Coalesse, a new premium live/work furnishings brand, has been honored by the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, with two Good Design Awards for its innovative Andoo and Holy Day lines of chairs and tables. Coalesse is proud to offer the market's most expansive collection of live/work furniture; that is, pieces designed with creative types in mind and that interchangeably fit the home and office.
Coalesse's designs were selected from hundreds of submissions from 48 countries. Winning designs will be on display on the museum's website, as well as at the Good Design Show in Chicago, IL. Good Design is regarded as the world's first and most important awards program of its kind and was founded in 1950 by Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr.
The Andoo collection is a timeless classic with elegant proportions. Designed by Austrian design group EOOS, the table and chairs feature strong, classical lines and an interplay of soft and hard materials, such as solid woods with tonal upholstery. The natural beauty of the solid walnut and oak wood is highlighted through the use of a low sheen finish that showcases the natural grain. The design challenges old-fashioned perceptions of what a "work" table should look like for the office, while also crossing over into the home as a refined and comfortable dining option.
Created by acclaimed designer Jean-Marie Massaud, Holy Day offers a new take on classic design with strong geometric lines contrasted with an undulating seat shell. The collection is crafted with the richest materials, such as supple saddle-stitched leather, powder-coated glass, and environmentally-responsible trivalent chrome, creating sleek, sturdy lounge chairs and tables that are comfortable and stylish, and at the same time uncommonly beautiful. Holy Day is equally at home in residential as well as commercial settings and can complement a wide variety of decor styles.