‘D’ is for D’Urso
The D’Urso swivel chair is a relatively new addition to the Knoll portfolio, but has quickly become a customer favorite. It is a great solution for an open floor plan, allowing loungers the ability to be part of the action happening in any part of the home. Personalize the D’Urso swivel chair with your choice of upholstery and base finish.
Thank you to everyone that supported our floor sample sale. Your enthusiasm for the sales event allowed us to make room for a bunch of new furniture. Here’s a sneak peek at our new showroom. New home furnishings and new vignettes – be sure to stop by and visit us soon.
‘A’ is for Astro
The Astro chair by Steven Anthony is a comfortable lounge chair who’s interesting base is a nod to mid-century modern design. Choose from hundreds of upholstery fabrics and over a dozen finishes to create a chair all your own.
Marco Maran ( 1963- )
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Marco Maran is celebrated for designs that are light in spirit and flexible in application. Trained as an architect and industrial designer, he has already been the recipient of several design awards. He was voted Best Young Designer for the Sinue chair, which was introduced in 1996. In 1997, he won a Product Design Achievement Award from the IIDA for the Scoop chair, as well as an honorable mention from the same organization for the Bla-Bla-Bla chair. Among his notable completed interiors is the Press Room for the 1998 World Cup in Paris, France.
(bio via Knoll)
With the weather warming up it’s time to start thinking about heading outdoors. Give your outdoor space an updated look with pieces from Emu’s new Cantilever collection. Designers of this collection, Alessandro Andreucci and Christian Hoisl, combined Emu’s manufacturing tradition with the company’s tradition of experimenting with design. The collaboration resulted in the Cantilever armchair, low armchair, chaise and dining table.
Florida Today has a great article on easy ways to get your home ready for spring. Follow their 10 easy steps to make your interior match the bright, airy, warmth of the new season.
1. Clear it out. Remove clutter from surfaces like bookshelves, coffee tables, side tables, etc. If you decide to redecorate, try to use fewer items to keep the space feeling open.
2. Refresh your furnishings. If your furniture is starting to look a little worn, consider having it professionally cleaned or reupholstered to give it new life. Buying new furniture and selling or donating your old pieces is also a great way to update your home.
3. Bring the outdoors in. Place fresh flowers around your home to truly celebrate the season.
4. Let the indoors out. Your outdoor space should be an extension of your interior. Show you style outside with some great landscaping and interesting outdoor furniture.
5. Go lighter, brighter. Replace your darker colored decor items, such as pillows, blankets, duvets and vases, with lighter colored ones. Oranges, greens, yellows and Pantone’s color of the year – Honeysuckle – would certainly brighten any room.
Click here to read the remaining 5 tips to help get your home ready for spring.
Carlos Riart, 1944
Knoll Products: Rocking Chair
In addition to designing furniture for Tecno and Écart, Carlos Riart has collaborated with designers Santiago Roqueta, Oleguer Armengol and Victor Mesalles on the interiors of several bars in Barcelona. He studied industrial design at Barcelona’s Escuela de Dise–o Eina.