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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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By Alex
11/24/2014 5:31:00 AM  

 

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass with gold prototype of his Shiva vase, designed in 1973 for BD Barcelona.


 

Born in Austria to an Austrian mother and Italian father, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) is best known as the founder of the Memphis collective - a 1980s movement characterized by its bold, colorful and highly geometric approach to furniture, ceramic and lighting design. A designer of furniture, buildings, textiles, ceramics, lighting, jewelry and electronic products, Sottsass was also a (if slightly less skilled) painter, sculptor, author and publisher.

 

Ettore Sottsass

Carlton Room Divider designed in 1981 for Memphis


 

A student of Turin Polytechnic, Sottsass opened his first studio in Milan in 1947. He collaborated with Olivetti from 1958 to 1980 where he designed the iconic Valentine typewriter. In the 70s he worked for Alessi, creating a range of products including condiment sets and coasters, and in the 80s there was of course the launch of the Memphis collective.

 

Ettore Sottsass

Yemen blown glass vase - 1994 for Venini


 

While his design work has been much celebrated - earning him, among other things, three Compasso d'Oros and places in the permanent collections of numerous prestigious museums - Sottsass was formally educated as an architect and considered himself an architect above all else. As he eloquently put it, "My furniture is an exercise in architecture or architectural mood." "When I began designing... I also began to think that these objects, which sit next to each other and around people, can influence not only physical conditions but also emotions. They can touch the nerves, the blood, the muscles, the eyes and the moods of people." - Ettore Sottsass a Critical Biography


 

Ettore Sottsass

Olabuenaga House in Maui Hawaii - designed between 1989 and 1997. Photo: Grey Crawford via Architectural Digest.


 

Switch Modern is proud to carry a selection of Ettore Sottsass' work, which we invite you to peruse at switchmodern.com.

 




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By Alex
11/10/2014 10:19:00 AM  

 

In the Atlanta area? Switch Modern invites you to join us next Thursday, November 20th - Saturday, the 22nd as we kick off the holiday season with a very special in-store Art Exhibit and Sample Sale event.

 

Praia Piquinia 10/08/11 13h21 by Christian Chaize

 


Enjoy sparkling Prosecco while browsing...

 

40-70% OFF SELECT SWITCH MODERN ITEMS


furniture, lighting, accessories, outdoor & contract furniture, and kitchens

+

10-15% OFF SELECT JACKSON FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY


Christian Chaize, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Todd Murphy, Vee Speers and Ysabel LeMay

+

PRE HOLIDAY 20% OFF


Alessi & Kartell

 

Switch Modern     670 14th Street Atlanta 30318     404-605-0196

 




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