With its powder-coated frame, bright hue, and no-frills minimalist feel, the Feast in the House of Simon Chair designed by Mark Moskovitz is firmly planted in the present day. It might surprise you to learn, though, that it traces its roots to a 15th century oil-on-wood painting by Dutch artist Dieric Bouts.
Arne Jacobsen designed this canape in 1939 for the city hall in Søllerød, Denmark, and it has never been produced for the retail market. Its Danish modern form is updated with bright yellow upholstery (though it’s also available in gray and black for the less adventurous).
These affordable colorful glass vases by French designer Christophe Pillet for Kartell debuted at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
These hand-crafted earthenware cups by Chicago-based Susan Dwyer have been individually dipped in yellow rubber, giving them a bit of grip and a burst of bright color.
A $29 chair by Conran is perfectly suited to impromptu guests or backyard seating, when folded, it’s just two inches wide.
These cashmere-and-merino wool blankets by Holly Berry are woven at a 250-year-old mill in Scotland; cleverly, the pattern spells out the word “love” in Morse code.
Träullit Dekor is an environment-friendly, recyclable material made from wood wool, cement and water. The natural components together provide many functional characteristics such as, moisture-regulating, heat-accumulating, and sound-absorbency. They are fireproof, give off low emissions and can be vacuum cleaned.
Statement sofas needn't be staid models of straight lines and solid colors. Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British brand SCP—brings a bit of fun to the living room, and we'd very happily lounge on this bright settee.