Thursday, September 27, 2007

Opening in Back Dining Chairs

The opening in the back of these chairs help to give your back some air while still looking pretty. These chairs have a nice balance of positive and negative space and the opening also gives them a lighter look and feel. Another feature to these chairs is that the opening provides a place to put your hand when grabbing it or moving it. Which one is your favorite?

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Metal & Glass Criss Cross Dining Tables

There is something so simple about these metal and glass criss cross dining tables. By putting a few stick like metal pieces in a random arrangement and adding a round glass top creates a modern but not stuffy look.

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1. Chiasso
2. Mobel Form
3. Scan Design
4. M2L Collection

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wraparound Wood Dining Chairs

These beautiful wooden chairs wraparound your body to create a comfortable seat for a long period of time.

1. The famous Cherner Chair stands out as one of the most dramatic chair made of molding plywood. Designed in 1958 The Cherner Chair has exceptional structural strength and beauty. It is one of the most collectible chairs of the mid century and it can be found in many different variations throughout the world. Image provided by

2. The Round Back Chair has a distinctive look with attractive geometry. The curve of the back blends well with the rest of the rectilinear frame. Shown in the Chocolate finish with leather cushion. Image provided by

3. The elegant Juliana Chair has a style all of her own. With its traditional craftsmanship and modern clean lines this chair is sure to stick around. Not only is the Juliana Chair beautiful but it is also eco-friendly. It is hand carved and made with Brazilian hardwood that is harvested from sustainable resources. Exclusively provided by:

4. The Star Dining Chair has gorgeous flowing lines that wrap and form with your body. The positive and negative space gives it a sense of harmony and balance. It has an upholstered seat and the frame is made of beech wood.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Geometric White Lights

These light fixtures go beyond the norm with their abstract style and geometric forms. They are made with white opaque materials which give off a soft glow when lit.

1. With its straight lines and elegance this table lamp can look great in either a traditional or modern style interior. The Angkor table lamp has a base made of cased white glass and it is designed by Jiun Ho. It is available in the Kentfield collection for Boyd Lighting. Visit them at

2. You might say this pendant lamp is bizarre, but that is exactly what the designers at Fambuena were going for when they created this lamp comprised of geometric pieces of Policryl® shapes. The bizarre lamp creates a nice contrast of light and shadow while giving you a look that is out of the ordinary. You can find this at

3. I can see why the designers Enrico Franzolini and Vicente Garcia Jimenez call this lamp the Big Bang. The white metacrylate panels give the appearance of a chaotic explosion from a calm central core. You can see this one and more at

4. The Metropolis Lamp has white opaque cubes that seem to be taking on a look of global over-development. It is designed by Chris Jackson for Dark. Check out their fun and not so serious web site at

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wavy Wood Benches

These curvaceous benches show us that tops don’t always have to be so straight. Whether you’re looking for a simple look or need that extra storage you can find one that works for you.

1. There is a seat for everyone on this simply modern bench. It is beautifully crafted with 5 different types of heartwood; walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak, and ash. It is designed by Toyo Ito and can be seen online at

2. This bench is perferct for storing your things that you tend to leave by the door. It is a wood veneer bench made with steel legs to give it a modern look. You can purchase it at

3. Adding the triple dipped top to this bench makes it like no other. The single shelf helps to give it a clean look while giving you storage. This bench is made with solid walnut with a hand gouged top face. Check it out at