Since 1964 Seletti of Italy has focused on innovative and design oriented household products that also include a serious dose of creativity. At this year's Milan Design Week Seletti introduced Stack by Allessandro Zambelli as part of their "Augmented Reality" exhibit at Superstudio Group. The colorful assortment of locker style storage boxes and cabinets ads some hope for the dull cabinetry commonly seen in homes and commercial buildings. See more from Seletti and Superstudio Group.
Designer Fabio Novembre often uses human forms to give his furniture creations a universal theme we can all identify with. Nemo, the latest chair by Novembre features the classic theatrical mask to surround the user in its hallowed design to be used inside in your living room or as an outdoor chair. Made by Driade
Sweltering in the Sun? Missing the damp cold winter days? Well, then maybe the Ice Chair by Baíta Design is perfect for you. No, it won't cool down your body but thanks to the on board acrylic and stainless steel, it will definitely create an illusion. Brazilian designers Helena Bueno and Heinz Müller have managed to create quite a minimalistic wonder as the first think you notice about the Ice Chair is its sleek exterior and durable construction. I personally see the chair working more in a commercial set up like stores, offices or even airports but hey thats just me.
If any of the furniture in the Vitra Haus looks familiar it should, these are some of the most iconic designs of the current and past generation. The entire collection of Vitra classics are now housed in the new addition to the Vitra campus which was commissioned by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and recently finalized. The construction situated in Weil am Rhein on the border of Switzerland and Germany is a series of twelve houses positioned to make the best of the landscape attributes and features special areas for specific designers and room settings. Visit Vitra for a look at their entire collection of modern furniture here. Via designboom
Mid Century Modern is still one of my favorite furniture design eras for many reasons and the Cavour Desk by Carlo Mollino is a fine example of what the movement was all about. This curvaceous design sure looks ahead of its time considering its 1949 release. Mollino's philosophy "everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic" is reflected in his body of work which included architecture and furniture design. The Cavour Desk features .86" thick, plate glass top which sits atop a graceful and sculptural oak wood frame and drawer compartment. 97.2" w 29.5" h 35.4" d $12,071.00 From Hive Modern
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The snazzy modern furniture from GAEAforms caught my eye, what can I say I love the clean lines and lustrous finishes that accentuate their diverse color palate. Since 2003 GAEAforms has worked to advance the use of composite materials and the functional shapes that can be made from them. Here are examples of their "01 Storage Unit" in Yellow, the "Bookshelf" in White, and the "Step Bench" in Black. See more here.