Urban Furniture

Urban Furniture

URBAN FURNITURE Urban furniture can have many different types of looks. There is something wonderful about this bench that becomes an interpretation of tree branch. It was designed by Tommaso Garavini for Italian Studio Rota-Lab for a private residence in Rome. I love...
Splurge

Splurge

SPLURGE Splurge on Gaetano Pesce’s pond table – it has always been one of my favorites¬† – it was designed in 2012 as a series of 7 and uses ridid polyurethane foam, PVC, opoxy resin, and soft urethane resin to capture it’s effect. PSYCHOLOGY IN...
Designing from Nature

Designing from Nature

DESIGNING FROM NATURE Designing from nature in mind makes the concept more dynamic and profound for me. Whether it be the gorgeous way that nature creates or the feeling that you get from being around it, stones, leaves, flowers, trees, water, metals and all the...
Avant-garde Furniture

Avant-garde Furniture

AVANT-GARDE FURNITURE Cutting edge designers, Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard of Fredrikson Stallard take my breath away. Taking the geometrical art form of a rock and turning it into a functional piece of furniture with the pop art sensibility of using a bright...
Indigo Dyed Wood

Indigo Dyed Wood

INDIGO DYED WOOD – JAPANESE TRENDS Indigo dyed wood, a recent trend in Japan, is made by using Aizome, a traditional indigo dye derived from the ai plant. We have spotted Japanese craftsman experimenting with dying hard wood floors and furniture. This unique...
Green Design

Green Design

GREEN DESIGN – FUNCTIONAL ART Greg Klessen is an environmentally conscientious furniture designer. Sourcing only locally sustainable wood from the banks of the Nooksack River, he handcrafts tables inspired by the waterways of the Pacific North. What I love about...
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