Advertising
Advertising

Latest Articles in Furniture & Products

Advertising
17 Swedish Designers exhibition

17 Swedish Designers

If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all at some point displayed their work at Gallery Pascale, a small yet exciting art space in Stockholm run by French-born gallerist Pascale Cottard-Olsson. In past years, she has brought together some of the most innovative designers in Sweden to show their work and to ask them to create new objects for group exhibits on themes such as Stockholm-specific design or baskets. In the mid-2000s, Cottard-Olsson published a book titled "17 Swedish Designers, chez Pascale," which has since become the 17 Swedish Designers touring exhibit. The U.S. tour launched in late 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is currently on view in Las Vegas.
February 3, 2011
pup tent thumb

Pup Tent!

Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by-eight foot sheet of water-jet cut plywood, the conical 'pup tent' is, according to Hayes Slade, "a modern, indoor dog lounge." As for its origin, Slade explains: "This piece was an exploration in materials designed and fabricated for the Design Trust for Public Spaces Annual Auction. The auction project requirement was to create a 'nest'—something that could support residence for a creature and would fit in a taxi." Here's a closer look at the coolest dog bed we've seen in a while.
February 3, 2011
mendelsund Notes crop

Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

I recently picked up a copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's wonderful translation of War and Peace. I liked it so much—not nearly finished with those 1200 pages yet—that I began hunting down other big works of Russian lit they've done. And through that little search I came across six clever reissues of Dostoyevsky from Vintage books. Pevear and Volokhonsky helm the translation and the jacket design is by the estimable Peter Mendelsund, an in-house designer at Knopf. I've been a fan of his jackets for a while, but got in touch to pick his brain about his graphic translations of not only Dostoevsky, but a whole host of novelists and thinkers.
February 3, 2011
maison objet 3 thumb

Maison & Objet: Part 3

Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here. This one is a chunky, motley assortment of LED lights, furnishings, and a fleet of sexy chairs. Enjoy!
January 31, 2011
fesmire fugle swing

Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design and the fact that this was a student project, I asked her about her design inspiration, how her training influenced her aesthetic, her fabrication techniques, and the one question all students love to get: what comes next? Here's what Ms. Fesmire has to say.
January 31, 2011
Las Vegas Market Vegas Kids

Las Vegas Market: Vegas Kids

Among floors and floors of showrooms and design exhibits at Las Vegas's World Design Market, we scouted the best in kids' furniture on view at Las Vegas Market's Vegas Kids showcase.
January 31, 2011
Dwell Reports aure

Modern Cutlery

The meal itself may be the main event, but your tender victuals aren't much of an attraction without a means to make their way from plate to mouth. Utensils that sit in your hand just so will turn eating—whether you're partaking of phesant under glass or Frosted Flakes—into an indulgent affair. Put aside the sporks as we test out the tastemakers of timeless cutlery.
January 30, 2011
barcelona javier mariscal magazine

Barcelona, Day Two

On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi and Dali to Mariscal and Alvarez, our Barcelona education continues in earnest.
January 29, 2011
Surfaces Stone Expo 2011

S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present the favorites of what we saw.
January 28, 2011
Advertising
Advertising