• Giorgetti Move Chair + Hug Chair

    Giorgetti Move Chair + Hug Chair

    Referring to her Move chair design for Giorgetti, Rosella Pugliatti notes, "Its design doesn't simulate nature but interprets it. The idea behind Move is in the organic shapes that wood takes in nature and in the study of geometry in the dynamics of solid bodies." Introduced in 2014, Giorgetti's Move rocking armchair is expertly crafted from thirty pieces of...
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  • Grand Plie, Plie, and Piaffe: Driade Quickship

    Grand Plie, Plie, and Piaffe: Driade Quickship

    Driade's fabulously engaging outdoor seating and surfaces! Plie lounge chair, Grand Plie sofa, and Piaffe coffee table - all designed in 2009 by Roberto and Ludovica Palomba. A decade later, all have become Driade icons. Each piece is available in a choice of white or light gray. Need it fast? White is a QuickShip option. All are composed of Monobloc polyethylene making them perfectly suited for outdoor use. When all three pieces in the collection are viewed together, there is an amazing synergy of forms. The sofa's curves, the cascading, inwardly-oriented sides of the coffee table, and the tall back of the lounge chair that quite literally both frames and envelops the sitter.
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  • Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional

    Harvey Probber Deep Tuft Sectional

    We just love this modern interior recently created by Atlanta designer, Tim Hobby. The saturated, textural blue and magenta absolutely pop against the dark walls and are visually underscored by the designer's spot-on punctuation with reflective surfaces - this space absolutely captures the sophisticated glam associated with many early 1970s interiors. The room is flanked by iconic seating - Harvey...
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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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  • 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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  • Jacopo Foggini's Surreal Ines Lamp for Edra

    Jacopo Foggini's Surreal Ines Lamp for Edra

    Artist Jacopo Foggini has collaborated with Italian manufacturer Edra over the past few years to create several chair designs that push the limits of manipulating polycarbonate - the results create profoundly engaging new aesthetics that blur industrial design and fine art. We are absolutely smitten with his recent, fabulously surreal Ines floor lamp design. As Foggini remarked...
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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 @ 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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  • Kartell Componibili: A Design Icon

    Kartell Componibili: A Design Icon

    The 50th anniversary celebration of the Kartell Componibili has prompted Switch Modern to take a look back at this iconic design created by Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Designed as modular storage containers that simply stack/nest within each other where the consumer ultimately determines the resulting aesthetic and function of the form based upon the number of like elements purchased.  Componobili was introduced in 1967 - these were square forms with rounded corners with one of the form's four sides open. There were two heights available; the larger version could even be outfitted with an optional hinged door. On the underside of each container are four holes into which castors can be snuggly fit in order to make a single piece or stacked group mobile. A lid was developed that can be used to create a surface atop any of the modular pieces - a single piece or a group.  A profoundly clever design, the square Componobili could be stacked in clever and engaging ways - the use of different colors and orientations of container openings only added to the visual interest of assembling these modular elements. These were originally available in several colors - white, black, yellow, red, and orange. By the early 1970s, green and brown were available.
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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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  • Moooi Carpets: Maison Christian Lacroix

    Moooi Carpets: Maison Christian Lacroix

    Maison Christian Lacroix's fabulously exuberant Malmaison rug is available in four colorways - noted here are Malmaison Berlingot (left) and Malmaison Citrus (right). Legendary French fashion house, Maison Christian Lacroix, created this extraordinarily vivid design for Moooi. The Malmaison series consists of four rugs - each is part of the Moooi Signatures Collection. Maison Christian Lacroix was inspired by France...
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  • Moooi Heracleum Light

    Moooi Heracleum Light

    This remarkable lighting design is truly an example of the intersection of technology and art. Designed by Bertjan Pot in 2010, the Heracleum lamp has quickly become one of the most popular suspension lamps that Switch Modern shows. According to the lamp's designer, "I had this idea of where a bundle of stick-like branches are split then split again...
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  • Moooi Meshmatics Suspension Light

    Moooi Meshmatics Suspension Light

    Rick Tegelaar's much anticipated Meshmatics suspension light for Moooi, Netherlands, has finally arrived in the United States. Tegelaar quite literally developed special machinery and an associated set of tools that enable the designer to manipulate chicken wire in both a highly controlled and precise fashion. As described by the designer, "By stretching the material over a mold it shrinks itself...
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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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  • Moooi Shift Chair

    Moooi Shift Chair

    Shift, lounge chair, Jonas Forsman, Moooi, Netherlands. With Shift, the designer celebrates the time-honored foldable function with engaging new aesthetics and heightened comfort. Illustrated in the warm ochre and blue gray colorways. Designed by Jonas Forsman, the Moooi Shift chair and Shift lounge chair challenge preconceived notions of how a folding chair can look. Most of us think of...
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  • Neri & Hu

    Neri & Hu

    Neri & Hu refers to the Shangahi-based interdisciplinary architectural husband and wife design team of Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu. The duo met in 2002 while they were working for the late American architect Michael Graves on his renovation of Shanghai's landmark Three on the Bund project. Within a year, they had established Design Republic - a...
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  • Oluce Alba Lights

    Oluce Alba Lights

    Alba is an engaging and luxe collection of lighting from Italian manufacturer Oluce that was introduced in 2018 and designed by Mariana Pellegrino Soto. The Alba Collection includes several lighting typologies - table, floor, as well as suspension and wall sconce versions. The Alba Collection features two different suspension light versions. A single droplet diffuser - Alba 465 (left side...
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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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  • 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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