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Organic Overflow at Milan Design Week 2019

Floral use in furniture, installations and more To offset the precision frequently associated with furniture design, many participants in Milan Design Week 2019 used elements from nature to add soft, organic overflow to their presentations. In many instances, we’re simply referring to the calculated use of trees and plants near or atop artificial elements of design. With two specific exhibitions, however, floral components composed the …
Tags: Design, Milan, Furniture, Norman, Chairs, Installations, Tom Dixon, Milan Design Week, COS, Herman Miller, Raf Simons, Kvadrat, Alcova, Design Fairs, Milan Design Week 2019, Nilufar Depot

Top 10 Best Office Chairs for Maximum Comfort

In 2012, a study found that we spend an average of 64 hours every week sitting on our gluteus maximus, the back to our fronts, more commonly known as our butt. That works out to about nine hours a day. That’s for an average person. If you work from home, it is likely going to be a much higher average number per day, depending on the day. While too much sitting every day can lead to health problems such as weight gain, poor blood circulation, and even diabetes having an occupation where sitting i...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Miscellaneous, US, Best, Best Of, Chairs, Jacob, Steelcase, Herman Miller, Eurotech, Raynor, Humanscale, Niels Diffrient, Alera, Amazon Essentials

Swing Shift: The ‘Deuce’ Actor Who Also Reupholsters Vintage Chairs

An occasional exploration into the projects creative people pursue in their off hours. Presenting: Gbenga Akinnagbe.
Tags: Chairs, Akinnagbe, Gbenga, Textiles, Interior Design and Furnishings, Furniture

Factory Visit: California’s Modernica Furniture

Tracing the people-powered process of making a fiberglass shell chair and more Half a dozen buildings rise on Modernica‘s sprawling five-acre compound just south of DTLA proper. Here—in Vernon, California—the family-owned business awaits its 29th birthday. Brothers Frank and Jay Novak founded the furniture brand to honor and foster Southern California design and, along the way, Modernica became synonymous with the fiberglass shell chair—a product …
Tags: Design, California, Los Angeles, Furniture, Chairs, Southern California, DTLA, Mid Century Modern, Modernica, Vans, Shell Chairs, Brothers Frank, Vernon California, Jay Novak, Factory Visits, Modernica Furniture

How to Work Out in Any Hotel Room

Eight simple exercises developed by the New York-based personal trainer Anthony Nehra that require no equipment other than a bed, a chair and a suitcase.
Tags: New York, News, Exercise, Chairs, Luggage and Packing, Hotels and Travel Lodgings, Anthony Nehra

Vault by Vans + Modernica’s Capsule Collection Represents SoCal Craftsmanship

Three custom fiberglass shell chairs honor footwear classics born again Inside furniture brand Modernica‘s DTLA factory (their home since launch in 1989), co-founder Jay Novak and marketing lead Ingrid Hernandez-Morrison join Vans VP of Footwear Design Mark Haskins to unveil a Vault by Vans collaborative capsule collection. It’s most certainly one of the skate brand’s finest—reissuing their Style 36 LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes while lending three archival prints to …
Tags: Design, Style, Los Angeles, Trainers, Chairs, Sneakers, DTLA, Mid Century Modern, Modernica, Vans, Mid-century Design, made in California, Jay Novak, Vault by Vans, Ingrid Hernandez Morrison, Mark Haskins

Spend Money Where You Spend the Most Time

It’s tempting to pamper yourself with a windfall of cash, but try this instead — look at how you spend your day. Then put your money toward the things you spend the most time doing. You’ll be happier.
Tags: News, Furniture, Chairs, Budgets and Budgeting

How to Make Your Office More Ergonomically Correct

If your office leaves you with pain in your wrists, back or neck, it doesn’t have to be that way — in fact, it shouldn’t. Here’s how to fix it.
Tags: News, Furniture, Ergonomics, Desks, Chairs, Workplace Environment, Computer Keyboards

Shopping Guide: Shopping for Rocking Chairs

Looking for an antidote to anxiety? Try the time-tested comfort of a rocking chair.
Tags: News, Furniture, Chairs, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Interior Design and Furnishings

In Praise of Whimsical English Design

Riotous printed wallpapers and porcelain animals aren’t for everyone. But the British tradition of fanciful décor is as influential as ever.
Tags: Design, News, Furniture, Textiles, Chairs, Great Britain

American Invention: A First Look at Whimsical New Silhouettes from Sawkille Co.

We’ve long looked to Sawkille Co.—the Rhinebeck, New York–based furniture workshop spearheaded by Jonah Meyer—for their uncanny way of riffing on classic American craftsmanship: paring down the lines of spindle-back chairs and glamming up trestle tables. Their new collection of silhouettes of five housewares takes a step further toward whimsy—including a first collaboration with a San Francisco–based sculptor (another Remodelista favorite). Take a look at the offerings. Above: The inventive R...
Tags: Books, San Francisco, Furniture, Meyer, Song, Chairs, Tables, Upstate New York, Moody Blues, Ryan Roche, Wood Furniture, Dining Chairs, Dining Tables, STOOLS, Sawkille, Rhinebeck New York

The Architects Who Live Wherever They Work

Zoe Chan Eayrs and Merlin Eayrs inhabit spaces as they renovate them, infusing each room with history and humanity.
Tags: England, News, Furniture, Architecture, Chairs, Tables, Merlin Eayrs, London (England, Restoration and Renovation, Interior Design and Furnishings, Shoreditch (London, St Ives (England, Zoe Chan Eayrs

Made in LA: A New, Pared-Back Furniture Collection from Jenni Kayne

We’re avid followers of LA-based fashion designer and California style-setter Jenni Kayne. New among her West-Coast-cool offerings? An edited first furniture collection in oak, “with clean lines and attention to proportion and dimension.” Take a look. Above: The Oak Day Bench in the tiny, 300-square-foot Venice, California, apartment of the outfit’s own marketing manager; see the full interiors here. The four-piece collection draws inspiration from “midcentury, Scandinavian, and Danish design...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Furniture, West Coast, Chairs, Tables, Golden State, Venice California, Scandinavian, Midcentury, Wood Furniture, Jenni Kayne, Great California Midcentury Designers

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Desk Chairs Without Wheels

Sometimes you want a desk chair without wheels—particularly if you have carpet or vulnerable flooring. (For those looking for the classics on casters see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Desk Chairs.) Here are our 10 favorite modern, low-profile desk chairs, all with swivel pedestal bases. Above: The Muuto Fiber Side Chair with a Swivel Base comes in six colors (shown in Dusty Green); $369 at Danish Design Store. Above: The Hay About a Chair is designed by Hee Welling & Hay and comes in ...
Tags: Books, London, Furniture, Ikea, Chairs, Bordeaux, Seating, Home Offices, 10 Easy Pieces, Normann Copenhagen, Office Chairs, Desk Chairs, Product Discoveries, Hee Welling Hay, Frederica Furniture Contact Frederica Furniture, Ikea Molte Desk Chair

Object of Desire: The British Campaign Chair by Way of Texas

Texas Rover founder John Humphreys grew up in a small East Texas town called El Campo and says he had “an insatiable desire to see the world outside his small town.” His first product is the Humphrey chair, “inspired by a classic 1800s camp chair used by South African explorers.” Above: The Humphrey Chair is available in a natural or black-stained frame and with a brown or black leather seat for $1,599 (it’s currently on sale for $980). Above: The seat is made of full-grain, oiled leath...
Tags: Books, Texas, Furniture, Chairs, Seating, East Texas, Humphrey, John Humphreys, El Campo, Texas Rover, Low Camp

Phys Ed: Exercise vs. Standing? You Probably Need to Do Both

Moderate exercise does different things to the body than incidental activities like standing up.
Tags: News, Obesity, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Heart, Exercise, Insulin, Weight, Chairs, Medicine and Health, Bicycles and Bicycling

Can’t Do the 7-Minute Workout? Neither Can I

Some of the exercises in the popular workout are too difficult for athletes of a certain age or body type. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Tags: News, Exercise, Weight, Chairs, Sports Medicine, Muscles

At ICFF 2018: VON by Atlason for Ercol

Designed by New York-based Atlason, VON is the first collection by British brand Ercol intended for public spaces. The idea behind VON was to use Lucian Ercolani’s classic 427 chair from 1956 “and reimagine the design in a collection that reflects the versatility of modern life.” The VON Collection includes chairs, tables, and benches that combine to give waiting spaces, meeting areas, and private offices a sense of intimacy: “While being a highly functional system, the collection generates th...
Tags: Books, New York, Contract, Residential, Offices, Chairs, Public Spaces, ICFF, Benches, Lounges, Contract Furniture, Timeless Design, Lounge Chairs, Atlason, Ercol, Waiting Areas

10 Easy Pieces: The Windsor Chair Revisited

The Windsor is the quintessential wooden chair, a classic that since its first known appearance in the 18th century has been stained, painted, deconstructed, and reimagined in all sorts of ways. The British (and the American) Windsor is traditionally made from a triumvirate of maple, poplar, and oak with a curved back and seat; here are 10 new variations on the theme we’re eyeing. Above: Christopher Howe takes the classic beechwood Windsor and gives it a high gloss finish in custom paint colo...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, London, Furniture, Czech Republic, Chairs, Seating, Windsor, Howe, Christopher Howe, 10 Easy Pieces, Børge Mogensen, Dining Chairs, Martino Gamper, Serena Lily Above

See this over-the-top $30,000 PC gaming setup Unbox Therapy built this intense gaming cockpit around a Xidax PC, LG 42.5" monitors, the Imperator Workstation Game Chair with massage features, and other components totaling around $30,000. I especially appreciate the "snack cart."
Tags: Gaming, Post, News, Furniture, Videogames, Chairs, Workstations, Xidax PC LG

From Java, by Way of Oakland: Rattan Chairs from Wend Studio

Oakland, California, designers Michelle Plante and Genevieve Bandrowski launched their furniture line, Wend, after ordering a chair from a French hotel for a project. The duo—who had been collaborating as an interior designer and a stylist, respectively—began researching materials to reproduce the chair and settled on rattan, which they loved for its flexibility and low eco-impact. “It’s been a process of love, sweat, and tears ever since,” says Bandrowski. “We aim to offer a line of home furnis...
Tags: Books, Indonesia, California, US, Denmark, Oakland, Borneo, Chairs, Sustainable Design, Sulawesi, Oakland California, Plante, Natural Decor, Desk Chairs, Lounge Chairs, Rattan

Rattan Revival: New and Vintage Wicker from Atelier Vime in Provence

As Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy explain it, the two bought a hôtel particulier, a grand 18th-century town house overlooking the Rhone River in the village of Vallabrègues, in Provence, and its renovation led them to revive the local wicker industry. Their house, you see, had once been the headquarters of a thriving business devoted to harvesting and weaving local rattan into baskets and furnishings. Thanks to its proliferation of palm and willow trees, and location on the river (where reeds c...
Tags: Books, France, Uncategorized, Paris, Watson, Chairs, Provence, Mirrors, Eames, Anthony Watson, Rhone River, Wicker, Antiques & Vintage, Hanging Lights, Indoor/Outdoor Furniture, French Style

A Long Walk

One day I decided to walk all the way from our place to the Garnier Opera House. It took a lot longer than I thought it would and I was really tired when I arrived-over five miles. It’s a great way to explore Paris. Near République I passed Bataclan, a theatre just recently reopened after the horrible terrorist attack in 2015. I don’t know why I’m surprised to see pastel coloured cafe chairs in Paris but I was. An old time furniture restoration shop which doesn’t seem to have restored their e...
Tags: Travel, Art, Paris, Chairs, Walk, Bataclan, Life in Paris, Garnier Opera House, White Flowers, Furniture Restoration

This and That in Venice

I’m taking photos all over the place. Here are a few: Jesus and Mary with what look like wigs, especially in Jesus’s case. I think this is wysteria which must be so photogenic in the Spring. I liked the color of the wall, the window and the shape of the vine. Chairs but also art. Not everyone had elaborate, colorful costumes for Carnivale like these funny guys. They walked around insulting people. I thought this little figure dressed for Carnivale was cute which I saw in a shop window of a ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Italy, Jesus, Venice, Chairs, Mary, Carnivále, Mary and Jesus statue, Shop Windows, Wysteria

Upgrade Your Computer or Gaming Chair With This One-Day Amazon Sale

If you’re in the market for a new computer chair, Amazon has over a dozen options on sale today in the Gold Box.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Gaming, Science, Gold Box, Chairs

Helinox Chair Zero Review

Depending on the type of trip you’re planning, a camp chair can make the difference between misery and relaxation at the camp site. Few enough companies produce a chair as good as the Helinox Chair Zero, which I’ve been testing hard… mostly at soccer games. But still!Helinox Chair Zero Features:Seat sits 11 inches off the groundAnodized DAC aluminum polesChair Zero is strong enough to support up to 265 lbs.Single shock-corded pole structure makes for easy setupCompact size makes it easy to pack ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Chairs, Gear Reviews, Helinox, Helinox Chair Zero Review, Helinox Chair Zero

Designer Profile: Inga Sempé

The aesthetic of designer Inga Sempé is a bit hard to pin down. In fact, she characterizes herself rather humbly: “I like working on daily mundane household objects and might come up with a new clever and useful solution.” 1. Ruche Bed for Ligne Roset. While Sempé seems to prize pragmatism and utility above all, she often ventures into innovative aesthetic terrain. Particularly with lighting, Sempé’s creations ably address a functional need while also establishing a compelling new look. 2. H...
Tags: Books, France, Paris, Textiles, Chairs, Lamps, Alcantara, Moustache, Tara, Seurat, Georges Pompidou, Design Museum, Designer Profile, Ligne Roset, Wästberg, London Design Museum

The Story of a Thing: A ‘High Maintenance’ Co-Creator on Her Favorite Possessions

Katja Blichfeld reflects on two chairs that used to belong to her great-aunt — that help serve as a reminder of how she wants to live.
Tags: News, Furniture, Chairs, Katja Blichfeld

10 Easy Pieces: Leather Club Armchairs

A great leather armchair seems like the kind of thing that’s easier to inherit than to find new on the market. When looking for that perfect deep-seated club chair, we turn to the English, who put the same care into leather seating as they would a Savile Row suit. Here are our favorites English and English-inspired armchairs (roll arms and tufted leather optional). Above: Soho Home’s Podge Armchair is the same traditional leather chairs found at the edge of beds in Soho House Chicago. It’s ma...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Leather, Uncategorized, Furniture, Anthropologie, Chairs, Howe, George Smith, Willoughby, Stephen Perkins, Christopher Howe, 10 Easy Pieces, Cisco Brothers, Jayson Home

Day 2: Win a Shoplet Best Medical Style Stool (CLOSED)

UPDATE: Congratulations to Cheryl. You scored this amazing stool! It’s day 2 and we are kicking this giveaway event into overdrive! Today’s Shoplet Best chair is for those who are looking for the ultimate in compact seating solutions. If you have a small workspace and simply can’t accommodate a traditional office chair, this is a great option for you. The Shoplet Best Medical Stool is perfect for anyone who wants a more active seating option without all of the frills. Today, one lucky winner wil...
Tags: Giveaways, Office, US, Best, Win, Lifehacks, Contest, Chairs, Sweepstakes, Giveaway, Prize, Freebie, Shoplet, Rafflecopter, Shoplet Best, Cheryl You