What an exciting week in NYC! As always, a completely different experience from Milan, but just as energetic and buzz-worthy. It was sensory overload, but from the amazing things we observed, here's a short list of our Top 5 designs from ICFF 2013.
Since 1978, Spanish design company Mobalco has been passionate about developing an experiential kitchen environment, changing the way we live through smart, innovative, authentic, and quality design products. From their collaborations with leading chefs on the design of their kitchens; to their use of marine-grade materials for their water resistant qualities; to its exceptional mortise and tenon joinery and dovetail assembly; every Mobalco product gives attention to even the finest of details, fusing centuries-old knowledge of traditional cabinetmaking with pioneering technology.
It is for these reasons and more that Haute Living is proud to exclusively represent and excited to introduce, Mobalco.
Haute Living is excited to announce a special promotion: 10% off all new orders beginning May 10th until May 21st. This unprecedented promotion applies to ALL product lines and includes all furniture, flooring, lighting, accessories, kitchens, closets, case goods, and interior doors.
Versatile functionality and timeless design, USM furniture solves storage problems while looking incredibly good in your home or office. They're engineered and built to last - a good thing for you, the consumer, and for the environment as they'll never fall out of fashion.
It can be said that designer Vladimir Kagan’s work eludes categorization due to its amoebic form, and eschews interpretation by its mere simplicity. Much more sensual than any modern from that preceded it, Kagan's singular design language was born out of a love of painting and sculpture. This affinity for fine art, an edacious work ethic, and master craftsman skills propelled Kagan into the stratosphere of modern design.
Haute Living is delighted to have candid conversation with Vladimir about his life, his work, his writing, and the future of Vladimir Kagan Design.
We are excited to announce that we have reached our milestone of 1,000 Facebook “likes” and as promised we have a winner of the Hook Box by Bosa… well TWO winners, actually! We were so thrilled at the response we decided to draw TWO names at random instead of just one. AND the winners are…
The word chandelier, meaning "candleholder," comes from chandelle, the French word for candle. The first chandeliers hung in the cavernous interiors of medieval churches and abbeys across Europe. Reminiscent of a medieval chandelier, old-world design clashes with 21st Century technology in Le Deun Luminaires' Omega Hanging Lamp.
Haute Living is excited to announce that Le Deun Luminaires' Omega is now on display in its Kinzie Street showroom.
Of the literally thousands of new products we saw at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, both at the official fair and its satellite shows, it is a perplexing if not futile task to make a list of only our top five favorites as there were so many striking designs in 2013 - but hey, we're up for the challenge. So without further adieu, and in no particular order, here are Haute Living's stand-out designs from the 52nd annual Milan Furniture Fair...
Day 5 and we aim the focus on the world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. Hayon has worked together with Fritz Hansen to create today's answer to tomorrow's easy chair. A chair where you can find room for your inner space and take a break from the hectic bustle of everyday life. The chair is called Ro and was launched this week at Salone del Mobile.
Ciao from Milano! Our second day was even more exciting (and overwhelming) than our first. Highlights include visits to the Carl Hansen booth, the stunning new pieces by Lema, the Element collection by Tokujin Yoshioka, and to end the day, a lovely dinner hosted by USM.
Please enjoy our Day 2 photos from the Milan Furniture Fair!
Time-tested craftsmanship, quality materials, and attention to detail are common elements to what makes a piece of furniture high-end. In the case of the PK25 by Fritz Hansen, though its simple form and raw materials don’t scream luxury, it is a gold standard of high-end furniture design. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1952, the PK25, also known as the “Element” Chair, is characterized by its understated elegance, clean lines and remarkable attention to detail — modest in means, rich in expression.
Haute Living is proud to represent the Republic of Fritz Hansen, and all of its Poul Kjaerholm designs, including the PK25.
Though the Italian design company, LEMA, staked its claim on the global furniture manufacturing industry 43 years ago, at its core was a continuation of a family tradition that’s nearly three quarters of a century old. What’s fascinating, however, is the immediate impact LEMA had on the Italian furniture market. Due in part to its strong principals, a new, forward-thinking management style, and innovative manufacturing processes, LEMA changed the game entirely.
Haute Living is extremely proud to carry the venerable LEMA brand, and we’re very pleased and excited to announce the arrival some of its most dynamic products now exhibiting in our Chicago showroom.
Chicago-based designer TJ O’Keefe’s work, though minimalist in nature, extends beyond the principals of minimalism through their exacting measurements and precise scale, elevating the pieces to something greater than mere designed objects. O’Keefe’s Drift Table, based on a simple geometric form, is pared down and deftly cut to maximize function while its juxtaposition of glass and wood gives it a striking visual identity.
Haute Living is pleased to offer the designs of TJ O’Keefe, including the Drift Table, now on display in our showroom and available for ordering.
It is difficult to refute the power of subtlety in Matthew Hilton’s work. From the impossibly thin, lithe arms of the Manta Chair, to the seemingly facile structure of the Fin and Tapas chairs, Hilton’s creations stylishly defy the notion that minimalism is for minimalists only.
Haute Living is extremely proud to offer the designs of Matthew Hilton at our showroom, and we’re delighted to have him as part of our Five + 3 interview series.
Matthew Hilton has created some of the most striking, minimalist wooden furniture we've seen over the last half-decade. As a preview to Haute Living's up-coming Five + 3 interview with the London-based designer, take a glimpse into his process to learn what really inspires and informs his designs in this short film by Dutch filmmaker, Juriaan Booij.
Fritz Hansen’s Minuscule Chair by Cecilie Manz just arrived in our showroom, and it is as comfortable as it is attractive.
Haute Living is excited to announce that the sale has been extended through February 28. Clients will receive a full 20%* off all new orders on modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, flooring, and kitchen and closet systems from a portfolio of the highest quality manufacturers and designers worldwide.
Simple and sophisticated; understated and daring; minimal and substantial: These seemingly antithetical descriptors, often difficult to come by in the world of contemporary furniture, are as on-point as any when talking about the work of Los Angeles-based designer, John Ford.
Haute Living is delighted and proud to have John Ford as our first candidate in a new series of interviews called Five + 3.