Introducing the 2010 Modern Bedroom Collection by Milmueble

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Milmueble, a Spanish designer furniture manufacturer of modern bedroom furniture, wall units and dining room furniture is starting the new decade with a bang, or rather with a truly spectacular bedroom collection called Luxor.  First introduced at the 2009 Ideas & Passion International Furniture Fair in Valencia, Spain Luxor is now available to fill your bedroom with exclusive style and most practical design elements.

Luxor collection by Milmueble consists of seven moderately different models complimented by matching dressers, chests, mirrors and wardrobes.  All elements can have one, two or three-tone finish consistent of the increasingly popular American Walnut and Jet Graffiti wood and the timeless combo of black and white high gloss lacquers.  Defined by asymmetry, vigor and powerful combination of form and function, Luxor bedroom collection by Milmueble introduces a variety modern design elements that are aesthetically original and ergonomically sufficient.

Open and hidden shelving/storage inside the headboard

Open and hidden shelving/storage inside the headboard

Open and hidden shelving/storage inside the headboard

LED lighting fixtures in the headboard and platform

LED lighting fixtures in the headboard and platform

LED lighting fixtures in the headboard and platform

Floating Platform and Nightstands

Floating Platform and Nightstands

Floating Platform and Nightstands

Sliding Headboard Panels

Sliding Headboard Panels

Sliding Headboard Panels

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Round Modern Sectional Sofas

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Although not as often used in modern living room spaces and consequently hard to find, modern sectionals with round and rounded forms do exist.  As a matter of fact, not only are they out there, they are extremely comfortable, customizable, full of design ingenuity, functionality and have superb Italian quality.  So if your space requires a round seating composition or if you are looking for a seating composition that is anything but linear, here are some examples from top Italian furniture manufacturers that will meet and exceed expectations.

Simboli i421 by Incanto

Simboli i421 by Incanto

Simboli i421 by Incanto

Simboli i462 by Incanto

Simboli i462 by Incanto

Simboli i462 by Incanto

Manhattan by Polaris

Manhattan by Polaris

Manhattan by Polaris

Suite by Contempo

Suite by Contempo

Suite by Contempo

Carrera by BBB Emmebonacina

Carrera by BBB Emmebonacina

Carrera by BBB Emmebonacina

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Modern Furniture that Trots the Globe

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Not only named after, but rather bear close resemblance to geographic locations, these contemporary furniture creations are, needless to mention, inspired and inspiring sharing interesting backgrounds, fun utilization and most importantly latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates.

Haussmann Table by Franco Poli in collaboration with Palmalisa Zantedeschi for Matteo Grassi is named after Baron Haussman, a civic planner who actualized Napoleon’s efforts to rebuilt and renovate Paris.  Haussman designer dining table accurately depicts the panoramic view of Baron Haussman’s grid of Paris realized entirely in marble ‘Lasa’ matte finish with a clear glass top.  The table is available in round or elliptical version.

Haussmann Dining Table

Haussmann Dining Table

Baghdad Table Collection designed by Ezri Tarazi for Edra includes both dining and coffee table versions.  Inspired by the significance of this city from religious, political and historical perspectives, the table top represents the map of the Iraqi capital – Baghdad – realized by combining individual silhouettes created from industrial aluminum into a collective totality.  The table surface is perfectly leveled and has no prop structure.

Baghdad Table Collection

Baghdad Table Collection

Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends Bookcase by Ron Arad is artistic, unusual and can be tied to variety of socio-geo-political issues.  The name of the bookcase is sourced from the accompanying song to the Oklahoma musical, while the obvious silhouette is a depiction of the United States map.  Master of hidden meanings and visual parallelisms, the legendary Ron Arad has created a bookcase that is considered a wall art with functionality, one that serves to unite books into a wholesome one.  The bookcase was a part of an exhibition held in London at the Timothy Taylor Gallery.

Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends Bookcase

Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends Bookcase

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Contemporary Furniture Designers Celebrate Barbie’s 50th Birthday

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

2009 marked the 50th anniversary of a major cultural icon and throughout the December shopping season, all one could see in stores were anniversary editions of this cross generational symbol of high fashion, exquisite taste and sophisticated lifestyle.

The world of contemporary furniture did not miss the opportunity to pay tribute to Barbie’s milestone.  Kartell, a leader in plastic designer furniture, spearheaded the efforts with a limited edition of Louis Ghost Chair and a smaller Lou Lou Ghost Chair, both designed by Philippe Stark feature a transparent finish in powder pink and a hand illustrated vintage Barbie profile and logo.  Kartell, who also celebrated their 60th anniversary, extended the salute through a spectacular window display that placed Barbie in real life settings with real-life Kartell furniture.

Kartel-barbie

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Modern Furniture Standards Challenged by Unique Standard Collection from Folkform

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

One of my favorite modern furniture collections from “boutique” industrial designers is Unique Standards from the Stockholm-based Folkform http://www.folkform.se Truly remarkable in terms of design, materials, implementation and integration into daily use, Unique Standards, although fairly small (only four elements), is thought-provoking, visually stimulating and powerful in a sensory-kind of way.

The Marble Cabinet is boxy but brilliantly designed.  Using white carrera marble and marble laminate, the front façade of the cabinet is multidimensional in lieu of the two different types of finishes used and because of their puzzle-like integration into a whole.  While esoteric on the exterior, Marble Cabinet is just as clever on the inside.  Instead of having one compartment that parallel’s its smaller dimensions, this cabinet offers 8 small compartments unevenly scattered but yielding to the preset rectangular geometry of its outer silhouette.

Marble Cabinet by Folkform

Marble Cabinet by Folkform

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