The iconic chairs of Arne Jacobsen,
60 years on

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Ian Schrager and Phillippe Starck are often credited as the forefathers of the boutique hotel movement, but the first design-driven hotel was actually the fruit of a different collaboration, between the Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen and the furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen, who were tasked between 1956 and 1960 with the creation of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Commissioned by Scandinavian Airlines to create a Danish design showcase to welcome foreign visitors, Jacobsen designed every aspect of the hotel, from the grey glass façade down to the stainless-steel cutlery in the restaurant.  Continue reading “The iconic chairs of Arne Jacobsen, 60 years on”

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Five new books you should know about

With autumn just around the corner (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), we’ve asked our friends over at HarperCollins in New York to recommend a few good new reads to curl up with this fall. From suspenseful new novels that will keep you guessing until the final page, through nonfiction works documenting the sartorial choices of great writers or contemporary movements in the world of design, we think there’s something here for just about everyone. 

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CAROLINE by SARAH MILLER

In this novel authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, “Ma” in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. Continue reading “Five new books you should know about”

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Our team runs for Cucula

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About a year ago, we started collaborating with the phenomenal Berlin-based organization, Cucula, a workshop and educational program that teaches refugees to design and build furniture—much of it based on the modernist Autoprogettazione designs of Enzo Mari, who granted Cucula the rights to redesign and sell his work—while also providing general education, language assistance, and legal advice.

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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017