December 22, 2014

Design Trends

The Shape of Things to Come

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Recently debuted in Europe, of course, Fendi Casa’s Effea Capitonne armchair offers a circular spin on the traditional captain’s chair. The Effea is available in three sizes, getting lower, wider and more ottoman-esque as its size increases. The tufted back adds a nice contrast to the contemporary shape. For pricing, dependent on size and fabric selection, call (800) 634-4043.

 

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The Bjorn chair, shown in masculine Tweedle Dee Black upholstery, embraces today’s modern take on ’50s and ’60s design: sophisticated in its simplicity, well-tailored and fluid. Its profile shows off great curves and fun arms, too. Manufactured by C.R. Laine Furniture Co., the Bjorn is priced at $1,475. Available at Sanibel Home Furnishings.

 

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Barlow Tyrie’s Quattro lounge swoops and cradles in all the right places—key to the comfort of any sun worshiper. Its patented Infinity backrest allows users to adjust the angle to their liking (not just three predetermined ones) and earned the company a 2009 Design Excellence award. The Quattro is available locally through Cronin’s Porch & Patio or online at www.amazon.com for $1,159.

 

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Five pieces form a near infinite number of configurations—a love seat, a semi-circular sofa (shown above and below with an onyx finish and seashell-hued cushions) and even a day bed—in Brown Jordan’s new Parkway Curvilinear modular collection. Pricing starts around $15,000 for all five pieces, which are available through Robb & Stucky.

 

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There’s nothing static about Stanley Furniture’s Honeypot Spring table and its quirky, even tornado-like loops of antiqued zinc coils that seem apt to spin away. Inspired by 1950s playground equipment, this gravity-defying table does stand still, thanks to a counterweighted design and level top. Available at Norris Home Furnishings, Fort Myers. Price upon request.

 

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Century Furniture’s Pagoda loveseat is a case of form following fabric. The slightly curving angles of back and arms echo the upholstery’s silhouetted pagodas framed by fretwork lattice. A background of bright turquoise amps up its right-now appeal. Priced as shown at $5,070, the Pagoda is available at Baer’s Furniture, Naples and Fort Myers.

 

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The grid of the Mélange curio from Hooker Furniture adds a graphic backdrop to today’s more organic shapes. The cabinet has four stationary shelves and a reversible back panel in black or with scrolling hand painting, as shown. Priced at $2,759, the curio is available through Alison Craig Home Furnishings, Naples.