Bec Brittain may be Brooklyn-based, but this lighting designer isn’t falling into her Bushwick neighborhood’s predilection for rough-edges and unfinished wood. With its calculated geometry, elegant mirrored glass, and a constellation of lights held within, Brittian’s beautiful Maxhedron offers the perfect amount of luminance while creating an out of this world refraction that can transform any room.
Israeli industrial designer Itai Bar-On‘s favorite material is concrete — a love that stems from his family’s multi-generational construction business. But when the designer decided to test the limits of aluminum, he managed to create a stunning lighting fixture that emphasizes the natural qualities of a material that’s often blasted to a sheen or bathed in a candy-colored powder paint finish.
There comes a moment in our lives when it’s time to trade in our beat-up college furniture for more grown-up goods — a bean bag should only double as the couch for so long. When that point comes, consider the exquisite pieces from Chadhaus, a Seattle-based company creating sustainable furniture that will truly stand the test of time.
City dwellers are no strangers to folding furniture — they’re true lifesavers when living in tiny, cramped apartments. But while most are functional, few are as beautiful as the fold-up tables and chairs designed by architect Alexander Gendell. His Folditure line (get it?) is not only ingeniously-designed, but each piece — like the Cricket Folding Table — resembles a work of origami art.
If you’re looking to turn your apartment into a peaceful retreat from New York City’s noisy, overflowing streets, start by installing these zen, bamboo-covered light fixtures. Designed by Jeremy Pickett of Brooklyn’s Pickett Furniture, the Brann hanging lamps seamlessly blend modern minimalist with fine, old-world craftsmanship.
Architects, get ready to swoon — an Italian designer has created a desk that’ll make working through the night feel downright fashionable.
Designed by Giorgio Bonaguro, the Oscar desk was first shown off during Milan Design Week 2014. It features a solid ash wood tabletop and soft leather pockets that hold drawings and notes, creating a sophisticated, yet functional look.
When Coney Island was torn up in 2010 to make way for the glitzy new Luna Park, a part of its history was ripped out: the weathered, decades-old planks of the beach’s iconic boardwalk. Luckily, two Red Hook-based designers — Jason Horvath and Bill Hilgendorf of Uhuru Design — took in the landfill-destined wood and used them to build functional pieces for the home.
Cats are fickle. They need attention only when they want it, and that’s usually when you’re working. Hao Ruan of LYCS Architecture has an answer for those moments when your cat leaps onto your computer while you’re working and one little paw happens to stomp on the ‘Delete’ button.
Hand carved for a seamless touch, the CATable allows for fun and play for both you and Kitty. As your cat meanders through the maze-like tunnels and crannies in the desk, you can work happily on the tabletop.
Looking to add a little something extra to your interior space? We’ve sought out five brag-worthy statement pieces that are sure induce envy amongst your friends. From a couch that converts into a punching bag to an amazing ‘lucid mirror’ that will bring heavenly clouds into your living room, click through our gallery for five truly unique home furnishings.