Furniture

Furniture Galore

Every year, NeoCon brings together commercial and residential furnishing manufacturers and design professionals for days of knowledge-sharing, vision-casting, and overall inspiration. Metropolis

Flexible Office Furniture for Working—or Relaxing

Metro extends its Bix line with a series of pieces specifically created to encourage office-wide collaboration. The podium and bench coordinate with the original lounges for intimate—and flexible—work areas that can start to resemble the seating found in an upscale coffee house. An optional service tray slides across the top of either piece of Bix furniture and makes a handy…

Knock-Down/Drag-Out Furniture

With the clever name of this line of collapsible furniture, Christopher Douglas tells you exactly how these pieces should be used: break them down into flat storage for the day to day, and haul them out when the company arrives. The dining table’s construction is a tab-and-slot design that’s as clever visually as it is functionally. The equally dynamic Flipper…

Star-Struck Furniture Design

The furniture designer to the stars, Charles Hollis Jones, is enjoying his first retrospective at the R 20th Century’s R Gallery in New York City. Entitled “Seeing Clearly,” the exhibit runs until December 31. Hollis Jones is situated between mid-century modernism and postmodernism, and his eclectic experimentation with forms, ranging from the biomorphic (Waterfall love seat, 1968) to the popular…

Multiple-Use Furniture

Seating dictates “how and where you sit, and how you behave,” says Art Center College of Design student Yoshi Saito. Not so with Saito’s Hug, a sort of pod inspired by cocoons and pet beds. The hand-stitched layers of industrial-grade felt give new meaning to the word “nestle.” And they adapt to the user’s imagination. The Hug is part of…

Furniture Overboard!

Lolah got its start when a Toronto yacht builder asked a group of young Canadian designers to start an offshoot furniture line using its high-tech manufacturing facility. The resulting line of furniture is a rare combination of high-performance materials, experienced craftsmanship, and fresh ideas. Lolah uses radio-frequency molding, a technology never before brought to home furnishings, to create the handsomely…