Nuts for Walnut

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

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.

Aqua 2 platform bed by Presotto

Aqua 2 platform bed by Presotto

Ikon Drive dining table by Cattelan Italia

Ikon Drive dining table by Cattelan Italia

Forget me KNOT

Friday, August 17th, 2012

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).

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