Furniture Design News
Pair Launches New Personalizable Workplace System 'Olli'
Pair has launched 'Olli,' a personalizable workplace system that lets clients customize how it functions by choosing from flexible elements that create space for focused task work, collaborative work, organization, and lounging space.
HBF Introduces Jueki Stool Series Inspired by Nature
HBF has launched Jueki, an elegant new stool collection designed by Jonathan Yoshida Rowell. Jueki takes its form and namesake from the viscous, sweet sap that flows from a tree.
OKHA Debuts Updated VOLT Dining Chair
OKHA has unveiled an updated version of its VOLT dining chair. Structurally enhanced, the new look is debuted with an on-trend cinnamon velvet and can be fully customized in a range of timbers and upholstery.
Nina Mair Designs Bernard Collection for La Cividina
Nina Mair has developed a new seating furniture collection for La Cividina. The concept behind Bernard presents a new way of looking at sitting and seating.
Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge System by Toan Nguyen
Coalesse's Lagunitas Lounge System is a collection of architectural structures that create soft barriers, allowing for safer distancing when working alone - together.
Restaurant Savoy by Alvar and Aino Aalto Now Open After Renovation by Studioilse
Following a six-month renovation, Artek has announced the official opening of Restaurant Savoy, a cultural landmark in Helsinki originally designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto.
Landscape Forms Debuts 'Link' Outdoor Seating System
Landscape Forms has debuted 'Link,' an innovative and highly flexible outdoor seating system.
Luca Nichetto Designs Classy Collection for Et al.
Luca Nichetto has designed a new chair collection for Et al. Through exceptional attention to detail and refined design, the Classy Collection finds a natural balance between functionality and elegance.
Chair Stories: 16 Short Films on the Fascinating World of Chairs
In follow up to Chair Times, Heinz Bütler's 90-minute documentary on the history of seating furniture, Vitra is now streaming Chair Stories, a series of sixteen short films that delve deeper into the main themes touched upon in the documentary.
La Belle Vue by OKHA
OKHA has designed the interiors for La Belle Vue, a complete architectural renovation and extension project by Bomax Architects.
Studio TK Partners with Vondom, Debuts Four Indoor/Outdoor Seating and Table Collections
Studio TK recently entered into a new venture with Vondom. Under the new alliance, Studio TK will offer Vondom's Africa, Delta, and Kes seating lines, and Mari-Sol tables in the North American market.
Jumpthegap 2020 International Design Contest
Roca has launched a special edition of its international design competition 'jumpthegap,' focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space, such as sanitation, hygiene, and wellbeing, but that could now be required in so many spaces, public or private, in a covid scenario.
Stak by Sandler
The Sandler Stak chair is a classic of British design. Combining functionality and simplicity in a form that celebrates the materials and technologies used in its manufacture, the Stak chair is considered an exemplar of the modern design era.
Teknion Reimagines hiSpace Quick Connect Tables
Teknion has released the re-engineered version of its hiSpace Quick Connect Tables. The elevated design includes a softer profile, simple yet meaningful conveniences, brand new technologies, and an assembly time of less than five minutes.
Studio TK's Havn Tables Provide a Versatile Solution for Today's Remote Work Culture
Studio TK has unveiled new additions to its Havn Collection. This new offering of occasional tables complements the Havn Seating Collection, designed by Busk+Hertzog for Studio TK.
Bentley Home Debuts Newent Collection
Carlo Colombo has designed a new collection for Bentley Home. The Newent Collection draws inspiration from both long-established and modernist design, and interpret the personality and discerning aesthetic of Bentley Motors.
Ligne Roset Debuts Pukka by Yabu Pushelberg
Ligne Roset has unveiled Pukka, the brand's debut collaboration with North American design duo Yabu Pushelberg.
MON House & Brick Extension by (ma!ca)
(ma!ca) recently renovated MON House & Brick Extension in Montpellier, France.
Osaka: A Landscape of Furniture, Inspired by Japanese Stone Gardens
Teruhiro Yanagihara has designed a timeless, simple collection 'Osaka' for Offecct.
Knoll Design Days 2020: Opportunities for Change
Knoll has announced programming details for its upcoming Knoll Design Days 2020 - Opportunities for Change. For the first time, this year's event will be offered as free virtual programming for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike from June 9-10, 2020 from noon - 6 PM EST each day.
Studio TK Launches Sly Occasional Table Collection
Studio TK has launched its very first in-house-designed collection, Sly Occasional Tables. Comprising side, occasional, and coffee tables, Sly is a crafted, light-scale series with a simple, unbalanced approach.
Chair Times: A History of Seating - From 1800 to Today
Vitra is streaming 'Chair Times' - a film that documents the many-sided world of chairs - for free during this particular time. The film charts a course through an ocean of chairs.
Fritz Hansen Unveils 50th Anniversary Lily Chair
On the 50th anniversary of the design, Fritz Hansen has debuted the Lily chair in sculptural Walnut veneer with classic chromed legs.
Mokkō Designs Contemporary Japanese Living Room for Amsterdam Canal House
Mokkō recently designed a central living room for an art collector's eclectic canal house apartment in the city center of Amsterdam.
Vitra Debuts Autumn 2020 Home Collection with Four Installations
Vitra last week unveiled its installations meant for Salone del Mobile, but instead built on their Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
NeoCon Announces New Digital Hub: NeoConnect 2020
On June 1, NeoCon will launch NeoConnect 2020 - a series of online resources, programming, and events. For the full month of June, NeoConnect will feature product and company details from NeoCon 2020 tenants and exhibitors as well as a full roster of complimentary NeoCon CEU webinars, online panel discussions and virtual social events.
Superdesign for Superfurniture Design Competition
Superdesign for Superfurniture calls for proposals from students in all fields of design, architecture, illustration and arts for appliques that will wrap monolithic steel masses that function as 'super furniture' at POST Houston, the OMA designed redevelopment of Houston's downtown post office headquarters.
Limited Edition Wishbone Chair from Carl Hansen & Son
Every year, Carl Hansen & Son celebrates Hans Wegner's birthday with a limited-edition version of the iconic Wishbone Chair. This year, in collaboration with London-based designer and creative director, Ilse Crawford, and her multidisciplinary practice, Studioilse, the CH24 will be available in an elegant glossy navy blue finish.
Kids Design Award 2020
Aspiring designers and young professionals are invited to submit their designs for the 2020 Kids Design Award. The young talent prize, awarded by the German trade fair company Koelnmesse, celebrates outstanding concepts and visionary designs for children's products and furniture.
Sandler Seating Debuts Flower
Sandler Seating has debuted Flower - a fresh, innovative design by Martin Ballendat, inspired by the petals of a flower.
Andreu World International Design Contest 2020
The 2020 edition of the Andreu World International Design Competition is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to design a chair and/or table under a single premise: sustainable design.
ODESD2 Unveils Buckyball by Svyatoslav Zbroy
ODESD2 has unveiled Buckyball, designed by Svyatoslav Zbroy. Like a stable and multifunctional carbon molecule, Buckyball can withstand heavy loads without losing its shape.
Brown Jordan's Oscar Collection, Designed by Ann Marie Vering
Brown Jordan's Oscar Collection, which offers a sophisticated indoor-outdoor aesthetic, pays homage to the brand's beginnings in 1945, through its materiality, innovation and craftsmanship.
Hem Opens First Permanent New York Studio
Hem has opened its first permanent location on the East Coast in the heart of New York City's Soho neighborhood.
Bernhardt Design Launches Bombom Collection by Francesco Favaretto
Bernhardt Design recently launched the Bombom collection by Francesco Favaretto - marking the Italian designer's American debut.
Artek Rope Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Artek has introduced the new Rope Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec - a simplistic yet sophisticated design that fuses engineering and creative expression.
Richard Frinier Designs 20TWENTY Collection for Brown Jordan
Richard Frinier has designed a new collection for Brown Jordan. The 20TWENTY collection conveys a unique view of creativity, relaxation and balance for a new decade with 20/20 vision.
Vitra Debuts Vlinder Sofa by Hella Jongerius
Vitra has unveiled Vlinder Sofa, which combines the archetypal form of a comfortable sofa with a precisely tailored duvet-like cover.
Skrivo Designs Drape Collection for Bontempi Divani
Skrivo recently designed a new collection of sofas for Bontempi. The Drape collection is characterized by the way the underlying construction is exposed in order to create a visual contrast between the various materials.
Inclusive School in Tel Aviv by Sarit Shani Hay Studio
Sarit Shani Hay Studio has designed the interiors and the furniture for the first inclusive school in Tel Aviv.
Offecct Debuts Maki by Jin Kuramoto
Offecct has debuted Maki chair, featuring a strong and iconic shape that stands out in every room and at the same time a flexible and social team player designed to be combined in different formations.
mode:lina Designs Flokk Warsaw Showroom
The Scandinavian Flokk group, in cooperation with the Polish manufacturer Profim, has just opened its first Polish showroom in Warsaw, designed by mode:lina studio.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Brighton Design Show 2021
The Brighton Design Show, to be held April 8-11, 2021, is a brand new event that champions and celebrates established & emerging designers and makers, living in or connected with the city of Brighton and Hove.
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Vattenfall Unveils World's First Fossil Free Crib
Vattenfall recently unveiled the world's first fossil-free crib to highlight the need to bring down the cost of fossil-free products for future generations.
DENFAIR Melbourne 2020 (POSTPONED)
The 2020 DENFAIR Melbourne will be held October 1-3 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, bringing together more than 300 of the most compelling local and international brands under one roof.
Kastella Launches Cove Collection
Kastella has debuted its Cove Collection at Toronto's Interior Design Show. Designed by Kastella founder Jason Burhop, the T113 dining table and C112 bench feature a solid wood top and a subtle cove detail on all four sides and an inset apron that curves into the legs.
Coalesse Debuts Enea Altzo943 Collection
Coalesse has unveiled the latest addition to its Enea family, the Enea Altzo943 chair and stool collection.
WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 (Cancelled)
The 10th edition of WantedDesign Manhattan will be held May 17-20 at the Javits Center. This year's theme, 'Unity Through Design,' emphasizes WantedDesign's dedication to promoting and celebrating all aspects of design, from all places, in all mediums, and at all professional stages.
Dezeen Awards 2020 Opens for Entries
The 3rd Dezeen Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program aims to identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
Wewood Debuts Vasco Table by Variaforma
Wewood recently debuted Vasco. Designed by Variaforma, Vasco is a round table with a marble or glass top that rests with extreme delicacy on a wood sculptural pedestal base.
dMFK Completes Workspace for TOG in Canary Wharf's One Canada Square
dMFK recently completed The Office Group's (TOG) first flexible workspace in Canary Wharf, located on the 7th, 8th and 9th floors within the iconic One Canada Square tower.
Design Icons Amsterdam 2020
The 8th edition of the Design Icons vintage furniture fair will take place on April 4-5 at the Kromhouthal, a former marine engine factory. The fair will feature 75 professionals specialized in 'mid-century design' furniture and lighting.
Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture Exhibition at NYSID
In the middle decades of the twentieth century, Harvey Probber's name was as widely recognized as those of designers like Charles Eames and George Nelson, yet it is scarcely as familiar today. This may be in part because he was even better known as a prominent manufacturer, but there are other reasons: his furniture was made in relatively limited quantities, he was self-taught as a designer, and he was considerably younger than his contemporaries and competitors.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is now open for submissions. Designers, design teams, companies, design studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit prototypes, marketable products, new ideas and design concepts for evaluation and to put their designs to the test.
Architectural Digest Design Show 2020
The 2020 Architectural Digest Design Show - the essential showcase for exceptional design, held at Pier 94, from March 19-22nd - offers consumers and design trade attendees the opportunity to discover and source products from hundreds of luxury residential and hospitality brands.
International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
SBID Product Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 SBID Product Design Awards. The Awards celebrate the finest design, innovation and functionality of products within the interior design sector.
Brown Jordan Reissues Iconic Collection for 75th Anniversary
To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, Brown Jordan is reissuing its iconic mid-century 'Walter Lamb Aluminum Collection' with modern, elevated materials to withstand the elements.
Hem Debuts New Max Lamb Table
Hem has debuted the Max Table, designed by Max Lamb and crafted by a small family-run woodworking business in Padua, Italy.
2020 Radical Innovation Award: Call for Entries
The 2020 Radical Innovation Award is now open for submissions. This competition challenges creative thinkers to pioneer compelling ideas in travel and hospitality.
The Magis Way: Magis Opens Pop-Up at Herman Miller NYC Flagship
Magis has opened a temporary 'pop-in' exhibition at Herman Miller's New York flagship. Designed by Note Design Studio, the pop-up space is the most robust and comprehensive presentation of the brand ever presented in North America.
Carl Hansen & Søn Reintroduces Huntsman Chair
Carl Hansen & Son is reintroducing Børge Mogensen's Huntsman Chair - to complement the Hunting Table.
Actiu Wins German Design Award with Trim Chair
Actiu has won a German Design Award for its Trim chair in the 'Excellent Product Design - Office Furniture' category.
Young Professionals Application Day for 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award
Red Dot has announced the date for its 'Young Professionals Application Day,' which offers 50 young & upcoming designers free registrations for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design.
European Product Design Award 2020
The 2020 European Product Design Award is now open for entries. The Award recognizes the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations.
Bernhardt Design Launches Luca by Luca Nichetto
Bernhardt Design has launched the Luca Collection from renowned designer Luca Nichetto.
EDIT Napoli 2020
The second EDIT Napoli will take place June 5-7 at the Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore in the historical city center of Naples. The event aims to promote designs that value quality over quantity, paying great attention to exploring the creative process and the use of materials in the search for a sophisticated expressiveness.
Humanscale Debuts Summa Executive Chair
Humanscale has debuted 'Summa Executive Chair,' the brand's first entry into high-end conference seating and the result of a design collaboration with Gensler.
OKHA Launches Miles Armchair
OKHA has launched the Miles armchair with an evolved design take on its earlier classic. The new version maintains the lyrical character of the original while enhancing the visual dynamics of the design with a double bar in solid timber running from armrest to seat.
Hem Opens Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco
Hem recently opened its first retail experience in San Francisco. The pop-up shop, which is open for the duration of November, is conceptualized by designer Jonathan Olivares and draws inspiration from the city's iconic surf and skate culture.
Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum
'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, on view at the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona through February 2, is the first big retrospective on the designer, author and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923-1998).
Ventura Future 2020: Call for Entries
Organisation in Design is inviting design studios and creative brands from all over the world to submit their work(s) for the third edition of Ventura Future.
Oxbow Lounge Chair by Namon Gaston
Dare Studio has launched Oxbow Lounge Chair, which combines an ergonomically upholstered seat with a clean, form-fitting solid timber frame.
New Territory Unveils Parterre
New Territory has unveiled Parterre, a conceptual project that fluently integrates plant life into modern workspaces, allowing professionals to work in spaces that have nature at its heart and that can also provide benefits to their mental wellbeing and productivity at work.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
LUUM Textiles and Gus Modern Unveil Inaugural Furniture Collaboration
LUUM Textiles and Gus* Modern have launched a limited-edition collaboration, highlighting the Gus* Halifax Chair and Porter End Table in playful color combinations of Luum's Knurl textile from the company's Focus In Collection.
NeoCon 2020 (POSTPONED)
The 2020 NeoCon, the world's leading annual event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held June 8-10 at theMART in Chicago. The 52nd edition will once again showcase game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent-providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions.
2020 Interior Design Show Toronto
The 2020 Interior Design Show (IDS20), Canada's largest design exposition and conference, returns to Toronto with a future-forward vision for 2020. The event will bring together global minds, leading designers, makers, changers, shapers and dreamers of today who are creating the new worlds of tomorrow.
500-year Evolution of Living Room
The living room is one of the most important rooms in a home. But today's living rooms look and function much differently than those from hundreds of years ago.
Poliform Opens Lifestyle Concept Store in Vancouver, BC
Poliform, in collaboration with Aeon Group, has launched its first-ever mono-brand store in the BC region.
Globe and Cohda Launch The Deck Chair
A collaborative project between Australian Skateboard Brand GLOBE and Cohda, The Deck Chair is a design that uses manufacture processes and components, generally only seen in the board sports industry, to offer something truly unique to the furniture market.
Fritz Hansen Launches N02 Recycle, Designed by nendo
nendo recently designed a new, all-purpose chair made from upcycled plastic for Fritz Hansen. The N02 Recycle is Fritz Hansen's first chair produced in colored, recycled polypropylene.
Sandler Seating Unveils Aryn
Sandler Seating recently added Aryn to its Inclass collection. Aryn is a versatile range that exhibits a fresh, contemporary design ideal for both private and commercial settings.
Sixth Annual ADDRESS Design Show Showcases 40 Designer/Makers
ADDRESS Design Show, a highly curated four-day event, showcased North America's finest designers and makers last weekend at Vancouver's Eastside Studios.
Gaetano Pesce: Age of Contaminations at Friedman Benda
From October 24 through December 14, Friedman Benda will present a critical survey of the Italian architect, designer and visionary Gaetano Pesce, examining the pivotal period of his career from 1968 to 1992. Age of Contaminations will bring together rarely seen iconic works from key historic collections and groundbreaking early prototypes that have been assembled over the past decade.
Substance by Form&Seek at 2019 Detroit Month of Design
The Substance exhibition by Form&Seek will center around the processes of material exploration as a driving force of design. Much like the designers of the Bauhaus, Detroit designers are returning to craft-based practices in a post-industrial climate, finding ways of bridging the gap between machine-made and hand-made.
Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, the MAK has announced 'Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design.' The exhibition will feature the entire company history from the first half of the 19th century up to today.
Teknion and Bene Launch Bene Box
Teknion recently partnered with Bene to launch a collection of deceptively simple building blocks that help support a flexible work environment. The new collection encourages a lively group dynamic and creative atmosphere.
Erwan Boulloud First U.S. Solo Show at Twenty First Gallery
From September 20th through November 15th, Twenty First Gallery will present Evolution, the first U.S. solo exhibition of sculptor and furniture designer, Erwan Boulloud.
Kokuyo Design Award 2020
Submissions are now accepted for the 17th Kokuyo Design Award. The competition aims to gather and commercialize designs that are excellent from the perspective of those using them.
DesignMarch, Iceland's annual design festival organized by Iceland Design Center, will take place for the twelfth time in June 2020, transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai 2019
The fourth Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai will be held this November 20-22, featuring highlights from the Milan edition, including Design -- functional, innovative, and attractive products -- and xLux -- products that combine classical elegance with contemporary design.
Brodie Neill to Debut Latitude at 2019 London Design Festival
Brodie Neill will debut his new piece, Latitude, at the 2019 London Design Festival. Neill has been invited by design research gallery Matter of Stuff to re-imagine the past into the present with recycled furniture.
Robin Day '675 Chair' Charity Project
Fifteen world-renowned designers have added their personal touch to the seat pad of the iconic '675 chair,' designed by Robin Day, paying tribute to one of Britain's leading designers.
Pininfarina Wins 2019 Red Dot Design Concept Award for Miami Beach's Bus Shelters
Pininfarina has won a 2019 Red Dot Design Concept Award for its Bus Shelter for the City of Miami Beach.
Kate Duncan's ADDRESS Returns to Vancouver
ADDRESS, a four-day design event showcasing North America's finest designers and makers, will return to Vancouver for the sixth year with a host of new exhibitors, including Los Angeles's Nike Schroeder and sculptor Djuna Day. Founded by furniture designer Kate Duncan in 2014, the event brings together a cutting-edge designer/maker community from all disciplines including furniture, lighting and accessories.
Rainlight Debuts Nagare Collection
Rainlight has debuted Nagare, a new collection of furniture designed in collaboration with leading Japanese office furniture manufacturer Okamura.