Toru Uses Leather in New Ways for a Collection of Unique Seating

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Toru</a> first caught our eye in <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2017 at WantedDesign</a> and since then the Barcelona-based designer has expanded his collection of seating that uses vegetable-tanned leather in experimental ways. Leather is typically used to upholster pieces of furniture but Toru uses the material itself for backrests and seats on chairs and stools. Each piece is handmade by local craftsman using the highest quality of leather that&#8217;s tanned with chestnut, mimosa, and quebracho extracts, which helps keep the original raw look and color of the material.
Babu is a floor-based chair that was inspired by travel. The easy-to-move design is made with sheets of leather and brass and it offers a spot to relax and meditate. The Clop lounge chair features three legs and a folded leather back that was inspired by the simplicity of a clog shoe – half wood and half leather. The Clop table chair is much like the
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Fresh Egg Pasta Inspired Damian Williamson’s Ovo Chair for Erik Jørgensen

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                                There’s something poetic happening when you see a chef making fresh pasta, rolling out sheets of dough to be cut into strips for your favorite dish. British designer <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Damian Williamson</a> shares a similar sentiment. He decided to translate this nonchalant expression, when fresh egg pasta is draped over an extra-large wooden rolling pin, into an easy chair and designed the leather Ovo for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Erik Jørgensen</a> (the name is derived from the Italian word uovo which means egg).
The Ovo’s fluid design is due to the upholstery of the backrest and armrest that have been folded in the same way pasta is. The squared steel frame that holds up the chair shows off the chair’s soft curvature, similar to the fluid perimeter of pasta. The same steel frame is used to connect the back and front of the chair, continuing the playful integration between leather and steel.
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Carl Hansen & Søn Is Releasing Bodil Kjær’s Indoor-Outdoor Series from 1959

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carl Hansen &amp; Søn</a> is taking it way back for one of their latest releases as they launch an indoor/outdoor furniture collection by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bodil Kjær</a>. The Danish architect and professor designed the collection in 1959 and almost six decades later the classic series looks as if it could have been designed yesterday. <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Indoor-Outdoor</a> boasts an architectural feel with clean lines and a focus on comfort for sitting or lounging.
Kjær’s goal was to design a line of furniture that felt like a natural extension of the architecture surrounding it, paying careful attention to scale so it felt balanced. She also placed importance on designing the furniture so that it would last in the outdoors through rain, wind, sun, and snow. Indoor-Outdoor comes in solid teak that will age beautifully and it requires very little maintenance. The collection includes a dining chair, lounge chair, two-seater lounge sofa, swing sofa, a sunbed,
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The Cottage Collection by Ramón Esteve Estudio for Talenti

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                                When creating the <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cottage Collection</a>, <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ramón Esteve Estudio</a> imagined the American West with farms and ranches where oversized lounge chairs would mostly likely be found. The series, designed for <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Talenti</a>, references that same relaxing countryside vibe but with a contemporary spin.
The pieces in the collection combine materials like aluminum and plastic with the more traditional rope with the aim to find a place in the user’s memories, as if it had always been there. The Cottage Collection includes a Living Armchair, Lounge Armchair, Pour, Sofa, Sunbed, Side Table, and two Coffee Tables, available in a variety of finishes and fabrics.
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InOut Outdoor Collection by Paola Navone for Gervasoni

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                                Working with natural materials that <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gervasoni</a> is known for, Italian designer <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Paola Navone</a> expanded her <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">InOut</a> furniture collection, which brings a bit of indoor elegance to outdoor spaces. The new pieces, including loungers, chairs, dining tables, and side tables, are design-focused and aim to translate the same relaxing vibes you might find inside your house to the outside, making anyone realize those cheap plastic chairs just won&#8217;t do anymore.
The collection utilizes materials, like braided fibers, wood, ceramic, cement, and various fabrics, in unexpected ways adding to the uniqueness of each design. Navone continues to add to the collection offering plenty of styles, shapes, and colors to outfit just about any patio, porch, or terrace. The latest pieces debuted at Maison&Object in January.
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TON Launches the Chips Lounge Chair by Lucie Koldová

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                                Czech designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lucie Koldová</a> recently designed an oversized lounge chair for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TON</a> that will make its debut at IMM Cologne 2018. Chips is a bold chair with a large backrest made of perforated fabric giving it a visually light feel but a comfortable spot to lean against. Paired with upholstered cushions for additional comfort, Chips was created as part of the Das Haus project, an exhibition displaying ideas of living in the future at IMM Cologne this month.
The base and backrest’s frames are constructed of manually bent wood that results in the back resembling the shape of a Pringles potato chip, hence the chair’s name. Koldová loves working with translucent materials, leading to the stretched black fabric which helps illustrate the soft curves.
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A Child’s Chaise Made From Plywood and Foam by Márton Hegyesi

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                                Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design student <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Márton Hegyesi</a> took part in a school project with the Hungarian Furniture Association and other wood and furniture companies that involved creating a design to be launched on their open source design initiative, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Download Design</a>. This year&#8217;s theme was &#8216;Kid&#8217;, which included learning, storing, and relaxing furniture pieces for 6-12 year olds. Every year, Download Design then releases the collection of students&#8217; work that can be downloaded as open source designs you can build at home. Hegyesi&#8217;s project, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Frizi</a>, is a cool children&#8217;s chaise lounge made from plywood and polyfoam, materials that are both cheap and easily accessible.
The goal with open source design projects is that they don’t cost much money, supplies are not hard to find, and that they can be made by a skilled person or even at home via the free downloadable instructions. Hegyesi decided upon polyfoam, as
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Outdoor Sunday Lounge Chairs by Revolution Design House

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                                You know those <a href=";source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwia1JvdwqXVAhWqilQKHYkhCyoQ_AUICygC&amp;biw=1026&amp;bih=719"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">aluminum lawn chairs</a> that have been a part of just about everyone&#8217;s family for the last 50+ years? Portland, Oregon-based <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Revolution Design House</a> has reimagined that classic into a modern outdoor chair that will stand the test of time. The Sunday Lounge chairs give nod to those iconic staples while bringing a contemporary spin to them.
The steel chairs have a laser cut pattern that gives the illusion of woven straps, except these “straps” won’t fray over time and break. These also skip the folding aspect helping to increase the stability and comfort for lounging around, while also giving the seat wider dimensions. The Sunday Lounge comes as a Side Chair and an Armchair. The chairs are made of powder coated steel frames in a wide variety of colors with optional Sunbrella upholstered outdoor cushions. Photos by Room Service Creative.
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Trace: The Latest Outdoor Lounge Collection From Tait

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                                Inspired by the Australian outdoor lifestyle and his own childhood in Perth, designer <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Adam Goodrum</a> created a new collection of furniture for lounging outdoors. <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Trace</a>, designed for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tait</a>, utilizes durable, high-end materials to achieve the look and feel of refined luxury.
The collection evokes a welcoming vibe with a relaxed comfort that aims to welcome your family and friends for years to come. Upholstered cushions are paired with aluminum frames with powder coated finishes and a stainless steel mesh that not only keeps the cushions in place, it becomes a noted design detail. The Trace collection includes seating options – Trace Sofa, Trace Armchair, and Trace Modular, which includes a series of seating options that can be configured to your liking – as well as a variety of coffee tables and a trolley.
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Sebastian Herkner Brings a Nordic Spin to DEDON with MBRACE

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                                <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sebastian Herkner</a> brings a bit of the indoors out, while also adding a Nordic spin to his <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MBRACE</a> collection of seating for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DEDON</a>. The comfortable collection, which includes a <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">wingback</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">lounger</a>, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">rocker</a>, and <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">footstool</a>, utilizes a combination of solid teak with DEDON Fiber for a welcoming and unconventional approach to outdoor furniture. Just recently, DEDON chose to expand the collection to include a daybed, which continues the line&#8217;s approach of a solid teak base with its wraparound woven-fiber seating.
Each design lives up to its name as the sides curve around to create a cocoon-like seat, almost like it’s giving you a warm embrace. They’re outfitted with extra-wide backs to give you that safe, secure feeling when you’re lounging around outdoors. In addition to the new daybed, DEDON has added two new colors to the collection – Carrara and Marrone – which complement the original color
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Best of ICFF 2017: Caroline’s Favorites

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                                We&#8217;ve just returned from another <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDESIGN</a> which always wraps up with several days spent walking the aisles of the Javits Center for <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF</a> (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">This year&#8217;s ICFF</a> was 30% bigger than years past, which meant way more things to see and check out. To kick things off, here are my favorites, with more coming from Vy and Jaime!
It’s always great to see what Flavor Paper is going to unveil and this year they knocked it out with several wallpaper collaborations, two of which are these. On the left is an almost 3D looking wallpaper by artist Mark Dean Veca, and on the right is by professional doodler Jon Burgerman, who made all those characters out of Play-Doh and then photographed them. The Drop series mirror from Skram features a drop-shaped mirror within a wooden frame that extends out to become a shelf. Stillfried was
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Kick Back and Let This Sofa and Lounge Chair Embrace You

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                                Sitting back and relaxing on a comfortable sofa or chair at the end of a long day is hard to beat but just imagined it feeling like a cozy embrace. <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luca Nichetto</a> designed the You Sofa and Lounge Chair for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Coedition</a> with the idea of it evoking a warm feeling, much like someone wrapping their arms around you and and giving you a hug.
With overstuffed, pillowy cushions, the designs’ curvy backs come together with the seat cushion to offer you a giant hug. Also, the rounded back gives many options for how you choose to sit and relax for maximum comfort. Both You pieces are available in a variety of materials and colors to work in most any residential or commercial project.
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A Sculptural Seat Designed for Daydreaming

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                                Being able to kick back and relax is a luxury for most and when you have a seat that lets you climb into all different angles and positions, even better. Tel Aviv and Milan based <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Joynout</a> designed the ultimate minimalist lounger that invites you sit, lounge, relax, and daydream. Made in Italy, <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Daydream</a> is an X-shaped seat that was inspired by the infinity symbol allowing users to rest at an inclined position.
Two cushioned panels interlock to form a versatile seat for up to two people who face each other and are encouraged to interact. Daydream will debut at this year’s Salone del Mobile and will be available in 10 colorways out of durable Kvadrat fabrics. Photos by Francesco Bolis.
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The AYA Collection: Natural Rattan Mixed With Industrial Metal

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                                Because of <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sep Verboom’s</a> appreciation for ethnic craftsmanship and his values placed on designing products that create meaning versus just being mass produced, manufacturing company <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vincent Sheppard</a> tapped on the young Belgian designer to collaborate and create the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">AYA collection</a>, launched under Verboom&#8217;s label <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer"><em>Livable</em></a>. The two-piece collection consists of a lounge chair and set of shelves, both designed with rattan material as the focus and industrial metal as the accent.
aya-lounge-chair-1 aya-shelves-2 From beginning to end, Verboom wanted to be, and was, heavily involved with the development of this collection, so much that he was in Indonesia during the process of creating these pieces. He believes that intimate collaboration with the local workers benefits the end results. Watch the video below for a glimpse into the production process: aya-process-1 aya-process-2 aya-lounge-chair-close-up aya-lounge-chair-2 The lounge chair features a creative, almost geometric woven pattern in rattan that was locally developed and based on a manual technique
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8 Comfy Lounge Chairs That Make Us Dream About Summer

                                If we click our heels three times will it bring us back to summer? Or can we hibernate like a bear until the ground thaws out because these cold temps have us majorly dreaming about summer and soaking up the sun. Until then, we&#8217;re dreaming about outdoor spaces and how to make them even better so we rounded up 8 comfy lounge chairs and chaises we can&#8217;t wait to relax on.
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                                1. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Rococo Chaise Lounge by Gianni Arnaudo for Slide Design</a>  2. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Case Studio #22 Chaise by Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green for VKG, revitalized by Modernica</a>  3. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">356 Chaise Lounge by Jose A. Gandia-Blasco for Gandia Blasco</a>  4. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Lamzac® the original by Fatboy</a>  5. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Leaf Chaise Longue by Lievore &#8211; Altherr &#8211; Molina for Arper</a>  6. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">The 405 Chaise by Loll Designs</a>  7. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Chumy Chaise Lounge by Lebello</a>  8. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Surf Sun Chaise by Karim Rashid for Vondom</a>

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Carl Hansen & Son Adds a Lounge Chair to Their Embrace Series

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                                Expanding on their Embrace Series that launched with <a href="" >a dining chair</a> last year, <a href="" >Carl Hansen &amp; Son</a> has added the <a href="" >Embrace Lounge Chair</a>, designed by Austrian design studio, <a href="" >EOOS</a>. The comfortable, laid-back chair features soft upholstery atop a wooden frame, which perfectly embodies the Danish brand while broadening the Embrace Series with a new relaxed mate. To go with the lounge chair, they&#8217;re adding a matching footstool for additional comfort.
EOOS-Carl-Hansen-Embrace-Chair-1a EOOS managed to carry over the same charm from the dining chair version to the new lounge chair, but with a new angle and additional cushioning for a bolder appearance. The cozy, wrap-around upholstery folds in three dimensions to provide extra cushion for your back and arms. EOOS-Carl-Hansen-Embrace-Chair-1b Both the chair and footstool are made from solid oak or walnut in a range of finishes, with upholstery in various leather and fabric combinations along with black, white, brown, natural, or
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