Obleeek goes oblong with their collection of polished-concrete planters which give your greens a solid, safe place to lay down their roots and grow. Though this one is extra large, there are smaller desktop varieties available as well as side tables and bird baths.
Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Matthew Plumstead made his debut at ICFF with his configurable wood valet, kitted out with clip-on rubber hooks, shelves, and widgets for holding domestic detritus.
Trask Lamp takes the efficiency of LED lighting and blends it with flexibility. Manufactured to ship flat, maximize material yield and eliminate cutting waste, the Trask Lamp is a truly eco-centric design. Inviting the user to participate as co-designer, the Trask Lamp redefines the relationship between a product and its user. This lamp functions as a catalyst in establishing a dialogue about the virtues and opportunities in locally made and sustainable products.
Your kids might be too young to fully appreciate the beautiful lines of a design classic, but they sure will love sitting—and sliding around—on Verner's Panton Chair. This Junior version is a quarter of the size of the original, and available in seven colors to match your little modernist's favorite hue.
Originally designed for Umbra, Canadian designer Natalie Kruch's Balloona stool is a slap-happy choice for an affordable side table. For a 3D Jackson Pollock effect, 500 deflated balloons are stretched across the table's square frame.
Need to re-boot the conversation? Or download some new input? You'll be sure to have everyone at your table pushing your buttons when they see this piece. Clever and whimsical, it is also good for impatient people like me who need something to tap on while waiting for the next martini.
- For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design.
- One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus.