Entries Tagged as 'Furniture'

Hans J. Wegner

August 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

If you’re a fan of Danish design, Wegner needs no introduction.  On the other hand, let me tell you about this master craftsman whose work you’ve probably already seen without knowing it. Hans Jørgen Wegner (pronounced “VAY-ner”) was a Danish legend, a prolific artisan producing wood and upholstered furniture for over 60 years.  His chairs […]

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Trip Trap

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

My Danish mom-in-law may not be into design, but she always manages to introduce me to the most wonderful home accessories.  My favorite so far have to be from Trip Trap, a furniture and home décor firm based in Hadsund, Denmark.  We’ve had their cool coasters and trivets for a few years now, but our […]

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Tags: Furniture · Home

Usonian Home in San Francisco

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I just noticed this beautiful West Portal home for sale in today’s SF Chronicle.  Though the architect is unknown, it was built in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian style, one he pioneered later in his life in an attempt to design homes for every American.  Constructed in 1954, this 2,344 square foot sits on a corner […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture

Jens Risom Lounge Chair

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

After returning from Denmark, I couldn’t help but scour the local stores for Danish design.  Luckily, I wound up finding this fantastic lounge chair for an unbelievably low price.  Designed in 1941 by Jens Risom, it was part of the first collection of furniture commissioned by the now famous Knoll company.  Manufactured from cotton ribbon […]

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LEGO Mania!

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Like many kids, especially those who grew up to become engineers, LEGO blocks were a huge source of fun and inspiration for me.  In fact, I’ve never really stopped loving them, though I haven’t built or purchased any in a long time.  That’s all about to change. I nearly jumped out of my chair while […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture · Graphic Design · Home · Toys

Neutraface Slab Blocks

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

It seems I just can’t get enough of cool wooden block toys.  My kids are going to be spoiled.  These 12 educational and artsy blocks are designed by House Industries and stamped with typefaces from their Neutraface set.  Manufactured in the United States out of kiln-dried basswood, they’re even printed with non-toxic, kid-friendly inks. Get […]

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Tags: Furniture · Typography

Furniture Typeface

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Furniture Typeface by The Butler Bros, designed for High Fashion Home.  I love the Noguchi table “G”. Update: This typeface was mistakenly credited earlier to the wrong firm.  It is now correctly linked to The Butler Bros.

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Tags: Furniture · Typography

Chair Porn: Google

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In this edition of chair porn, I’ve included all of the interesting seating I’ve spotted around various buildings at Google HQ.  Enjoy! Panton Chair by Verner Panton Supersonic Swivel Chair by Schmidt & Sommerlade Lepper Lyra Barstool by Design Group Italia Bombo Barstool by Stefano Giavannoni Think Chair by Glen Oliver Low Forum Chair by […]

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Tags: Furniture · Office

Annual Knoll Sale

May 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Knoll is currently holding their annual sale, meaning you can get 15% off any product May 1–10.  Now’s the time to purchase some slightly less expensive classics!  Here are my picks. Barcelona Chair Was: $4,328.00 – $5,329.00, Now: $3,678.80 – $4,529.65 Saarinen Tulip Armchair Was: $1,423.00 – $1,565.00, Now: $1,209.55 – $1,330.25 Wassily Chair Was: […]

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Tags: Furniture · Sources

Crow Table

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

This innovative new table by Sander Mulder combines the much-beloved tapered leg look from mid-century modernism with a truly avant garde approach to design.  Inspired by the natural form of bird feet, the legs are manufactured using traditional carpentry and state of the art computer numerical controlled machine tools.  It really looks great with the […]

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Tags: Furniture