Last week, our team returned from Milan Design Week, a week-long event that includes the Milan Furniture Fair along with countless exhibits, product launches, installations and events all over the city. This is the design industry’s Superbowl—a chance to unveil fresh new designs, for up-and-coming creators to make their debut to the world and to gauge the ideas and concepts that will lead the design movement in the near future.
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The six extra weeks of winter confirmed by our little groundhog friend Punxsutawney Phil gave us a little more time to get ready for spring, but the season is still coming in quickly. Getting ready for the season ahead usually means getting our outdoor spaces ready so we can maximize our time outside when the weather is (finally!) on our side.
This year marks a century for Florence Knoll herself, and in celebration, Knoll is rolling out new designs inspired by the original Florence Knoll Lounge Collection. Capturing the essence of her iconic designs, Knoll is updating the collection to meet the needs of today’s modern home.
Nestled into the coastal hills of California, you’ll find a stunning residence conceived as a sheltering nest with wings to lift and water to anchor and reflect the earth and sky. The Yorkville Residence, designed by architect Alan Nicholson, is now the home of two retired geo-physicists. Here’s a closer look:
Gus* is a brand that’s just as concerned with the environment as they are with style. Dedicated to supporting healthy forests, Gus* creates their simple, mid-century inspired designs using honest materials for eco-friendly furniture. These honest materials aren’t only good for the environment, but they help to promote healthy everyday living.
Matthew Hilton has been inspiring us with his furniture designs for some time now. He has his own collection of furniture as well as some collaboration pieces with some of our top brands on YLiving and he agreed to share with us what inspires him. Here is our Q+A with Matthew Hilton:
With their base in Los Angeles, Bend Goods designs and manufactures furniture, lighting, and other home goods under the California sun. But Bend is much more than a range of furniture, it’s a way of living, of sustainability, craft, and the blurred line between function and sculpture.
Richard Sapper passed away last year on December 31st, 2015. He was 83 years old and left behind him a legacy of industrial design. In remembrance of Sapper and the mark he left on the world of design, we’re taking a look at some of his most prominent designs. Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Richard Sapper.
Duravit got its start in Germany and has become known worldwide for producing premium pieces for the modern bathroom. Innovative and fashionable, this luxury bathroom brand focuses on well-being and relaxation in the modern bathroom. We’re sharing some of the brand’s history and background, as well as their top designs. All in addition to an exciting giveaway.