Furniture Design News
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.
GRAY Awards 2019
The third annual GRAY Awards, the Northwest's only cross-disciplinary, regionally focused design awards program, is now open for submissions. The Awards is the first program to celebrate design exclusively from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia and will recognize the 'Best Of' across 10 categories including interiors, architecture, fashion, and design.
Green Product Award 2020
The seventh Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for established companies, start-ups & students who are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation, and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
Fritz Hansen Launches PK22 Special Edition
Fritz Hansen has launched the subtle silhouette of a genuine design classic, the PK22, in a special edition available for purchase for one year only.
Carl Hansen & Son Recreates 1936 Masterpiece Sofa by Danish Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
Carl Hansen & Son is expanding its collection of Frits Henningsen furniture with the exceptional 1936 Coupé Sofa.
FIT Furniture Goes Open Design
FIT Furniture has made its entire collection available for download as Open Designs. Deigned by Ronen Kadushin, the collection consists of 12 pieces, of three furniture families.
PINCH Opens New Shop at 200 Ebury Street, London
PINCH has recently opened its new shop on Ebury Street in one of London's most vibrant interior design districts, Pimlico Road in Belgravia.
Arpino Wins Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for OXS
Arpino has won a 2019 Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for 'OXS' - its new line of urban furniture.
Pure Talents Contest 2020
The seventeenth Pure Talents Contest, an internationally renowned design competition for young designers, is now open for submissions.
Allseating Expands Tuck Collection with Tuck Nester
Allseating has expanded its Tuck Collection with Tuck Nester, a nesting chair ideal for institutional settings including classrooms, auditoriums, meeting rooms, and event spaces that require a space-saving seating solution.
HBF Reimagines the Conference Table with Torre Collection
HBF is turning the traditional conference setting on its head with its newest line of Torre conference tables.
Poliform Opens its First Showroom in Guadalajara
Poliform has opened its mono-brand store, OSSO Furniture in Guadalajara. The new 4,000 sqft retail space showcases the brand's global concept of 'Poliform Home,' allowing visitors to discover Poliform collections in an intimate real home setting.
London Design Fair 2019
Located in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including: independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.
Coalesse Launches New Lagunitas Focus Nook
Coalesse has launched Lagunitas Focus Nook, the first individual work alcove in the category-defining lounge collection by Toan Nguyen.
Geiger Debuts Crosshatch Settee by EOOS
Geiger has debuted the Crosshatch Settee, the latest extension of the Crosshatch Seating Family, designed by EOOS.
Ideal Home Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum
The Ideal Home exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum explores the history of Australian home told through household objects, furniture, and design classics. Co-presented by Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery, the exhibition explores Australian experiences of home and family life across the past 120 years whilst simultaneously addressing contemporary social issues of domestic violence and homelessness.
Humanscale to Debut 'Summa' Conference Chair at NeoCon
Humanscale will debut Summa, the brand's first executive chair created in collaboration with Gensler, at NeoCon.
Stellar Works Launches the Taylor Collection by Yabu Pushelberg
Stellar Works has unveiled the Taylor Collection designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Grounded in clean, comfortable and functional design, the global design studio sought to create a collection of essentials that effortlessly work together but are not tied to a specific genre.
Kids Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Kids Design Award. The competition seeks outstanding concepts and designs for children's items and furniture that are inventive and futuristic in terms of their function and design.
Paul Cocksedge Designs Landmark Project for Broadgate
Paul Cocksedge has designed the landmark project for Broadgate, British Land's campus in City, as part of London Design Festival 2019.
Moooi Debuts Liberty Table and Plant Chandelier at NYCxDesign
Moooi has launched two new novelties in New York in celebration of NYCxDesign. Atelier van Lieshout is turning an artwork into a design object with their new The Liberty Table, which combines craftmanship with organic forms.
Carl Hansen & Søn Releases Contour Chair
Carl Hansen & Søn has released Contour Chair, an iconic classic from the archives of Danish designer Børge Mogensen, first shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1949.
Brown Jordan Mentors SCAD Students to Create Furniture
Brown Jordan has partnered with the Savannah College of Art + Design (SCAD) to mentor 16 students while they produced a collection of outdoor furniture.
Orior Opens Standalone Showroom in TriBeCa
Orior has opened its TriBeCa showroom, in conjunction with the 2019 NYCxDesign. The showroom houses Orior icons alongside the brand's latest pieces of furniture, including new sofas, chairs, credenzas, and tables.
Andreu World Launches Hula Stool
Andreu World recently unveiled 'Hula,' a contemporary height-adjustable stool, designed by LAYER Founder, Benjamin Hubert.
Sandler Seating Launches High Density Stacking 1.1
Sandler Seating has launched its new High Density Stacking series. Designed by Luca Fornasarig, the HDS series is a range of seating solutions with unparalleled stacking properties, enabling up to 60 chairs to stack on a single trolley and up to 20 chairs on the ground.
De Padova Launches First UK Showroom
De Padova has launched its first UK store in the heart of London's luxury design quarter, Brompton Cross.
Hayche to Debut New Products at 2019 Clerkenwell Design Week
Hayche will debut its newest products, WW Desk by Alejandro Villarreal and a re-discovery of the Kensington Collection by duo Faudet-Harrison, at the 2019 Clerkenwell Design Week.
Poppin Opens New Showroom in Washington D.C.
Poppin has just opened a brand new showroom in Washington D.C. Located at 720 7th Street NW, Poppin's D.C. location will showcase its growing collection of commercial furniture.
French Craft Collective at Institut Français in London
French Craft Collective, a one-day program featuring a selection of emerging and established talent in the French craft and design sectors, will be held at the Institut Français in London on May 13, 2019. The makers have been chosen from a shortlisted selection by Business France, in collaboration with Rabih Hage, in order to unite independent artisans with the international design and architecture community in the UK.
Actiu Wins Red Dot Product Design Award for Karbon
Karbon, Actiu's new carbon-fiber chair, won a 2019 Red Dot Product Design Award. Karbon is an iconic and avant-garde piece of industrial art, created by combining advanced technology with the artisan know-how.
Offecct Launches Grandfield Sofa System by Christophe Pillet
Offecct has launched the Grandfield Sofa System by designer Christophe Pillet. Equally accomplished in expression and functionality, the sofa system offers a natural place for meetings, rest and socializing no matter the environment or context it's placed in.
Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair JH97
Fritz Hansen recently collaborated with Jaime Hayon for the Lounge Chair JH97, a chair that is in itself a contradiction: classic yet modern, bold yet simple, light yet solid.
Good Design Award 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Good Design Award. The Award, founded in 1957, is Japan's leading commendation system with entries from around the world. Its purpose is to discover and promote good designs which drive industrial growth and enrich lives.
Brooklyn Designs 2019
Brooklyn Designs is the borough's premier design event showcasing the highest quality furnishings, lighting and home accessories from Brooklyn-based designers, artisans, manufacturers and design service providers.
Offecct Launches Waka by David Trubridge
Offecct, together with the New Zealand designer David Trubridge, has created Waka, an inviting, open piece of seating furniture.
Tom Dixon Opens The Manzoni
Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio has created a new 100-cover restaurant, opened this week to coincide with Milan Design Week.
Bang & Olufsen Debuts Beovision Harmony at Salone del Mobile Milan
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled Beovision Harmony, a discreet piece of furniture that transforms into an impressive entertainment center, at the 2019 Salone del Mobile Milan.
Hida Furniture Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Hida Furniture Award. Entrants are asked to design wooden products that utilize Japanese domestic lumber and Hida's wood techniques, with the aim of commercialization.
Bentley Celebrates Centenary with Limited Edition Chair, Foot-stool and Desk
Bentley Design has created a limited run of 100 special edition pieces of chair, foot-stool and desk to celebrate its centenary.
Panasonic Design Unveils Vitrine at Salone del Mobile
Panasonic Design has debuted the Vitrine prototype - a glass cabinet that evolves into a OLED screen - at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019.
Ventura New York: The Dutch Edition Returns to NYCxDESIGN
Ventura Projects has announced the third edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition, taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during NYCxDESIGN.
Vipp Releases its First Chair Ever
Vipp has released its first ever chair, Vipp451. Made with powder coated aluminum and leather upholstery, the Vipp451 carries the Vipp DNA.
Herman Miller to Present 'All Together Now' in Milan
Coinciding with the 2019 Salone del Mobile, Herman Miller will present 'All Together Now,' an immersive exhibition that explores the expanding and nearly endless design possibilities offered by Herman Miller Group's growing global family of brands.
Poppin Introduces The Key Chair
Poppin recently added 'The Key Chair,' an all-purpose seating solution designed for elevated collaboration spaces and break-room cafés, to its collection of furniture for the workplace.
Swarovski and MASS Beverly Launch 'The Brilliance of Design' Competition
Swarovski and MASS Beverly have launched a design competition that challenges designers to create a concept that incorporates Swarovski crystal in creative work, fitting to one of three categories: Lighting, Home Décor or Architectural Surfaces.
Capdell Debuts A-Collection by Fran Silvestre
Capdell has debuted the A-Collection, designed by Fran Silvestre. The chair breathes design and comfort and connects with Silvestre's philosophy of 'Wood vibrations,' in which he prioritizes wood, its texture, qualities and warmth in the configuration of each and every one of his pieces of furniture.
Habitare Reveals Four Emerging Designers to be Featured in Talentshop
Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland, has revealed the four young emerging designers to be featured in Talentshop.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Andreu World International Design Contest 2019
Submissions are now open for the 19th Andreu World International Design Contest. The competition is open both to design students and to professionals, without age limit.
Allsteel Debuts Altitude A8
Allsteel and MNML have partnered together to create an innovative new system, Altitude A8. The collection is made up of several components that work together to provide ease of use and movement for the individual user using a height-adjustable table.
Austrian Design: Pleasure & Treasure
More than 40 top designers and furniture producers from around Austria will be represented at the 2019 Salone Internazionale del Mobile/Fuorisalone.
Maison&Objet Rising Talent Awards 2019
Maison&Objet has announced that the next Rising Talent Awards will focus on the United States by honoring up-and-coming American designers. An exhibition of products by this group will be a highlight of the next edition of the international trade fair, which is scheduled for Sept. 6-10, 2019.
Désirée Debuts Boè by Jai Jalan
Désirée has unveiled Boè, a cocooning, single shell sofa distinguished by harmonious, sinuous lines and a slim, soft quilted cushion.
Dezeen Awards 2019
The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year. The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91 different countries.
Design Icons Amsterdam 2019
The 7th Design Icons Amsterdam, one of the largest fairs in Europe dedicated to vintage furniture, will take place on April 6-7 at De Kromhouthal in the North of Amsterdam.
The Value of Good Design at MoMA
The Value of Good Design, on view at MoMA through June 15, explores the democratizing potential of design, beginning with MoMA's Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s through the 1950s, which championed well-designed, affordable contemporary products.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
The 2019 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, will be held April 9-14 at Rho Fiera Milano.
The Nest System by Form Us With Love
Form Us With Love designed 'The Nest System Tables,' a distinguished modular table configured to turn and bend, for the Danish design brand +Halle.
Offecct Launches Young by Michael Young
Offecct has launched the Young sofa and easy chair by Michael Young. Every angle and element in this sofa and easy chair has been carefully thought out.
Vestre Launches New Design Collaboration with Front
Vestre recently collaborated with Front to create Folk, a wide-ranging and flexible series of outdoor furniture consisting of park benches in various designs, litter bins and bicycle parking racks.
Mater Launches Ocean Collection
Mater has just launched the Ocean Collection - a new table and chair collection that reimagines an original 1955 design by renowned 20th-century designers, Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel.