As an offshoot of Calligaris, Italian furniture design company, Connubia, was formed to focus on fine dining “essentials.” By pairing the design skills of the tireless team behind the brand with artisan craftsmanship, a “marriage” (or “connubium,” in Latin) of fine Italian design has resulted.
If you’re still not sold on the idea of having a whirlpool bathtub, perhaps this will change your tune: having one comes with actual health benefits. From a better night’s sleep to improved cardiovascular health, these spa-like tubs can help improve your quality of life.
Gone are the days of boring office spaces, where bland color schemes reigned supreme and segregating grey cubicles stretched as far as the eye could see. Harsh artificial lighting, worn out, shapeless office chairs and clunky dining chairs in the gloomy breakroom are out. Well, perhaps they’re not gone entirely. But many modern companies have started to recognize the importance of up-to-date and improved office spaces.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “conversation pit”? Swank 1960’s and ’70s pads covered in bright patterns and textiles, with large comfy cushions strewn about the floor? Or continuous, curved seating arrangements designating a self-contained area? If that is what you envision, you would probably say the conversation pit is kitschy and outdated.
Q: I’d love to have an indoor or outdoor fireplace, but I don’t want to contribute to air pollution. How can I responsibly create the mood, look and atmosphere I want?
It’s springtime. The weather’s warmer. The flowers are blooming. And with this comes barbecues, pool parties and lounging around outside in the evenings to watch the sun go down. As it’s now the heart of spring, it’s a good time to remodel your outdoor living space to make it the perfect place to spend the rest of your spring and summer months.
“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.” So said Milo Baughman (1923-2003), a leading modern furniture designer of the mid and late 20th century. Perhaps no other statement he made about design can better encapsulate and convey the characteristic restraint and uncompromising good taste that pervaded his work throughout his career.
The home theater has become an important part of everyday life, bringing together family and friends for entertainment and relaxation. Having the proper set up includes getting this multi-functional piece just right: the media cabinet. Finding one with innovative engineering and modern design make the theater experience an even more rewarding experience in the home.
Since the early 20th century, we’ve taken the second Sunday in May to honor, bond with and celebrate our mothers and the contributions they’ve made to our lives. This Mother’s Day, help Mom get a little more modern design in her life with a gift that she can make good use of everyday.
The weather is getting warmer, and as we head further into the spring and summer seasons, it’s a great time to start thinking about upping your curb appeal game. These eye-catching and unusual front yard landscapes differ from the more “traditional” concepts, which is a good thing when you want your house to stand out.
The impact color has on a landscape cannot be understated. It literally sets the tone for any and all outdoor activities. Fortunately, injecting color into your outdoor living spaces doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Even with minimally designed furniture, lighting and modern textiles, you can bring your outdoor space to life with colors and textures that complement the natural backdrop of the great outdoors.
With the wide selection of options in today’s outdoor furniture market, you’d think the search for distinctive wood tables, chairs, and benches would be easy. But weather and wood don’t have a reputation for being forever friends, and there are often some hidden downfalls to many wood finishes being used outdoors.
Spring is officially in full swing. Instead of focusing your energy on drab spring cleaning indoors, enjoy the newfound sunshine with a facelift to your garden. No matter the space—whether a tiny rooftop garden in New York City or rolling hills in the Napa Valley—this is a must-have list for any modern gardener to get excited for the season ahead.
At the mention of Italian design, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Modern. Luxury. Avant-garde. With a well-established design history going back centuries, it would be fair to say that the Italian aesthetic has become a mainstay of modern design.