Monday, August 19, 2019

Know Your Chairs: The Coconut Chair by George Nelson

This is definitely a chair you should know: let me introduce you to the delightful Coconut Chair.

One of the founders of Modernism, George Nelson (previously here and here) designed this chair for the Herman Miller company in 1955 based on the shape of a coconut shell cut into eight pieces. Nelson said he developed the chair “to give lounge seating comfort, together with great freedom of movement.” Modern, whimsical, functional, and timeless in its design...

The George Nelson Coconut Chair can still be purchased through Herman Miller and Vitra.

Happy designing!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Just For Fun: A Simpsons Makeover

Creative content consultancy firm NeoMam and interior design consultant Pat McNulty collaborated to give the cartoon family The Simpsons a much needed hone make over. They rendered the original house as well as the proposed spaces in photorealistic 3D and the results are superb.

The living room is done in a modern luxe style.

The kitchen got a smart-home makeover with appliances connected to the internet.

Homer and Marge's bedroom has an urban, industrial feel.

Maggie's nursery received a soothing, gender-neutral scheme with a bit of tradition.

Lisa, true to her character, got a biophilic bedroom that makes space for oxygen-giving plants.

Bart's bedroom is covered in patterns, colors, and designs from the Italian Memphis design movement from the 80s, previously seen here.

And the family bathroom now feels like a tranquil spa.

Happy designing!