Tag Archives: benches

designer and cabinetmaker david lehmann’s surprisingly comfy peg bench

David Lehmann of New Jersey based Studio-L has literally reinvented the wheel – or in this case, the bench.  How can you take a common piece of furniture that has been in use for 1000s of years and still create … Continue reading

1950s design for all

I’ve been looking and looking and looking for a lovely bench to sit in front of a large bay window of a Scandinavian inspired room, when I spotted this marvel. B-I-N-G-O.  It was perfect in size, proportion and style. I … Continue reading

Project Pickboard | richard rabel: using dering hall in a master bedroom – (2/5)

bed: Michael Berman   Yesterday I selected the casegoods for the master bedroom renovation for a couple in their 60s.  Today I’m selecting the upholstery pieces … meaning all the furniture in the bedroom that has leather or fabric and … Continue reading

Uhuru: repurposing the unwanted into the hip

Sometimes you run into great finds not in the shop of a museum, but in their public spaces. It was at MoMA PS-1 that I found the taboo table and stools I featured in December (click here to read) and … Continue reading

making a difference: the taboo furniture

I was recently at MoMA PS1, the contemporary and experimental sister of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  While there are too many cool and cutting edge pieces in the permanent exhibition to review, what really drew my … Continue reading

Lee Jaehyo’s functional sculpture

It is really with this generation of product designers and artists that art with function has entered mainstream thinking and never before has there been such closeness between the fine and applied arts as there is today.  A perfect example … Continue reading

the coolest chair ever ….

I was recently in Washington DC pitching for a project and when I finished, I bee-lined it to Industry Gallery,  a 21st century international design gallery whose focus is to showcase young and innovative designers and artists using modern, industrial … Continue reading