Design

Luisa Cevese’s Fossilized Textiles

Damaged fabrics made of precious yarns, stained tablecloths, old lace, and prayer rugs with worshipped-in holes are among the objects that end up in Luisa Cevese’s hands. The Milan-based designer, who is known for fixing fabric remnants in resin for…

Textiles Inspired By Television

“Static Screen” is a 100% polyester, fine-knit translucent fabric with a mesmerizing, ethereal quality. It can work as an overlay or stand on its own. Knoll’s Suzanne Tick explains that the fabric “is actually static screen imagery from Channel 2.…

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…

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.…

Making Magis

With his controversial new design for the Italian manufacturer, Konstantin Grcic aims to topple the regime of consumer-friendly minimalism.

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…

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…

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…