Design trends – yellow and white color combo is what summer is all about

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Yellow is an exciting hue suggestive of summer and sun, especially when combined with a bright white. The yellow and white combination is in fact so alluring that many designers are choosing it to showcase some of their most vivacious modern furniture collections validating the fact that this incredibly happy color combo is able to inject any interior space with positivity and fun. Here are some of the best examples that encapsulate this spirited combination in the form of interior solutions.

Polka Polka Dots Full White by Toyo Ito for Horm, is an iconic sideboard that blends minimalist graphics, formal geometry and brightening disposition that will undoubtedly illuminate any modern interior space.

Polka Polka Dots Full White by Toyo Ito for Horm

Spazio 05 wall unit by Pianca is another example of this sunny choice that lends a vigorous character to the living space. This sleek, clean geometric living room storage solution features a clever interplay of closed and open spaces that are especially highlighted by the striking color combination of yellow and white.

Spazio 05 wall unit by Pianca

Viento dining chairs by Bonaldo are full of unusual details in the shape of organic motif that are will definitely brighten up any space, especially when paired with a stark white kitchen table.

Viento dining chairs by Bonaldo

Buyers Guide – Top 5 modern umbrella stands

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Spring is here and as they say, “April showers will bring May flowers,” so is the rain. With the season of renewal, and in the spirit of restocking, it is a good time to check on your umbrella stock and perhaps invest into a sleek modern umbrella stand that is sculptural and useful at once. There to add a creative twist to any entryway while preventing dripping rain puddles, check out our top 5 contemporary umbrella stand picks for rainy-day inspiration.

1. Zontik by Karim Rashid for Casamania-Horm is named after the Russian word for umbrella and made from polyethylene in matte white and brown or colored polyethylene in blue, copper, silver and hunter green colors with a clever shape that’s designed to carefully contain the water from wet umbrellas.

Zontik by Karim Rashid for Casamania-Horm

Zontik by Karim Rashid for Casamania-Horm

2. Narciso by Davide Bozzini for Tonin Casa is first a sculpture and second a functional piece of furniture. Made using a special metal bending procedure that results in a wavy structure, Narciso umbrella stand is available in white, beige, yellow, anthracite and fuchsia colors.

Narciso by Davide Bozzini for Tonin Casa

Narciso by Davide Bozzini for Tonin Casa

3. Portaobrelli by Gino Colombini for Kartell is a simple yet entirely transcendent design that offers great deal of functionality and elegant appeal. Made of batch dyed or painted plastic, Portaombrelli has a classic cylindrical shape and an array of bright colors that evoke its 1960s origins.

Portaobrelli by Gino Colombini for Kartell

Portaobrelli by Gino Colombini for Kartell

4. Blow Up Umbrella Stand by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Alessi is part of a larger collection that shares a memorable geometric design reminiscent of jackstraw game. Featuring a polished stainless-steel structure comprised of individual and interconnected stocks, Blow Up umbrella stand gets its name and from a hypothetical explosion that yields its randomized, sculptural façade.

Blow Up Umbrella Stand by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Alessi

Blow Up Umbrella Stand by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Alessi

5. Poppins Umbrella Stand by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Magis playfully pays homage and celebrates Mary Poppins infamous arrival and via its design, serves a practical need for umbrella storage. With four shiny colors to choose from, Poppins triangular design allows for corner placements and doubles as a wine holder when not used for umbrellas.

Poppins Umbrella Stand by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Magis

Poppins Umbrella Stand by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Magis

Editor’s Pick – on the last day of the year, RememberMe

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

As the last day of the year, December 31st is a day that concludes every experience that took place in the span of 365 days. The good and the bad, the miraculous and the challenging, everything that ought to be forgotten and everything that must be remembered contributes to the optimistic, yet somewhat melancholic aspect of the Rememberme collection by Casamania-Horm. A twist on the typical and the expected, Rememberme collection integrates modern design with sustainability and innovative manufacturing techniques with the need to encapsulate the past.

Rememberme chairs by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme chairs by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Designed by Tobias Juretzek, Rememberme collection includes dining table, dining chair and mirror all of which integrate old clothing garments such as jeans and t-shirts into their structures, simultaneously preserving their original purpose while granting them an entirely new meaning in the most aesthetically exciting and memorable way.

Rememberme mirror by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme mirror by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme table by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

Rememberme table by Tobias Juretzek for Casamania-Horm

 

Design Trends – winter calls for modern lighting to cozy up to

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

It’s officially winter on the East Coast and cozy interior styles are an absolute must-have. Designed to add warmth and create an inviting atmosphere that is drastically different from the brisk cold outside, Granny modern lighting collection by Casamania-Horm draws from childhood associations that recall grandmothers knitting hats, gloves and sweaters to prepare their families for cold winters.

Granny lighting collection by Casamania-Horm

Granny lighting collection by Pudelskern for Casamania-Horm

Designed by a young Austrian firm Pudelskern, Granny lights are hand-knitted by Netherland-based craftsmen using exclusively pure thick wool from Tyrolean mountain sheep located in the eastern part of Austrian Alps. With deep sensorial symbolism related to winter, Granny modern lighting collection includes table lamps and floor lamps, as well as wall sconces and modern pendants lights, all of which are flame resistant and convey a raw yet cozy surface with social and ecological responsibility. Read More

Color Story – beyond the green shades of Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Green color is often associated with Christmas and Christmas trees, especially during the holidays, but it is in fact a dynamic hue full of energy and aesthetic harmony, suggestive of sustainability, renewal and life outdoors. A great statement color to be used on an armchair like Bonaldo’s Arno or an ottoman like the Hollywood in the form of an accent piece, or as a visual focal point as seen with the Marlon sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti, green denotes its intuitive versatility and injects any living space with transformative aura. Welcoming, relaxing and somewhat dramatic, green color has a modern interior design essence that goes beyond Christmas and is rather a popular choice to combine with earth colors, grey palette or in a black & white setting.

Green modern interior design

Products show are Hollywood ottoman by Gino Carollo for Bonaldo,  Arno armchair by Mauro Lipparini for Bonaldo, Valises storage cabinet by Maarten De Ceulaer for Casamania-Horm and Marlon sectional sofa by Gamma Arredamenti.