Tag Archives: sofas

design maestro robert stadler and carpenters workshop gallery: furniture that truly is “the bomb”

Austrian-born but Paris-based designer Robert Stadler is at it again.  Last year I wrote about his beautiful exercise stool and today, I’m going back to him for a look at his humorous and ergonomically designed bomb furniture. When it comes … Continue reading

French Art Deco through the eyes of Parisian designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne

It’s easier to copy a furniture piece than to reimagine one but my colleague Damien Langlois-Meurinne has superbly done the latter with this elegant, sleek and glam, 1930s Art Deco inspired sofa he designed for Sé. While I’m not a … 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

unveiling Mantò by Poltrona Frau

Just weeks from its initial release, Mantò is the new haute couture sofa by pedigreed Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau. There are several things to note about this sofa.  The first is the exquisite design of the soft back and … Continue reading

Cool + Hip: Casamidy’s Montelargo chaise and bench

By now, my dedicated readers have a good grasp of my aesthetic, so today’s feature may throw a monkey’s wrench into what you thought was my “look”. In scouting for industrial furniture for a loft, I came across Mexican-made, Belgian-designed … Continue reading

BDDW – quintessential American design

Not long ago, in my quest to find a VERY comfortable and traditional sofa with a twist for a client, I stumbled upon the SoHo, New York-based cabinetmaker BDDW. Founded by Tyler Hays, a painter and sculptor, the company produces … Continue reading

Project Pickboard | richard rabel: using 1st dibs in a living room – (1/5)

This week I’ll be selecting and grouping furniture and accessories for a potential bachelor’s living room vignette with pieces ONLY found at 1stdibs.com, the online marketplace that for years has been the favorite of designers worldwide.  Each day I will … Continue reading