Gone Mod.

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Go. Designed by Ross Lovegrove for Bernhardt Design

June 10-12 at the Merchandise Mart Chicago, Neocon kicks off with more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. It’s an exciting time for the design industry to see new resources and product introductions. While perusing the vendor list online, I couldn’t help but notice the new designer series at Bernhardt Design. These pieces are distinctly modern, and what I love most is that they bridge the gap between residential and commercial design. These beautiful pieces would be at home in any private office or reception area, as well as a residential living room. With the work place often functioning much like a collaborative living room, this seems the perfect fit. Sculptural and dynamic and oh so lovely.

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B2. Designed by Fabian Baron for Bernhardt Design
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Remy. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett for Bernhardt Design

Images sourced at http://www.bernhardtdesign.com/seating.html

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The perfect minimalist cabin

This beautiful minimalist cabin, exudes elegance despite its modest and unassuming materials. It is a ‘one room’ floor plan, with spaces defined by various functions such as working, sleeping, and eating. There is a loft which takes advantage of vertical space, and provides an element of privacy. I especially like the furniture collection. Vintage finds, but not your typical and expected faire. The bucket chairs above, by Walter Knoll are highly collectible, and work beautifully as a sculptural element in the understated environment.

The cabin was built with paneling on the interior as an environmentally friendly alternative to gypsum board. Natural lighting is maximized and controlled for direct gain through clear glazing, as well as a diffused effect with the use of polygal panels, which are durable and long lasting.

The modest footprint lives large due to attention to daylight, the flow and the function of space, minimal and light framed furniture, and the clean, uncluttered, design aesthetic. I’d like to move right in.

Images sourced at http://www.marieclairemaison.com

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Fabulous and Baroque

I’m the first to admit that traditional baroque furniture is not typically found in my personal design vocabulary. While paging through fab.com, I discovered these handcrafted reproduction furniture pieces by Austin Texas based ‘Fabulous and Baroque‘. With a strong classic foundation, they are excellent examples of modern design. Interpreted with a heavy, expressive, chunky scale, an unconventional color and finish selection, and luxurious fabrics, I believe this furniture line has successfully pulled off a tough design assignment. I find this collection to be in the spirit of the masters of the genre- Stylistic influence of Marcel Wanders, and similarly the Bourgie table lamp Ferruccio Laviani by Kartel. The designers boast they have created pieces built to last a lifetime, with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship.

The headboard above is a modern and luxurious.”With its intricate and elaborate carvings, this luxurious mahogany, hand-carved Royal Fortune French black lacquer platform bed is the ultimate piece of furniture to turn any bedroom from bland to grand! We’ve added the ultimate in decadence by upholstering the headboard in a luxurious black silk and finished the tufting made with Swarovski ELEMENTS crystals. Details include flowers, leaves and scrolls”.

Images found at  Fabulous and Baroque

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Rocking Squares

Looking for an experiential and sculptural art piece for your space? Frederik Roijé has just the solution. A modernist rocking horse, at once abstract and functional, offers a complex visual experience and a down home dose of fun. This artful rocking horse is not a new introduction for those that follow Frederik’s work as I do, but it resonates as a unique and spirited furniture solution. Frederik’s square series is focused on the reinterpretation of traditional furniture. Made of wood with a durable finish, these equestrian objects come in three sizes for rocking by those wee, and epic alike. Black and White finishes are available to suit any environment.

A little about Frederik:  ”Frederik Roijé was born in 1978, in the eastern part of the Netherlands. He graduated in 2001 from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven. Here his preference to interior products was already visible. During his studies Frederik did his internships at prestigious designstudios as Piero Lissoni, Milan and Marcel Wanders, Amsterdam. ”

Images and excerpts found at http://roije.

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