Blog: Furniture

Four rooms defined by rugs

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Long gone are the days when the floor was the ignored dimension of a room, a neutral offset to enhance other design elements. Today, handmade rugs have staked out their claim as effortless centrepieces of an interior. They frequently form the starting point for interior designers, who may build entire rooms around them. From traditional… Read more »

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Art Textiles, Fabrics, Furniture, Homewares, Interiors, Rugs & Carpets, Uncategorized

Campaign for Wool Warms Up Southwark Cathedral

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Denna Jones Lovers of wool are legging it around the capital to catch events, workshops and exhibitions allied to Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (6-12 October 2014). Knit-a-thon at Brora (and a Twitter auction to win the blanket outcome), meet the Maker opportunities, and a Tweed Tea Party are just a few… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Furniture, Interiors, New Collections, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles, Uncategorized
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Cathedrals of Culture become Cozy Living Rooms

Al Baharat Square "carpet", Doha, Qatar

Denna Jones Knees and elbows planted on the stone floor, head down, a young man’s attention is focused on a small square of paper where he draws or perhaps makes notes. Found in the lower left corner of Cornelis de Man’s 1664 painting of the interior of St Lawrence Church in Rotterdam (detail below), the… Read more »

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PomPom Pouffe

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These fun seating designs are the PomPom stool and the PomPom pouffe, made from recycled sari silk, and designed by Studio Avni, based in Mumbai. They are being sold by new green online marketplace Moorbi, which stocks a whole range of sustainable design including a impressive selection of up-cycled decor and accessories.    

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Furniture, Textiles

Joshua Ben Longo’s Monster Skin is where the wild things are

Guy Fawkes night is past; the crypt is closed on Halloween; Alla helgons dag is no more, and the Day of the Dead is buried. The annual commemoration of failed political skullduggery; the celebration of ghouls, witches and “sexy” Halloween; and remembrances of the dead are over for 2012. Gone too is the Barbican’s production… Read more »

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Neue Galerie’s superlative Wiener Werkstätte inspired bed rest

“Give me a beach, something to eat, and a couple of broads, and I can get along without material things.” The Santa Monica bus driver who expressed his basic but base view of the sublime to city sage Reyner Banham (who included it in his 1971 book Los Angeles the architecture of the four ecologies),… Read more »

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The Scopophilia Chair by Fiona Roberts

‘Scopophilia’ means ‘the love of looking’ and is the name of a chair designed by Australian artist Fiona Roberts. The chair is upholstered in red velvet which also folds around the embedded eyeballs to look like eyelids. Rather creepy! Roberts adds: “a chair is designed to fit, comfort and support the body, but the ‘scopophilia’… Read more »

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Furniture

Hush Seating Pod

Hush us a seating pod by London-based designer Freya Sewell made from 100% wool felt with cushions stuffed with recycled wool fibres, making it a very green product. It can either be sat inside, creating a womb-like environment, or turned into a chair to be sat upon. Sewell adds: “Open plan offices and public buildings,… Read more »

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molo in Milan

Canadian design company molo exhibited during Milan Design Week at the Tom Dixon event MOST at Via Olona 6B, in the cloisters of Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia.

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Ondule chair by Mattis Esnault

Ondule is a chair by French designer Mattis Esnault that came about following a call for projects from the French design schools. The chair cover comprises undulating waves of foam and Kvadrat fabric, which form a skin-like layer on top of the solid chair form. Esnault claims the chair is an exploration of sound waves… Read more »

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Furniture, Textiles

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