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Jaime Hayon Fritz Hansen Accessories
By David
6/19/2017 2:32:00 PM  

 

Jaime Hayon has created a luxe collection of accessories for Fritz Hansen – vases, throws, pillows, candleholders, and a tray. These were introduced in 2016 and 2017 and beautifully complement his growing collection of furniture designs for this Danish manufacturer. Illustrated here is the designer’s Ikebana vase – a sophisticated combination of brushed brass and glass through which the user can individually arrange blooms that are supported upright. The floating plane visually bisects the stems – the lower stem is further objectified through the transparency of the glass and water. Ikebana is available in two sizes.

 

Just fabulous! Hayon’s much loved figural graphics lend themselves beautifully to this luxurious, decorative reversible woven throw. An extraordinarily comfortable piece that will add a soft spot of whimsy and color to any surface. Illustrated here in two colorways – black/gold (taupe) and blue. Each sports a different composition.

 

Left photo: This rectilinear pillow features Hayon’s graphics in a palette of blues and ochre yellows. Right photo: This clever, expressive serving tray sports signature “ear” tabs on the perimeter; it also functions as a caddy with its central columnar handle – available in gray colored ash wood.

 

 

Through his accessories for Fritz Hansen, Hayon explores a striking juxtaposition of materials. Upper left photo illustrates the two sizes of single candleholder in well-weighted brushed brass – this series is also available in a triple candleholder as well as a tea light. Right side images show the two sizes of bulbous vase; each features a smoked glass repository that rests within a wood cradle – the random striations of the cedar wood create a pattern that is ultimately unique to each piece.

 

With the exception of the decorative pillow, all of the Jaime Hayon accessories for Fritz Hansen include a beautifully crafted gift box. The left side photo illustrates the range of packaging – the candleholders are even presented in cylindrical boxes with tab pulls on their respective lids.

Switch Modern shows and stocks all of Jaime Hayon’s accessories for Fritz Hansen – all of which are being included in our upcoming pop-up exhibition entitled, Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern. In addition to the accessories developed for Fritz Hansen, the exhibition will also include Hayon’s designs for several other European manufacturers - &Tradition, BD Barcelona, Moooi, Nani Marquina, and Wittmann. Switch Modern’s exhibition will be presented in our showroom from June 23 through July 23 with an opening reception on the evening of June 22 – we are delighted that Jaime Hayon will be in attendance. If you would like to join us, please click here for an invitation in order to RSVP. For more information about Jaime Hayon’s designs for Fritz Hansen, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Jaime Hayon Formakami Lamps
By Doug Henderson
6/14/2017 9:54:00 AM  

 

Jaime Hayon’s Formakami lamps were introduced in 2015 by Danish manufacturer & Tradition. These suspension lamps are composed of hand-crafted soft white rice paper and punctuated with collars in black-stained oak. Formakami is available in three shapes – each features a distinct upper form that culminates in a truncated sphere. Right side photo (from left to right): The &Tradition Formakami JH4, JH3, JH5 lamps.

“Lamps play such an important role in people’s lives. For some cultures, they chase away the darkness by bringing hope. I’ve tried to keep this emotional angle about light – in a lamp that also appears light. By making the bottom part of the lamp open, the idea is to bring even more illumination to people everywhere in the world.” – Jaime Hayon

 

Left photo: A dining table is illuminated by the bulbous JH5 Formakami lamp. Right photo: The striking capsule form of the JH3 Formakami lamp. All versions of the lamp include 157” of black cord affording Formakami’s use with tall ceilings.

Switch Modern shows all of these lamps online as well as in our Atlanta showroom – in fact, all three versions are included in our upcoming pop-up exhibition entitled, Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern. In addition to the lighting developed for &Tradition, this exhibition will also include Hayon’s furniture and accessory designs for several other European manufacturers - BD Barcelona, Fritz Hansen, Moooi, Nani Marquina, and Wittmann. Switch Modern’s exhibition will be presented in our showroom from June 23 through July 23 with an opening reception on the evening of June 22 – we are delighted that Jaime Hayon will be in attendance. If you would like to join us, please click here for an invitation in order to RSVP. For more information about Jaime Hayon’s lighting designs for &Tradition, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Santa & Cole Lighting: Spotlight on Design Event
By Scott Reilly
6/13/2017 7:54:00 AM  

 

An impromptu exhibition of various Santa & Cole lighting designs – table, floor, and suspension lamps representing both classics and recently introduced pieces – was installed in anticipation of Switch Modern’s Spotlight on Design event at our Atlanta showroom on June 1.

 

Roy Otwell (center), Co-Owner, Switch Modern, enjoys a laugh and greets the group from Santa & Cole that included Nina Ordeig, Marketing Director (left); Nina Masó, Co-Founder (center); and Manuel Mestre, US Managing Director (right). Masó and Ordeig traveled from Barcelona specifically to introduce the 2017 lighting designs to select design audiences in United States. Atlanta was the first stop of a tour that includes Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. In 1985, Masó co-founded Santa & Cole with Gabriel Ordeig Cole and Javier Nieto Santa.

 

Doug Henderson (standing left), Co-Owner, Switch Modern, introduces our distinguished guests from Santa & Cole who provided an illustrated presentation of this Spanish company’s 30+ year history while presenting several of the actual lighting prototypes that will be available in 2017. In addition to the presentation, attendees enjoyed an assortment of Spanish wines and hors d’oeuvres.

 

Assisted by her daughter, Nina Ordeig, Santa & Cole co-founder, Nina Masó, demonstrates new pieces like Tekio – a fascinating modular tubular paper lamp that can be combined in seemingly endless ways. Left photo: Masó is holding the basic Tekio modular element – akin to a tubular accordion. Right photo: Masó places Tekio on the demonstration table and illustrates the way in which LED light will be diffused through the form. Each of Tekio’s circular wooden ends contains magnets that allow the user to easily connect elements to assemble a range of forms.

 

Throughout the presentation Nina Masó demonstrated the versatility and function of several of Santa & Cole’s classic designs as well as several new pieces like Cestita Bateria (left) – this iconic midcentury design is now available in a cordless version with a rechargeable battery. And… Santa & Cole is more than just innovative lighting… Masó demonstrates the award-winning versatile Belloch stacking chair. Designed in 2009, Belloch is available in several colors and provides a fabulous visual and textural juxtaposition of plastic seat and back with natural beech wood legs. An outdoor version of the chair features aluminum legs.

 

Left photo: Tekio, Anthony Dickens, 2017. Tekio is a paper lamp that is available in a standard modular section – the ends of which are attached by magnets. This phenomenal lighting designs allows elements to be connected in seemingly endless ways – illustrated here as circular suspension lamp. Right photo: Cestita Bateria, Miguel Milá, 2017. Cestita has been an icon since its introduction in the early 1960s – Santa & Cole has recently introduced the lamp with a rechargeable battery that allows it to be used without a cord. As with all of Milá’s objects, Cestita strikes a balance between rational functionalism and the legacy of local artisan creation.

 

Left photo: Gira, Massana, Tremoleda, Ferrer, 1978 (reissued 2017). Conceived in 1978, Gira was originally produced by Mobles 114, an editing company founded by Massana and Tremoleda. Santa & Cole has reedited this classic with a black, natural anodized aluminum, or brass shade. Cirio Cascada, Antoni Arola, 2017. Cirio Cascada is the newest member of the Cirio family allowing light to vertically punctate a space by way of being hung at different heights from a variety of rectilinear or circular canopies. Cirio’s diffusers are available in white porcelain, white opal glass, and brass.

Switch Modern shows a substantive collection of Santa & Cole’s lighting designs both online and in our Atlanta showroom – many of the pieces are now also available through our Quick Ship Program. For more information about any of these designs including lead times for any of the aforementioned 2017 introductions, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Jaime Hayon + Nani Marquina Rugs
By Elaine
6/12/2017 8:13:00 AM  

 

Presented recently at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the Hayon x Nani collection features four rugs designed by Jaime Hayon for Nani Marquina – each example is a hand-tufted composition of the artist’s popular mythical iconography that includes lips, hands, stools, turtles, fish and hybrids of humans and birds. Left photo: Hayon x Nani runner version. Right photo: The artist sitting atop the rectilinear area rug version that is available in two sizes.

 

The Hayon x Nani collection coincides with the Spanish manufacturer’s 30th anniversary. Each rug is meticulously tufted by hand using a manually-operated pistol that injects pieces of wool. Nani Marquina sources its wool from New Zealand – world renowned for its superior quality sustainable sheep wool and the natural fiber’s associated dye absorption and colorfastness.

 

Left photo: Hayon x Nani area rug is available in two sizes – 5’7” x 7’10” and 6’7” x 7’10”. Right photo: In addition to the runner version, Hayon also created a small square rug that measures 3’11 x 4’3” – this is ideal for small floor spaces or is just fabulous when presented as wall hanging. In addition to the four versions, custom sizes of Hayon x Nani can also be created.

 

Nani Marquina (pictured far left) was recently the recipient of an award for “Best Flooring: Residential” for the Hayon x Nani rug collection. The award was given by Interior Design magazine and ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and was held at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The award statuettes (right) were actually designed by Jaime Hayon and created by the Catalan firm of Lladró.

Switch Modern shows all versions of the Hayon x Nani rugs online. The runner and small square versions are actually included in our upcoming pop-up exhibition entitled, Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern. In addition to the rugs developed for Nani Marquina, this exhibition will also include Hayon’s furniture, lighting, and accessory designs for several other European manufacturers - &Tradition, BD Barcelona, Fritz Hansen, Moooi, and Wittmann. Switch Modern’s exhibition will be presented in our showroom from June 23 through July 23 with an opening reception on the evening of June 22 – we are delighted that Jaime Hayon will be in attendance. If you would like to join us, please click here for an invitation in order to RSVP. For more information about Jaime Hayon’s rugs for Nani Marquina, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Jaime Hayon: Fritz Hansen Fri and Ro Chairs
By Roy Otwell
6/9/2017 8:15:00 AM  

 

Fri low back lounge chair (right) and Ro high back lounge chair (left), Jaime Hayon, Fritz Hansen.

“Good design should be problem-solving and long-lasting, this goes without saying. But I also make design for people, to be used by people. I believe that good design should provoke feelings. Design should make you feel comfortable. And design should generate happiness.” – Jaime Hayon

The designer’s Fri and Ro lounge chairs are exciting additions to the collection that Hayon has created with Danish manufacturer, Fritz Hansen. Not only is each lounge chair incredibly comfortable, each exudes a sensuality that Hayon has achieved through his expert manipulation of curves – either form is engaging from any vista.

 

This group of low back Fri chairs illustrates a number of the textile options that exist for the seating range. Coupled with a choice of brushed aluminum or oak legs, all options allow the user to personalize the resulting aesthetic of the chair.

 

The high back Ro lounge chair’s exquisite curves exude a sensuality that quickly conjures another Fritz Hansen icon – Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair from the late 1950s. Like Fri, Ro is also available in a number of upholstery options – several of these textile combinations were personally selected by Jaime Hayon.

 

Interior installations with the Ro lounge chair and ottoman (left) and Fri lounge chairs (right). The Ro lounge chair noted here illustrates the tonal color blocking that can be achieved by upholstering the frame and cushions in complementary textile colors. An optional matching footstool is available for Ro and Fri.

 

The neutral textile used on this Fri lounge chair provides a fabulous textural juxtaposition with the chair’s brushed aluminum legs.

Switch Modern shows both the Fri low back and Ro high back lounge chairs online as well as in our Atlanta showroom. Both lounge chairs will be included in our upcoming pop-up exhibition entitled, Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern. In addition to furniture and accessories developed for Fritz Hansen, the exhibition will also include Hayon’s designs for several other European manufacturers - &Tradition, BD Barcelona, Moooi, Nani Marquina, and Wittmann. Switch Modern’s exhibition will be presented in our showroom from June 23 through July 23 with an opening reception on the evening of June 22 – we are delighted that Jaime Hayon will be in attendance. If you would like to join us, please click here for an invitation in order to RSVP. For more information about Jaime Hayon’s designs for Fritz Hansen, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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The CH07 Shell Chair by Carl Hansen & Son Turns 50!
By Roy Otwell
9/15/2013 12:30:00 PM  
CH07 Maharam Shell Chair Project

In September of 2013, the CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner will celebrate its 50th birthday!

To celebrate, Carl Hansen and Son collaborated their textile partner, Maharam, to create a collection of 20 new offerings for the Shell Chair.

The Maharam Shell Chair Project was launched at the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Twenty Shell Chairs were presented, each upholstered in a different Maharam textile with a coordinated wood frame.

Browse through the entire Maharam Shell Chair Project at switchmodern.com.




Tags: Carl Hansen & Son; Hans J. Wegner; CH07 Chair, Maharam; Maharam Shell Chair Project
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B&B Italia Transforms Venetian Palazzo
By Roy Otwell
9/15/2013 11:51:00 AM  
B&B Italia transforms palazzo

At the Aman Canale Grande Hotel in Venice, B&B Italia furniture helped transform the palazzo from a private residence to a 21st century luxury hotel.

The designer combined "silk wall coverings and painted friezes with stark white walls, grey upholstery, B&B furniture and silk curtains which blend in beautifully with the fresco embellished walls and ceilings, and the large windows with their sweeping vistas over the Canal’s historic buildings."

To read more and see photos B&B Italia furniture that is featured in the elegant palazzo, click here.

For ideas on how to transform your home, browse the collection in our B&B Italia store.




Tags: B&B Italia; Aman Canale Grande Hotel; Venice
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Minotti2013 Moodboard Experience
By Roy Otwell
8/10/2013 10:34:00 AM  

This video captures the eclectic spirit of the Minotti2013 Collection, coordinated by Rodolfo Dordoni and presented at the Salone del Mobile Furniture Show in Milan. It blends the aesthetic motifs that distinguish the new collection, and imagfes focus on the weaves, colors and exclusive designs of their new textile structures.




You may also enjoy browsing our Minotti store.




Tags: Minotti, Salone del Mobile Furniture Show, Rodolfo Dordoni
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Poliform on HGTV's "Star" and in the News
By Roy Otwell
7/13/2013 9:15:00 PM  
Poliform featured on HGTV Star

On Sunday, July 14th, Poliform products and the Poliform Los Angeles Showroom will be featured on HGTV “Star” show, Season 8, Episode 6. HGTV Star is a reality contest where young designers compete for the opportunity of winning their own TV show on HGTV. In each episode they are challenged to design interiors for various spaces.

Recently, Poliform was also featured in the following publications:

  • On the cover of LA Confidential Magazine's Summer Issue, you can see the Dama Small Table/chair
  • Poliform kitchens and vanities are in the summer issue of Gotham Magazine, for a Luxury Building in New York (737 Park Avenue).
  • Whitewall Magazine recently featured the Poliform Closet in Spessart Oak.


To view our line of Poliform products, visit our Poliform store.




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Santa & Cole Lights Up Euroluce 2013
By Roy Otwell
6/21/2013 9:39:00 AM  


Santa & Cole introduced their new products at Euroluce 2013. The international fair is a place where lovers of good design learn about trends and view new lighting products. 

The Santa & Cole area was divided into two main spaces: one for our the new 2013 range with the families BlancoWhite, Sin, HeadHat, new Raw Color ribbons, Cestita, the new Arne street lamp and the Nimba LED; and another where visitors could chill out and chat. The immense five-foot diameter Cirio that lit the space attracted many visitors.

For a great view of the new Santa & Cole products and their stand at the fair, take a look at their blog posting and scroll through the slide show. 

You can see many of the products in our Santa & Cole store.




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