After visiting the International Furniture Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center a few weeks ago, I have come to some conclusions regarding the latest, greatest themes in Home Furnishings.
Faux Wood Lamp Shade
Wood, wood and more wood. Unfinished wood of every dimension was a hit at the show. Utilized in innovative ways to make this old standard look updated and interesting.
Wood Cutting Board by Canoe
The big Herman Miller sale has come and gone, and while I didn’t end up with a pair of Eames molded plastic chairs for the dining room (since there’s no new dining room table to put them at quite yet), I am, however, anxiously awaiting the arrival of my shiny new Eames Hang-It-All!
I fell in love with Charles and Ray Eames years ago when I was assigned to write an article on mid-century masters. It was one of my first magazine assignments, and I remember spending the day at a local independent shop filled with the classics I had only seen in photos, and learning about Eileen Gray, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen and of course, the Eameses.
That was the day I truly fell in love with mid-century design, and vowed to eventually fill my home with a modest collection of all my favorites. Needless to say it’s been slow going, but I’ve wanted this mini icon for my office for a while. And you know, sale! And free shipping!
Nature, nature, nature… the most popular theme in design today. Many of the products seen on the market now are a reflection of years of concentrated work by young artists of our time. These delicate lights made of bone china are inspired by the aloe plant. Created by New Zealand born Jeremy Cole , each lamp illuminates and decorates in a fantastical way.
Utilizing color in design can be a challenge, but Corita Rose, a young home furnishings company from England has got it down to a tee. I found this company at the ICFF, which was a real smash this time around. What caught my eye in the last row of the fair, was this brightest-of-bright couch that you see above.
Pets deserve the best when it comes to every whim… loyallux.com makes sure that a cat has a home with it’s paper house designed especially for those felines that like shelter. My visit to the ICFF this past Sunday was a much needed blast of inspiration from some of today’s young designers. This small but mention worthy product was such an inspiration.