Author: David Sokol

Siegel’s Water Table

There’s something more fanstastical than real about Water Table, designed by architect Robert Siegel for Get Real Surfaces. Made of precast concrete, and supported by three steel legs, the table is silky to the touch. A channel in the middle…

Poehlmann’s Sconce from Ilex

Wasn’t it about three years that lighting sconces were “the next big thing?” And isn’t it true that interior design fashions run in roughly three-year cycles? So aren’t sconces the last thing we should be seeing at Ilex’s ICFF booth?…

The Pocket Chair from In House

The Pocket Chair, designed by Mark Zuckerman and Monty Lawton of In House, is multifunctional furniture that does what it should: looks great and solves a problem. The chair is also the winner of the Chicago Athenaeum’s 2001 Good Design…

Rugs by nu

Emir Uras is a practicing architect, splitting his time between Los Angeles and Instanbul. About three years ago, he and L.A. architect Hassan Majd were looking for interesting, contemporary rugs for a joint project and couldn’t find them. And so…

Curvilinear Feats

Ukao Grass Furniture is a misleading name. There’s none of the green stuff growing from Gerard Minakawas first offering to the design world. So what gives? Bamboo. It grows like grass—or more like a weed—which makes it one of the…