Aug 172013

Lily ArmchairWild, funky and fun, the Getsuen Armchair was designed by Japanese designer Masanori Umeda in 1990 for the Italian manufacturer Edra. This charming armchair design reflects the look of a flower, specifically a lily. Like many of Umeda’s other designs, the shape of the Lily Chair is inspired by nature.  It rests on the floor with two brushed steel balls on the two front petals and a pair of polyurethane wheels similar to those used on skateboards. These make this cool modern armchair easy to pivot and move around to any position you want.

Lily Chair Side View

The reason they call it the Lily Chair is most clear when the armchair is viewed from the side. The beautifully organic look of  spreading petals not only makes an inviting place to sit, it is an attention grabbing work of art that is sure to start many conversations.

The surprisingly comfortable Getsuen Armchair is made using molded steel and covered in thick polyurethane foam. It comes in a number of fabric colors or, if you pay a bit more, you can get the Gold Leather edition which I haven.t seen in person but I can only imagine how amazing it looks. You can find this and other armchairs at Atlanta-based Switch Modern.

Lily Armchair By Masanori Umeda 5.00/5(100.00%) 1 votes
Aug 162013
Retro Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen

I have been seeing a lot of these lately. It is an Artichoke Lamp originally designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958. It’s right up there with the Sputnik Lamp and the Bubble Lamp when you talk quintessential retro, 1950s style lighting. Fantastic overhead lighting, the chrome diffusers help to reflect the light evenly and steel fins allow you to further focus the light. Often referred to as the PH Artichoke originally came in brushed stainless steel, copper or white. Sizes vary up to extremely large versions lit with metal halide

Jun 192013
Renova Toilet Paper Comes In Hot Designer Colors

Show your true colors in every room of your house, even your bathroom with Renova paper products. Billed as the “Sexiest Paper on Earth” and rightly so, this amazing designer bath tissue is for people who eat, sleep and breathe design (along with everything that goes with it). The subject of toilet paper is not often discussed in the design world but why not? If you just spent thousands of dollars designing the ultimate designer bathroom, do you want to adorn it with a plain white roll of ordinary bathroom paper? Not

Jun 132013
Retro Baldwin Desk by Thrive Furniture

Remember the days when the first consideration in designing a desk for your office did not include where to put the monitor or how to hide your computer? Well, maybe you don’t, but the folks at Thrive Furniture do. In the 1950s, the desk in your office said a lot about the person sitting behind it. A huge, stately desk in your bankers office spoke of stability and trustworthiness. A rolltop desk just screams of old fashion values. What does your current desk say about you anyway? The Baldwin Desk has a

Jun 122013
Tetris Stacking Shelf Set by Brave Space

Are you looking for some groovy shelving for your home or office space? Are you a fan of the classic game Tetris? Either way the folks at Brave Space have you covered. Each part of this cool modular shelving set is crafted out of solid wood, stained dark on the outside and left natural on the inside, creating a unique and contemporary look. The variety of shapes makes it easy to stack and re-stack in hundreds of possible configurations that can hold almost anything you want to display. But something

Oct 112012
Contemporary Glass Wall Shelving

Get Creative With Artistic Glass Shelving Contemporary design tend to have a more minimalist quality meaning less is more but there are ways to display your photos, artwork and objet-de-arte that keeps the style up and the clutter down. A great way to do this is with some modern style wall shelving. There is no better way to maximize the minimalism (if that is even possible?) by using glass shelving.  Contemporary art glass wall shelving comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes to suit almost any decorating need.  Choose from