Archives for: June 2014

Bergère Chairs

Bergere Chair Illustration

I just bought a beautiful bergère chair for a master bedroom project, and it got me thinking about how much I love this style. Bergère chairs are characterized by upholstered backs, seat frames, and arm rests, loose upholstered cushions, and exposed wooden frames. This style, which originated in France in the mid-eighteenth century, strikes the perfect balance between elegance and comfort.

There are three types of bergère chair: bergère à la reine has a flat back, while bergère en cabriolet has a rounded back. Bergère marquise has a low, coved back which curves uninterrupted into the arms.

Bergere Chair Types Illustration Chart

I just bought a beautiful bergère chair for a master bedroom project, and it got me thinking about how much I love this...

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Dwell on Design

Yesterday I visited Dwell on Design, a three-day exhibition of products, furniture, and innovative technologies at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The show floor is nearly 300,000 square feet and brimming with goodies, but I wanted to share some of the items that caught my eye.

DwellOn Design Sign

Sitskie Dwell on Design Bench

Sitskie produces a line of benches and chairs made from a flexible network of wood blocks. As they explain on their website, “It appears to be a hard wooden [surface] but when you sit, your entire body sinks in, the blocks softly mold to you.” Above is the Block Bench from the Sitskie booth.

Dwell on Design Stikwood

Stikwood makes peel-and-stick wood panels in many different styles and finishes. This seems like a great product for creating wood paneled walls or for decorating cabinet fronts.

Dwell on Design Water Credenza Watermark Fringe Studio

Fringe Studio provides architecture and interior design, but they also fabricate readymade and custom furniture. This piece, The Watermark Cabinet, has a colorful underwater pattern.

Semihandmade Dwell on Design Ikea

Ikea hacks are incredibly popular, and Semihandmade makes them so much easier. They sell cabinet fronts, panels, and trim specifically for Ikea wares. It seems like a great way to enhance a kitchen, bathroom, or storage cabinet. There are countless options, from zebrawood to walnut and barn lumber.

plyboo dwell on design sound paneling

Plyboo sells decorative wood panels that can be tiled seamlessly. Their PlybooSound collection is beautiful and functional; it dampens sound and reduces ambient noise.

modshop dwell on design booth

Modshop had a nice selection of retro-inspired pieces.

Organic Modernism booth dwell on design

I also liked some of the offerings at the Organic Modernism booth, especially that brass-fronted cabinet.

 

 

Yesterday I visited Dwell on Design, a three-day exhibition of products, furniture, and innovative technologies at the L...

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