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CHEZ SOI: Twig Chair

October 08, 2015
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The newly launched Twig Chair from Alias makes an appearance in the October 2015 issue of CHEZ SOI magazine. The Twig series, created by Japanese design studio Nendo, features five dining chair styles with an upper body that is held up by an aluminum base. Offered in both a regular version as well as a “comfort” version with a [...]

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A NOD TO NENDO

October 07, 2015
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When 37-year-old Oki Sato launched studio Nendo ten years ago, who could have imagined he would become one of the most inspiring, prolific, and celebrated furniture and product designers of his generation. Nendo, meaning ‘modelling clay’, expresses Sato’s desire to have a certain flexibility and the ability to reinvent oneself. The studio, who has created works for SUITE [...]

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5 FRESH DINING CHAIRS

August 12, 2015
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Eliel Saarinen, famed architect and father of Eero Saarinen, once said, “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” Today, with that strategy in mind, we present five very different modern dining [...]

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HOSPITALITY DESIGN: Twig Chair by Nendo

August 10, 2015
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The newly launched Twig Chair from Alias makes an appearance in the August 2015 issue of Hospitality Design magazine. The Twig series, created by Japanese design studio Nendo, features five dining chair styles with an upper body that is held up by an aluminum base. Offered in both a regular version as well as a “comfort” version with a higher backrest, [...]

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CHAIR WEAVING 101

September 17, 2014
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A natural woven seat imbues in a chair the feeling of craftsmanship, casual luxury and heritage. Sifting through the many varieties of weaving material, we take a look at three of the most popular in modern design: Danish paper cord, paper fiber rush and woven cane. While woven cane is fairly recognizable, there can be difficulty distinguishing the difference between [...]

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A FEAST OF FABRIC

August 20, 2014
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Formal dining spaces call for luxurious, upholstered seating. Whether finished in fabric or leather, modern upholstered dining chairs can range from slim-bodied and colorful to luscious and serene. Poul Kjaerholm’s breed of modern demands refined and masculine upholstery. Alfredo Haberli’s take on modern is decidedly more playful, suited to the brightest of colors. But one element exists universally throughout the [...]

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