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Ergonomic task chairs and recliners

Dauphin: Ergonomic task chairs aren’t the only seating options that can benefit from netted backing. The Turkey Trot lounge and visitor chair, featuring a netted backrest, will surely add a little spring to your seat. 300 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005; 800-995-6500; dauphin.com. circle 348

Recliner office chair

Recliner office chair

HBF: Barbara Barry’s Hourglass tables emphasize form as well as function. The pieces feature a curvaceous base of steel filaments and tops made from maple veneer, acrylic, or tempered glass. P.O. Box 8, Hickory, NC 28603; 828-328-2064; hbf.com. circle 349

Chip chair

Chip chair

 

Design Link: Thinner is definitely better with the Chip chair, featuring a super-slim plywood seat and back. Inspired by clean-lined Scandinavian design, the light and durable Chip is also stackable. 25 Kingston Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111; 800-568-2585; deslink.com. circle 350

 

Ergonomic task chair

Ergonomic task chair

Best Nursery Glider and Modern Chairs

Martin Brattrud: Gensler’s Terry Walker and Collin Burry devised the One collection, consisting of chaise (shown), chairs, sofas, glider, ottoman, benches, and tables. Bases are polished chrome, platforms wood or steel. 1224 West 132nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247; 323-770-4171; martinbrattrud.com. circle 351

modern chair and glider

modern chair and glider as best glider for nursery

 

Metro: The greatest dilemma for the modern office worker? How to keep track of all those projects. Metro has our MO down with M/o, a modular case-good system with such organizational aids as a “project wall” and “cubby-file” to keep things straight. 7220 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621; 510-567-5200; metrofurniture.com. circle 352

Comfortable chair design

Comfortable chair design

Sleeper Sofa Bed

Keilhauer: The Turn table will have you spinning for joy. Easily moved from room to room, this cute occasional table functions as a stool, too. Available in maple, walnut, and cherry, in a natural finish or a choice of six cheery paint colors. 1450 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario M1P 2E3, Canada; 800-724-5665; keilhauer.com. circle 353

Sleeper sofa and turn table

Sleeper sofa and turn table

Mohawk Group: One person’s ivory is another’s antique white. That’s why the the color experts at Pantone have come aboard to systematize Mohawk floor coverings. Thanks to Pantone’s numerical standards, designers specifying products from Karastan Contract’s Fashion Venue collection or Durkan Commercial’s Art House, among other lines, can now choose and coordinate hues with total certainty. 500 Town Park Lane, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30144; 800-554-6637; mohawkgroup.com. circle 354

turn table

turn table

Davis Furniture: The curvaceous Lipse chair and beam seating, featuring a bent-plywood seat, is offered in a variety of colors and finishes. There’s an upholstered version, too. 2401 South College Drive, P.O. Box 2065, High Point, NC 27261; 877-463-2847; davisfurniture.com. circle 355

Beam seating

Beam seating

Stylist Chair Collection

Amtico: Feel like you’ve spent a century searching for an alternative to rubber flooring? Amtico’s new Century collection of synthetic tiles ends your quest. The line comes in 12 colors and has a durable textured finish suitable for restaurants, hotels, and stores. Available in 12inch or 18-inch square tiles. 6480 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30328; 404-267-1900; amtico.com. circle 356

Brueton: This company definitely means business, recently introducing three collections: Zag (table shown), Stem, and Stilt. Designed by Stanley Jay Friedman, all bring simple, sculptural lines to office furniture. 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-838-1630; brueton.com. circle 357

Stylist chair collection

Stylist chair collection

Lees Carpet: MetaFloor II, which marries the durability of hard-surface flooring with the sound absorption and slip resistance of carpet, is the next generation of this company’s popular and versatile floor-covering line. Previously, the product came only on a black background; thanks to technological advances, MetaFloor II is available in pretty much any color you might fancy. Exposed nylon backing contributes to a surpisingly sophisticated look. 3330 West Friendly Avenue, P.O. Box 26027, Greensboro, NC 27410; 800-523-5647; leescarpet.com. circle 358

Source International: New from Jorge Pensi Design of Barcelona, Spain, the elegant, stackable Poi chair features an upholstered seat and back, in either beige or black. Also available as beam seating. 545 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545; 800-722-0474; sourceseating.com. circle 359

upholstered seat and back

upholstered seat and back

 

Izzydesign: The Izzyseating collection’s eight lighthearted chair styles can be ordered in innumerable finishes and sizes. For those in search of a flexible Izzydesign table, however, there’s a single clear choice: Jack, a new lightweight, tilt-top, foldable version. 80 Ottawa NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; 616-458-7513; izzydesign.com. circle 360

Highlights: the best and brightest fixtures, selected by architects and designers

Furniture By Mariano Fortuny

“I love the nuts-and-bolts-ness of this floor lamp. The assembly is very straightforward, but the proportion is beautiful,” declares David Ling. According to the New York architect, this icon “could act as a contrast in tall residential spaces. It’s so sculptural, it’s sure to make a strong impression.”

Lighting Furniture Art - Arco by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos

Lighting Furniture Art – Arco by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos

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Bedding Design for Hospitality

Sealy: The company’s contract division includes the recently redesigned Posturpedic collection with warranted Everlast fabric handles. Sealy, One Office Parkway, Trinity, NC 27370.

hospitality bedding model 1

hospitality bedding model 1

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Lighting Art for Hospitality

Justice Design: The 7020 MAT GGGV ovalesque single arm lamp, shown in matte white glass with a vianne grass green uplight shade, is part of the Euro Classic line. Justice Design Group, 11244 Playa Court, Culver City, CA 90230.

Hospitality lighting model 1

Hospitality lighting model 1

Rejuvenation: Scholls Ferry, a reproduction three-light billiard room fixture, has a polished nickel finish (11 variations are available) and is offered in a 48- or 56-in. width. Rejuvenation, 2550 Northwest Nicolai Street, Portland, OR 97210.

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The fifth estate: designers wield the power to shape a new era

Prediction about Building Architecture

“IN THE 15TH CENTURY, everything changed,” wrote Victor Hugo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. “The human mind discovered a means of perpetuating itself that was not only more lasting and resistant than architecture but also simpler and easier. Architecture was dethroned. The lead characters of Gutenberg succeeded the stone characters of Orpheus. The book was to kill the building.”

While Hugo’s predictions that the printing press would lead to the demise of the cathedral were clearly incorrect, his remarks indicate a common prejudice in favor of language. We think of journalists as the powerful fourth estate–sharing facts and insight, shaping opinions and beliefs, providing inspiration–but cast architects and designers in a primarily passive role, responding to the needs of others. To do so is to miss Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin’s point: “Design is a language that is communicated visually.”

Architecture concept

Architecture concept

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