Friday Favorites 6/8/2012

June 8, 2012

Cheryl Katz, Contributing Editor
Just when you thought taxidermy had jumped the shark, Bend Seating offers a whole new take on the ubiquitous trophy head. Made from metal, not animals, the organic animal shapes are created digitally using a series of bends (hence the company’s name) and angles that look simple but are quite complex. The whimsical objects look great in a group or hung singly. And though chances are they won’t show up in wood paneled men’s clubs, they are hip enough to run the risk of becoming the next big thing.

Photo courtesy of Bend Seating

Paula M. Bodah, Senior Editor
Mad Men may have brought back a craze for 1960s style, but don’t forget what a great decade the 1950s were, especially for those of us who are fond of Danish modern furniture. Carl Hansen & Søn has just re-released its CH33 chair, a piece designed by the undisputed master of Danish chair design, Hans J. Wegner, in 1957. Fifty-five years later, this chair, with its curves and clean lines, hasn’t lost a bit of its beautiful boldness.

Photos courtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn

Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief
What quicker or easier way to brighten up your summer space than with one of these Tyvek pendant lights from Julie Morringello
of modernmaine? The sea urchin–inspired Uni has an obvious affinity for the seaside, but would certainly add a whimsical spark to your downtown loft or suburban breakfast nook just as well. (In case you’re worried, it doesn’t have to be white. Morringello is happy to accommodate with an almost infinite selection of colors and patterns in fine wire mesh, vellum or Japanese paper.)

Photos by Abe Ziner, courtesy of modernmaine