I am really looking forward to seeing Twitter and Facebook feeds full of all the innovative and original designs that come out of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. This year’s show features over 600 exhibitors from 38 countries and runs from May 17 – 20, 2014.
One of the designers that will be there this year is Stephen Lysak Design, a company based in Montréal. I love this bench from the Craftsman collection:
In my opinion, the Craftsman bench exemplifies functionality, form and beauty. Lysak describes his design motivation saying, “Each creation is a hand-built piece of functional art that highlights both the hard work of the skilled tradesman and the beauty of simplicity.”
The client has a young family so durability and easy maintenance are really important. However, this family also has a sense of style, so we want to keep it interesting.
We’ve settled on a palette of soft blue-greens and ecru. The texture in the fabric creates warmth and visual interest and the combinations keep the overall look from getting too matchy.
All of the upholstery is custom work. I can’t wait to see it finished.
Stay tuned for images of the final project!