- For the last several years, designers have been toying with a distinctly un-minimalist vision of product design.
A chromed-steel frame finished in brass or gold supports walnut-veneered MDF tops. Available in four different bases, including the Pied X Double Plateau.
- Designers nod to the natural world in the form of warm-toned materials, details pulled from the atmosphere, and patterns that go with the grain.
- French luxury furniture retailer Roche Bobois turned 50 this year, celebrating this milestone with a retrospective at their Madison Avenue showroom.
- Maison & Objet, the annual winter design show in Paris, ended last week, and it's taken seven whole days to catch our collective breath and clean off our camera's memory card.
The aluminum shade of Muuto's Mhy is hand made-and-painted. We were taken with the bold purple hue, but the fixture is also offered in yellow, green, white, black, and red for a mix-and-matchable cluster.
Even the sleekist modernist accumulates stuff in need of a hiding spot, and the hold-all furniture we spotted on recent travels to the Stockholm and Paris design fairs prove that it’s not a regional issue. Bonus points awarded for mix-and-match modular compartments and deceptively seamless facades.
Wall shelves are wonderful for storage and display, giving books, pictures, and knick knacks a good-looking home that doesn't take up valuable real estate on the floor. Waveform's generous 13 inch depth will support the larger hardbacks, while its 22 inch length lends itself to a mix-and-match modularity that will make a neat visual statement. The powder-coated, sheet-metal units are available in twelve colors.