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Focus on: Eero Saarinen

Published Mon, Feb 18, 19 by Louise Etheridge

This week we take a look at Finnish-American designer, Eero Saarinen, and his work for Knoll.   Purebred for design    It was almost impossible for Eero Saarinen not to become a design visionary. Born at the turn of the last century to Finnish architect, city planner and Nordic National Romanticism champion Eliel Saarinen and his wife, celebrated sculptor and textile artist Loja Gesellius, Eero was steeped from birth in a heady cocktail of design influences, expertise, and ambition.     St Louis’ Gateway Arch, designed by Saarinen jnr. His father was already a national figure in Finnish and international city planning...

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Best green design furniture companies

Published Mon, Dec 31, 18 by Louise Etheridge

     You don’t have to eat kale and wear birkenstocks to demonstrate a passion for saving the planet. Many of us are becoming more intentional in what we buy because we know that our dollars influence what gets made, and what doesn’t. The modern design industry is responding to consumer choice, and, for some designers, a genuine desire to become more sustainable.    Different shades of green    “Reduce, reuse, recycle” isn’t just a green mantra. It’s an order of operation. It’s most eco-friendly to reduce the use of something e.g. plastic, energy or water. Then, once you’ve reduced,...

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The Memphis Group: Terrific or terrible?

Published Mon, Nov 12, 18 by Louise Etheridge

 The 1980s was the decade that taste forgot and out of it came The Memphis Group, a collective of designers founded by Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, which flourished for almost the entire decade, and still influences designers today.  The Group’s design ethos encompassed an almost free-for-all scramble of Pop Art, kitsch and futurism expressed in bold primary colour, unapologetically chunky geometric shapes and quirky, undisciplined squiggles. Everyday objects became an opportunity for unrestricted playtime for designers of all kinds. The work of The Memphis Group split the design world. Designers either loved it or loathed it.  Fans saw it as exciting,...

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CAmodernhome Lighting Sale - October 2018

Published Mon, Oct 01, 18 by Shaan Batten

Are you looking to update your home's lighting with a more modern feel this fall? If so, we are please to advise a variety of sales happening this October on some of the largest modern design lighting collections. Starting October 1, all items from Artemide, Flos and Tom Dixion will be available at a 15% discount with Free Shipping. In addition, Louis Poulsen will also be available 15% off starting October 4th.   

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Herman Miller's Cosm chair is a chair for everyone.

Published Thu, Sep 13, 18 by Shaan Batten

In a world of task chairs with hyper-sensitive dials and different sizes, it's pleasing to see a design that has a one size fits all approach, such as the Cosm chair. Herman Miller's collaboration with Studio 7.5 is a timely piece of design, considering our ever changing workplace from a stationary single-user workstation to a more flexible shared workplace. While chairs such as the Aeron Chair are built for the individual, with it's numerous sizes, dials and levers to customize user experience, Cosm is a "one size fits all" task chair that conforms and adjusts to each users posture, weight...

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