Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Arne Jacobsen: Celebrating an Icon


Inform Interiors, Seattle’s premier design resource showroom for 15 years is celebrating Arne Jacobsen and his dedication to crafting timeless design.  Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), renowned architect and designer, is known for designing classics such as the Egg™, Swan™, Ant™ and Series 7™ chairs. 2015 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Series 7™ chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in 1955. 

In celebration of the Series 7 chair 60th anniversary, Inform is hosting an evening event on March 10th from 5-8.  Inform Interiors invites you to an evening including; 
  • Seminar: The work of Anre Jacobsen presented by Fritz Hansen's Adrian Pollack.  Seminar begins at 6 pm.
  • Launch: The North West's first showing of Fritz Hansen's limited edition Anniversary Series 7™ chair.
  • Workshop: Fritz Hansen's Master Upholsterer from Denmark, Hans Thure Mannerhagen, will be on site at Inform.  You will witness the craftsmanship that goes into each Fritz Hansen product.  Hans will hand sew one of our Danish modern classics, Arne Jacobsen's  Egg™ chair.
 We look forward to welcoming you: Tuesday March 10th, 5pm-8pm to our showroom


Light refreshments will be provided during the event. 
For entry, please RSVP by Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 to info@informseattle.com.



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outdoor Furniture Preview at Inform Interiors


Despite the rain today, now is the season to begin your search for, and place your order for outdoor furniture coming from Europe. One of our most wild and impressive vendors in this arena is Vondom from Spain. Vondom has a futuristic bent, with optional integrated lighting and music system controls including RGB lighting as featured on the Fiesta curved bar shown below.Visit our showroom to see this bar in person. 

Fiesta curved bar with RGB light
Also coming from Europe, by way of Belgium, we love the alternative- a more classic approach to outdoor furniture from Royal Botania. Using materials such as stainless steel and teak, one of our favorite collections from Royal Botania is the O-zon. The round version of this table in teak with integrated stainless steel lazy susan will have you daydreaming about balmy summer nights here in the Pacific Northwest. See it here in person and begin planning your alfresco dinners now.


O-zon table and chairs in mesh fabric, teak and stainless steel.

And last but certainly not least, the Italian company Alias has a range of outdoor options (aliasdesign.it) which are rooted in a light look and high performance ability. Their Kobi chair comes in a range of colors in both dining height and lounge version. Come visit us at the showroom to see this and more from our outdoor offering.
Kobi dining or deck chair from Alias.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hee for HAY

One of our favorite new lines at Inform is HAY and Wrong for HAY out of Denmark. They do everything from chairs, tables, rugs, mirrors and accessories all with a fun edge. I love their outdoor pieces as well and really believe they compliment our simple, clean style of the NW. "The philosophy behind the Hee Chair was to take an archetypal chair and perfect it down to the last detail while cutting expression to the bone. Like a line drawing, it wraps metro after metro of metal wire into neat, straight lines in three versions: bar stool, lounge chair and dining chair." Available to see and sit at Inform now!



Friday, January 23, 2015

New to Inform: Foscarini Diesel Drumbox


Foscarini celebrated their 30th anniversary last year. Founded by Alessandro Vecchiato and Carlo Urbinati, in Foscarini's 31 year history, they have produced designs from such designers and architects such as Nendo, Patricia Urquiola, Marc Sadler, Tom Dixon, Werner Aisslinger, Anderson & Voll, Rodolfo Dordoni and Ludovica and Roberto Palomba to name a few. Foscarini as a company utilizes the idea and spirit of "pure emotion." 

Drumbox Floor
Drumbox Table
"It might be as simple as the fact that we like to focus on emotion. But it's also a deep consideration of what we're doing, where we're doing it and what we're offering. We strongly feel that we are a privileged people working on something that is really important - light." Carlo Urbinati. 

The new Foscarini Diesel Drumbox series was inspired by lighting used on photo shoots - all the way down to the detail that the material the drum is made from comes from the world of technical clothing. The shade is made of highly reflective treated linen teamed up with rip stop super lightweight polyester with heat-sealed seams like those on diving wetsuits. There are two variants - white for pale, diffused light customized with a fluorescent yellow sign or grey for a more marked contrast with the pail front section. Drumbox can be used anywhere and in anyway you like, as a table, suspension or floor lamp, on its own or in a group composition on a single tubular metal stem and in the most diverse settings. On view now at Inform!



Drumbox Suspension
Drumbox collection