Snøhetta designs bench for Nobel Peace Centre that brings people together

The Best Weapon bench at Nobel Peace Centre by Snohetta


A bench designed by architecture firm Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo is shaped like a partial circle to encourage people to sit closer together and start conversations. Read more


Mathieu Lehanneur looks to the cosmos for Particle Horizon exhibition

Mathieu Lehanneur Particle Horizon exhibition


French designer Mathieu Lehanneur brings together his most emblematic pieces for a cosmology-inspired exhibition, set within the modernist walls of Villa Noailles in southeastern France. Read more


Fernando Mastrangelo designs Ridge Collection to evoke mountain ranges

Ridge Collection by Fernando Mastrangelo Studio


A rippled table and a crackled mirror feature in this new series of work by Brooklyn designer Fernando Mastrangelo. Read more


VOLK Reimagined Three Pieces for Next Level NYC

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                                In May, <a href="http://volkfurniture.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">VOLK Furniture</a> premiered a special project for the <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-next-level-2019-exhibition-shines-at-nycxdesign/"  rel="noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="internal">Next Level NYC</a> show. VOLK has reimagined three pieces from previous collections with the Color-Blocked Sebastian Etagere 4S, Sebastian Coffee Table, and St. Charles Armchair. The first iterations had more muted tones. Now, these new versions are made with bold colors, like reds, blues, and yellows.

color-blocked collection

color-blocked collection

color-blocked collection

While VOLK is typically known for creating furnishings with a feeling of harmony and balance, this color-blocked collection aims to both foreground and disrupt those two qualities.

Each one is available in a variety of woods and finishes.

color-blocked collection

color-blocked collection

color-blocked collection

color-blocked collection

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The Inverted Gravity Collection Defies Physics

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-inverted-gravity-collection-defies-physics/mathieu-lehanneur-inverted-gravity-espace-designmiami-overview-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/07/MATHIEU-LEHANNEUR-Inverted-Gravity-ESPACE-DESIGNMIAMI-OVERVIEW-1-810x508.jpg" alt="The Inverted Gravity Collection Defies Physics" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.mathieulehanneur.fr/works"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Mathieu Lehanneur&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://www.mathieulehanneur.fr/project/inverted-gravity-collection"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Inverted Gravity Collection</a> was unveiled earlier this year during Art Basel. Through this innovative, poetic, <em>floating</em> furniture collection, Lehanneur has drawn inspiration from the International Space Station (ISS) and executed the result in a most stunning fashion.

I have dreamed of a world without gravity, like a floating state where the notions of heavy and light have no more meanings.

The Inverted Gravity Collection seems to almost reinvent physics through its technical and aesthetic feats, craftsmanship, and incredible technology. The sideboard, dining table, console, side table, and bench aim for a sensation of levity here on Earth. Each piece is constructed of little more than blocks of marble and onyx placed on bubbles of blown glass showing off their strength and resistance, in fact each glass bubble is able to support more than 250kg! Fragility is indeed an illusion.

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The Inverted Gravity Collection Defies Physics

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-inverted-gravity-collection-defies-physics/mathieu-lehanneur-inverted-gravity-espace-designmiami-overview-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/07/MATHIEU-LEHANNEUR-Inverted-Gravity-ESPACE-DESIGNMIAMI-OVERVIEW-1-810x508.jpg" alt="The Inverted Gravity Collection Defies Physics" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.mathieulehanneur.fr/works"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Mathieu Lehanneur&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://www.mathieulehanneur.fr/project/inverted-gravity-collection"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Inverted Gravity Collection</a> was unveiled earlier this year during Art Basel. Through this innovative, poetic, <em>floating</em> furniture collection, Lehanneur has drawn inspiration from the International Space Station (ISS) and executed the result in a most stunning fashion.

I have dreamed of a world without gravity, like a floating state where the notions of heavy and light have no more meanings.

The Inverted Gravity Collection seems to almost reinvent physics through its technical and aesthetic feats, craftsmanship, and incredible technology. The sideboard, dining table, console, side table, and bench aim for a sensation of levity here on Earth. Each piece is constructed of little more than blocks of marble and onyx placed on bubbles of blown glass showing off their strength and resistance, in fact each glass bubble is able to support more than 250kg! Fragility is indeed an illusion.

            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/34zuSzcjbyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s HK furniture collection is inspired by a friendly cyclops

HK Collection for Mirrl by Adam Nathaniel Furman


London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has teamed up with Scottish surfaces manufacturer Mirrl to develop a furniture collection informed by Japanese lacquerwork and a folkloric one-eyed boy. Read more


Vaste celebrates Canadian heritage with new furniture collection

Atelier Vaste


Stools with “wild simplicity” and colourful storage boxes feature in the debut series of a new Montreal furniture brand. Read more


The Design Of The Pebble Sofa Was Inspired By Rocks Found In Nature

Spanish architect Santiago Bautista, has recently created Pebble, a modern couch with a built-in side table and an asymmetrical design. #ModernCouch #ModernFurniture #Seating

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The Design Of The Pebble Sofa Was Inspired By Rocks Found In Nature

Spanish architect Santiago Bautista, has recently created Pebble, a modern couch with a built-in side table and an asymmetrical design. #ModernCouch #ModernFurniture #Seating

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The Design Of The Pebble Sofa Was Inspired By Rocks Found In Nature

Spanish architect Santiago Bautista, has recently created Pebble, a modern couch with a built-in side table and an asymmetrical design. #ModernCouch #ModernFurniture #Seating

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Savvas Laz transforms styrofoam packaging into Trashformers chair

Savvas Laz Trashformers styrofoam chair


Greek designer Savvas Laz used pieces of styrofoam packaging discarded in dumpsters to create this sculptural chair that aims to raise awareness of packaging waste. Read more


New Modern Furniture by Furnished Forever

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                                In 2017, <a href="https://www.furnishedforever.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Furnished Forever</a> was founded by Australian-based designers René Linssen and Elliot Bastianon. The studio brand creates highly functional products that are defined by clean lines, sleek geometry, and a restricted color palette and are a great fit for both commercial or residential use.

Elliot and René’s skill sets complement each other very well. Bastianon’s education places a strong focus on hand-skills and material exploration, while Linssen’s industrial design background helps the focus on production and commercial viability. A perfect match.

Furnished Forever’s products are all designed and fabricated in Australia, particularly in the ACT and Southern NSW regions. With great value placed on local manufacturing, the locations help ensure that every piece meets the studio’s high standards.

Photos by Charlie White.

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Karim Rashid Has Created Seating That’s Designed To Facilitate Conversation

This large lobby seating arrangement was designed by Karim Rashid, who was inspired to create a furniture piece that would facilitate conversation. #FurnitureDesign #LobbyFurniture #Design

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Architects including Snøhetta and Rapt Studio hack Hem’s Last Stool for LA-Más charity raffle

Snøhetta Rapt Studio Last Stool for Hem


Snøhetta, Rapt Studio and Kelly Wearstler are among eight architecture and design studios that have redesigned Max Lamb’s Last Stool for Swedish furniture brand Hem to raise funds for affordable housing in Los Angeles. Read more


Orior revives colourful retro furniture in New York showroom

Orior showroom New York City


The successor of furniture brand Orior, which was established in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, has opened a showroom in New York City to display furniture with “spunk and flavour”. Read more


Orior revives colourful retro furniture in New York showroom

Orior showroom New York City


The successor of furniture brand Orior, which was established in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, has opened a showroom in New York City to display furniture with “spunk and flavour”. Read more


Six whimsical mid-century designs featured in Denver’s Serious Play exhibition

Serious Play at Denver Art Museum by Darrin Alfred


An exhibition at the Denver Art Museum showcases over 200 pieces with a playful spirit that were created by US-based industrial and graphic designers in the 1950s and ’60s. Curator Darrin Alfred selects his highlights. Read more


20 Fab Hammocks and Hanging Chair Styles for a Summer Siesta

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Hammocks are hot right now. It’s partially because the boho-chic trend is so popular (and a hammock chair is a great boho accessory). And what better time to enjoy some gentle swinging or a siesta in a hanging chair?

There are endless styles on the market so we’ll focus on ones that are comfortable and incredibly stylish. Here are our favorite hammocks right now:

Swing chair with stand styles

If you don’t have space to hang a hammock, a modern swing chair with a stand is a great option. Place it in a corner or near a window and add some pillows to make the swing chair inviting and comfortable.

modern hammocks, hanging chair and swing chairs

Hammocks

The classic hammock

hanging chair and hammocks
hanging chair and hammocks
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles

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20 Fab Hammocks and Hanging Chair Styles for a Summer Siesta

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
Hammocks are hot right now. It’s partially because the boho-chic trend is so popular (and a hammock chair is a great boho accessory). And what better time to enjoy some gentle swinging or a siesta in a hanging chair?

There are endless styles on the market so we’ll focus on ones that are comfortable and incredibly stylish. Here are our favorite hammocks right now:

Swing chair with stand styles

If you don’t have space to hang a hammock, a modern swing chair with a stand is a great option. Place it in a corner or near a window and add some pillows to make the swing chair inviting and comfortable.

modern hammocks, hanging chair and swing chairs

Hammocks

The classic hammock

hanging chair and hammocks
hanging chair and hammocks
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles

Continue reading “20 Fab Hammocks and Hanging Chair Styles for a Summer Siesta”