I don’t like any of the outdoor tables I’ve found so far. I much prefer the indoor ones… Jonathan Adler’s sawhorse below is perfect. As is the one from DWR above – although the glass top isn’t terribly practical!
I’m looking for a dining table for outside. I don’t really want the slatted kind. I’ve had one of those and stuff falls through the slats. The table will be undercover so there’s no need for all that drainage. I found this table at hiveminedesign. Not really very practical for outdoors but pretty great nonetheless. I really like the legs. The designers behind it are Brooklyn-based Ruby Metzner and Sather Duke.
I came across Studio Moe in New York. Very fine work…well worth a look. Andrew Moe is fascinating. He dances tango, studied at Princeton, is a sculptor as well as a furniture maker and designer.
Design Public has a new dining table from LA-based designers Mash Studios. Looks good (above). They’ve also got a very nice timber pendant, new from Lights Up! (below).
I got an email today from David over at Floor Model. The LA retailers import Danish, Swedish and European mid-century furniture. David says they’ve just received a new container from Denmark with what sounds like some amazing pieces (including low rosewood and teak sideboards, dining tables in teak and rosewood, both rectangular and round, sets of dining chairs in teak, rosewood, oak and mahogany and some sofas including a sleeper sofa). These guys have a great eye and all their furniture is restored beautifully. You can check out their wares – there’s lots more on floor than currently appear on the website – at their warehouse: 5533 Satsuma Ave, North Hollywood 91601. Or their showroom at HD Buttercup (3225 Helms Ave, Los Angeles 90034, 310.945.5053). They’ve moved within the store and are now nearer the front door. Well worth a look.
I was really impressed with design and manufacturing house Council. They clearly have a good eye. Their stand was a mix of pieces by big names like Arik Levy and designers I hadn’t heard of – like San Francisco-based One & Co (above: Jonah Becker, Claude Zellweger and Scott Croyle). One & Co’s luscious silver dipped Periodic table (below) and their graphic indoor/outdoor Drake chair were the stand outs for me. Council won the Editor’s Award for furniture. Well deserved. The Periodic table (above) and Drake chair (below) by One & Co.
OK – so I’ve now sifted through so much ICFF stuff my head is bursting. I’ve done my report for Belle and am now ready to start posting highlights here. The work of Washington, DC based designer Jonah Takagi (of Atelier Takagi) is extraordinary. I liked his clean aesthetic. Plus when we chatted about his work he seemed smart, articulate and a really nice guy. Good combination. The American Gothic table (below top) is his latest work. I was impressed with the whole lot of it so I’ve posted quite a few pieces.
I can’t resist posting just a few more little bits from ICFF. First Brooklyn-based designer Lindsey Adelman’s fabulous spidery creations. Her custom-made lights are just superb.Pictured here is a custom 13-globe branching bubble for a entry hall in Brooklyn Heights (she worked with Daniel Frisch Architecture). The other thing I like about her is that the studio blog details exactly how all the stuff is made. And although there’s nothing particualrly cutting edge about this table I like it. I like the simplicity, the strong graphic lines. And I like the designer, Los Angeles-based Alexandra von Furstenberg’s site. It’s all rather elegant. (In case you were wondering about the name her mother-in-law is Diane von Furstenberg). And now I have to run…I lied before. This wont be the last ICFF post. I do have a few more tidbits but will have to post them later.