This June 13-15, NeoCon, the premier contract design exposition and conference, will once again deliver multiple floors of innovative new product solutions and concepts from the industry's leading brands. In addition to the three full floors of year-round showrooms, The Mart will play host to nearly 300 brands in its newly redesigned 7th Floor Exhibit Hall.
Japanese studio Schemata Architects has designed a lightweight ”sponge table” – a minimal and functional furniture piece that can also be used as a room divider. Consisting of a sponge tabletop placed between two thin wood veneers, its surface can easily be lifted off, making it portable and collapsible.Designed for the 21 21 Design Sight museum in Tokyo, the sponge table comes in two parts – the lightweight tabletop and a set of removable wooden legs – and weighs in at just over 19 pounds.
Bienenstock Furniture Library has announced the winner of its interior design competition. Kim Wypasek Young, of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and her school was awarded $1,000.
According to Adam Friedman, furniture designer, craftsman, and head of Los Angeles-based Sitskie Furniture, people have a love/hate relationship with upholstered furniture. He says people like the soft seating but are concerned about damage to the fabric, and style lastingness.As a solution, he developed furniture made of small, compressed lumber blocks which interlock together to gently mold to the human body. The result? – Long seating hours with no cushion necessary. Each item is made from solid domestic hardwood and comes in a walnut or ghost oak finish.
Tracy Wymer, vice president of workplace research and strategy at Knoll, looked at the year ahead in design in a conversation with Knoll Inspiration at www.knoll,com.
Furniture designer Tim McClellan, who was disqualified as the Ellen's Design Challenge winner, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to refute claims he plagiarized his table design.
Designer of upscale furniture made from reclaimed tropical fishing boat wood seeks to harness creative energy of Los Angeles.