Human Collection

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Human Collection of designer modern furniture designed by the Paris-based Dzmitry Samal is one with an unforgettable shock-value.  Love it or hate it, the collection was designed to be remembered.  Inspired by the beauty and sensuality of the male anatomy, the Human Collection consists of dining tables, occasional tables, shelving and storage and seating solutions all designed to elicit sensory response and leave a memorable impression.  The Human Collection is made of polypropylene with metallic under structure.

Human Collection by Dzmitry Samal

Human Collection by Dzmitry Samal

Farewell to the legendary Liz Taylor

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Today, the world and the industry mourn the loss of one of its most iconic legends, a royalty on and off screen, who defined Hollywood glamour and fascinated all of us for over six decades.  The quintessential movie star, Elizabeth Taylor was a mesmerizing figure both endowed and tormented by notorious stardom that quilted her life.  Taylor’s professional and personal legacy includes two Oscars, seven husbands, a fascinating dating record that includes the world’s most influential personalities such as Frank Sinatra, Henry Kissinger and Malcolm Forbes, her humanitarian work and her dedication to those she loved.  Elizabeth Taylor will be remembered as a powerful symbol of vitality and fortitude, the face that launched a thousand ships and the most unforgettable purple eyes.  A true one-of-a-kind Hollywood Giant.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Metropolis within hand’s reach

Monday, March 21st, 2011

One of the most exciting collections presented at the 2011 Maison et Objet show in Paris was from none other than Jamie Hayon for Lladro Atelier.  Titled Metropolis, the collection encompassed porcelain objects in a form of modern vases, contemporary mirrors and designer lamps shaped like skyscrapers.  Although each object is truly striking in its own right, when set up together, the arrangement is reminiscent of a cityscape with a polarizing twist that is futuristic and whimsical at the same time.

Metropolis collection by Jamie Hayon for Lladro Atelier

Metropolis vases, mirrors and lamps by Jamie Hayon for Lladro Atelier

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The difference an inch (or two) can make…

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Equivalent to 1/12th of a foot and 1/36th of a yard, inch is one tiny measurement that is frequently used with respect to spaces and all the decisions related to furnishing them; the inch is especially prevalent when determining proportion, spatial fit and open space dimension.  However, the inch can also be quite meaningful and powerful.

Italian modern sofas and sectionals are, in general, quite low to the ground which for many people (especially tall people) who really like the design, this presents a small issue.  This is where the “tiny” inch shows its true vastness; a slight elevation of the sofa’s or the sectional’s legs doesn’t just raise it higher off the floor, but also doesn’t alter its stylistic value.  One Italian leather furniture manufacturer that offers such level of personalization is Gamma Arredamenti with 38 differently sized and shaped metal legs and 50 options for wooden legs.

Metal leg selection by Gamma Arredamenti

Metal leg selection by Gamma Arredamenti

Wooden leg selection by Gamma Arredamenti

Wooden leg selection by Gamma Arredamenti

Color blocking enlivens the life not just the look

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The most talked about fashion trend this season is color blocking, and it is of no surprise, giving that fashion and design march to the same drum beat, designer living room furniture by leading European manufacturers have personified it in the form of designer sofas and modern sectionals.  Luscious and luminous, these mouth-watering seating options are no longer the peccadillo in the sphere of trendy modern design, but rather the gateway to rapt, edgy and invigorated interior décor that juxtaposes the gusto of color with sophisticated minimalism.

Alphabet by Piero Lissoni for Fritz Hansen

Alphabet by Piero Lissoni for Fritz Hansen

Rift by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Rift by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

Affair by Cor

Affair by Cor

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