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New Debuts From Glas Italia
By Alex
5/28/2015 12:47:00 AM  


New From Glas Italia


Last month Switch Modern's founders, Roy and Doug, took Milan Design Week from top to bottom in search of the very best furniture, lighting and accessories making their way to market this 2015. While heads may still be spinning from the sensory overload of it all, we've been itching to share several new introductions from the crystal glass specialists at Glas Italia. Each piece or collection of pieces represents a collaboration between Glas Italia and a renowned international talent, ranging from Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka to Italy-based designer Patricia Urquiola. We hope you love the new additions as much as we do!


New From Glas Italia


New From Glas Italia


The Boxinbox series by French designer Philippe Starck plays with color, reflection and transparency to delightful effect.


New From Glas Italia


New From Glas Italia


New From Glas Italia


Patricia Urquiola’s new Shimmer collection uses a special iridescent, multichromatic finish to add warmth, color and dimension to a traditionally cold material.


New From Glas Italia


New From Glas Italia


The PRISM Cabinet & Bench by Tokujin Yoshioka  is composed of high transparency glass, beveled at the perfect angle to create a prism like sparkle. We're in love!

To view the full Glas Italia line we invite you to visit us at switchmodern.com.


Tags: Glas Italia, Milan 2015
Categories: Manufacturers, Trade Shows, News, Exhibitions, Furniture
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Moooi Takes Milan In High Style Exhibit
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.


Tags: Moooi, Milan Design Week 2015
Categories: Manufacturers, Trade Shows, News, Exhibitions, Lighting, Furniture
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Salone Internazionale del Mobile / Milan Design Week 2014
By Alex
4/21/2014 12:31:00 PM  


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Earlier this month Switch Modern's founders, Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson, set off to Milan for the city's annual design festivities. Centered around the main Salone Internazionale del Mobile - a veritable mecca for those in the home furnishing sector - the week-long events roughly translate to some intensive mingling and design treasure hunting. Shown here is a small selection of the many pieces that were on display, all of which will soon be available through Switch Modern. Enjoy!

Shown above - The spectacular Moooi exhibit, showcasing a number of new pieces (including those striking floor lamps) set against backdrops of Massimo Listri photos.


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Diapositive 2014 - Elegant glass desks by designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Glas Italia.


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Prism chair - Made from thick high transparacy glass by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia.


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Up in the Air - a minimal occasional table, filled with environment-friendly resin, complete with hand-made fish. Design by Ramón Úbeda y Otto Canalda for Viccarbe.

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Step - a beautifully proportioned and detailed modular sofa by Vincent Van Duysen for Viccarbe.

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Now available in an array of transparent colors - the Uncle Jim chair by Philipe Starck for Kartell.

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Founder Roy Otwell loved the metallic finishes of the new Precious Kartell collection. Shown here - the Masters Chair in golden plastic by Philippe Starck.

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Designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen and reissued this year by the Republic of Fritz Hansen - The Drop™ chair!

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The new Noè bottle holder by Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi.

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Introducing Albero - a free-standing floor to ceiling bookcase designed in the late 1950s by Gianfranco Frattini. It has just been brought back into production by Poltrona Frau.

For more updates on news, products and events, be sure to join us on Facebook and Pinterest.


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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
Categories: "Spotlight on Design", Interior Design, Manufacturers, Trade Shows, Videos, Exhibitions
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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.

Tags: Santa & Cole, Euroluce 2013, Milan
Categories: "Spotlight on Design", Manufacturers, Trade Shows, News, Lighting
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B&B Italia Introduces 2013 Designs
By Switch Modern
1/22/2013 10:21:00 AM  

News from B&B Italia at imm Cologne - The International Furnishing Show - about their new designs for 2013. See the outdoor versions of the Grand Papilio, Piccola Papilio and Mini Papilio armchairs. Learn more about the Interior Innovation Award-winning Theo armchair and Orione storage units and consoles.

Tags: B&B Italia, 2013 Products
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Bocci Introduces New Products at imm Cologne
By Switch Modern
1/17/2013 10:30:00 AM  

Bocci introduces 28c a flexible copper suspension for all 28 series chandeliers. Shaping the tubes will allow for a unique composition for each installation.

Bocci's new 38 Series Chandelier incorporates spaces for live plantings.

The 28d fixture can be used on any horizontal surface.

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Minotti wins Wallpaper* "Best Collection" Award
By Switch Modern
1/15/2013 10:03:00 AM  

The 2012/Collection coordinated by Rodolofo Dordoni and launced at last April's Salone del Mobile" furniture show in Milan has received the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Awards 2013 prize in the "Best Collection" category.  The award recognizes the innovation and consistency which set the Minotti brand apart.

Tags: Minotti, Wallpaper*, Best Collection
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Kartell Rocks Salone 2012
By switch modern
5/31/2012 3:20:00 PM  

This year's Salone del Mobile in Milan was one of the best in years. The designs reflected a feeling of refinement and maturity. Kartell's booth exemplifies these traits in spades.

With its rich history of design and its history of pushing the envelope where materials are concerned, Kartell managed to look forward and back at the same time.


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Trade Show: International Gift Fair Winter 2011
By Sara Hart
2/5/2011 2:23:00 PM  

Roy Otwell and Bob Wethington saw it all as they scoured the 2,800 exhibitors ISO beautiful home furnishings, tabletop products, and accessories for switchmodern. We are thrilled that two of our lines were award winners.

Excellence in Product Design

Stelton won for its Pure Black Pure White knives forged from a single piece of stainless steel and coated in black matte titanium, and held on a single, white magnetic strip. A reinterpretation of the classic form, the judges liked its sleek, minimalistic high design.

Overall Excellence

Creative Danes representing Menu won for innovation in outdoor, dining and living products, presentation and technology. Menu's Scandinavian design originals boast clean lines with unexpected functionality to surprise and delight the user.

Tags: SWITCHMODERN, International Gift Fair Winter 2011, New York City
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