13 July 2012
the weekend furniture hunt
Looking to update your home? Check out these design pieces that are currently in store.
If you are on the hunt for furniture this weekend, these standout pieces of design will add a touch of cool to your home.
1. The ultimate recline
Ventura lounge chair by Jean Marie Massaud for Poliform
All about comfort, the Ventura lounge chair’s curved back and exaggerated recline are an inviting prospect when all you want to do is curl up with a good book in the afternoon. Supported by a light, walnut wood structure, the Ventura chair is a contemporary piece that seems to wholeheartedly understand the need to lean back and relax. Arriving at Studio Italia in Auckland this weekend.
2. The bedroom’s best friend
Beehive lamp by Werner Aisslinger for Foscarini
This minimalist table lamp is made out of overlaid rings of different diameters, letting light reflect off the white material and softly project upwards. Taking on the bulbous shape of its namesake – the beehive, we can see one on each bedside table in the master bedroom, softly lighting up the room with a gentle glow.
3. The playful companion
Bubu stools by Philippe Starck for XO
In what seems to be almost every colour of the rainbow and then some, the Bubu stools are playful pieces that can fulfill any number of uses. Conjured up by the legendary designer Phillippe Starck, the stools are made from high quality coloured plastic and come with a removable lid that lets the stool do double time as a storage unit. Use them as a place to store the kid’s toys, a bedside table, footstool or even a colourful ice bucket.
4. The formal one
X-Back Dining Armchair designed by Barbara Barry for Baker
If you are after a classic dining room chair, the X-back Dining armchair is roomy enough for you and your family to relax after a hearty winter’s dinner, but also elegant enough for more formal occasions. With its creamy plush upholstery and a refined wood frame, we would be quite happy to sit at the dinner table chatting the night away.
5. The delicate beauty
Lighthouse lamp by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons
Combining glass, aluminum and marble, the Lighthouse lamp for Established & Sons is the result of a collaboration between the designers and the traditional Italian glassblowers of Venini. With no fixtures in sight, the round glass shade balances precariously on an aluminum spike atop a marble base, combining the delicate nature of glass with the density of marble for dramatic effect.
6. The quilted sleeper
Ruché bed by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset
Featuring a solid beech frame, and a quilted cover that drape over the high headboard, the Ruché bed by Ligne Roset is a soft and luxurious bed that is also suited to those her prefer their bed lower to the ground.
7. The outdoor stylist
Pallet sofa by Piero Lissoni for Pierantonio Bonacina
Designed to be used both indoors and out, the wooden flat frame and puffy cushions of the Pallet sofa are ideal for comfortable lounging. Seat cushions are available in both indoor and outdoor materials that can be alternated depending on the seasons.
The weekend furniture hunt