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

New at Inform: Cassina pieces by Charlotte Pierrand, Piero Lissoni, and Luca Nichetto

New into Inform is a mix of old and new designs from Cassina. From Piero Lissoni we have the new sofa collection, 202 8, and a series of round side tables, 194 9. It is a modular system composed of armchair, sofa, chaise, and modular corner units. The thin arm and elevated leg are elegant details that make this a timeless design. Available in multiple sizes, fabrics, and leathers. The 194 9 tables are available in high and low tables in marble, aluminum or glass. The 528 Indochine chair from Charlotte Perriand is a small swivel chair, perfectly paired with the 527 Mexique Desk, also from Perriand. The Mexique is available in coffee table height as well. The 381 Torei tables from Luca Nichetto pair well with any of the sofas in Cassina's collection. They are available in various shapes with marble and wood tops. While the 606 Barrel chair has been in the collection for some time, it is new on the floor to Inform. A masterpiece from one of the most storied American architects of the 20th century.

202 8 sofa series from Piero Lissoni
194 9 tables from Piero Lissoni
528 Indochine chair from Charlotte Perriand
528 Indochine chair and 527 Mexique desk from Charlotte Perriand
527 Mexique desk from Charlotte Perriand
381 Torei tables from Luca Nichetto
381 Torei tables from Luca Nichetto
606 Barrel chair from Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fritz Hansen Limited Edition Egg chair

Designed by Arne Jacobsen, produced by Fritz Hansen.
The inspiration for this new Limited Edition Egg chair from Fritz Hansen comes from designer Arne Jacobsen's original color palatte for the iconic Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. The unique material combination for this version consists of a deep indigo canvas fabric paired with a brown leather piped edge and burnished dark metal base. The leather piping is made up of 1200 hand-sewn stitches, highlighting the unique profile of the Egg chair. This exclusive edition is made up of 999 total pieces, each with a sewn in leather label indicating the edition number for the chair.

Sewn in leather edition number under the seat cushion.
Organic and informal, this is a chair known for its timeless combination of sophistication, comfort and style. The Egg chair has a swivel feature, adjustable tilt and comes with an optional matching footstool. This Limited Edition version retails with footstool for $9,873.