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.
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.
What happens when iconic Italian brand Kartell, best known for their innovative use of plastic materials, partners with the Swiss fixture brand Laufen, that’s been around for 120 years? Kartell by Laufen, a collaboration that was three years in the making and the result is a new modern look for the bathroom.
If someone told me years ago that I would have been gold obsessed, I would have strongly disagreed. Gone are the days of tacky gold, and I’m whistling a different tune. Today, modern gold is nothing but sophistication and class. In honor of my transition from gold hater to gold lover, I wanted to share a collection of tasteful modern gold accents and lighting.
Ahhh, summer! The sun is shining, the air is hot, resorts and outdoor events are in full swing and vacation is at the top of everyone’s list. As a result, I find my thoughts drifting to the Greek Isles, tropical beaches, lazy days and the incredibly inviting blue waters of these locales. Just one look at cool blue, and the temperature seems to drop a few degrees.
Whether we’re looking for something to hold flowers, plants, or simply fruits and veggies, containers and vases are a great accent to have on hand when these items come into your home. Whether for use on special occasions or for every day, here are some of our favorite modern vases and containers that will easily brighten your day when you need a pick-me-up:
Space– it’s something we never have enough of and it comes at a premium. To avoid a cluttered look in your space, there are things you can do to visually lighten the room up, like selecting transparent materials or adding mirrored surfaces. Take a look at these pieces of modern furniture that will help you do the trick: