As part of my design crawl in New York the past two weeks, I visited ABC Home and Carpet for some inspiration. The store never disappoints in its merchandise selections or displays. A designer I know says ‘This is where the awesome happens’. As usual I took a ton of photos (with permission) and some of those are on my Instagram feed.
On the second floor, as part of a storewide ‘Slow Design’ story, I saw this chaise designed by Marc Sadler that was constructed from recycled wine barrel staves.
It’s part of a larger group of furniture and accessories being fabricated by Barrique as part of their ‘Third Life of Wood’ program that supports recovering addicts in an Italian rehab facility. They make the furniture and the profits go back to the center. Wow. Here’s some more…
Antonio Citterio’s ‘Poltrona Lounge’ is both classic and contemporary.
Angela Missoni’s ‘Miss Dondola’ swing echos the same color and style that are found in her clothing lines.
Aldo Spinelli’s ‘Sardinia’ chair riffs on early twentieth century furniture design while being completely modern.
The furniture and its message are currently touring the U.S. Here’s a schedule.
Top photo by the author, bottom three photos via Barrique