Tag Archives: furniture

chairs with a midcentury Scandi-Italo look

Finding contemporary dining chairs with a midcentury feel is not an easy task as I recently found out while on the hunt for a set. And so when I bumped into these lovelies by Marconato and Zappa for Italian firm, … Continue reading

a knotty place to kick back

In looking around for a commercial sofa, I stumbled upon the Gentry Major by all-star Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Italian firm Moroso. It was not the usual leather or woven fabric model that I was eyeing, but the chunky … Continue reading

Liking this Swedish version of a Moroccan pouf

Poufs come in all different shapes and sizes.  The usual ones, like those illustrated below are quite easily found in any souk … from Marrakesh to Istanbul.  And frankly, they can be a handsome addition to any room, no matter … Continue reading

sleek night stands

A client brought these light-hearted bedside tables to my attention. Frankly, I was taken aback at first glance.  Then, they started growing on me.  For starters, there are other options besides the featured white oak, which would look fab in … Continue reading

The Acapulco chair: timeless inspiration

To me nothing evokes the lazy days of summer better than the Acapulco chair; the simply glorious midcentury chair of flexible vinyl cords woven around a metal base.  And as a testament to its timeless design, there have been numerous … Continue reading

Dedon: recyclable luxury

Recently I was poolside in the house of some very fancy friends and was taken back by their beautiful outside furniture.   Wowzer! Not only was it colorful but comfortable and in my book, that makes it a home-run! So I … Continue reading

Taking inspiration from 1948 – the Tati Asplund Tables

Inspired by Carl Malmsten’s “Släden” teak nesting tables of 1948 (below), Scandi contemporary super duo of Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle have designed a set of nesting tables (cocktail, side and vanity) for Swedish contemporary design store and furniture maker … Continue reading