I passed by the Knoll store this morning and saw a Saarinen Executive Chair upholstered in a rich, wintry tweed sitting in the window. Then, I got my computer up and running and saw this smart J. Crew Wool Tweed Oona Coat ($550). Then it dawned on me: it's Fall. I'm not really one to redecorate with the seasons, but I do like the idea of introducing this textured, graphic material into my home. The DwellStudio Painted Tweed Blush Throw Pillow ($106) is a start; it offers the pattern of tweed without the heavy material. See a few more tweed and tweed-inspired items when you read more
There's contemporary nursery design and then there is mid-century classic design on which most modern furniture is based. KnollStudio, long considered one of the pioneers of workplace design, is preparing for a new generation of furniture-lovers with the launch of Knoll Kids.
The kiddie line includes tot-scaled versions of the manufacturer's most popular pieces, including the famed Womb chair and stools designed by Maya Lin. Though the prices will leave most design fanatics doing little more than dreaming, the pieces are certainly inspirational.
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Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair ($1,600) is easily one of the most iconic furniture designs of the 20th century. Though it was designed in 1925, it continues to exude an avant-garde air with its strong, spare lines and gleaming, bicycle-inspired chrome frame. Decades past its introduction, original Wassilys maintain their tautness, though Knoll still manufactures the chair. But lovely as it be, the leather-slung chair is out of reach for many. To see where you can find the next best thing, read more