The best thing about modern design is figuring out whether you love it or not. Like some contemporary art, it takes awhile to mull over and figure it out. Here are five pieces that I stumbled across while looking at coverage of Milan Design Week. They definitely push boundaries, but are they successful? You decide.
Everybody has at least one piece of old furniture in their attic, but how often do you actually do something with it? Lacker was rooting around in his and found this vintage chair from the 1970s. It was in decent shape, with a metal base and plywood seat. See how he gave it a second life, after the jump.
No man is an island, or so said John Donne. But if the photo above is any indication, designer Werner Aissllinger might diagree. Meet Bikini Island, his collection of furniture for Italian brand Moroso, which debuted in Milan this past month. At first glance it looks like a hodgepodge of connected or overlapping parts, or what happens when you paint the walls and push all of your furniture to the center of the room.
These Ikea hacks run the gamut from simple upgrades to complete rehauls, but they're all inventive, with amazing results. If you're looking for a new project and are ready to move on from the allen wrench, check these out.
Seeing New York City native Asher Israelow's furniture pieces at the Architectural Digest Home Show, I was drawn to their mid-century vibe with a modern twist. In neutral colors and carefully chosen shapes that reflect times past as well as current taste, the work feel very livable, with a bit of glam in the form of gold specks in the very special table seen above.
With an appreciation for Scandinavian design, Andrew Moe designs and creates simple, elegant furniture. That he also designs with the small space in mind makes his furniture even more appealing to us here at Apartment Therapy. A recent transplant to Portland, Andrew recently sat down to answer our Meet the Maker survey.
It's always embarrassing when an unexpected number of guests arrive and there aren't enough chairs to go around. Does someone sit on the floor? How many people can squash onto the sofa? With the Stooler around, insufficient seating might never be a problem again.