• WestEdge Design Fair: Behind-the-Scenes, Must-Sees & Design Insight

    It’s Tuesday afternoon and preparation for the WestEdge Design Fair is in full swing next door to Installation Magazine’s headquarters.  A palpable energy resonates through the vast expanse of the Barker Hangar where forklifts make donut figurations as they transport wood crates filled with design gems.  The perpetual sound of hammers and power drills work in […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments October 17, 2014
  • Antonio Aricò: Taste of Wood

    Antonio Aricò draws inspiration from tradition.  Italy’s cultivation of olives dates back to the Middle Ages and olive oil tasting is an integral ingredient in the cultural palette.  Aricó explains that the name for his collection Taste of Wood is “a funny eulogy to olive oil, to olive wood, to wooden furniture and has for […]

    Lily Duarte 0 Comments December 2, 2013
  • PRAKTRIK: Practically Puzzling

    One can’t but feel as if they are being tested when they are faced with a complex set of instructions to assemble a piece of furniture.  Some people crumble under the pressure while those with a more pronounced right-brain thrive when  given the challenge to make something appear from nothing.  Bulgarian based design firm PRAKTRIK […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments August 16, 2013
  • Worknest: Table of Contents

    Change your space as often as you change your ideas. Change your mood, change your desk with this Modular Desk “Worknest” designed by Wiktoria Lenart and customized by you.  (Okay, this is a bit of a tease since its not yet available in the United States)   All images courtesy of Worknest

    A. Moret 0 Comments August 9, 2013
  • Fox and Freeze: Be Seated

    Belgian designers James Van Vossel and Tom De Vrieze of Fox and Freeze have developed an indoor lounge chair that is a real conversation starter. The FF1 is made of one square sheet of synthetic felt that has been twisted like an origami to create a form that is simultaneously symmetrical and asymmetrical.  Aside from the […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments July 19, 2013