Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Blow their minds with the Surf-ace Table and Bench (12,000 euros); a stunning set designed by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London, that’s made using traditional surfboard manufacturing techniques. It’s as if someone took Greg Brady’s board from the Hawaii episodes and molded it into something to serve turkey on. There’s a limited edition of 20 here, so if you want the ultimate accompaniment for your cranberry sauce, act fast.
Home By on Nov 13, 2013
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The chair champs at Herman Miller have tapped into the world of 3-D for their newest seat, the Eames Molded Wood Chair ($TBA). No glasses required for the company’s 3-D veneer technology as it apparently gives its wood veneer the “flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves of a single shell.” Choose from three veneers for the wood shell, including white ash, walnut, and santos palisander, which sounds really fancy and possibly capable of bringing you to a 4th dimension as well.
Home By on Oct 8, 2013
Bentley has been a symbol of auto extravagance for decades. It almost seems like they’re the official cars for kings, oil tycoons, and rappers. Apparently not content to let IKEA get all the hip hop shout-outs, Bentley is now out with its own furniture line featuring a plush selection of sofas, chairs and tables. Italian furniture brand Club House Italia will do the actual producing, and there will be some car-to-couch connections, including incorporating the quilted diamond patterns found on the leather interiors of Bentley’s rides.
Home By on Sep 4, 2013
Till Konneker may have just revolutionized the world of urban furniture design. Or maybe he doesn’t give a crap. Either way he built this thing, The Living Cube, and it’s pretty damn delightful to behold. This one piece of furniture serves as his bed, entertainment center, and multi-use storage center for everything from vinyl records to leather shoes. The pièce de résistance though has to be the secret compartment that opens up to reveal a walk-in closet/bunker/panic room/place to store blow up dolls. Bravo, Till.
Home By on Jul 30, 2013
Despite the strong effort by pirates, walking the plank never really caught on. The reason? Too much walking. People prefer to sit. Now sitting (on) the plank–that’s progress. And designer Eric Pfeiffer knows it; that’s why he created the Plank Lounger. Sit slow and low with this fine piece of furniture made from weather-treated pine slats and a white powder coated steel frame. It’s simple. Clean. Comfortable. And it involves absolutely no walking.
Home By on Jul 23, 2013
For the IKEA loyalists out there, the Lövbacken may be the coolest piece of furniture you can put a lamp on. This is the first three-legged, leaf-shaped table the company sold, dating all the way back to 1956 when it was called the Lövet. Back then designer Gillis Lundgren would sell these out of his trunk (where he definitely did not keep any dead bodies), and that need for portability is what led him to unscrew the legs and voila (not a Swedish word), the flat-pack furniture movement was born.
Home By on Jun 26, 2013
The Float Table uses, what, magic to maintain its amazing trick of keeping wooden cubes virtually in midair? Looks like it. OK, so a system of tensile steel cables provide the sturdiness behind the illusion, but there’s no denying this stunning design will kick-start ample living room conversations and serve as a more than worthy holder of your finest brew. Each handcrafted table offers a sturdy place to set a drink, but it also has a cool spring-like recoil when you apply some pressure.
Home By on Jun 13, 2013
James Brown probably wasn’t talking about furniture when he yelped “Take it to the bridge,” but maybe that ‘s just because the Kaari Table hadn’t been created yet. Designer Juhani Horelli offers this beautiful design in walnut, wenge, and stripy birch plywood. It’s polished with a lacquer finish, and it looks like that nook could certainly hold a few James Brown LPs, if you wanted to bring the whole thing full circle.