Artificial Grass Chair: Aeron by Makoto Azuma

Makoto Azuma collaborated with Herman Miller to create this custom Aeron chair covered in green AstroTurf, a type of artificial grass. The chair’s functional parts, like the wheels and knobs are left uncovered for easy operation. The chair will be on display at the Tokyo Herman Miller store this summer.

Serena & Lily Poufs and Ottomans

Came across the sweet and lovingly made furniture pieces by the USA based Serena & Lily and was especially drawned to their beautifully crafted low seats – made to order, they look like they could have been some royal family’s beloved possesion in the past. Two of my personal favorites are:

Moroccan Leather Pouf works double duty as a footstool or extra seating. Handmade by artisans in Morocco, each one is unique, with subtle variations in color, where individual pieces of leather are dyed to perfection, then stitched together and embroidered by hand.

Chakki is a cross between an ottoman and a stool inspired by traditional Indian mills used to grind wheat and other grains. The base, which is made in India, is solid mango-wood finished with low-VOC stain in dark walnut or painted white. The plush cotton cushion can be slipcovered in any of the 12 upholstery fabrics offered.

Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård

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Top view of the Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård
Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård Close
Close view of the Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård
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Display of the Ribbon Stool by Asshoff & Brogård

The Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård of Asshoff and Ribbon Stool by Asshoff and Brogård Design Studio.

This elegant piece of art was upholstered with ribbons and inspired by haute couture, hats and accessories.

Asshoff and Brogård Design Studio is a Sweden based design studio led by Johanna Asshoff and Hanna BrogÃ¥rd. Find more of their functional products that has a touch of poetic and dramatic effect in them through Asshoff and Brogård Design Studio.

London Design Festival 2008 (3): Squint


While roaming London for the London Design Festival 2008 I walked along 178 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU, and my eyes were drawn to the then closed but very colorful shop “Squint”.

When home it appeared I had already pinched a photo from I don’t know where on the web.


I took a couple of photos.

Their website is Squint Limited

About Squint

Squint opened in East London at the beginning of 2005, it was started by Lisa Whatmough a former Sculptor and Painter. Her initial desire was to showcase the antique textiles she had been collecting and found that a fusion of period furniture and fabrics made for unexpected one off pieces.

The range comprises of items such as Victorian chaise longues and iconic Egg chairs and includes all types of upholstered furniture as well as mirrors and lighting, each piece bespoke incorporating a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics.

As Squint has grown it now makes to order, classic designs meticulously made in England and upholstered traditionally, with tied springs and hand stitched seams. Each design is priced individually depending on the final mix of fabrics used.

Lead times are running at between ten and twelve weeks and any items ready to go will be shown in the Off The Peg section.

Squint sells internationally through Squint, Liberty, Designers Guild, Lane Crawford, J Roaman, Barneys New York and AADesign Museum Seoul.

Squint is not cheap. Probably because the the chairs and sofas are new. Their products remind me of NYC based Apryl Miller. There are similarities, as Apryl is also a painter and sculptor.

Ah now I see where I had the picture from: I featured them already here

Apryl Miller Stool and Armchair

Apryl Miller
Apryl Miller her good self

Blogging is not only about finding great people and great stuff: Sometimes great people find you through your Blog, like Apryl Miller. She is an artist living and working in New York City. She loves chairs and occasionally refits chairs. As the weather is finally so kind as to admit Spring has arrived here in The Hague and Apryl’s stools and chairs are very colorful, I deemed it fit to publish about her today.

Apryl Miller Stool
Apryl Miller Stool
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Apryl Miller Armchair