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.
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.
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.
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.
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 sells decorative wood panels that can be tiled seamlessly. Their PlybooSound collection is beautiful and functional; it dampens sound and reduces ambient noise.
Modshop had a nice selection of retro-inspired pieces.
I also liked some of the offerings at the Organic Modernism booth, especially that brass-fronted cabinet.