DESIGN MATTERS – Issue No. 10
2015 Best of Show
a taste … MILAN FURNITURE FAIR
Kvadrat Muller van Severen Day Bed
The work of Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen intersects the realms of art and design. For the Kvadrat Divina project, theduo created a daybed using different-colored pieces of textile to accentuate its three components: the side where you lie, the end where you sit, and the cushion you have to lean on.
B&B Italia Maxalto Fulgens Armchair
Antonio Citterio reinterpreted traditional forms to create a cozy chair, designing a continuous wooden structure with a wide back, plus armrests to increase the sense of comfort.
USM Haller Surface
USM Haller Modular Furniture’s classic system is now offered in 55 new surfaces. The new and simple laminate surfaces blend into minimalist living environments and work harmoniously with both unfinished surfaces and classic sideboards.
a taste … NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK
Bernhardt Anne Chair
Designed by famed Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove, this wood chair sports a solid American walnut body whose form recalls the organic shapes of Art Nouveau. Its celebratory debut at ICFF marked the 125th anniversary of Bernhardt Design.
Finell Sod Drying Rack
This playful dish rack was a nice change of pace at ICFF, a whimsical find among the fair’s troves of furniture, lighting, and textiles. Designed by Rebecca Finell and sold through her namesake Texas-based company, the tray’s filaments resemble tall blades of green grass.
Souda Strut Shelves
With a sideways glance to bridge construction, this modular shelving system by Souda comprises just two elements—a single steel bracket design and hardwood boards. Shelves can be easily aggregated to support any size library.
a taste … MAISON & OBJET, PARIS
La Chance Climb
Created by Polish designer Basko Trybek, this modular shelving system appears to be held in place by the tension of the metal rods. The birch or walnut shelves are beveled on all the edges.
Normann Copenhagen Ekko
Norwegian designers Günzler.Polmar used traditional weaving techniques for this lamb’s wool throw blanket, making the front and back identical. Ekko comes in a gray version, as well as three other colorways.
a taste … LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Gareth Neal produced these water carafes with Zaha Hadid for the Wish List, an exhibition curated by the legendary designer Terence Conran for this year’s festival. The brief paired young designers with established talents to create innovative objects using only American wood.
a taste … WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR
Cerno Silva Giant Lamp
Designed by Nick Sheridan, this 84-inch-high floor lamp is a plus-size version of Cerno’s table lamps of the same name. The light source is an energy- efficient LED, and the wooden components are available in oiled or dark stained walnut.
Sun Valley Bronze Pendant Pulley Light
This industrial-chic light consists of a hanging lamp counter-balanced by a steel weight and smoothly connected via pulleys. The hand-crafted pendant is available in raw or blackened finishes, with a bronze version launching next year.
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DID YOU KNOW …
Drought Resistant Plants create natural beauty & color
Re-Think your lawn using eco-minded solutions with xeriscaping
…a soulful, familiar gaze binds together dogs and than human companions.
This is Bailey. I call him a Pug Plus. I rescued him 3 years ago. He is the best and the cutest.
Support your local animal shelters.
COLOR – A GLOBAL LANGUAGE
TONE ON TONE, CONTRASTING COLORS, ACCENTS
Create Drama, Enhance a space & Define
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Do you know what the “missing link” is for a child to experience real-life cultural venues such as art, music, theater and the sciences?
The Cost of Transportation