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A Look at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 

New York again hosted the annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show last weekend in March 20-23rd.  Designers exhibited furniture of exquisite craftsmanship and truly unique work. 

A River Runs Through It

Shown above is Greg Klassen’s River console.  Each of his furniture is a piece of artwork and no two are alike.  Klassen hand picks woods from the Pacific Northwest with an exciting grain pattern and melds green-blue glass through it.

Origami Project

The GJ chair from Lange Productions of Denmark caught my eye.  Made of laminated wood, the chair reminds me of a wonderful origami work with its turns and folds.  More Lange furniture are available from Karkula.

The Geode Nightstand from Tucker Robbins also shows off an exciting dimensionality in its surface.  Each drawer has a slight pyramid front and is made of cerused oak.  This casepiece looks at home both in a city apartment as well as in a beach cottage.


Reflecting an edgy and cosmopolitan look, the Kyan console combines the industrial trend with a more refined touch.  The Kyan draws its inspiration from the Beijing skyline - its name the Chinese word for skyline. The console is one of many exciting pieces at Brabbu Design Forces.


Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012

(Cabinet on Stand from Bart Niswonger)Whenever I visit the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, I make a beeline for the furniture displays. The AD show has everything a home design addict would love: artwork, furniture, lighting, tabletop displays, kitchen and bath – so much so that it can be overwhelming.  But furniture is the heart of every room so I love to check out the latest furniture lines from the big, established firms to the new work from the smaller furniture studios. 

Just as bold bright colors were the top trends in fashion, brilliant colors were also seen in many furniture designs.  The cabinet on a stand – seen above - from Bart Niswonger is a perfect example with its red-hot and yellow colors and floating yellow-green flowers.  Made of ash, cherry and cast urethane, the cabinet provides that pop of color and touch of unexpectedness to any interior.  Another whimsical piece is the ball side table.  Floating orange urethane tops the table as red balls pop out from its sides.

(Ball Side Table from Bart Niswonger)ThinkFabricate introduced their Not Your Mother’s furniture line - fun, trendy pieces for your home.  Below is the Skyline chest of drawers with a pink silhouette of Manhattan’s skyline decorating its front.  You can choose other colors and other silhouettes for further customization.

(Dresser from ThinkFabricate)For those who prefer their wood furniture to look like wood, the AD Show also offered incredibly crafted wood pieces.  BDDW introduced their Lake bookcase and Lake credenza made from a creamy-looking holly. Tyler Hays designed these pieces in quality hardwoods with hand-rubbed finishes. Their designs would complement any contemporary home.

(Lake low credenza from BDDW)

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