Eclectic Harmony using SmartSpace

Oftentimes, one’s dream home doesn’t follow any single aesthetic or style. Thankfully, it seems that many people are pulling away from the purchase of room sets with matching dining tables, dining chairs, console tables and chests. Style is getting more eclectic Your utopian space might incorporate a minimalist sofa, a modern dining table, vintage family heirloom dresser, and mid-century modern side chairs. If your aim…

Innovative Innovation

What do you get when you combine a sleeper chair and a sleeper sofa? A sectional. Let me explain. Innovation Oldschool Chesterfield Sofa Bed and Lounge Chair The above photo shows the Innovation Chesterfield Multifunctional Lounge Chair and Sofa Bed used together to make a sectional. Live in a small NYC apartment and want a flexible setup? This is your winner. You can have a sofa and chair for everyday sitting to read…

Niels Diffrient Passes Away

Designer Niels Diffrient, the “Grand-daddy of Ergonomics,” passed away yesterday. Not only did Diffrient design many of Humanscale’s top selling chairs of today, but he also influenced industrial design over the last several decades – touching everything from the sewing machine to airline livery. We’ve recounted his rich history in the design world here. If you have the opportunity, watch his TED talk (below)….

Inside the Embody Chair

I sit in an Embody Chair for 9 hours or so every day, five days a week, 50 weeks of the year. You get the point; I’m a sedentary worker. If it weren’t for the ping pong table I might never make it back onto my feet during the workday. I sit in an Embody Chair for 9 hours or so every day, five days a week, 50…

Trend Tuesday: Mixed Dining Chairs

Eclectic … daring … taboo. My design sensibility doesn’t fall very close to the tree. I grew up in a house with a dining table paired with matching chairs; the wallpaper pattern was repeated in the accent pillows. Perhaps that is from where my love for patterns stemmed. However, none of these home decor rules are taken into consideration in my house these days….

Smart Work Space

The Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Desk makes the perfect centerpiecefor a creative workspace 7:00 am — Wake; 8:00 am — depart for office; 8:30 am — situate self at desk; 11:00 am — proceed to meeting then refill coffee; 11:30 am —re-situate self at desk; 1:00pm — grab food; 6:00 pm — depart office; 6:30 pm — attempt hour long exercise; 7:30 pm — stop…

Embody Chair Review: Day 7

A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller’s Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here’s day 7, the last day…

Embody Chair Review: Day 6

A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller’s Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here’s day 1 of our Embody…