October 12, 2010

Tio Collection

Designing with metal wires is like drawing in 3D space. By carefully considering how a few bent steel rods are positioned, Massproductions have created a truly comfortable, elegant and stackable chair.

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A feeling of transparency is achieved with this material, especially evident in the easy chair version, which uses the same diameter of rods but has more voluminous dimensions. 

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October 05, 2010

Jens Risom’s Classics

The 94 year old Danish-American designer Jens Risom has entered a collaboration with Rocket Gallery in London.

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Benchmark has secured the production rights to re-launch Jens Risoms classics from the 1950s and 60s. Risom was born in Denmark in 1916 and went to Design School with Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen, but migrated to the US at the age of 23. He was based in New York where he founded Jens Risom Design in 1949. The first collection of nine furniture classics is exhibited at Rocket Gallery – www.rocketgallery.com

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September 29, 2010

Acrylic Is Back

 

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moon chair - HStudio


Am I dreaming or did I just wake up and is it the 90’s?  Fashion these days is a reinterpretation of the 80’s and 90’s.  Why should furniture be any different?   We have seen the revival of acrylic, and for some of us it never left.  But now it is back in a big way with furniture designers adding their own expressions  mixing fabrics, steel, wood and texture with acrylic in fun colors and prints.  Not that acrylic isn’t fabulous all on its own, we do love something thrown into the mix.   

Here are a few notables.  

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The Tuilleries Coffee Table from Spectrum West mixing wood and acrylic.  

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French-born and tokyo-based designer Emmanuelle Moureaux has created the 'shibafu table'.
56 slender colored acrylic sticks are randomly arranged into a piece of transparent acrylic,
creating an aesthetic, reminiscent of a colorful shibafu or lawn.  Add a chair and you have a set.

 

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Founded by designer Jean Christophe Bernard, Acrila of France.  The innovative Acrila team has designed furnishing ranging from pop art  to baroque and painted city scapes.
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Admiral Bench - HStudio

 

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Wilson Chair - HStudio      Hstudio by Shlomi Haziza which was founded in the early 1990’s.  

 

 

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Red Console - AVF

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And from the The House of Alexandera Von Furstenburg bright almost neon colors captivate.  Still modern and chic today as it was decades ago is what I say.

I even have a couple of acrylic bar stools myself.


Have an infinitely modern day!  

September 27, 2010

Hot Design

It's getting colder out, and that means it's time to utilize the fireplace. Whether or not you own one or would like to make one, below are a couple designs from AK47 as well as a DIY project from Karen Bertelson, my new favorite blogger.

I've been wanting to build a firepit for my deck, and Karen Bertelson's DIY Firepit is perfect: Modern as well as inexpensive. (How I love inexpensive DIY projects) Materials include any metal planter, wire mesh, glass frames, marine silicone, gel fuel, and cheap rocks which you can get for around $2.DSC_0810-e1283134623814

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AK47 also has a smart, modern way of storing your fireplace necessities. The flexible furniture molds to it's contents, and can store anything from firewood, to newspapers.

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September 23, 2010

Rita Chair + Table :: RS Barcelona

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I love this steel and wood furniture series from RS Barcelona: bright and colorful with all the right angles.  Could you ask for more?  I mean, really.  Just look at that gorgeous blending of materials!  Mm-mm!

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The secret of her beauty is her simplicity, her sincerity. Rita doesn’t try to hide behind fancy trappings. This is a collection of bold, strong tables and chairs, set apart by the way the wood is bonded to the metal. The metal penetrates the wood right through to the other side, adding a touch of color to the surface of the wood.

Available in 5 colors and the choice of Natural Maple or Wenge.

More pics after the jump!

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September 13, 2010

New from 2Modern: Leucos, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Heller, Fatboy, Shine Labs, and more

New Fatboy Metallic Soul Bag!
  Introducing the new Metallic Soul Bag from Fatboy! This fashionable bag has the same familiar feel as the origanl Soulbag, but this shiny variant gives a different shine to the soul.

 

New Sparrow Walnut Options!
  Oeuf has added walnut options to their popular Sparrow Collection which include their Dresser, Crib, and Conversion kit.

 

Blu Dot Strut Tables - now available in Slate!
  Everyone loves Blu Dot's line of versatile Strut Tables, but now we can love them in a new color... Slate! Available for all sizes of the Strut Table, Strut Coffee Table, Strut Console Table, and Strut Square Coffee Table.

Introducing Shine Labs

Introducing Shine Labs on 2Modern. Shine Labs offers a meticulously curated collection of contemporary lighting and accessories that will captivate audience with their unique designs. Between lighting, vases, and votives, you'll find something from their collection that you will love.

 

New item from Heller
  Heller has released their Left Twist Cube in multiple gorgeous colors. Each Color Cube is made of one piece roto molded polymer and is perfect for indoors or outdoors.

 

New Petunia Pickle Bottom items

Petunia Pickle Bottom has released 2 new items and several new colors to their existing items for the fall of 2010. The Sashay Satchel moves effortlessly from satchel to backpack, and from diaper bag to handbag, defining modern style. Hello, little black dress? Meet the Sashay Satchel. The Wistful Weekender is the day and night bag that expands and contracts as if by magic. Have Weekender, will travel. Both of these new bags are lightweight and earth-friendly, made from certified organic cotton. They each have internal pockets and a removeable, wipe-able changing pad.

 

Introducing Leucos

We are happy to introduce Leucos on 2Modern. Leucos has progressed alongside the evolution of design, exploring new techniques of glass manufacturing and developing “light” through constant engineering innovations. With its artistic philosophy focused on the value of design, the company’s offerings continue to mature, emphasized by collaborations with renowned international designers.

September 08, 2010

Tokujin Yoshioka

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The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio’s work has achieved a cult following among design enthusiasts. Leading design museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, have Yoshioka’s work in their permanent collections.~Rizzoli

Published by Rizzoli. Release date of October 2010.  MUST GET.

"You must know that hell exists because you already live in it"

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Just saw The American. Engaging, great panoramic shots of the Apennines and Abruzzo region of Italy, not to mention frozen lakes in the blue fading light of a Swedish winter day. And George Clooney more uptight and nervous than you've ever seen him in any movie, always one eye over his shoulder, passable plot, and lots of suspense. Also featuring a charming and worldly Italian priest/emissary of God and a blonde cold hearted British murderess. Dark street lamp lit alleys and footsteps down dark cobbled medieval paths, creeps watching you from cars, it's no wonder George is nervous! No tech, just old world nuts and bolts spy/assassin craft! No ipads or ibooks just small pocketable berettas and bespoke sniper rifles! "I can run him down with my ipad!" We won't let you know if George makes it out of the hellish world he inhabits to live with his va-va-va-VOOM Italian prostitue! You'll just have to see the movie and find out for yourself!

September 07, 2010

New on 2Modern: Knoll Kids, EVRT, FLOS, Bholu, and more

Introducing Knoll Kids

Brand new to 2Modern, Knoll Kids is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. With the largest amount of fabrics and colors offered yet on 2Modern, we are proud to be one of the few online retailers to offer the full line of Knoll Kids products. The Child's Barcelona Chair was created in 1929 and features a pure compositional structure that now epitomizes modern architecture. The Womb Chair is GreenGuard certified and was designed by Finnish designer Eero Saarinen in 1948. The collection of Suzanne Lounge Seating is a versatile line that can be used as modular seating.

 

Introducing EVRT Studio at 2Modern.com

Introducing EVRT Studio on 2Modern! Developed by designer Brian Everett, EVRT Studio offers a collection of modern art prints, available on archival quality canvas and complete with frame. The artwork ranges from and combines elements of painting, drawing, photography and graphic design. Brian Everett has carefully selected three designs exclusive for 2Modern art enthusiasts: Atlas Oats, Birch Trees, and McGee - available only on 2Modern.com!

 

Great New FLOS Items!

2Modern is happy to introduce new modern lighting from Flos. With a mix of floor, ceiling, hanging and table lamps, we've added a wide variety. Starting with the Tab Table and Floor lamps, these items have a simple modern feel to them. We've also added the KTribe Floor and Wall lamps, the Smithfield Ceiling and Pendent, and the Chasen S2 Pendent. All these lamps have wonderful designs and will fit most contemporary styles. Last but not least, the Nebula Pendent. This is a very unique pendent that has that wow factor.

 

New Flower Powersol From Fatboy
  Fatboy celebrates the summer feel with a new peaceful and loving parasol. Overgrown with a sunny and iconic Scandinavian flower print by Marimekko, the Fatboy Flowerpowersol represents the ultimate summer feeling.

 

New Obstacle Courses from bObles
  bObles' popular Tumbling Animals are now available in cute obstacle course sets. The Small Obstacle Course is a 5 piece set featuring Fish, Crocodile, and Chicken. The Large Obstacle Course is an 8 piece set featuing Fish, Elephant, Crocodile, and Chicken.

 

Introducing Bholu on 2Modern!

2Modern is pleased to introduce Bholu - our newest vendor, featuring bold and free designs. All Bholu Rugs, Pillows, and Throws are handmade by traditional artisans from rural and urban communities in India, following Fair Trade standards. The Bholu collection of wallpaper is a collaboration with Porter's Paints, one of Australia's leading paint brands. All of Bholu's products can be mixed and matched with one another - there are no rules, so be brave and embrace Bholu's bold, free style.

 

New Tempaper Wallpaper

September 04, 2010

Charting Information as Art

Informational drawings - please comment at blog2modern with more information or diagram info/links. I will post best of the links before Xmas/holiday breaktime. T minus. 3.5 months and counting, tick tock!








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