2nd Shift Design Studio is a Cleveland-based collective with seven designers who share a common goal: design and build smart, beautiful and useful products. The group produces work that is both simple and beautiful. Along the way they work with everyone from Amish furniture builders to tradesman in local small manufacturing shops.
Are you a fan of Danish furniture design? Do you live on the West Coast? Then get yourself to Klassik Living, one of the largest importers of Danish designs on the West Coast. And if you don't live out West, take a gander at the goods online for inspiration.
High design and post-materialism are hardly two words that I would say go hand and hand. Yet, this is exactly how UXUS describes its Not So Fragile furniture collection— as somewhat of a manifesto on commonplace items and their ability to transcend themselves by bearing their ordinariness to an extreme.
Brian David Johnson is a custom furniture and cabinet maker located in Austin, Texas. Under the business name BDJ Craft Works, Brian has been creating custom wood pieces for happy customers since 2009.
I saw a lot of really beautiful furniture from all over the world at Ambiente, but none of them made me stop in my tracks the way that Cut Furniture did. As I approached the booth I caught sight of this magnificent red chair, its pieces hanging on the wall behind it like art. It was love at first sight.
If you love Thonet (and Thonet-style) bentwood chairs but cannot afford a matching set, consider adopting a single spare bentwood chair. Whether you add it to a mismatched set of dining chairs or use it as a bedside table, you can't go wrong with a bentwood chair. The sinewy curved lines are so classically beautiful--and so well made.
I posted this Before & After on Design Sponge a couple of years ago, but I never had the chance to show how I did it. You can figure out the paint part, obvi, but here's how I actually tufted the seat. Enjoy!
Q: We have a fantastic dining room and we want to fill it with great pieces because this is where we love hosting big dinner parties. So far we've filled it with an Iranian rug and a nice big farm house table that seats 8 but now we're at a stand-still because we can't decide on chairs. We want more modern chairs but have a difficult time pairing modern with old. We want to do more with this room, like replace the nasty ceiling light but are waiting until we've decided on the chairs. Please help us create a beautiful space for a dinner party!
Perhaps inspired by the glitz of the New Year or the sequins littering last season's runway, but the color gold is everywhere. Less is more when it comes to metallics, but a pop of sparkle brings life into any space, and I'm completely enamored.