We often work overtime, so why shouldn't the products we love? From sculptures with an inspiring message, to planters that double as partitions, continue reading to explore accessories that do more than just look good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Chicago to Shanghai, Rimadesio's culturally and ethically aware design is surfacing in the world's most prestigious cities.
The Italian company, founded in 1956 by Francesco and Luigi Malberti Ribaldi, is based on a simple product and concept: glass. Combined with aluminum structures, the material is transformed into a myriad of products to divide and define any space: doors, shelves, modular storage units, closets. The simplicity of glass is communicated through exceptional technical and precision detailing, elimination distracting hardware and thus creating maximum style, pragmatism, and reliability.
Creativity is dynamic. Uninhibited, this heightened consciousness will swell, then retreat, then swell and retreat many times more. The individual creative process is a process of ebb and flow-- one that is often complicated, obstructed, frustrating. But when the individual creative process merges with other ideas, it naturally grows. Exposure to outside forces builds a larger communicative voice that is grander than the individual. For Zeus, the polyphany of creative voices was a deliberate decision in order to forge a distinct, post-modern movement. Continue reading to see how Zeus can enhance your project.