Happy Tuesday DP Peeps! Looking for some early-week inspiration? I’ve got to say, this video from our friends at MASH Studios totally made my day. Remember a while back we told you about their new, awesomesauce storage platform bed? Well, not only do they make these awesome, kick you-know-what products, but then they go and make videos like the one below. As if we needed anything to make us want this bed even more! How great is this?
Tufted furniture is having a moment right now. While this design trend is typically a traditional design element, some mid-century modern designers embraced tufting, giving it a more streamlined and modern look (think the Eames Lounge Chair or Edward Wormley for Dunbar). Others would reduce the number of buttons; some sofas had just one button centered on each back cushion.
Much in the same way, today’s designers are taking the trend and embracing it in contemporary ways. Here’s a look at how some of our designers are playing with tufted furniture in 2012.
TrueModern has several fresh takes on tufting. The Luna Sofa has just one simple row of buttons that create a subtle tufting across the back cushions. These buttons also emphasize a horizontal line:
On all versions of TrueModern’s Dane Sofa, the back pillows just a hint at tufting. It hints at a less-rounded grid pattern and there are no upholstery buttons required.
Fatboy’s Avenue First Blocks have a grid like pattern of stitching that’s a modern take on tufting. Wondering exactly what these pieces are? They come in different shapes and colors and can be used singly as ottomans or seats, or put together into all sorts of configurations, from a big square to the letter “f”. Here it’s kind of like a snake:
Has tufted furniture caught your eye or do you like your upholstery strictly streamlined? Please weigh in in the comments section!
Today I’m off to a very slow start, I blame stupid “spring ahead.” In better news, the clock in my car is accurate for the first time in six months so I’ll have to remember to stop doing math and that I’m no longer running an hour early. Today I got thinking about groovy, funky wood. The kind of panels you might see in an original Sea Ranch house, or in some sixties cottage on Fisher’s Island or in Truro or Welfleet on Cape Cod. Wood is back big time, whether it be live edge counter tops, faux bois lampshades, driftwood coffee tables or even a that thing that keeps your iPhone from shattering. I’ve rounded up a few favorite wood and wood-inspired products from the site to share with you:
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