Known for his ultra contemporary furniture, Karim Rashid is now designing for Soft Line where he created this sofa called "Pierce". At first glance the backrest almost looks to be detached from the seating area. Though it appears to be scarcely attached in truth it creates a unique contemporary visual by not being burdened by typical furniture design principles. More information: here.
This decadent piece of furniture is called "Deco" featuring a great black and white upholstery pattern that dresses up a room and adds a touch of being more formal. Where most furniture is moving toward function and usage, Deco hearkens back to a time where flair and fashion superseded function. More information: here.
If we look back to the 1970s beanbag chairs were very popular. The round accessory seating came in many colors including some bold ones for that time period. Those models featured a round design where a "nest" was made which created the seating nook. This retro idea is a more modern version called "AMPLOA". The first improvement is having a backrest allowing the person to sit more upright. AMPLOA can come with an ottoman and is available in many colors for €250 here.
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If you are looking for bold colors to make a statement in decorating the home, then Curacao from Indera Furniture makes that statement. A few samples included in this article are its pink and blue offering which provide bold colors. Curacao is designed to be modular and moved around with ease. It could easily be setup as a bed for guests that could even accommodate two. More information: here.
I have to say that I love this bedside table from Porro Furniture called "Balancing Boxes". It was created by the Swedish design group "Front", whose four members include Anna Lindgren, Katja SÃ¤vstrÃ¶m, Sofia Lagerkvist and Charlotte von der Lancken. The concept of boxes providing storage and acting as a table top surface is an insightful idea. The way the boxes pivot on themselves melds both art and furniture into one statement. More information: here.
By nature a new restaurant has to be hip and trendy to take us away from our favorite eateries and take our business to a new place. "Restaurant Et Cetera" is a new project created by designer Jan Schreiner. In the images provided by Jan, we can see an incredible use of colors that really create some "pop". The use of pinks blended with darker background colors create an environment that is light and intimate at the same time. Without the brighter colors, the place would be a dark room not for the trendy, but for those that want to "not be seen". More information: Jan Schreiner.
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Taking inspiration from the sea, the Palomba Collection features three designer sinks by Laufen. The ocean provides an array of seascapes from it waves, shapes and underwater landscapes. Like other Laufen sinks these three embrace clean modern design principles which create an "updated look" in any bathroom along with a very functional product. More information: here.
Here is a beautiful reach in closet that was designed by Falegnameria 1946. It features long sliding doors where the white finish blends in well with the rest of the space. The long doors enable easy access to the custom storage that has five built in drawers, hanging storage for suits and dresses and many open shelves to the right. Via.
This beautiful apartment was designed by the architecture firm, Morrison, Seifert and Murphy. The property is located in One Arts Plaza in Dallas, Texas which is an urban living project combining commercial and residential real estate. More information: here.
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These decorative leather benches were winners of a Design Award in 2008. The product is called "Plasma". There are three sizes of the bench that differ in length from shorter to longer. Further, there is another variation where the shape itself can be reversed creating a choice as to which side the deepest portion of the bench will appear. Find the product: here.
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Pictured here is "Sally" from the living room seating collection by In Mezzo. The frame is constructed of beech wood filled with polyurethane stuffing and topped with memory foam cushions. The two-piece version can be pushed together to make one long sofa or split apart into two different sections. Find the product: here.
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The modern sideboard pictured here is the "Vila Rica" from Etel Interiors. The thing that strikes me on this piece is how well the storage is laid out. The compartment on the top to store silverware, serving utensils and sterling silver is very accessible. I can imagine hosting a dinner party and needed something. With this piece, my needs would be met very quickly. Another interesting feature is that the design is transitional making this modern sideboard a fit in many other homes which may have a more eclectic mix of furniture. More information: here.
If you are more "new school" then you might be looking for a trolley or bar serving cart that is not the typical two-level on wheels version. This piece called "Toto" features a design that is more like a cube and departs from the two level prototypes. A nice feature on the serving cart are the storage sections which offer better security from something "falling off the cart" in case one has too many drinks. More information: here.
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If you have a flair for interesting shapes then these bookcases from Motusmentis may be just what your wall needs. Each has its own shape that is sure to draw the eye of any visitor to the house. The three bookcases are: Wallboarding, Kaktus and Kubicle. Learn more about them here.
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Notice anything out of place in this room? Perhaps, your attention is drawn to the white chair contrasted in a traditional room. This unusual living room decorating is part of an exhibition by the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Casa Boschi di Stefano, Villa Necchi Campiglio and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, in collaboration with Cosmit and the Culture Council of Milan, called "Unexpected Guests". In the exhibition modern design pieces are juxtaposed into traditional living spaces created old and new in the same breath. More information about the exhibition can be found here. The chair is called the "Primitive Chair" from Nucleo.
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Often with space a challenge for decorating a room it makes sense to go with items that don't dominate a room's appearance. This small leather couch fits that mold. The overall design is very simple which helps keep its appearance and subsequent effect on a room minimal. The product is called Amerigo and is available in white or brown leather here.
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A canopy bed is often associated with more traditional decorating themes. Valdichienti Furniture presents its modern version of this classic called Ginevra. In Ginevra, the overhead canopy follows modern design technique featuring clean lines with lumber that is "right sized" and not too large when compared to the bed base. Find the product: here.
The great thing about the Pause Stool from Soft Line Furniture is the design possibilities with this type of piece. A simple idea may be to have a few of these for children in a home to have a place to climb on, sit and work on projects. On a larger scale Pause can be used to create a colorful lobby design for a business or public waiting area. From the picture it makes me think of a recreation room in a school or church where children can be seated in many different configurations allowing flexibility for room setup. More information: here.
This morning I was looking for colorful furniture suggestions and came across the Chat Sofa and Chair by Soft Line. Chat falls somewhere between a chair and a sofa due to its size smaller than an average sofa. This example is a bit bolder with two colors making a strong statement. A more subtle example might be black and white paired together which is common in contemporary decorating settings. More product information: here.
Designer Zaha Hadid creating this beautiful kitchen island called Z.Island. The island itself has been shaped from Corian into a custom shape that befits an ultra-modern design ideal. This kitchen makes a statement about jumping from current day ideas to well into the future, where pressing a button might produce a five course dinner. More information: here.
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