The Modern Family Zone on the Dwell on Design exhibition floor was transformed into a lively playground this past weekend. Parents and children alike were frolicking in the playhouse, romping on colorful sofas, and enjoying an environment filled with modern, youth-inspired art and design.
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One hit piece was the Mod Rocker by Iglooplay, a children's furniture collection by Lisa Albin Design. Throughout the weekend, it was rare to see these ergonomic rocking chairs unoccupied—kids were constantly climbing all over them and interchanging the red, purple, and lime green Mod Pads. Low to the ground and even featuring an underside storage space (for, say, stuffed animals), the Mod Rocker is made via molded ply construction and steel fasteners.
Another highlight was the Muir furniture collection by Amenity, which debuted at the show. Made locally from Douglas Fir from demolition sites in Los Angeles, brushed nickel legs, and finished with low VOC, water-based stains, this collection includes three dressers, a side table, mirror with stand, and a headboard storage accessory on display. In addition to the furniture, Amenity also showcased their organic bedding line and Nursery collection.
Across the walkway in the pieceHomes children’s playhouse, young parents-to-be flocked around ducduc, who featured their signature cribs and stacking dressers. With clear, stream-lined silhouettes, solid yet playful colors, and made from only sustainably-harvested hardwoods, ducduc's products seem functional and long-lasting, with a minimalist edge.
See more images from the entire Modern Family exhibit in our slideshow!
In the worlds of architecture and design, we’re always looking for the best ways of supporting sustainable building practices. This awareness doesn’t have to stop at our driveways but rather, it can extend to the cars we choose to take us to the places we go each day. With Toyota’s 2016 Prius, the daily task of getting from point A to point B can now be experienced with a new level of efficiency, safety, and style.
No matter where you're located or what time of the year it is, having a fireplace in your home is a treasure that’s continuously sought after. Besides the obvious benefits of keeping a fire going through the cold winter months, it can also be a cherished asset that provides an extra level of year-round comfort—not to mention how it can help define the layout of a space by acting as a sculptural element.
Architect Noah Walker, principal of Los Angeles–based studio Walker Workshop, shares completed and work-in-progress residential designs on his Instagram page (@noah_walker). Take a peek at some of the striking modern houses here, and tour the Venice House on the Dwell Home Tours on June 26.