This table on view here is something that can please both the traditional and the contemporary furnishing admirers as it is a cast-aluminum version of the age-old rain drums which were ever so famous in Asia. Dubbed the Metal Drum Accent Table its features a traditional relief pattern and though it is made of aluminum, the table is finished in antique-bronze. Crafted in Thailand this Metal Drum Accent Table is ideal both for indoor and outdoor use and it adds up to the aesthetic value of a surrounding courtesy of the smooth concentric patterns.
Despite the fact that it has a robust and heavy shape, it’s a quite interesting piece. Accent tables are usually interesting in terms of form, shape and details. So this is not something new. What is new is not the shape, but the fact that it was incorporated into a table’s design.
I would say this is an original piece. It’s also very versatile and it takes little space so it’s great for both small or big apartments or houses. Also it’s versatile in terms of style. So it would make a great addition to either a vintage home or a more modern one. It’s would be a very interesting piece and it also has some very beautiful details. Just make sure you don’t place it on a leaning space because it might fall.
Glass has always held a special place in furnishings and this time we are witnessing the use of glass in a chair unlike usual times where we talk about glass tables. The Tonelli chair is actually a combination of leather and glass and it is a new concept in glass design, which is a consequence of a deep and lasting passion for research and experimentation for Tonelli.
This is a striking contemporary design where an armchair gets a black or white adjustable seat balanced between toughened glass sides. The opening in the sides forms comfortable armrests. The Tonelli glass arm chair costs £2,650 and gets shipped within 8 weeks.
I honestly don’t like anything about this chair. The idea of creating a chair from a combination of glass and other materials is not bad but the result is not positive at all. Even without the glass features, this chair would still be extremely ugly. Plus, it’s not comfortable, it’s not functional and it takes quite a lot of space. So I’m sorry if this is offending, but the long time of experimentation was for nothing. With a few adjustments it could look better, and as for the comfort issue, I like the adjustable seat idea. But the design and the shape have to be changed. Maybe some people disagree with me, and that’s ok, it’s just an opinion.
You are making it a habit here on homedit to read about a rarity every damn day and we are not in the mood to disappoint you today. Today you get to witness Acido Dorado, a golden house that is a mirage and it is located in the Southern California desert.
Designed by LA-based architect Robert Stone,Acido Dorado features a sloped roof and a tinted glass grid among steel ironwork that distinguishes the house giving it a purely golden look on the sandy landscape. What is great is that the inside of this abstract house is also finished in a simple palatte of white which again shimmers in the golden hues. A large heart figure set into the glass at the front endorses this house with a rare stamp.
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Chandeliers are of great aesthetic value and they always are a style statement in any surrounding but they sometimes commit the crime of weighing down your roof. This is where the SevenUp project from Tim Baute chooses to be different. Tim has an affinity for materials that are unconventional and it is because of this reason that the SevenUp is light, smart and obviously very nice to look at.
As the name depicts, SevenUp has seven arms and each of the seven arms holds a 5 watt light bulb through a fine steel cable. These cables are then attached to a light structure at the ceiling, aligning them in a manner that gives the chandelier a classical and lovely form.
Kohler is ready to invade your bath again and this time it is offering the 2010 lineage of bathroom faucets from the Karbon collection. As Kohler puts it, the Karbon 2010 bathroom faucets are made for fashion as wells as function and these faucets are modeled after the company’s successful kitchen faucet line. All these faucet designs get multiple moving joints that interestingly let you manipulate the faucet and lock it in any position. You will surely not have to think about the cost as this lineage is meant for people who relish custom fittings and do not care about the price.
I like it when I see simple and modern bathroom features. That is a room that doesn’t need a lot of details. It’s supposed to be mainly functional. Of course, the aesthetic aspect can’t be neglected, so a combination between the two is the perfect choice. And this collection has it all. It’s simple, very functional and it has a nice modern look.
These faucets have a very interesting design with beautiful details sculpted on the surface. They are definitely modern and would look great in a bathroom that shares the same style. It’s a shame that not many people pay attention to these details. The bathroom in an important room of the house and should be treated this way.
When the contemporary meets the traditional, it always sparks up flames and the 2010 Bohemien Sofa from brand Busnelli is a prime example. Finished and designed by Italian architect Castello Lagravinese, the Bohemien Sofa is a neat example of modern interpretation of traditional styles.
These sofas crave for the high gloss white floors and lavish chandeliers and if you get the combination right, you are in for a luxurious living room that will leave the guests mesmerized. The advantage with this Bohemien Sofa is that it is good enough to fit into a contemporary dwelling or even a traditional ones and the design touches upon both traits equally.
This collection is a little contrastive, as I see it. There the relatively robust shape of the bed and of the armchairs, and the patters, that look ok together, in this combination. But then there are those hanging ruches that don’t seem to go very well with the whole structure. I like the idea, I just don’t think it looks very good in this combination.
Other than that I really like this collection. It has soft and curved lines and it looks very comfortable. It’s modern and somewhat simple. I also like the purple of the sofa. I think the chair would look better in a more bright color. That grey makes them look boring, but it’s ok in case you want to match them with something else.
Bookcases are an indispensable piece of furniture and every dwelling, be it contemporary or traditional, always has a place for this furnishing. It is not just the utility but also the aesthetic value which makes the bookcases special and designers these days pay a lot of attention in crafting these cases.
Here is a collection of some very attractive looking bookcases finished by famous Italian brand Domino Design. All these designs look very contemporary and each individual unit has the capacity to spice up your living area other than stacking books.
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