Seriously good design need not be so serious. Explore more whimsical options, from completely round lounge chairs to dog-shaped benches, in this slideshow.
Haute Living will make its annual pilgramage to the vibrant city of Milan April 13th - April 18th for the 54th Annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile to bring you the very best in new furniture and lighting design from Italy and beyond. Continue reading for more details.
Difficult to categorize, yet instantly recognizable. Explore the work and life of Vladimir Kagan.
A historic Italian design force, Arflex continues to remain ahead of its time working with influential international architects and designers who divorce themselves from the traditional labels of design. Continue reading to see how Arflex can enhance your project.
Minimal yet expressive, Alias Design creates pieces that live up to the "Made in Italy" label. Its entire range adheres to the Alias principles of technological lightness, versatility, and innovation, all expressed through timeless design. Continue reading to see how Alias can enhance your project.
Swan's mission is to always be “looking at the past to design the present with ideas that look toward the future.” This philosophy is embodied by Swan’s entire range, from initial concept to final production. Continue reading to see Swan's beautiful products in space.
Geometric motifs are cropping up throughout collections in ways that reinterpret classic, basic shapes into pieces that are part mathematical, part art, and wholly inspiring. Continue reading to see some of these multi-faceted designs available now at Haute Living.
Nothing-- not even conceptual design --exists in a vacuum. That's why renowned British designer Matthew Hilton draws inspiration from the forms that have lasted through centuries, adjusting them in ways that modernize tried-and-true designs and manufacturing techniques. With a link to the past without becoming stagnant and an originality without leaping too far forward, his designs are created with the end user in mind.
Bad lighting is instantly recongnizable. Think about stark, flourscent classroom or airport lighting: Often cold, clinical, and harsh, the unwelcoming glows create spaces we'd rather rush from than relax in. But good lighting can have an equally strong effect in the opposite reading. See some of Haute Living's favorite fixtures here.
The spectrum of sofa design has, for years, been polarized by two extremes. On one end, there's the over-stuffed, ornately upholstered and decorated traditional sofas. On the other, there's modular, extremely modern, and low-laying sofas. But, as living spaces become more multi-dimensional, design cannot be approached from one angle. That's where circular sofas-- which sit somewhere between the two ends of the spectrum-- find their place.
Storage can be surprisingly well-designed and become part of the interior landscape, rather than just a piece meant for holding and hiding our books, clothes, and gadgets.
USM's Haller system transforms the tradtional, boxy storage solutions into sleek, sophisticated options-- and offers more unconventional storage pieces.
Explore them here.