Spotted on Design Milk, the Kaari Table, designed by the Finnish designer, Johani Horelli, is a wonderful and creative furniture piece, inspired by the urban landscape. The world that surrounds us is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”, said Picasso, one of the greatest artists that created some of the most abstract (and intriguing) masterpieces. The arc-like shape of bridges fascinated Johani Horelli and made him transform a simple idea into an exquisite contemporary piece of décor. “Kaari” means “arc” in Finnish, so the name reflects perfectly the concept behind it.
Kaari adds a touch of sophistication (that particular simple sophistication we all fancy) and changes the décor of any contemporary living space. The gorgeous item was crafted using a traditional Scandinavian technique of mold pressing of veneer. The outcome: a minimalist polished coffee table… with a twist! The Kaari table comes in three different colours, depending on the material used in defining it: walnut, wenge or stripy birch plywood.
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The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.
An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal as it once was now that TV screens are so flat and compact. You just need to have a look around at all your stuff and see what needs a storage area of its own! Here are some great ideas that might pique your interest.