Designing With Attitude

By Janet Ramin on March 27th, 2017

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Designing With Attitude

Despite wintry winds, the Architectural Digest Design Show opened last week in New York to strong crowds. The AD show is the harbinger of spring and flowering design trends, introducing new furniture designers as well as the latest furniture lines from popular furnishing companies.

This year, many furniture designs exuded attitude! Strong lines, sexy curves, and gorgeous materials were the dominant features. Here’s a small sampling of the exhibits.

From Jason Mizrahi, we have a sinuously curved table and chair. The Denali coffee table looks ready to fly off the floor. Denali is made of polymer materials and can be ordered in walnut or ash woods. Bent into multiple loops, the appropriately named Loop chair is made of ash with a lacquered ebony finish and a contrasting seductive red finish.

Designing With Attitude
Designing With Attitude

Attitude Furnishings from North Carolina uses beautiful woods to create their Infinity table collection. This dining table is made of walnut wood veneers and polished stainless steel base shaped into an infinite loop. The tops can also be custom made with stone such as marble or granite.

Designing With Attitude

A newcomer to the Architectural Design show is Debra Folz and her Gem Collection. They include beautiful glass faceted tables sitting on brass or nickel plated legs. The glass is tinted in spring colors of blush or blue and a more standard smoke tint. The glass tables bring a spring mood to any room.

Designing With Attitude

KGBL introduced their latest coffee table made of African ebony and smoked glass. KGBL is made up of a trio of architects and designer: Khouri, Guzman and Bunce. Their design credo is to infuse new ideas into modern designs.

Designing With Attitude

Check out the Architectural Digest Design Show next year if you’re in town in March. They are a great source of new furniture vendors as well as ideas for new trends, like the following favorites:

KGBL – Khouri, Guzman and Bunce Limited

  • Coffee tables


Jason Mizrahi

  • Loop chair
  • Denali coffee table

Gem collection

  • Glass faceted tables
  • Brass or nickel plated steel legs
  • Blush, blue or smoke laminated glass

Wren+ Cooper

  • Leather cutout pendant
  • Bucks county PA

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