categories + archives: seating

bella by gloster: sophisticated outdoor furniture

teak chair by Gloster

Outdoor furniture has changed a lot since the days of plastic chords around metal frames and crunchy, over treated canvas upholstery.  You just need to take a look at Bella, the marvelous suite of furniture designed by Carsten Astheimer for … Continue reading

top swivel and tilt chairs for the stylish home office

swivel chair by Hadi Teherani

Swivel chairs with casters are a must in a home office, so in a recent research trip to find a stylish piece, I was amazed at how little I saw that was special.  Yes, there are hundreds of office furniture … Continue reading

stillfried wien – a new destination for germanic design in nyc

stillfried-wien-founders

Stillfried Wien may sound like a scrumptious plate of Austrian schnitzel, which it’s not and may sound like its something located in Vienna, which it’s also not.  The brain child of lovely Viennese duo Anna and Michael Trubrig, Stillfried Wien … Continue reading

sitting pretty at the salon: art + design

chairs by Pierre Chareau

I’ve been on the lookout for interesting chairs for a new project in New York and my timing could not be better with the last of the year’s major art fairs in New York opening last night.  The Salon Art + Design which principally … Continue reading

exquisite classical chinese furniture at sotheby’s

Classical Chinese furniture – simple, clean with geometric lines and graceful curves – has been the rage in China since at least the 16th century.  The same descriptions can also be noted for the Art Deco and modern furniture I … Continue reading

sculptural steel artwork adds a wow factor to your home

This past spring I was lucky enough to have an all access visit to Frieze, the contemporary art show in New York.  Now even months after the show, one artist that has stayed with me is Loris Cecchini (b.1969), a … Continue reading

phase out boring design with innovative furniture

Reza Feiz of Phase Design in LA has furniture design down to a fine art.  His whole philosophy is to use luxurious textures and finishes to create elegant and functional creations.  I can see the influence of the great Southern … Continue reading