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Contemporary rocking chair Dim Sum

Something as timeless as a rocking chair is perpetually changing. From the classical image of a vintage or antique rocking chair we go to a minimalist, contemporary one. The rocking chair we used to picture in our minds, the one our grandma used to have, is no longer a trend. It’s time now for new designs to invade the market. Dim Sum sets the tone.

Dim Sum is a contemporary rocking chair that was designed by Netherlands company Montis. Its design is based on the classical image but it has been greatly improved. The chair’s frame is no longer visible. It has been hidden inside a compact, fluid structure. The principle is the same but the look is hardly similar. In fact, it’s the base that lets us even consider it as being a rocking chair. Dim Sum kept some of the details that characterize the traditional notion of a rocking chair.


Modern Special Edition Black Wire Chair with Wooden legs

Violins are very graceful instruments because they are made of wood and even made by artists called luthiers. All the component parts of the violin are carefully carved and curved and I like those little holes in the violin body that are specific to these instruments. Actually this particular shape is used in designing the legs of this Modern Special Edition Black Wire Chair with Wooden legs. They are its most prominent feature because otherwise this would be nothing but another common chair. Peter Shire had a beautiful collaboration with Modernica and the result is what you can see in this picture.

Actually the name of the chair is Prince Charles Chair, probably because it is somehow related with another chair called Queen Ann. The chair combines modern with traditional, giving a new interpretation to a classic piece of furniture like Queen Ann chair. This chair is made of black wire and has beautifully curved legs. The materials of choice are walnut, black powder-coated steel, both resistant and also good looking. The chair is used together with a nice and comfortable mat that protects your back. The design is spectacular indeed, with the combination of materials and style, with a spider web of wires keeping the wooden legs together and a totally fresh look. The chair is available on Modernica for $575.

Alcove chair

The main details a chair should feature are related to comfort and looks. The style is also important because it needs to match the rest of the décor. In the case of a contemporary home, the line between furniture and architecture is sometimes very thin. It’s understandable since most contemporary designs sue clean lines, geometrical shapes and minimalist forms.

The Alcove Chair is very suggestive in this case. It’s a contemporary piece of furniture and it was designed by Mike Haley. Its design is somewhat sculptural. The shape of the chair has clear angles and straight lines. A geometrical shape is formed and it changes its appearance depending on the angle you look at the chair. This design was chosen not only because of its aesthetical details.


Elegant Furniture by Madeline Weinrib

If you want to upgrade your home with some lovely mid-century furnishings, then you should go to the new exhibit at Sebastian+Barquet in Southampton. There you can find designs by Gio Ponti, Vladimir Kogan and Luisa Parisi, redesigned with Madeline Weinrib‘s vibrant handwoven textiles.

Madeline Weinrib’s designs draw on a wealth of sources gathered from her travels and reflect her interest in reinterpreting traditional forms. Her project explores the relationship between form, color and pattern. The exhibition features the iconic Cloud Sofa, which the designer reworked in a plush Charcoal Chenille. This classic is punctuated by silvery medallion-like motifs at a large scale.


Solid Wood Chair by Hans J. Wegner

When it comes to furniture, the classics are always something to be inspired by but also to look forward to for your creation. There are many impressive figures that have become legends. One of them is Hans J. Wegner, the undisputed master of Danish chair design. He designed pieces such as the Wishbone Chair, the Wegner Wing Chair or Shell Chair. The CH33 Chair is another one of his beautiful creations.

This chair is a classic. It has been originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1956 and has become an inspiration for many other creations even since. Recently it has been reborn and has begun to be produced once again. It is currently manufactured under license in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son. The chair has a very simple but very chic design. It impresses with its sturdy and yet so delicate shape and design.


Ingenious wood poufs

Norway and Scandinavia in general, has almost all of the territory covered in forests. With such an environment it is very easy to adapt your way of life according to the terrain, because there isn’t much of a choice.People living in those areas learned with the years how to make the most of their natural environment and how to live in harmony with it. They have beautiful houses made from the wood that grows in abundance everywhere and very often you will find houses that are up to 90% percent wood.

If you are not that lucky to live around thick vegetation and you are a nature lover and want to bring it as much as possible closer to you, you can’t. But there is a more comfortable alternative: how would you like to see in your living room something that looks perfectly like a tree log but isn’t a real tree log?

A company from Norway thought of making “wooden” poufs that can be used as a sitting stool, coffee table, side table or as a ottoman. This ingenious method of making replicas after real natural things is possible with modern technologies and some recycled polyester. After the shape is completed everything is covered up with a photo wood stump print. It is kind of fun to have something like that in your living room and also very easy to maintain and clean because the pouf cover can be very easily taken off through a zipper and washed.The company produces these poufs in two models: one taller in tall slender birch and one lower and a bit larger in pine.Available for 260$.

Eco-friendly Seating by 608 Design

608 Design creates contemporary furniture that makes a bold statement in the home. Helmed by Evan Bare, 608 Design is based in Toronto, Canada. Although the color palette is subtle and classic, it is the strong boxy silhouettes and tweaked traditional details thet set the seats apart from their competition.

Evan Bare designs and builds a collection of environmentally conscious upholstered seating. The line we are going to show you is made fo that the pieces can be taken apart for transportation, or just to make it easier to replace one when needed. A great thing about them is thefact that they feature incorporated storage for your clutter. What’s more, it has a modular SMS design, that allows you to add components whenever you need extra seating. It starts with an armless chair, which you can make a club chair or even a loveseat or a sofa by just adding some universal arms.


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