Furniture

The Humble Southern Hammock

An American icon, the Adirondack or ‘Westport,’ chair was born from what I believe all good design comes from: simplicity, necessity, and function. Years after its humble invention by a carpenter in rural New York it still epitomizes the celebration…

The Educated Eye

On a grey Tuesday afternoon, as ICFF exhibitors and attendees prepared to depart the confines of the Jacob Javits Convention Center after the latest edition of the design fair, I went to Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn. There I sat down…

Party Like the Dickenses

Charles Dickens' 200th birthday is coming up soon and already, in England, they're a bit sick of him and all the fuss, says Janine Pollock, head of the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But that didn't…

Accessibility Watch: Furniture

This summer, to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, four new rules were proposed by the federal government. These amendments could make the design of objects and interfaces more accessible to people of all abilities. While some…

Slow Furniture

Jean-Marie Massaud's Holy Day Lounge for Viccarbe is now being manufactured in North Carolina. This Labor Day weekend, San Francisco will host the first annual Slow Food Nation, a massive coming-out party for the American branch of the international Slow…

USM Modular Furniture

The underlying impetus behind all USM Modular Furniture products is that form should follow function. USM furniture is characterized by timeless design and high-quality construction which enables their products to adapt to changing needs over time. The elegant proportions and…

Trends: Outdoor Furniture

Teak, with its rich color and moisture-friendly properties, is increasingly ubiquitous in outside uses, although other technologies are making new ideas come to life for al fresco spaces.

Furniture From the Fast Lane

Designers Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çaglar make their ICFF debut with a line of seating, lighting, and assorted furniture from their studio, Autoban. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, the two interior designers often design products as part of their interior design…

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.…

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…