Tag Archives: furniture designers

What does it take to collect modern design?

I am constantly asked for my opinion about modern design from clients just starting out on that collecting jaunt.  With fine art, you can visit museums and galleries and find your way through the maze, but with modern design things … Continue reading

curved furniture as a statement for the contemporary home

Kino Guerin is bending the rules of furniture making – quite literally!  This native of Quebec has spent over a decade perfecting his craft using a vacuum press to shape wooden veneers into statement furniture pieces.  Guerin said he wanted … Continue reading

fishing for the perfect cocktail table

Portuguese designer Joaquim Paulo has answered all our prayers with his fab Koi table for Brabbu.  Many times I have searched in vain for the perfect side table that will bring some bling to a space while keeping a cool … Continue reading

the st. germain armchair – who else but by french designer Christian Liaigre

I’ve been salivating over Christian Liaigre’s terribly sophisticated St. Germain armchair for a while and I can finally now put my hand around it.  Is it weird to get so excited for a lounge chair?  I think not, having discovered his … Continue reading

these benches don’t bite, they purr!

The Hollywood Regency look has never been as glam and fab as when interpreted by uber chic LA-based designer Azadeh Shladovsky.  Whereas I usually talk to clients about adding a little pop to their room, this is pop on crack!  … Continue reading

phillip lloyd powell – a forgotten member of the american studio movement

Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008) was a little known American furniture maker who frankly needs better PR!  His work is beautiful and modern, and it’s a shame he isn’t nearly as well known as his close American “studio movement” contemporaries Paul … Continue reading

the spontaneous furniture of a london design firm

For the last 5 years, Glithero, a London based design firm, has been perfecting their marvelous “Les French” furniture line.  And rather than producing something exquisite but already seen, “Les French” is the result of a creative and unusual design … Continue reading