Denoting magnificent aesthetic depth and varying in decorative capacities, tiger wood, aka, ebony finish is seeing quite a popularity surge among Italian modern furniture manufacturers and designers. With applications throughout the household, ebony finish offers a sense of coziness while upholding its eye-catching allure though its contrasting combination with other materials like stainless steel, chrome or glass.
In this case, the organic shapes are in the form of cells, personified as facades as seen with the Pattern bookcase by Alfredo Häberli for Quodes, entire structures demonstrated by Tectonic side table designed Alain Gilles for Bonaldo or partial aspects of the overall creation, i.e. the chair back of Bontempi Casa’s Spider. Regardless of the furniture piece or design element, its placement in the interior realm or its every day function, the end result is consistently astonishing, drawing curiosity and attention without overwhelming its surroundings. Check out the Cells Balustrade by EeStairs as yet another example of the ingenuity this design extends.
Natural walnut and its Italian sibling – Canaletto walnut is a finish that seems to be sticking around and going the “design” distance. Offering a rich, yet organic look, walnut is taking over trendy interiors, often combined with matte or high gloss lacquers, glass, and leather in a variety of functional interpretation. From edgy and fashionable to grounded and welcoming, today’s modern furniture solutions in walnut finish make quite an unforgettable appearance, just look at the Aqua 2 platform bed by Presotto or the Ikon Drive dining table by Cattelan Italia.
The mind is an advantageous thing…proven time and time again by the global design community that ever so consistently pushes the creative envelope. Inspired by grandmothers who knit, “Fat Knits” Collection by Bauke Knottnerus is comprised of threads in various forms, colors, sizes and shapes. Over sized, interlocked and piled, this collection of “interior products” is a cross between contemporary furniture with suggestive functions and art objects with alluring aesthetics. Either way, it is KNOT to be missed or overshadowed (pun intended).