Studio Gorm (John Arndt & Wonhee Jeong) released Wood Peg, a furniture system takes its inspiration from diverse areas, Shaker furniture, tradition Korean hung table, and the lowly broom handle, and mixes them into an exciting new product. The system, which stores neatly on the wall mounted peg rail, includes table tops, legs, lamp parts, stool tops, can all be assembled without tools to fit almost any need. Studio Gorm used solid Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Oak, Ash & Walnut Hickory to give Wood Peg variety in color without the need for additional coatings.
Archived entries for ICFF
Mash Studios released some new additions to their popular LAXseries line of furniture. The line, consisting of bedroom, office, living room and dining room pieces, is minimal, featuring clean lines, solid wood construction and beautiful details of bent metal drawer fronts and sliding doors. The pieces are all reasonably priced and available online through www.laxseries.com.
I really love the clean lines of the Ilex Lounge Chair & Side Table by Denver, Colorado based studio Elemental Living. The chair, which is really comfortable, and the side tables mix sturdy powder coated steel legs (in a huge selection of colors) and plywood to create a modern look with a hint of industrial inspiration. Jonathan Coppin & Scott Dergance were able to reference the furniture greats, van der Roh, Saarinen, Nelson, and Noguch, and mix their styles together, along with the duo’s own, to create entirely new and dynamic pieces.
The Everyday Table, by designers Irina Jurasic & Francesco Apuzzo of the Berlin based studio Linea1, is a simple, elegant table with legs that seem to reference the mechanical legs of a walking robot or insect while still feeling light & natural. The Table was shown as part of the Design Deutschland exhibition at this years ICFF.
The Trapeze LED Table Light, designed by Peter Stathis of Virtual Studio in partnership with JOBY, is an elegant LED task light that can be maneuvered to direct the light in any direction. The light is available in two sizes, the smaller of which has two axis, and the larger, 3 axis of movement. The small Trapeze light sells for $300 and the large for only $350 over on JOBY’s online store with your choice of white or blue!
MIO released two new amazing products at ICFF this year along with new colorways for their Nomad System. The new products, both by MIO’s Creative Director Jaime Salm and designer Alex Undi, Tack Frame & 4 styles of Foldscape drop ceiling tiles, Bloom, Crystal, Peak & Square represent new directions for MIO with the old technologies they have made relevant again in product design.
I love the STAGG Dining Table by Brooklyn based Hooker & Co. All of their furniture is made using recycled and reclaimed materials. The STAGG Dining Table uses reclaimed barn maple that has be beautifully eaten away by termites over its previous life creating a wonderful pattern of holes and grooves. The brightly colored base was machined and welded out of reclaimed steel and powder coated red.
The new Heiress Collection of the Tessie Chair, Doris Dining Table and Alletta Mirror, was released at ICFF this year by the Pawtucket, Rhode Island based design firm Studio Dunn. The team of Asher Dunn, Andrew Mau & Emily Woratzeck have designed some really amazing hand-crafted furniture in the past but I believe the Heiress Collection to be their crowning glory.
The clean lines mixed with beautiful hard-wood and stellar craftsmanship all come together into a collection that I can only hope will grow. The proportions of all the elements fit perfectly together with the slight angles and the elegant detail of the relieved edges that expose the strong grains in the wood.
Another amazing light from this years ICFF, the Branch light from Rich Brilliant Willing is a vibrantly colored light that comes in four styles, floor standing, table top, sconce, and a chandelier with a multitude of color variations. Branch uses bent plywood arms attached to a central “hub” that each have their own light source diffused with an elegant perforated brass shade . You can order the light with either one, two, or three arms to fit various lighting needs.
Settee Rocker is a classic re-imagined by Carbondale, Colorado based design studio Board By Design. The studio, founded by designer Brad Reed Nelson in 2001, produces beautifully hand-crafted furniture. Settee Rocker features a vibrant red powder coated steel frame with a North Carolina Walnut back & seat and was shown at this years ICFF.