Inspired Design: A Lesson in Geometry

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.

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Lighten Up: A New Trend in Statement Lamps

Lighting is taking an unexpected turn in 2015, with expressions that are simultaneously austere and organic.

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New Year, New Brands

The new year is a time to refresh and renew, and Haute Living is vitalizing its collection with new brands in 2015.

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Matthew Hilton Design in Space

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.

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Bright Ideas: Lighting Inspiration

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.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

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.

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Thinking Outside the Box By Redefining It

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.

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Woodnotes Design in Space

In the spirit of Finnish design, Woodnotes encapsulates the pure simplicity and authenticity of nature. Every product incorporates natural materials with honest, pure lines. What results is a comprehensive collection characterized by geometrical figures and original design.

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Verpan Design in Space

In the midst of functionalist and minimalist Scandinavian design, Verner Panton was an explosion of color and personality.

At the time Panton was designing in Denmark-- during the 1960s and 70s --strong, clean lines, light woods, and tradition dominated the landscape. Panton, whose geometrical furniture designs for Arne Jacobsen's architectural firm had garnered early attention, wildly disregarded these tenets.

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Fferrone Installation at Haute Living

Art and design are vehicles well-suited for raising awareness and funds for charitable causes, as well as providing an eye into contemporary culture and values. For the past five years, Chicago Magazine's Chairs for Charity event has invited local designers to reimagine classic chairs that are then donated to be auctioned off to support a local charity. This years charity was Designs for Dignity.

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