• Italian Design at 2018 Winter Olympics

    Italian Design at 2018 Winter Olympics

    Switch Modern was delighted to learn that several Italian manufacturers that we represent - Edra, Glas Italia, and Riva 1920 - were invited to provide the furnishings to create the interiors for Casa Italia at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Casa Italia functions as the hospitality center for the Italian delegation at the Olympic Games. In Pyeongchang...
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  • Petite Friture - Extraordinary Lighting; Special Pricing

    Petite Friture - Extraordinary Lighting; Special Pricing

    Tom Dixon's Melt Light is an extraordinary series of distorted spherical lights that are half-metallized to create an incredible optical effect that casts an ethereal luminosity within any interior that they are placed. Melt was the result of a 2014 collaboration between Dixon and the Swedish design collective, Front, experimenting in the technologically advanced fields of blow molding and vacuum...
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  • Moooi Perch Lights

    Moooi Perch Lights

    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...
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  • Extraordinary Mirrors

    Extraordinary Mirrors

    Left photo: The Miraggio mirror designed by the Campana Brothers for Edra, Italy, in 2009 features an assemblage of laser-cut pieces of varying sizes that have been "stitched" together to create a reflective surface that blurs the boundaries of fine art and design. Right photo: The Francis mirror recently designed by Constance Guisset for Petite Friture, France, explores the...
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  • Kartell Goes Sottass: A Tribute to Memphis

    Kartell Goes Sottass: A Tribute to Memphis

    As part of a tribute to Ettore Sottsass (1917 - 2007), Kartell has created a collection of designs that take their inspiration from the graphics and forms pioneered by the designer through the Memphis Movement in the 1980s. In addition to offering historic, graphic textiles by both Ettore Sottsass and Nathalie du Pasquier on many of Kartell's extant upholstered...
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  • CVL Lighting: Tetra Wall Sconce

    CVL Lighting: Tetra Wall Sconce

    Tetra wall sconce, Émilie Cathelineau, CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France. Left photo: A dramatic installation of Tetra sconces - eight were used to create each of these flanking "wreath" forms. Right photo: Tetra used as a single wall sconce. The Tetra wall sconce gets its moniker from its formal geometric shape... the tetrahedron. Its four-sided form is...
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  • Petite Friture: WEEK-END Collection

    Petite Friture: WEEK-END Collection

    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...
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  • Poliform: Dama Table or Stool

    Poliform: Dama Table or Stool

    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. ...
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  • CVL Lighting - Earth Wall Sconces

    CVL Lighting - Earth Wall Sconces

    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...
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  • Replacement Covers... Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, Zanotta

    Replacement Covers... Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, Zanotta

    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...
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  • Ingo Maurer Lucellino LED + Delight Lamps

    Ingo Maurer Lucellino LED + Delight Lamps

    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...
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  • Bensen Endless Sectional Seating

    Bensen Endless Sectional Seating

    Bensen's Endless sectional and sofa seating designed by Niels Bendtsen truly lives up to its name! Endless is a modular seating system with seemingly an infinite number of possible configurations. This Endless sectional configuration viewed aerially illustrates how several different components can be combined. From left to right - a terminal element in standard depth, inwardly curved element...
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  • Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern Exhibition + Event 6/22/17

    Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern Exhibition + Event 6/22/17

    Switch Modern is delighted to present a pop-up exhibition of the work of much celebrated artist and designer Jaime Hayon! The exhibition features a range of designs - furniture, lighting, accessories - that Hayon had created for several European manufacturers over the past decade. Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern includes over thirty of Hayon's designs produced by &Tradition, Denmark; BD...
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  • Jaime Hayon Wittmann Wings Bed

    Jaime Hayon Wittmann Wings Bed

    Jaime Hayon's Wings bed for Wittmann, Austria, just arrived this week at our Atlanta showroom - it's spectacular! In fact, several pieces from the Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection are now in the showroom. We have all been admiring these pieces and we thought that it would be great to share some thoughts about the collection and the Wings bed...
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  • Edra: Extraordinary Sofas

    Edra: Extraordinary Sofas

    Boa sofa, Campana Bothers, Edra, 2002. A profoundly sculptural "nest" that is composed of 100 meters of tubular velvet that has been filled with polyurethane chips and goose down. As much "soft sculpture" as it is seating. While the aforementioned Boa sofa has been one of Edra's most recently talked about seating designs (perhaps due to Kendall Jenner's having...
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  • Santa & Cole Lighting: Spotlight on Design Event

    Santa & Cole Lighting: Spotlight on Design Event

    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...
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  • Jaime Hayon + Nani Marquina Rugs

    Jaime Hayon + Nani Marquina Rugs

    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...
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  • Jaime Hayon: Fritz Hansen Fri and Ro Chairs

    Jaime Hayon: Fritz Hansen Fri and Ro Chairs

    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."...
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  • CVL Lighting Constellation

    CVL Lighting Constellation

    Constellation, Emile Cathelineau, CVL Lighting / CVL Luminaires Contract, France. Illustrated (left) as a wall installation that includes six elements. Each Constellation modular element includes asymmetrical "arms" that emanate from a central "hub" and culminate in six integrated diffusers - three face outward; three are oriented inward. Constellation can be used singly as a sconce or combined with like...
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  • Oluce Atollo Lamp: A Design Icon at 40

    Oluce Atollo Lamp: A Design Icon at 40

    Atollo lamp Vico Magistretti, Oluce, 1977. This design icon is celebrating 40 years of continuous production. This photo illustrates the three available sizes of the Atollo lamp as well as three of its finishes - brushed gold along with black or white in glossy finishes. Since its introduction in 1977, Vico Magistretti's Atollo lamp has become an icon of...
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