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Switch Modern Sample Sale – 11/15 thru 11/18
By David Peterson
11/8/2017 5:24:00 PM  

 

Switch Modern is having a seldom-seen, comprehensive sample sale from Wednesday 11/15 thru Saturday 11/18. As we make room for a number of new pieces, we’ll be saying “ciao” to an incredible assortment of furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories – all will be 30% - 90% off.

Yes… discounts of up to 90%!

Yes… the sale includes sofas, sectionals, lounge chairs, dining chairs, coffee tables, dining tables, floor and table lamps, suspension and wall lights, rugs, and outdoor furnishings… and, truly, every possible type of accessory item imaginable.

Yes… the sale includes showroom samples as well as a number of pieces that have never actually been taken out of their original packaging.

Yes… this is a great “instant gratification opportunity” to get that piece you’ve been eyeing in the showroom.

Yes… this is an amazing opportunity to get a leg up on gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Yes… there are hundreds of pieces from which to choose.

Yes… as the old adage goes, “the early bird does catch the three-seat sofa in a luxe textile.” So… for the best selection, you’ll absolutely want to get here early on Wednesday. OK… we've actually been busy pricing pieces… so, if you want to stop early, preview the sale, and if it's been priced and ready to go, you're welcome to buy it ahead of the 15th.

Yes… the brands include furniture from Flexform, Giorgetti, Bensen, Walter Knoll, Poliform, Wittmann, Kartell, Driade, Poltrona Frau, Edra, Minotti; lighting from Moooi, Flos, Louis Poulsen, Santa & Cole; rugs from Nanimarquina, Moooi; accessories from Alessi, Menu, Essey, New English, BD Barcelona, Bitossi, Seletti, Mono, Iittala, Hugo Pott.

And, yes (perhaps importantly) … complimentary prosecco will be served from 2 PM until closing each day of the sale.

Uh, and no… Switch Modern won’t be doing another sale like this again anytime soon.

Need more details, give us a call at 404-605-0196 or e-mail us at info@switchmodern.com.




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Moooi Perch Lights
By Doug Henderson
9/23/2017 9:46:00 AM  

 


Upper photo: Perch Light Branch suspension lamp, Umut Yamac, Moooi, Netherlands, 2016. Lower photos: Detail, Perch Light bird form diffuser and designer’s sketch for the Perch Light project.

The family of Perch Lights – suspension, wall, table, and floor – was recently introduced by Moooi, Netherlands, and is now available in the United States. The forms were inspired by the designer’s simple observation of the “elegance and beauty of a bird sitting on its perch.” Each version of the Perch Light features an abstracted bird form (singly or in multiples) composed of folded paper with brass finish details that is precisely balanced on a cylindrical brass finish integrated, truncated “perch.” The bird is illuminated through contact with its “perch” allowing it to actually move/rock with a gentle touch and remain illuminated while it again finds its balance.

Perch is available in several versions – table, floor, two wall sconces (corded and recessed), and two suspension lamps (“branch” and “tree”).  Illustrated in the above photo are the table and floor versions of the Perch Light.

Perch Light was also created as a wall sconce – available in corded or recessed versions. Each version of the Perch Light is composed of steel, aluminum, and PP. Its illumination source is solid state LED – all examples are 2700 Kelvin; the wattage and associated lumens vary based upon each design within the series.

The table and floor versions of Perch Light can be ordered now for delivery in October; the suspension and wall versions have an expected delivery date in early November. For more information on any of these exciting new lighting designs from Moooi, please contact Switch Modern at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Seletti Banana Lamps
By Nekayah Snider
9/12/2017 2:35:00 PM  

 

Seletti Banana lamps designed by Studio Job. From left to right: Dewey, Huey, and Louie.

The much-anticipated Banana lamps by Studio Job are finally in production by Seletti. The table lamp is being offered in three slightly different “peeled” versions – Huey, Dewey, and Louie – affectionately named after the triplet nephews of Walt Disney’s Donald Duck. Each version features a realistic, detailed cast-resin form with a glamorously unexpected exterior gold finish – the banana-shaped diffuser is glass with a dimmable LED illumination source.

Left photo: Playful sketch by Studio Job for its Peeled Banana Lamp. Right photo: A group of limited edition bronze-cast Banana lamps that studio Job created for a gallery exhibition in Belgium.

Dewey, Huey, and Louie are based upon the group of seven Banana lamps that Studio Job created for the 2015 Banana Show exhibition at the Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Belgium. Each of the latter were cast in bronze in editions of 6 that are offered on the art market for $15K - $20K each.

The Seletti Banana lamps can be physically seen in our Atlanta showroom and ordered now in store or online – the first “bunches” will be shipping in late October. For more information on any of the Banana lamps, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Petite Friture: WEEK-END Collection
By Scott Reilly
8/7/2017 12:16:00 PM  

 

The WEEK-END Collection of outdoor furnishings designed by Studio Brichet Ziegler was recently introduced by French manufacturer and editor, Petite Friture. A comprehensive collection that includes dining chairs with or without arms, dining and bar-height tables of varying sizes, coffee and occasional tables, stool, lounge chair, bench, chaise longue, and even a child’s table and chair.

 

While slatted aluminum seating and surfaces for outdoor use have existed in various forms for decades, the designers, Pierre Brichet and Caroline Ziegler, have re-imagined these in a fabulously engaging way through their WEEK-END Collection. Slats are organized both vertically and horizontally within the same piece infusing the resulting form with an unexpected levity. The horizontally-oriented slats forming the upper portion of the backrest are objectified within an ellipse-shaped perimeter.

 

The entire collection is available with a choice of nine UV-resistant painted color finishes. Upper row (left to right): anthracite, white, blue, burgundy, and brown. Lower row (left to right): gray, yellow, black, and gold.

Switch Modern has recently started representing Petite Friture. We invite you to peruse some of the recent additions to our website. For more information about the WEEK-END Collection, or if there is a particular piece from this French manufacturer in which you are interested, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Poliform: Dama Table or Stool
By Roy Otwell
8/1/2017 2:45:00 PM  

 

The Poliform Dama table or stool is the perfect anywhere surface. Its cylindrical base tapers inwardly as it approaches the top – akin to being “cinched,” it cants sharply outward to define the top. The Dama table’s slightly concave surface makes it comfortable for use a stool yet it can also do double duty as an impromptu table.

 

The Dama stool is fabricated with a choice of Canaletto walnut or cedar wood. Given the inherent natural properties of the latter, Dama will sport knots and irregular cracks that become an engaging component of the table/stool’s aesthetic. A concealed, integrated metal plate located on the underside of the form ever so slightly elevates the table/stool above the surface on which it rests – this design element provides tremendous visual interest.

 

In addition to the natural Canaletto walnut and cedar wood versions, Dama is also available in a range of finishes – a staggering 27 different matte colors and 19 glossy lacquer options. Dama is also offered with two different footprint diameters – 13.5” for solid wood and 15” for painted finish – each version is 18” height. Dama looks amazing when used independently; it also is extraordinary when presented as a cluster in front of a sofa or sectional. Need it fast? The natural cedar version of Dama is available as part of our Quickship program.

For more information about the Poliform Dama table or stool, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or e-mail us at info@switchmodern.com




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Seletti Linea Lamp
By David
7/27/2017 9:13:00 AM  

 

The Seletti Linea lamp designed by Alessandro Zambelli is yet another playful, “illuminating” design from this Italian manufacturer. Clearly paying homage to American minimalist artist Dan Flavin’s contextual exploration of space with tubular fluorescent bulbs in the 1960s, Seletti has created a versatile tube of light that can be leaned against, mounted to, or hung on a wall, rest on a surface or the floor, or even be presented upright with the addition of a modular base.

 

The Linea lamp is available in a choice of six colors – green, pink, red, blue, white, or yellow. As this image illustrates, even the color of each power cord coordinates with the color of the tube. Each Linea lamp’s tube color is juxtaposed with light, natural wood that forms cylindrical encasements that are located on the top and bottom of each tube.

 

Left photo: Each Linea lamp features an integrated looped tab that allows the user to hang the lamp from a wall or ceiling. Flexible plastic cradle mounts/brackets are also included should the user desire to affix the lamp to the wall at a gravity-defying angle. Right photo: An optional, cruciform-shaped wooden base is available separately should the user wish to create a free-standing floor lamp.

These “light tubes” are fun and allow tremendous flexibility for presentation in clever ways. Imagine several of these suspended from a ceiling, a pair presented across each other on the floor, an arrangement mounted at different angles on a wall… perhaps even a “grove” of free-standing floor lamps. All colors of the Linea lamp including the optional base are available to order online or through Switch Modern’s Atlanta showroom. For more information about Linea or any piece within Seletti’s extensive range, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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CVL Lighting – Earth Wall Sconces
By Doug Henderson
7/25/2017 12:41:00 PM  

 

Sun wall sconce, Émilie Cathelineau, CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France. Part of the designer’s Earth collection that features six new wall sconce designs. Illustrated here is the Sun version with an engaging pattern of radiating linear perforations – each in varying lengths and culminating in a circle of varying diameters.

The Earth wall sconce collection from CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France, was recently created by Émilie Cathelineau and sports six different designs – Sober, Radian, Sun, Mandala, Palm, and Turtle. All feature a disc form – most with decorative perforations that diffuse light in spectacular ways. Many of the Earth sconces are available in two sizes.

 

The Earth wall sconce collection is available in several satin finishes – brass, nickel, copper, and graphite – noted here are magnified images of each of the six different designs illustrating their respective decorative perforations.

 

Radian wall sconce, Émilie Cathelineau, CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France. With perforations that mimic a fan, Radian creates a fabulous interplay of light and shadow.

 

Sober wall sconce, Émilie Cathelineau, CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France. As its name suggests, Sober is the only example within the Earth collection that does not feature disc perforations – this sconce diffuses light in a uniform fashion around the disc perimeter.

Switch Modern has recently started representing CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract in the United States. All of the manufacturer’s designs are meticulously hand-crafted in France; all are UL-approved making them ideal for either residential or commercial applications. For more information about any of the wall sconces in CVL’s Earth collection or any of the other CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract designs that Switch Modern presents, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Replacement Covers… Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, Zanotta
By Roy Otwell
7/20/2017 7:57:00 AM  

 

Groundpiece sectional, Antonio Citterio, Flexform, 2001. Since its introduction, Groundpiece has been one of Flexform’s most popular seating systems.

Many of the European brands that Switch Modern represents use tailor-made upholstery covers that are cleverly affixed to the upholstered form’s structure and cushions. Several sofas, sectionals, beds, and lounge chairs from a range of manufacturers – Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, and Zanotta – all provide replacement covers for most pieces within their respective collections. Most even still produce these replacement covers for designs that have long been out of production. At a fraction of the cost of what a new example of the same piece would cost, new replacement upholstery covers represent a wonderful way to renew and refresh an existing piece that you’ve enjoyed over the years while protecting your long-term investment.

 

In addition to Groundpiece, the Flexform Patrik sofa shown in this print ad from 1985 was popular for years. You always loved the upholstery on this piece but perhaps your adorable pets also “loved” Patrik’s original upholstery way too much? Regardless of when they were purchased, all Flexform furniture pieces were an investment worthy of protecting by simply refreshing these pieces with new upholstery recovers.

 

 

Upper photo: Neo Sectional and Neo Sofa, Bensen, 1998. Lower photo: Canyon sectional seating system, Bensen, 2002. Designed by Niels Bendsten, the Neo and Canyon seating ranges have been popular since their respective introductions. Allright… you’ve become tired of that late 1990s fashion color upholstery that you originally ordered but you still really enjoy the comfort and look of these sectionals… replacement covers are the answer.

 

The Onto bed designed by Niels Bendsten in 1996 has been a Bensen classic for two decades… you still love the form and associated ergonomics but have become tired of the way the upholstered headboard looks after 15 years. It’s so easy to simply keep the bed and just order replacements covers. Swapping these out is easy and your bed will look and feel new again.

 

The iconic Gilda lounge chair (1954) and Sacco chair (1968) have been produced for years by Zanotta. Replacement covers are available for all upholstered Zanotta designs at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire piece.

Whether your piece is still in production or now long out-of-production, all were designed with removable upholstery to not only enable periodic cleaning of the textile covers, but to actually change it up when you desire something different – color, pattern, or texture. Switch Modern provides quotations on a regular basis for replacement covers for various manufacturers that we represent. Please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com to get a quotation as well as review current textile options available.




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Ingo Maurer Lucellino LED + Delight Lamps
By Doug Henderson
7/18/2017 8:31:00 AM  

 

Lucellino LED lamp, Ingo Maurer, Germany, 1992/2015. This design icon from the early 1990s is one of Ingo Maurer’s best known lighting designs. Its name is a clever portmanteau – in Italian, “luce” means light and “uccellino” translates as little bird. Its form is quite literally a proprietary light bulb with affixed hand-crafted goose feather wings that has been “tethered” to its thin brass flexible support wire support and soldered to its thin red power cord. The base plate of Lucellino LED is equipped with a touch sensor for switching and continuous dimming. Lucellino is included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

 

With Lucellino, Ingo Maurer’s treatment of the bulb form is an integral part of the lamp’s overall aesthetic. Employing elaborate LED technology that was developed collaboratively by Ingo Maurer and Toshiba Materials, the goal was to update Lucellino by creating an LED bulb form that mimics the aesthetics associated with the frosted bulb of the original design yet also dims like an incandescent bulb. The resulting TRI-R bulb is a technological masterpiece and is difficult to distinguish from the bulb used in the lamp’s original design. It’s manufactured exclusively for Ingo Maurer and can only be used in Lucellino LED. Left photo from Ingo Maurer illustrates the first batch of Lucellino LED lamps being produced.

 

Delight lamp, Frans van Nieuwenborg and Martijn Wegman, Ingo Maurer, Germany, 1980. Like Lucellino, this fabulously conceptual design is another Ingo Maurer icon. Delight is such a simple, clever piece… it features a special heat-resistant white fiberglass square cIoth with an integrated bulb socket in the center around which the soft cloth with its luxe woven subtle shimmer can be “draped” in various ways by the user to create an “illuminated object” – functioning in this photo as a table lamp.

 

With its integrated loop tab on one side, Delight can also be hung on a wall functioning like a sconce – gravity also assists with the way in which the cloth drapes. For many years, the manufacturer recommended a frosted incandescent 40 watt E27 base bulb for use with the lamp. With the advent of LED technology, clearly other bulb options (and associated resulting aesthetics) are now available. Delight is included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Switch Modern has just started adding Ingo Maurer lighting designs to its website. For more information about either Lucellino LED or Delight as well as any other extraordinary lamp manufactured by Ingo Maurer, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Poltrona Frau Quickship Sale: 30% Off Thru 7/31
By Scott Reilly
7/14/2017 9:56:00 AM  

 

Poltrona Frau and Switch Modern are having an incredible sale! Thru July 31, all Poltrona Frau Quickship items are 30% off – dining and lounge chairs, dining tables, sofas, beds, occasional tables, and lighting. Not only is this discount just phenomenal, it applies to all Poltrona Frau pieces that are in-stock in the United States. While Quickship items are only available with select upholstery and finish options, they are also available with an expedited lead time that is typically only 4 – 6 weeks from order. As pieces will sell out quickly, if something strikes your fancy, please give us a call at 404-605-0196 to review current Quickship inventory along with associated options and pricing.

 

This special Quickship sale includes (clockwise) iconic pieces like Jean-Marie Massaud’s popular Archibald lounge chair and optional matching ottoman; Gio Ponti’s Dezza lounge chair – a mid 1960s classic – is available with either black or Nest Madreperla leather upholstery and black lacquer legs; Roberto Lazzeroni’s chic Montera chairs in two versions; and Gastone Rinaldi’s T904 bench that combines a black frame with a teak-stained ash seating plane along with cushions in a choice of latte leather or taupe textile.

 

The 30% discount applies to (clockwise) Jean Marie Massaud’s popular John-John sofa and John-John bed – each is available in a neutral leather choice – the bed is available in both American king and queen sizes as part of the Quickship Program; Roberto Lazzeroni’s Bolero dining table is available in the 98.4” size that will comfortably seat six with a top surface choice of wengé-stained solid ash or marble; and the Bretagne bed that combines leather and textile upholstery is also available in American queen and king sizes.

 

Discounted Poltrona Frau Quickship items include (clockwise) Mossimosistema in two different upholstery options; Tito Agnoli’s Aurora Due bed with its engaging capitonné headboard in latte leather is available in American king or queen sizes; the Obi dresser and Obi nightstand – each with latte leather upholstered drawer fronts juxtaposed with walnut frames; Jean-Marie Massaud’s Bob tables are available in two heights – each Quickship version sports a combination of latte or anthracite leather with a chic anthracite base finish; and Roberto Lazzeroni’s luxe Ginger Ale swivel chair.

 

Discounted Poltrona Frau Quickship items include (clockwise) Jean-Marie Massaud’s Grantorino bed available in both American king or queen sizes; Roberto Lazzeroni’s enveloping and sensual Mamy Blue lounge chair; the timeless Liz dining chair that evokes midcentury simplicity and elegance is available with wengé-stained beech wood legs and latte leather; Massaud’s sophisticated glass Dido (table) and Holly (floor) lamp designs; Lazzeroni’s Fiorile occasional tables in three engaging forms – triangular, square, and rectilinear – each with a choice of surface in wengé-stained ash or marble; and Massaud’s Grantorino sofa.

For more information about any of the aforementioned Poltrona Frau Quickship pieces or to review associated samples along with current inventory and pricing, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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