Design for Urban Living

Design Week


Posted on February 7th, by David Bjorngaard in Elements, The Moment. No Comments

This past week ended Winter Market at the San Francisco Design Center. While it is not the Maison & Objet in Paris, it is a celebration of creative culture brought to our shores. It’s a chance for showrooms to introduce new designs, and for everyone to gather and celebrate that a living pedaling beautiful objects can be made. And there are some very pretty objects.  Here is a tiny sampling of new items which caught my eye.

Gary Hutton's Chroma Table changes color as you move around it.  This is the latest addition to a remarkable collection of furniture.

Local designer Gary Hutton’s Chroma Table changes color as you move around it. This is the latest addition to a remarkable collection of furniture.

The boxy, banquette style Malta sofa by Caste Studios, is the fortress-city of sofas. Great modern look.

The boxy, banquette style Malta sofa by Caste Design, is the fortress-city of sofas. Great modern look.

Holly Hunt's Mesa Sofa is in on the trend for tight, banquette style seating.

Holly Hunt’s Mesa Sofa is in on the trend for tight, banquette style seating.

The Mesa Sofa is intended to float in the middle of the room, so that you can admire it from different sides.

The Mesa Sofa is intended to float in the middle of the room, so that you can admire it from different sides.

One of my favorite chairs by Mark Albrecht just got a sleek re-invention as a bar stool.

One of my favorite chairs just got a sleek re-invention as a bar stool, by Mark Albrecht.

The Studio Side chair has been around for over a decade, but it has a casual California elegance which is timeless, and it is comfortable.

The Studio Side chair has been around for over a decade, but it has a casual California elegance which is timeless, and it is comfortable.

The Absinthe Table by Holly Hunt is a great piece of sculpture, continuing a trend which marries multiple materials in a simple form.

The Absinthe Table by Holly Hunt is a great piece of sculpture, continuing a trend which marries multiple materials in a simple form.

Holly Hunt Pyrite side table

The Pyrite Table is a great piece of computer generated sculpture, by Holly Hunt.

The Cloud Sofa by Lema, is the perfect Twitter friendly, flexible and comfortable modern sofa. Great for a gathering of people, and a large house (or lobby)!

The Cloud Sofa by Lema, is the perfect Twitter friendly, flexible and comfortable modern sofa. Great for a gathering of people, and a large house (or lobby)!

An installation view of the Cloud sofa.

An installation view of the Cloud Sofa.

Our literal fascination with trees continues with this twig-inspired lamp by Luminas Lighting.  It's a sculpture, it's a light!

Our literal fascination with trees continues with this twig-inspired lamp by Luminas Lighting. It’s a sculpture, it’s a light!

Sutherland's Mariner Chair has a nautical feel, and looks great in pony hair!

Sutherland Furniture’s Mariner Chair has a nautical feel, and looks great in pony hair!

Ray Coctail table by Newell Design shares the trend for random crossing lines, and mixed material, and does so with beautiful detail.

Ray Cocktail table by Newell Design shares the trend for random crossing lines, and mixed material, and does so with beautiful detail.

David Bjørngaard, February 2015

 





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