Sofas that prevent this feeling

Rowe Furniture has heard the call for stylish furniture that we can fit through our door. The Mini Mod collection is designed for small space living. Most sofas range from 81 to 96 inches. The Mini Mod collection’s sofas are typically less than 80 inches. The collection includes couches, chairs, ottomans and even a sectional for small spaces. Most pieces are available in more than 130 fabrics from the Eco Rowe natural fabrics collection. Rowe furniture can be purchased with Reflex Natural cushion cores as well. Rowe is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council. It’s great to see more manufacturers turning their attention to the “small” market. The selection of fashionable furniture available for small spaces seems to growing daily.

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Colombo Chair by Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton’s furniture collection will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair in April. New products launching will include; Light Table, Light Table Oval, Dining Chair, and Fin Dining Chair. Matthew Hilton graduated with a degree in Furniture Design from Kingston Polytechnic in 1979. He went on to design products for Paul Smith and Joseph Pour La Maison before designing at product design company Capa, London. In 1985 Matthew set up the Matthew Hilton Design Studio and started working for the British retailer and manufacturer SCP….

He has work in the permanent collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum, London. In 2003, he was given the highest honour in the field of Industrial Design in the United Kingdom by being named a Royal Designer for Industry. Matthew Hilton Limited was established in September 2007.

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Recycled Cutlery Chair By Osian Batyka-Williams


Recycled Cutlery Chair By Osian Batyka-Williams

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Designartist Osian Batyka-Williams discovered that some restaurants change their cutlery as often as every nine months (!) With The Cutlery Chair he demonstrates how these hard-to-recycle, unwanted pieces can be turned into a unique piece of furniture. P.S. For those who scared by the idea of sitting down on some 150 spoons, forks, and knives – we heard Osian considered adding a cushion made from recycled napkins.

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A Chair loving Curator: R. Craig Miller


Photo:Tom Strattman for The New York Times:
MR. MODERN,
R. Craig Miller, curator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, with lounge chair by Poul Kjaerholm.

A Curator Who Even Considers the Office Chair

By By FRED A. BERNSTEIN Published: March 12, 2008.
ART museums that pride themselves on being encyclopedic have a new historical period to cover: the 20th century. But collecting the art of the recent past takes lots of money. With contemporary pieces going for tens of millions of dollars, most museums are “priced out of that market,” said Maxwell Anderson, director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Mr. Anderson said, however, that he had found a less expensive way to “tell the story of 20th-century creativity”: by collecting “design,” a category that includes everything from furniture to computers, glassware to textiles. “I’ve never accepted the artificial line between art and design,” said Mr. Anderson, who was the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2002, when it showed “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend.”

So, one of the first things Mr. Anderson did when he took the Indianapolis job in 2006 was to contact R. Craig Miller, whom he calls “the dean of design curators.”

As a curator of American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1980s, Mr. Miller was responsible for installing the living room of a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the museum’s American Wing. In 1990, he left the Met for the Denver Art Museum, where he spent 17 years creating one of the world’s largest collections of 20th-century design, more than 11,000 objects. When Mr. Anderson called him, Mr. Miller was organizing a show for Denver on post-1985 European design, and Mr. Anderson wanted to see if he could take it to Indianapolis. The conversation between the two men — who have known each other since they were students in the ’70s — led Mr. Anderson to offer Mr. Miller a job at the Indianapolis museum.

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Flow Sofa by Xavier Lust

Salone Preview Design company Indera joined forces with Xavier Lust, rising star of the Belgian design. Their cooperation is epitomized in ‘FLOW’, a beautiful timeless sofa. In this sofa, Xavier Lust unites innovation, movement and emotion. He combines cool high tech/futuristic aluminium with a sensual, seamless play of shapes and warm fabrics. The result is ‘FLOW’, a luxurious sofa with perfect proportions and playful undulating lines. A passionate ensemble of technology and aesthetics. FLOW can be seen in premiere from 16 to 21/04/08 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, hall 10, stand F22. Designer: Xavier Lust Made in Belgium (via e-zine with modern & contemporary design from young designers and creatives – [DESIGNSPOTTER.COM])