gift Fair . In March, notabilia covered the 2011 Singapore Biennale . In May, I spent some time in New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) .
By exploring the potential for relationships between contemporary furniture and technology, David Franklin created this contemporary piece that interacts with you as you work or eat. The camera is programmed and controlled wirelessly to take pictures at predetermined times or at specified intervals over a duration. The resulting pictures are sent back to a computer and can be programmed to upload automatically to the user’s desired social networking site.