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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10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It&#8217;s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don&#8217;t have room for a hammock. Swinging chairs are a great alternative giving you that relaxing motion without taking up tons of space. And if you don&#8217;t have a tree or structure to hang one on, there are plenty that come with a stand. To get started on that maximum relaxation path, check out these 10 swinging chairs that will definitely do the trick.
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                                1. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pod Hanging Chair with Cushion by CB2</a>  2. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bitta Garden Swing by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal</a>  3. <a href=";gclid=Cj0KCQjwxN_XBRCFARIsAIufy1az1Kok06IP5ueEPpZq7Xxov7jCyAseR6apmrpDhW2EV7bqryTLAWUaAot3EALw_wcB&%23038;gclsrc=aw.ds"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moroso Tropicalia Cocoon Swing in Multi-Colored Polymer by Patricia Urquiola</a>  4. <a href=";utm_source=google&%23038;utm_medium=productsearch&%23038;utm_campaign=merchantcenter&%23038;gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk2GFZgKrMSwWK_DRQ0VI0PYEoLaLmfvZM48FrHbYgEl7Pz0RqHr-bbc6ChoC934QAvD_BwE"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swingrest Hanging Lounger by Dedon</a>  5. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Wooden Garden Swing Seat by Paola Lenti</a>  6. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clove Balance Curve Porch Swing Chair by Chans Patio</a>  7. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Encounter Swing Chair with Stand</a>  8. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Ivano Redaelli Armchair</a>  9. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Island Bay Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> with Cushion and Stand by Island Bay</a>  10. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Copa Garden Hanging Chair</a>

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The Relaxing Escuna Collection from Tidelli

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                                Brazilian outdoor brand <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Tidelli</a> recently expanded into the U.S. market with the opening of their showroom in Southern California. To celebrate the company&#8217;s 25th anniversary, they enlisted designer Maria Candida Machado to design a new collection. The result is the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">Escuna Collection</a>, outdoor furniture inspired by nautical rope.
tidelli-escuna-maria-candida-machado-2 Merging nautical rope, aluminum, and wood, the pieces, which include the Sailor Chaise, the Lounge Chair, and the Swing, exude a timeless, relaxing aesthetic that will have you dreaming of warmer weather. Besides their dreamy vibe, the bright colors are enticing and you can choose from over 40 color variations. tidelli-escuna-maria-candida-machado-3 From Maria Candida Machado:
I strongly believe the nautical rope is one of the best – if not the best – material for outdoor furniture (and indoors). The rope firmness and flexibility influenced me tremendously. It’s resistant, customizable and, most important very versatile to work with.

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Braided Outdoor Furniture by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal

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                                From architect and designer <a href="" >Rodolfo Dordoni</a> comes an outdoor seating collection that features braiding, much like the braided ropes that are used to moor boats to the shore. Designed for <a href="" >Kettal</a>, <a href=";IdiomaWeb=ING" >Bitta</a>, which means &#8216;mooring&#8217; in Italian, has a lightweight, nest-like appearance that invites people to sit back and relax.
Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-2 The waterproof collection combines aluminum frames, braided polyester seats, and comfortable cushions for the seating, and teak and stone for the tabletops. Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-3 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-4 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-4a Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-5 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-6 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-7 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-8 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-9 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-10 Bitta-Kettal-Rodolfo-Dordoni-14
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Wood Objects Inspired By Sushi

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                                Tel Aviv-based designer Ori Ravgad created three unique objects for his graduation project that explore the art of wood veneer. Taking inspiration from the ancient technique of rolling sushi, he created the Paipu (pipe in Japanese) Wood Technique, where wooden pipes are compressed in custom-made molds to create a custom wood veneer.
IMGL5183 These wooden pipes create a new dimension of casting. Using a rolling wooden pipe method, the resulting wood veneer is a unified, full surface in consistent waves, vs. the perspective layers resulting from lamination. The three objects that exemplify this new wooden pipe technique consist of a light fixture, stool, and swing, and are named “Object on a Roll.” IMGL5177 IMGL5371 IMGL5391 IMGL5395 IMGL5228 IMGL5258 IMGL5263 IMGL5215 IMGL5431 IMGL5277
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10 Modern Outdoor Spaces with Swings for Relaxing

                                The boiling hot days of summer are upon us meaning plenty of outdoor time. Hopefully some of that time includes a bit of relaxing and reflecting as you try to stay cool. There&#8217;s no better way to spend summertime downtime than sitting in a swing and letting the breeze gently sway you back and forth. Here are ten spaces we wish were ours because we&#8217;d love to relax there and swing all summer long.
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                                Designer <a href="" >Jonathan Adler</a> and his partner <a href="" >Simon Doonan</a>, an author and creative in his own right, own a getaway house on New York&#8217;s Shelter Island. The colorful abode, a one-story house and pool pavilion designed by <a href="" >Gray Organschi Architecture</a>, has a seventies California feel that was created by the homeowners themselves, including this relaxing poolside retreat with a chair swing.
Photo by Paul Burk

Photo by Paul Burk

Kube Architecture’s Casa Abierta is designed around a courtyard, which allowed for open, light-filled
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WantedDesign 2016: Part 1

                                We visited one of our <a href="" >NYCxDESIGN</a> week favorites, <a href="" >WantedDesign</a>, an exhibition curated by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat that brings some of the best up-and-coming talent from around the world. Take a look at the first part of our roundup of WantedDesign Manhattan 2016.
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                                Graphic artists <a href="" >Antoine+Manuel</a> were commissioned by <a href="" >Visual Magnetics</a> and WantedDesign, in conjunction with <a href="" >Oui Design</a>, to design this interactive wall installation of graphic and mirrored elements made by Visual Magnetics.
WantedDesign1-2016-2-Marc-Thorpe-Moroso Designer Marc Thorpe presented HUSK for MOROSO M’Afrique, a collection of outdoor seating inspired by a corn husk. WantedDesign1-2016-3-Estudio-Brana-swing Estudio Brana’s woven swing with fringe hung in the Argentina Through Design section. WantedDesign1-2016-4-Marina-Massone-necklace Marina Massone’s bold necklaces looked like pleated ribbons, but were actually metal. WantedDesign1-2016-5-Jarre-vegetables Part of the Québec Design collective, Jarre is rethinking how food is stored in the kitchen with their system of units to contain your fruits and vegetables. WantedDesign1-2016-6-Dear-Human Also part of Québec Design,
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Kartell Launches a Line Dedicated to Kids

                                Italian brand <a href="" >Kartell</a> has taken their clever aesthetic and brought it to a genius collection for children aged three to eight that launched during <a href="" >Salone del Mobile</a> 2016. Kartell Kids is full of colorful, playful designs that will even make the grown ups jealous, which seems only fair since the adults have always had cool, modern stuff, right? Just like their regular designs, they enlisted some of the top designers in the world for the launch, including Nendo, Ferrucio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, and Philippe Starck. Take a look!
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                                <a href="" >Piero Lissoni</a> designed the Discovolante car and the Testacalda tractor out of methacrylate and a metal structure proving that not all riding toys have to be made in cheap, disposable plastic.
Kartell-Kids-2-Discovolante-Testacalda Kartell-Kids-3-Discovolante-Testacalda Kartell-Kids-4-Discovolante-Testacalda Kartell-Kids-5-Airway-swing Airway doesn’t even look real, does it? Made of transparent polycarbonate, the swing is made by Philippe Starck with colorful rope to hold up the clear seat. Kartell-Kids-6-Airway-swing Kartell-Kids-7-Airway-swing Kartell-Kids-8-Airway-swing Kartell-Kids-9-H-Horse H-horse, by Nendo, is a
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Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2015

We do our best to give you a sampling of everything when it comes to modern Home Furnishings, from the coolest baby cradles to swinging outdoor loungers, and everything in between. Take a look at the top 10 Home Furnishings posts from 2015. Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2015 10. A Hanging Felt Cradle Inspired by the Womb
Inspired by a baby’s experience in the womb, this modern cradle is suspended and reacts gently to every move or wiggle by a baby. METIS-Desk-Goncalo-Campos-WEWOOD-1 9. METIS: A Solid Wood Desk with Plenty of Storage
Designed by Gonçalo Campos, this electronic-ready desk is made of solid wood with compartments and workspace on both sides so two people can work together. meike-harde-wooden-aquarelle-1a 8. Bare Wood Becomes Ethereal with Wooden Aquarelle
When poured on wooden surfaces, liquid pigments flow randomly creating color gradients, transitioning into other hues resulting in ethereal panels of art. West-Elm-Workspace-1-Mid-Century 7. West Elm Workspace: Office Furniture & Accessories
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Kodama Zomes: Hanging Geodesic Seats & Beds

Kodama Zomes: Hanging Geodesic Seats & Beds As we’re about to get down and dirty with summer, you can always find us scouting ways to help enjoy the boiling hot months. Our newest favorite? Kodama Zomes, which we discovered at this year’s Dwell on Design. These hanging geodesic domes are part love seat, part bed, and part private space, equalling the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors with your loved ones. Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-2 The suspended Zomes were designed by licensed structural engineer Richie Duncan with the latest 3D engineering software, letting you gently sway towards ultimate relaxation. Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-3 Each Kodama Zome has a powder coated steel structure, outdoor grade polyester webbing, marine grade 316 stainless steel hardware, custom mattress and cushions, and a storage cover. The cushions come in a range of colors in Sunbrella outdoor canvas upholstery fabric. Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-4 They also offer a lot of extras like, hanging accessories, a freestanding stand, waterproof outdoor covers, etc. Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-5 Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-5a Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-6 Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-7 Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-8 Kodama-Zome-hanging-bed-9

Rocking Outdoor Animals for Children

Rocking Outdoor Animals for Children Designed by Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group, these outdoor rocking animals were inspired by where the designer grew up. Wai Lim spent her childhood on a farm in Singapore playing with farm animals and objects handmade out of wood. Life in the 70s was much simpler then so she set out to share a bit of those memories through a trio of outdoor rocking chairs for children. Dubbed Icons of Sembawang, the animals will no doubt put smiles on the kids’ faces. Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-2 The rocking chairs are made of eco-friendly Heveatech wood, which is weather resistant, termite resistant, and extremely durable, so they’re perfect for outdoor use. Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-3-Kid-on-piglet The designs are simple, capturing the essence of each of the animals. Each one is constructed a little differently resulting in varying patterns and color tones. Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-4-piglet Pig Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-5-piglet Little Thoughts Group worked with Samko Timber, an Indonesia-based wood company, to make it happen. Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-6-Kid-on-kitty Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-7-kitty Kitty Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-8-kitty Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-9-pup Pup Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-11-pup Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-11 Icons-Of-Sembawang-Rocking-Chairs-12

Lee Broom Presents The Department Store

Lee Broom Presents The Department Store Designer Lee Broom will be launching over 20 new products at Salone del Mobile 2015 within a concept called The Department Store. Debuting his largest collection to date, Broom will be showing furniture, lighting, and accessories made from new and some previously used materials. The pieces will be exhibited in a series of dramatic department store-inspired sets letting the visitors truly immerse themselves through a journey-like tour of the store. Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-2-hoop-chair Hoop Chair Each visitor will move through from set to set to take in the different department stores, like The Perfumery, Ladies Accessories, Gents Fitting Room, Book Store, and Wine Shop. Each “store” is finished in Broom’s signature grey which lets the new collection take the stage. Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-3-Crescent-Light Crescent Light Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-4-Ring-Light Ring Light Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-5-Chapel-Light Chapel Light Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-6-Glass-On-Brass Glass on Brass Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-7-Carpet Carpetry Chaise Lounge Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-8 Lee-Broom-Dept-Store-9

Urban Garden Collection from Tina Frey Designs

Urban Garden Collection from Tina Frey Designs The Tina Frey Design label is synonymous with all things resin, like their organically shaped jewelry and objects. For Spring 2015, the company is taking it outdoors with their Urban Garden Collection which features gorgeous planters and swings made with the same incredible resin they’re known for. The beauty of the pieces is that they’d look just as incredible indoors as they do outside. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-2 The new line lets you bring a little bit of color to your outdoor space with their hanging planters, regular planters, and swings. The collection continues with the organic shapes you see in the rest of their line and are hand-sculpted. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-2a Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-2b Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-2c The round Swings are available in 10 bright colors that will no doubt pep up your space. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-2e The Hanging Planters come in grey, white and blue and in various sizes. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-3 The Urban Garden Planters come in an array of sizes and colors, even the two-tone variety. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-3a Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-4 Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-5 Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-6 Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-7 Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-8 They’ve even included furniture in the line with several different types of tables, benches and stools to complement the planters and swings. Tina-Frey-Urban-Garden-Collection-Spring-2015-9

An Interactive Installation by Philippe Malouin for Caesarstone

An Interactive Installation by Philippe Malouin for Caesarstone Designer Philippe Malouin created a whimsical, interactive installation for Caesarstone at this month’s IDS Toronto. Swings is a circular structure composed of 12 swings that toy with the idea of merging play and contemporary art. The minimalist, monolithic structure feels sculptural and adult while at the same time referencing childhood memories of swinging. Swings-for-Caesarstone-IDS-2015-Philippe-Malouin-2 The swings are made of Caesarstone’s Supernatural Series in new colors and textures, as well as the upcoming Concrete Series.
Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

From Malouin:
The installation invites people to interact with the product naturally. Although it looks and feels extremely natural, the material has some really amazing qualities for designers to work with and which allow it to be machined and handled with more flexibility than stone.

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photo by Vicky Lam

Photos not labeled are courtesy of Caesarstone.

Best Get Out! Posts of 2014

We all love the great outdoors, from lounging poolside to grilling up your favorite eats. Even though it’s winter time for most of us, it doesn’t mean we can’t revisit the most popular outdoor finds we highlighted in this year’s Get Out! column. Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 10. Alba: Gradient Outdoor Pots & Lights
Utilizing rotational moulding, this collection of unique garden pots and lights features gradient color patterns that go lighter the higher the edge. Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category 9. Outdoor Furniture with Extra Wide Braiding for Upholstery
Monica Armani designed a high-end outdoor collection of furniture, named TOSCA, for Tribù, each with oversized braids that cover the frames for comfort. Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category 8. Rock Out Outside with the Kwila Sun Lounger
An outdoor padded lounger with sleek, ergonomic curves that provide you with the ultimate support that lets you rock back and forth or lock into position. Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category 7. Outdoor Lounge Chairs Made From Recovered Sails
DVELAS is an initiative that finds new uses for old and deteriorated sails from sailboats, like this chair that can be used as a lounger or an easy chair.
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
Best Get Out! Posts of 2014 in main home furnishings Category
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