Whenever I look at a shelter magazine I look for the rooms or the homes that draw me in. Sometimes they are the ones that I can picture myself living in. Sometimes it's the innovative ideas or a mix of things that I would never think of putting together, but somehow it all works.
One thing that I think can really make a room is a piece of sculptural furniture - coffee tables, lamps, or a chair. Ahh...there is something about a chair that holds it's own as a piece of sculpture but still functions as a chair that I find interesting. Here are a few examples:
Frits Henningson chair
Philippe Hiquily chair
Astuguevielle chair and another style in Andrew Flesher's apartment
Jeff Messerschmidt lucite chair
McGuire Butterfly chair
And here is a new one from one of my favorite contemporary designers, Patricia Urquiola, for B & B Italia.
By Donneen Torrey