Hexagons & Honeycombs

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Geometric shapes never go out of style, but taking the Queen Bee award for originality, dimensionality and innovative adaptation to everyday utility is the honeycomb hexagon that offers textural complexity through redundancy and captivation.

Honey collection by Tonin Casa includes sideboards and TV stands with an organic design inspired by the universal honeycomb pattern and its tremendous geometry.  With buoyancy and the illusion of motion because of its one-of-a-kind façade, Honey collection can be matched by Tonin Casa’s Skin wall mirror with similarly shaped geometric elements.

Honey sideboard by Tonin Casa

Honey buffet by Tonin Casa

Skin Mirror by Tonin Casa

Honey TV stand by Tonin Casa

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Furniture Fashion Trend: Translucency

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The association with translucent things in fashion is at times suggestive and vulgar.  And yet designers like Calvin Klein managed to make this trend into an elegant fashion statement with a sophisticated twist on sex appeal.  Paralleling Calvin Klein’s interpretation of this stunning trend, many industrial and furniture designers like Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni introduced interior solutions with translucent structural elements, legitimizing this trend as a transcendent stylistic inclination.  Some examples of how powerful and bold transparency in modern décor can be include:

Ghost chair by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi for Fiam Italia

Ghost chair by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi for Fiam Italia

Naked chair by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni for Tonelli

Naked chair by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni for Tonelli

Ghostfield collection by Paola Navone for Poltrona Frau

Ghostfield collection by Paola Navone for Poltrona Frau

Skorpio Dining Table by Cattelan Italia

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

One of Cattelan Italia’s most eye-catching designs that were debuted at the 2014 Salone Del Mobile in Milan is the Skorpio dining table by Andrea Lucatello.  A statement-making, design-saturated showpiece, Skorpio dining table offers sculptural presence and customization flexibilities at once, fulfilling many decorative and stylistic necessities with its dimensional freedom as well as the multitude of material variations that compose its striking silhouette.  From wooden and glass tops to geometric shapes that are meant to fit in any kitchen or dining space, Skorpio table is the next big trend-setting element that’s easily matched by meticulous craftsmanship and envelope-pushing innovation.

Skorpio dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio Wood dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio Wood dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio Round dining table by Cattelan Italia

Skorpio Round dining table by Cattelan Italia