AJ Wall Light

February 05, 2016 1:45 PM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Design by Arne Jacobsen, 1960.
  • By Louis Poulsen.

Arne Jacobsen designed the AJ Wall Light for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This fixture was part of the total design concept created for the hotel. Several of the products created for the hotel are regarded as design icons and within the lighting industry the AJ lamps in particular have obtained world-fame.

The AJ Wall Light emits downward, directed light. The angle of the shade and rotation can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft, comfortable light. The AJ Wall Light is composed of a spun steel shade with a spun aluminum base and steel arm. Available in red, white, sand, black, blue/green, yellow/green, petroleum, or graphite grey finishes. On/off switch on backplate.

  • UL Listed for Damp Locations.
  • Material(s) steel, aluminum
  • Lamp Type INCANDESCENT
  • Bulbs 1 X 40W 120V E12(candelabra base) G16.5 incandescent (not included)

Dimensions

  • 7.1″H; 13.2″ Extension
  • Shade: 9.7″L
  • Backplate: 4.8″D

Case Study Bentwood Bed

February 05, 2016 8:54 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

A benchmark for superior craftsmanship, The Case Study® Bed adheres to the highest standards of workmanship and genuine materials. Designed by Modernica Studios and built by Modernica’s master builders, this bed is the perfect definition of form follows function.

The superstructure of the bed and the headboard are built with a solid one-and-a-half-inch thick laminated hardwood. And each bed is engineered and built with six, rather than the standard four-legs. These additional legs add a remarkable overall-strength and sturdiness to the bed, which makes for a peaceful nights sleep. The mattress sits directly on the platform which is built with two zinc-plated perforated steel inserts. These perforated inserts allow the mattress to breathe naturally ― thus eliminating the need for a standard conventional box spring.

The Case Study Bed is engineered to provide a lifetime of outstanding durability, while maintaining a modern, elegant look for your home. The Case Study Bed is available in three finishes.

Handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA

  • Case Study Single: 30”H x 38”W x 75”L, Weight 60 lbs packed.
  • Case Study Full: 30”H x 55”W x 76.5”L, Weight 115 lbs packed.
  • Case Study Queen: 30”H x 60”W x 80”L, Weight 120 lbs packed.
  • Case Study King: 30”H x 76”W x 80”L, Weight 130 lbs packed.
  • Case Study California King: 30”H x 72”W x 84”L, Weight 130 lbs packed.

Universal Dimensions:

  • Headboard: 12″ H
  • Floor to top of Platform: 10″
  • Space between top of platform
  • and bottom of headboard: 8.5″

Prices range from $1290.00 to $1915.00

Risom Arm Lounge Chair

February 05, 2016 8:53 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Design by Jens Risom, 1941.
  • By Knoll.

Jens Risom’s original 1941 Collection for Knoll incorporates a natural aesthetic characteristic of understated Scandinavian design. A KnollStudio Classic, the Arm Lounge Chair is made of woven cotton webbing and maple hardwood. Mortise and tenon construction. Available with webbing in a variety of colors and a choice hardwood finishes. The Lounge Chair is also offered in an Armless version.

Dimensions

  • 23.5″W X 25″D X 29″H
  • Seat Height: 15.5″H
  • Arm Height: 20″H
Material(s) : Maple or walnut hardwood with 100% natural cotton webbing or 60% nylon/40% cotton straps with water repellant finish

Lean Mirror

February 05, 2016 8:53 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Design Niels Bendtsen
  • Wood veneer, mirror
  • Made in British Columbia by BensenLean is a departure from the traditional picture frame mirror. It is full-length, floating off the floor and resting gracefully against the wall at a 5° angle, reflecting an image head to toe at a close distance. At the same time, the noticeable separation from the wall gives Lean grace and presence.

    Lean is simple in form, yet its appeal is in the details. The mirrored surface contrasts with the thick wood panel it is affixed to. The lip at the base of the frame that holds the mirror in place is the same depth as the glass, making for a sleek, seamless unified surface.

    Lean mirrors are a combination of core panel construction and veneers. The clear lacquer coat protects the veneer from daily use, while bringing out the natural colors and patterns of select species. The 5 mm thick mirrored glass has polished edges and is carefully bonded to the structural frame. Lean sits on inset rubber feet that protect the frame from the floor. Each mirror includes a wall mount safety bracket, which securely holds the mirror to the wall.

    Lean is available as a wide and narrow mirror in a variety of wood veneers.

  • narrow: 23.5″ L| 1.5″ d| 84″ h
  • wide: 32.75″ L | 1.5″ d | 72″ h

Alvar Aalto Stool K65

February 05, 2016 8:52 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Design Alvar Aalto, 1935
  • Bent birch plywood
  • Made in Finland by Artek”Objects are made to be completed by the human mind.” -Alvar AaltoThe invention by Alvar Aalto and the joiner Otto Korhonen of bending chair legs from solid wood made it possible for the Aalto stool to be conceived. Through this method Aalto achieved one of the main goals of modern furniture design; the mass production of furniture. Joints, which demanded a good deal of time and skilled workmanship, could be abandoned.Alvar Aalto was a highly talented architect and an eager spokesman for the international modernist movement. Aalto’s designs were innovative and radical and became known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which greatly influenced American designers Charles & Ray Eames and Finnish-born Eero Saarinen. His style became known as humanist modernism. Alvar Aalto’s dialogue with nature, architecture, design and the human being has become a living legacy.

    Stool K65 features natural lacquered birch legs and seat. The seat can be specified in your choice of birch veneer, black linoleum & white laminate. The entire stool can also be specified with a lacquered finish.

  • 15″ w | 15.7″ d | 27.5″ h | seat: 23.6″ h

Matrix Ceiling Fixture

February 05, 2016 8:52 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

The Matrix Ceiling Fixture is a great addition to any room and modern décor. Featuring a unique European triplex glass blown casing and a metallic base, it ensures an even, luminous appearance.

White epoxy painted body. Glass held to fixture with hidden screws.

Offered in three sizes with incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED lamping options. Incandescent and LED versions can be dimmed with standard triac modern-dimmers. Fluorescent versions cannot be dimmed.

Formerly known as Quadra.

Dimensions

  • M3865: 7″L X 7″W X 4″H
  • M3873: 8.5″L X 8.5″W X 4″H

Material(s)

  • Blown-Glass

Lamp Type

  • INCANDESCENT, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, LED

Bulbs

  • M3865: 1 X 75W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent (not included)
  • M3865G: 1 X 13W GU24 base compact fluorescent (lamp included)
  • M3865LED: 1 X 19W square board LED, warm white; 1260 lumens output (included)
  • M3873: 2 X 40W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent (not included)
  • M3873G: 1 X 13W GU24 base compact fluorescent (lamp included)
  • M3873LED: 1 X 19W square board LED, warm white; 1260 lumens output (included)

Panton Topan VP6 Limited Edition Pendant

February 05, 2016 8:51 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Designer: Verner Panton
  • Manufactured by: andTradition
  • Dimensions (in): 8.3 dia | 7.5 h | cord: 9 ft | Bulb: 40W max

The Panton Topan VP6 Limited Edition Lamp was created to celebrate 50 years of the Panton Topan Pendant. andTradition only manufactured 500 of this special lamp.

The Limited Edition Topan Pendant features a black lacquered aluminum finish with a gold leaf interior and a gold cord.

Topan was originally designed for the hotel and restaurant Astoria in Trondheim, Norway, in 1960. Here, Panton used his textile designs Geometry I to IV for floors, walls and ceilings in order to give the room a uniform image. The Topan pendants hung all over, dividing large rooms into smaller and more intimate spaces.

Case Study Fiberglass Eiffel Chair

February 05, 2016 8:51 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

The Case Study Fiberglass Eiffel Chair is a classic icon and its name holds no enigma.

Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design.

In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell.

The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983.

In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology.

Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair.

Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs.

  • Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Fiberglass Side Shell Dimensions: 18″W x 1″H x 16″D
  • Eiffel Dimensions: 19″W x 17″H x 17″D
  • Seat Height is approximately 18″

Tenon Table Maple Veneer

February 05, 2016 8:50 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Innovative, fluid and meticulous are words used to describe the Tenon series. Designed by Modernica’s co-founder Jay Novak in 2004, his inspiration comes from a fascination with plywood, and his search for its optimum uses and most simplistic forms.

Constructed with 26 layers of the highest-quality hardwoods, the strength and resilience of the Tenon series is achieved with omni-directional connections of the plywood and Modernica’s own unique T-shaped, mortise and tenon joint design. This combination creates seamless joints that are capable of absorbing any stresses that are placed upon the table, thus keeping it solid and stable through the years. Each foot of the table is capped with a detail of horizontal plywood— providing added protection for the life of the table and an attractive design detail.

The Case Study Tenon series is also available in a rosewood veneer and North American walnut veneer. The maple veneer has a classic lacquer finish. The rosewood and walnut veneers have a clear satin lacquer finish.

The Case Study Tenon Table was an official selection of the 2005 California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The Design Biennial showcases innovations in product design and architecture.

Handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA

Overall dimensions:

  • 5 Foot – 28.5”H x 36”W x 60”L
  • 6 Foot – 28.5”H x 36”W x 72”L
  • 8 Foot – 28.5”H x 36”W x 96”L

The Case Study Tenon table is available in a wide variety of sizes: 36”square, 42”square, 5-feet, 6-feet, 8-feet, and 10-feet in length. Custom lengths and widths are also available.

Prices range from $1575.00 to $2145.00

Havana Sleeper Sofa with Storage

February 05, 2016 8:50 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Offering the island-like sanctuary of a large chaise lounge, the versatility of a sofa bed, and the storage of a cupboard, the Havana Sleeper Sofa with Storage (2004) readily adapts to the demands of modern living. As a sofa, its deep berth invites easy lounging for a small group or cat napping for one or two. With simple pressure to the back panel, the sofa clicks open in a three-staged progression to amplify the lounging area. Expanded completely, it is ready to serve as a daybed or sleeping bed, with the armrests serving as the footboard and headboard. Under the seat is a roomy storage compartment (accessible when the sofa back is upright), where you can stash bedding, books, next season’s clothes or anything you wish. Made in Italy.
    • The upholstery is a bouclé blend that has a soft hand and subtle texture.
    • Covers are removable for cleaning.
    • Comes with one large and one small feather/down-filled loose cushion.
    • Materials : Wood frame; polyurethane foam; aluminum-coated wood panel base; steel jointand melamine storage compartment; feather- and down-filled loose cushions;bouclé upholstery, 42% cotton, 17% viscose, 16% acrylic, 16% wool, 6% linen,3% nylon.
Measurements : 
  • H 21″ W 88.5″ D 39″ Arm H 20.5″ Seat H 13″ Seat W 80″ Seat D 27.5″ Sleeping Surface D 39″
  • Small loose cushion: H 19″ W 25″
  • Large loose cushion: H 19″ W 36″

Eames: Beautiful Details

February 05, 2016 8:48 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Eames: Beautiful Details Hardcover – November 1, 2014
Eames Demetrios (Author), Charles Eames (Author), Ray Eames (Author), Steve Crist (Editor), Gloria Fowler (Editor)

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books; Box edition (November 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623260310
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623260316

“Eames: Beautiful Details” celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which Charles and Ray Eames operated as both a husband and wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditionally professional boundaries. Select details of their life and work, from their refined designs to their innovative experiments, and even including images depicting the everyday poetic moments of their lives, and are shared here in this exhibit within a book. Inspired by Charles’s immersive and original slideshows, in which he expertly selected and grouped images together that communicated information in an aesthetic, direct, and accessible way, this book strives to visually create the Eameses’ life and work by taking the viewer through a delightful journey, focusing on their “”beautiful details.”” The packaging design of the “Eames: Beautiful Details” slipcase is a pattern inspired by the triangles and colors of one of their most inventive, if lesser known, designs for children, simply called, “”the toy.”” It also pays homage to the patterns they used on their well loved House of Cards. The Eameses brought a sense of humor and joy to everything they created, and the design and layout of the book aims to convey that spirit in a visual feast for the eyes. It is a testament to the Eameses and the lasting value of good design that their Eames lounge chair, created in 1956, endures today as perhaps the most recognizable and coveted piece of mid century furniture design. Their experiments in technological innovations, like molded plywood and fiberglass, resulted in such classic pieces as the bent plywood LCW and DCM Chairs, the Molded Plastic Chairs, and the Aluminum Group; all of which are still in production by Herman Miller. Likewise, Charles and Ray designed and built their own home in 1949 in Pacific Palisades, and it is still revered as a landmark of modern architecture. Built as part of the Case Study program in California, sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, it was one of the earliest experiments in pre fab construction, using off the shelf industrial parts. But unlike the austerity of much of modern architectural design, their factory like shell was lovingly lived in along with their personal collections of folk art, treasures from their travels, and everyday objects refreshingly displayed with affection and without pretense. In exhibition design as well, “”Mathematica: A World of Numbers … and Beyond, 1961,”” for IBM is considered groundbreaking as an interactive, educational, and experiential way to communicate the wonder and magic of math. Similarly, their seminal film, Powers of Ten, 1977, expresses the mathematical concept of multiplying to the tenth power, in a very direct, simple, and powerful way. Unlike any other book previously published on Charles and Ray Eames, this unique monograph is a visual celebration of their work and life, and was created in true collaboration with Charles’s grandson, Eames Demetrios, and other members of the Eames family.

Renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames are among the greatest designers of the 20th century. They are, of course, most well known for their groundbreaking and iconic furniture designs, but they also created important, creative, experimental, and beautiful work in the areas of architecture, exhibit design, textile design, product design, graphic design, toy design, film, and photography. Charles and Ray Eames brought a sense of innocence and playfulness to the design process, as well as a tremendous love and discipline in all they created in many different fields and mediums.

Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp A805

February 05, 2016 8:46 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

  • Designer: Alvar Aalto
  • Year: 1954
  • Hand-riveted, white painted louvered steel shade Base and stand covered with black leather, black plastic cable 2,5 m
  • upper part polished brass
  • upper part nickel plated brass
  • This luminaire is compatible with bulbs of the energy classes: A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E
  • 20W, E27 (compact fluorescent)
  • 100W, E27 (incandescent)

Greycork Sofa

February 03, 2016 7:07 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

The sofa can comfortably seat three people, and can function as a guest bed with movable pillows for additional comfort. 

  • Sofa Weight: 85lb
  • Sofa Size: 75″L x 30″W x 32.5″H
  • Seat Depth: 27.5″
  • Seat Height: 16.5″
  • Underneath Height: 8.5″
  • Assembles in minutes with no tools.
  • Ships in a box, direct to your door.
  • Free U.S. shipping and returns.

MATERIALS

To maintain quality, fluff pillows and re-tighten hardware once a month. To clean slipcovers, machine wash cold and air dry.

  • Frame: Baltic Birch plywood
  • Dowels: Ash solid wood
  • Back pillow cushion: Polyester fiber fill
  • Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam, Polyester fiber fill
  • Slip covers: 100% polyester fabric

Anton Gravel Gray Sofa

February 03, 2016 6:50 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Square and masculine, the Anton sofa is a crowd puller. Available in blue and gray.

  • Sturdy, corner blocked solid wood frame
  • Solid wood legs in a light Walnut stain
  • Seat cushion is high resiliency foam core wrapped in fiber down blend in a down proof cambric shell
  • Back cushion is fiber down blend in a down proof cambric shell
  • Loose cushions with removable covers for seat
  • Sinuous spring suspension
  • Upholstered in a durable gray fabric
  • SKU No. : SKU323A
  • Style/Type : Mid century modern sofa / 3 seat sofa / button tufted sofa
  • General Dimensions : 33″H x 82″W x 34″D
  • Seat Height : 18″
  • Arm Height : 27″
  • Seat Depth : 23″
  • Weight (lbs) : 148
  • Legs : Honey Walnut
  • Upholstery Color : Gravel Gray
  • Materials : Kiln dried pine wood frame. High resiliency foam (2.27 PCF) with duck down feathers and fiber. Fabric – 100% Polyester, Martindale test – 35,000 rubs

Hamilton Leather Sofa

February 03, 2016 6:46 AM

BY Himanshu Kharabe

Inspired by 1950s furniture silhouettes, the Hamilton Sofa feels as luxurious as it looks. It’s covered in premium top-grain leather that’s aniline dyed for a rich color variation.

  • Solid wood legs in Almond finish.
  • Covered in Italian top-grain, hand-finished aniline leather.
  • Each piece is unique and will vary in depth of color, ranging from light to dark pigmentation.
  • Aniline leather has a natural look and soft finish that will scuff over time and develop a beautiful vintage patina with age and use.
  • Made in Vietnam.
  • 56″ SOFA : 56″w x 36″d x 31.5″h.
  • 81″ SOFA : 81″w x 36″d x 31.5″h.

Prices range from $1,699.99 to $2,399.00