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Modloft Ludlow Bed

The 2017 Ludlow eco leather bed by Modloft commands instant attention when entering a room. The button-tufted headboard stands five feet tall, framed in a wood border to match any decor. The headboard seamlessly blends into its matching lea2017_Modloft_Ludlow_Bed_Walnut_Whitether base with a wood border along the bottom edge. The mattress sits atop a solid pine-slat base fModloft_Ludlow_Wenge_White_2017or durability and added comfort. Platform height measures 14 inches (3 inch inset). Available in California-King, Eastern (Standard) King, and Queen sizes. Color combinations include Wenge/White, and Walnut/White.

 

Star International 2015 Collection on sale at Boho Furniture Gallery Las Vegas. Las VStar International Furniture Banyan Dining Tableegas Most unique furniture store. Visit the 2015 Star International collection on our website.
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Since 1977 Star International has been designing and importing fine contemporary bedroom, dining, occasional and office furniture for the residential and hospitality markets.
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NEW PRODUCT “IDP Italia” Italian made leather upholstery

Boho Furniture Gallery will now be featuring IDP Italian leather upholstery. View the US quick-ship products on our website, and watch the factory tour video.
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IDP Italia manufactures Italian-made, hand-crafted products that feature top-grain leather covers and blend classic lines with modern design.IDP Italia Leather Sofas
“The products are made entirely in Italy only with Italian components,”
IDP Italia US products will feature eight stationary and motion seating groups that are part of the quick-ship program. Sofa  price points are $3,500 to $9,000. The groups include sofas, sectionals and armchairs. Custom configurations, and leathers available. (14 Weeks Italy)

“Ludlow” Platform Bed By Modloft Stylishly Simple Modern Design

The awe-inspiring Ludlow eco leather bed by Modloft commands instant attention when entering a room. The lavish button-tufted headboard stands five feet tall, elegantly framed in a wood border to match any decor. The smooth headboard seamlessly blends into its matching leather base with a wood border along the bottom edge. The mattress sits snuggly atop a solid pine-slat base for stylistic durability and added comfort. Platform height measures 14 inches (3 inch inset). Available in California-King, Eastern (Standard) King, and Queen sizes. Color combinations include Wenge/White, Wenge/Taupe, or Walnut/White.

Mid Century Modern Women Pioneers Part 3 Ray Eames


The designer Ray Eames was born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser in Sacramento, California, in 1912. With her mother, Ray Kaiser moved to New York in 1929, where Ray studied painting at the Art Students League. On the death of her mother, Ray enrolled at the Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she met Charles Eames, at that time head of the industrial design department. Ray soon belonged to the team collaborating on the designs by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, which the two designers intended to submit to the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The main design was an armchair with the seat and back formed of a single piece of plywood molded in three dimensions. The chair won a prize but proved too complex for mass production.
In 1941 Charles Eames divorced his first wife to marry Ray and the couple moved to Los Angeles, where Charles designed sets for MGM Studios and Ray Eames worked as a graphic designer for “Art & Architecture Magazine”. Charles and Ray Eames continued to experiment in their flat with a press they called “Kazam! Machine” on molding plywood. In 1942 Charles and Ray Eames established the Plyformed Wood Company and designed splints and stretchers of molded plywood for the US Navy. Financial difficulties made the Eames sell the business to the Evans Product Company, where Charles Eames became head of the research and development division. Ray Eames continued to play a major role in the development of furniture.
In 1946 MOMA mounted the exhibition “New Furniture by Charles Eames”, featuring prototypes of the plywood furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames. They included the “Lounge Chair, Metal (LCM)” and the “Lounge Chair, Wood (LCW)”, made of several bentwood elements. Based on a 1940 design, the “LCW” was further developed with armrests to become the prototype of the celebrated and sophisticated 1956 Lounge Chair “No. 670″ with footstool “No. 671″.
In the late 1950s, Charles and Ray Eames developed the revolutionary “Plastic Shell Group” with fiber glass chairs. It included the 1948 “La Chaise” chair, the “Dining Armchair Rod (DAR)”, and the “Rocking Armchair Rod (RAR)”, presented in 1948-1950. In 1958 the “Aluminium Group” was launched. The 1960 “Time-Life Stools” are viewed as Ray Eames’s masterpiece. Furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames is produced chiefly by Herman Miller and Vitra hergestellt.

Mid Century Modern Women Pioneers Part 2 Florence Knoll


Architect and designer Florence Knoll Bassett (formerly Schust) has had a profound influence on more than 50 years of buildings’ interiors. An early protégée of Eero Saarinen, whom she met while studying at the Kingswood School on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, “Shu” (the nickname by which she’s popularly known) went on to study architecture at Cranbrook. From there, she earned degrees at the Architectural Association in London and the Armour Institute (Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago). While in Chicago, Shu studied with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for what she calls, “a very valuable year.” She worked briefly in Boston for Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and while working in New York for Wallace K. Harrison, Shu met Hans Knoll who asked her to design an office for Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson. Additional jobs with Hans Knoll followed, and in 1946, Shu and Hans married and formed Knoll Associates, Inc.

Shu is famous for her philosophy of “total design,” and as the director of the Knoll Planning Unit she revolutionized interior space planning. Her approach of embracing everything about a space – architecture, interior design, graphics, textiles and manufacturing – was not the standard mid-century practice in space planning, but it caught on and continues to be the standard today. Shu was also a furniture designer, as well as a great eye for talent. It was under her leadership that many of the modern masters created collections for Knoll. These legacies include Eero Saarinen’s Tulip chairs and pedestal tables, Isamu Noguchi’s coffee table and Harry Bertoia’s wire furniture.

In 2002, Florence Knoll Bassett was accorded the National Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious National Medal of Arts.

Four Hands Furniture “Bina”Collection Of Rustic Designs

Eco Chic best describes Four Hands collection of beautiful casegoods, lighting, and accents made of reclaimed woods and metals. Four Hands started as a journey of discovery by the companies founder  retracing the ancient Silk Trade route from China to Europe. Along the way Four Hands owner discovered antique furniture and rare architectural pieces in India and Pakistan. This journey inspired him to open a retail store in England where every product was crafted or selected by he and his wifes Four Hands. All Four Hands Furniture ON SALE NOW.
Featured  “Bina” Collection By Thomas Bina
Merging old worlds and new, Thomas Bina blazes trails with each hand-crafted line. Fusing layers of expressive materials — from the reclaimed to the rebounding — Bina is furniture that flows through you.


 

 

 

Mid Century Modern Women Pioneers Part 1 Eileen Gray

This Article is the first of seven. Next in the series we will be featuring Florence Knoll.Shop        BOHO Furniture Gallery’s Collection of Mid Century Modern Furniture.

Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray (9 August 1878 – 31 October 1976) was an Anglo- Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture.
Gray was born as Katherine Eileen Moray Smith on 9 August 1878, near Enniscorthy, a market town in south-eastern Ireland. Her father, James McLaren Smith, was a painter who encouraged his daughter’s artistic interests. Her mother was Eveleen Pounden, a granddaughter of Francis Stuart,10th Earl of Moray; she became the 19th Baroness Gray in 1895, upon the death of her own mother, née Lady Jane Stuart. After that, Lady Gray, who had separated from her husband in 1888, changed her children’s surname to Gray.

Two years ago, designer Eileen Gray’s Dragon Chair sold at auction for $28 million. But, as collectors know, that’s only part of the story.

Her career started out slow, but Eileen Gray (1879–1976) was a cult figure among those who knew her work. Her first client was Jacques Doucet—he dressed Sarah Bernhardt and was himself beloved by Proust—who wanted to get rid of his collection of 18th-century art and furniture and make his apartment, and his life, more modern. Gray made him a large red lacquer screen called Le Destin, decorated on one side with the shadowy figures of three men, and on the other with swooping silver and gold forms. Soon designers, aristocrats and members of the beau monde put in their own orders with the Irish-born Gray. Each piece was unique, made by Gray herself. It didn’t hurt that she drove a roadster along the streets of Belle Epoque Paris, dressed in Poiret coats and hats by Lanvin. Her lover, the nightclub singer Marie-Louise Damien, better known as Damia, sat next to her, while Damia’s pet panther rode in the back.

The lacquer furniture Gray made from around 1913 to 1922 is often categorized as Art Deco. But by the time of the 1925 Paris Exposition, which was the first grand showcase for Art Deco pieces, Gray had moved on, embracing the machine-age utopian vision of modernism. She made the famous Bibendum chair, a leather piece that recalls the Michelin Man. Her admirers and artistic milieu at this point included Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé. She also became an architect around this time, designing the E.1027 home with another lover, a Romanian architect named Jean Badovici; she later built a house for herself. She also made one of the most extensively reproduced modernist tables—anyone who has set foot in Design Within Reach will recognize it—called the E.1027, after her house. In the aftermath of World War II, Gray essentially retired and wasn’t heard from again until the ’70s, when her Le Destin screen surfaced at auction and was sold to an American collector for $36,000, then a record price for 20th-century furniture. Suddenly, says Philippe Garner, head of Christie’s 20th-century decorative arts and design department, Gray was “the queen of the heap.” In 1973, Yves Saint Laurent bought a lacquered carved-wood and upholstered piece, known as the Dragon Chair. Nearly 40 years later, in February 2009, it sold at auction for $28 million, surpassing the record for 20th-century design by some $22 million.

More than a few people felt the price was a symptom of auction fever. Dealer and collector Jose Mugrabi was quoted as saying that the sale was “almost vulgar. You couldn’t sell these pieces in any other place for even the commissions they’re bringing.” But to Garner, the chair was an icon, the object of almost cultish veneration, and collectors knew that once sold, it might disappear again. Paris-based dealer Cheska Vallois, who bought the chair for a second time, in 2009, after selling it in 1971 for $2,700, presumably agrees.

Gray spent two years crafting the Dragon Chair. She hand-rubbed lacquer, layer after layer, letting it set each time in the humidity of her bathroom, then spent days polishing the chair. What emerged was as much a Symbolist sculpture as it was furniture. Gray’s lacquer pieces are still the most prized of her works. “They’re such luxurious objects,” says Cécile Verdier, head of Sotheby’s 20th-century decorative arts and design department in Paris. And, more to the point, there are so few of them. That’s partly because of World War II, when so many apartments were looted or simply destroyed. But it’s also because Gray did all the work herself: There was never a shop filled with graphite powder–covered French craftsmen turning out Surrealist-influenced lacquer furniture.

Still, not everything from the period will fetch the price of the Dragon Chair. At a 2010 auction of the dealer Anthony DeLorenzo’s collection, the Sirène chair, with its mermaid back, failed to sell when bidding stalled at $1.7 million, short of the $2 million estimate. And it’s still occasionally possible to buy Gray’s drawings and maquettes for under $10,000

But Gray had another career as a modernist. The telescoping glass and chrome table she produced in the late ’20s for the E.1027 house is perhaps even more significant than the Dragon Chair. One is as stripped-down as the other is extravagant, but Gray’s modernist turn didn’t diminish her attention to craft. “You can see the pieces that hold the glass in place,” says Garner. “They’re copper, and they’ve all been cut by hand. And each rivet has been polished as though by a jeweler.” In the past, Verdier says, “the modernist work was seen as less valuable, but because she produced so little, that work may catch up.” By presstime, collectors will know whether Verdier’s theory holds true: Garner is presiding over the blockbuster sale of the Château de Gourdon collection at the end of March, which includes 13 very modern pieces by Gray. Estimates are high: the E.1027 table, for $283,566 to $425,350, and a Bibendum chair, the only surviving in its original form, between $845,739 and $1.1 million. The auction piece that everyone will be watching, however, is the black lacquer panel screen from Gray’s own apartment, with an estimate of $1.4 million to $2.1 million. Less than a year ago, one went for $842,500 at auction. At this year’s TEFAF art fair, one was for sale for $1.8 million. “The pecking order at the Yves Saint Laurent auction was Brancusi, Mondrian and then Gray,” says Garner. “And that is absolutely where Gray should be. It seems only just.”

Zuo Modern Lighting? Yep, it’s pretty cool, and affordable to!

We, all know that Zuo Modern has a great selection of Contemporary, and Retro home furnishings, but we often tend to overlook one of the best collections “Lighting”. The Zuo Modern lighting line encompasses the gamut from the clean modern lines of the “Pure” collection to the industrial urban feel of the “Era” collection. The following photos are just a sampling, the new styles for “Summer of 2014, and 2015″ are one the way. (Check back next week for some photo samplings from the 2014 Summer World Market Center Show) Click link to visit us online at Zuo Lighting, and see what flavor you would like to indulge in.

ZUO Mod Ceiling Lamps, Floor Lamps, and Table Lamps. Add a little spice to your space!

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