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By Alex
4/20/2015 1:44:00 PM  

 

Moooi Milan Design Week 2015

 

Last year, Moooi’s presentation at Milan's Salone del Mobile was described as nothing short of Haute Couture and this year the Netherlands-based brand brought their magic once more - presenting an exciting new range at via Savona 56. The focus of this year's show centered around a new line of lighting, furnishings and the debut of a groundbreaking new carpet collection. All pieces were showcased in a series of inspirational living vignettes / "product haikus" set against backdrops of monumental portraits by photographer Rahi Rezvani in a marriage of creative minds and mediums.

 

Moooi Milan Design Week 2015

 



Moooi Milan Design Week 2015

 

Some stand outs among the company's new offerings include the limited edition Arion rocking horse by the brand's founder, Marcel Wanders, the ethereal Coppélia Suspended Lamp by Arihiro Miyake and the striking new carpet collection made possible by the innovative use of a chromojet printer which makes it possible to print photorealistic images in an unlimited mix of colors... imagine the possibilities!

 


Moooi Milan Design Week 2015

 

Moooi Milan Design Week 2015

 

For a roll out of the new Moooi products on their way to Switch Modern... stop by our Pinterest page where we'll be sharing products as they become available. For more on the current Moooi collection, we invite you to swing by our Atlanta showroom and/or explore the full line at SwitchModern.com.

 

Photos by Andrew Meredith courtesy of Moooi.

 




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By Alex
3/29/2015 2:16:00 PM  

 

Minotti Switch Modern

 


A classic houndstooth, windowpane plaids, herringbones and tweeds – it may sound like the toolkit of a well versed tailor but lately these highly textural and graphic patterns have been cropping up in some unexpected places – specifically, your furniture. So when exactly did your sofa start taking its fashion cues from you? Well according to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 50 years ago when Angelo Donghia, founder of the eponymous home furnishing brand, took inspiration from his father’s tailoring business by swathing everything from walls to furniture in suiting fabric.

 


In more recent years, the interiors sector has seen a resurgence in the look with menswear-inspired home textiles coming from the likes of Holland & Sherry, Ralph Lauren and, recently, one of our favorites, Minotti. Tailored and classic, we are loving the look – so much so we’ve gathered some of our favorite offerings dressed in their business best. What do you think?!

 


Minotti Fabric - Switch Modern

 


Minotti textiles showing off a definitive menswear slant.

 


Minotti at Switch Modern

 


Our Luggage Armchair goes business casual in a pale herringbone and leather.

 


Bibendum Armchair - Switch Modern

 

Eileen Gray’s 1929 Bibendum Armchair dressed in a Hermes houndstooth.

 


 




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By Alex
3/21/2015 10:12:00 PM  

 

Hans J. Wegner CH25 Chair

 

Designed in 1950, Hans J. Wegner's CH25 Armchair was created in post WWII Europe during a time of new ideas and innovation. Among them, was Wegner's vision of crafting furniture from woven paper chord - a war-time substitute material with a history dating back to the American Civil war. We invite you to view the video below to learn a bit more about Wegner's CH25 chair, its beautiful handcrafted construction and the wonders of paper chord weaving - a sustainable material that today is a mark of high end craftsmanship due to its labor intensive / skill demanding process.

 


 

Swing by and explore the Hans J. Wegner collection at our Atlanta showroom or at switchmodern.com.

 




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By Alex
2/28/2015 8:04:00 PM  

 

Bocci Light Installation at Canada House London

 

Set within an early 19th century Greek Revival building on Trafalgar Square, Canada House has stood as Canada's home base in the UK since its opening in 1925. And while it's enjoyed the status of a Grade II Listed Building since the 1970s, over the years it has fallen victim to a series of questionable design choices and renovations. Fortunately, as of this February, Canada House's dubious design past has been replaced with an impressive showcase of the motherland's rich reservoir of design talent. Of course we may be biased, but taking center stage in the new neoclassical entrance hall hangs a stunning cascade of glass and light designed by our friends at Bocci. What do you think?!

 


Bocci Light Installation at Canada House London

 



Bocci Light Installation at Canada House London

 


Bocci Light Installation at Canada House London

 


Bocci Light Installation at Canada House London

 

Discover Bocci's 57 series shown here as well as the full Bocci line at switchmodern.com. To further explore Canada House's new look, swing by wallpaper.com.

Photos via Bocci & Wallpaper.

 




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By Alex
2/14/2015 8:11:00 AM  

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Tables - Switch Modern

 


Inspired by a dream, designers Ramón Úbeda y Otto Canalda have created a series of hyper minimalistic tables for Viccarbe and infused them with a fanciful twist. We invite you to view the video below to learn how they brought their dream to life.


 

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Table - Switch Modern

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Table - Switch Modern

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Table - Switch Modern

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Table - Switch Modern

 

Viccarbe Up In The Air Table - Switch Modern

 


Designed for home and contract use, Up In The Air tables are available through Switch Modern’s Atlanta showroom as well as through our online site.




 




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By Alex
1/29/2015 6:59:00 PM  

 

Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Line

 


Luxury Italian furniture brand, Poltrona Frau, has teamed up with fashion's wunderkind, Alexander Wang, to create a small but swank capsule collection of home furnishings. The collaboration builds upon Poltrona Frau's tradition of working with other luxury fashion brands, including the likes of  Bottega Veneta, Prada, Hermès and Burberry.

 


Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Collection

 


Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Collection

 


In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Wang offered a little insight into his latest foray into furnishings, “When I started working in fashion, I always had an idea of an environment in my head, but how to actualize it, and what the references meant, that’s new... Over the last 10 years, furniture is where my interest has really evolved." 

 


Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Line

 


Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Line

 


Poltrona Frau + Alexander Wang Furniture Line

 


The new line is a melding of luxury and edge, all wrapped up into two bean-bag poufs (one in shearling, the other in leather) and one Mini Bar Trunk in luxe shagreen and brass. Switch Modern is pleased to announce we are accepting orders beginning February 1st.

 

Bean Bag Armchair in Black Shearling leather with brass stand – $8,800.00

Bean Bag Armchair in Soul Solomon Leather with brass stand – $8,800.00

Mini Bar Trunk in black shagreen leather - $18,500.00

 

Photos via Alexander Wang.

 




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By Alex
1/9/2015 3:26:00 PM  

 


Lou Read Chair

 


Lou Read Chair

 

Five years ago, famed designers Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet created a new take on the traditional English armchair for the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. Inspired by the late architect/designer Carlo Mollino and Danish design of the 1950s, the resultant chair was a groundbreaker with its sinuous form, superior comfort and flawless ergonomics. A Lou Read Armchair now resides in each bedroom at the Royal Monceau - garnering its name from a chance meeting between Philippe Starck and musician Lou Reed in the very same hotel in the mid 1990s. Today, this covetable armchair is newly available to the public and Switch Modern is thrilled to add it to our collection. We invite you to get to know Lou Read a little better through the video below which documents the complex handcrafted process involved in bringing it to life.  



 


 




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By Alex
12/23/2014 11:16:00 AM  

Switch Modern Best of Atlanta 2014

Each year, Atlanta Magazine curates a list of the very best the city has to offer, and this year Switch Modern is thrilled to have won Best of Atlanta in the category of 'Contemporary Classics'. According to the magazine, Switch Modern “is as close as Atlanta gets to Milan…” To view our full review, alongside all of the 2014 Best of Atlanta Winners, we invite you to swing by atlantamagazine.com. Grazie mille Atlanta Magazine!

 




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By Alex
12/23/2014 11:00:00 AM  

 


 

A game changer in the world of dining room tables – the Draenert FONTANA is new, patented, and already the recipient of the Interior Innovation Award. Available in pedestal, four leg and side-wall versions, FONTANA’s stone tabletop completely extends and contracts at a single push and pull. Who knew adjusting your dining room table could be this good?!? For more information contact us at 404.605.0196 or stop by our Atlanta showroom for a visit.

 




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By Alex
12/8/2014 2:22:00 AM  

 

 

Luxury Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau has partnered with renowned French interior designer Gérard Faivre to create one palatial Parisian property. Located in the city's Golden Triangle, the 2,900 square foot abode is located on the fourth floor of a typical Haussmann building. The apartment is in keeping with Faivre's turn key concept in which he designs one-of-a-kind residences, in his own taste, for the luxury real estate market.

 

 

Paris Apartment - Poltrona Frau

 

Paris Apartment - Poltrona Frau

 

Paris Apartment - Poltrona Frau

 

Currently available properties by Faivre can be found at Gerard Faivre Paris, but be warned, they tend to go quickly. As for the interior furnishings... the Poltrona Frau collection can be found right here at Switch Modern.

Photography courtesy of Poltrona Frau Italia.

 




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