Embody Chair Review: Day 1

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…

Presenting: Knoll Task Chairs

Knoll is well known for their work with some of the most iconic mid-century designers. From Eero Saarinen to Mies van der Rohe and Warren Platner, Knoll carries pieces from many of the greatest furniture designers of all time. But more than just mid-century icons, Knoll also manufactures premium office chairs that rival many of the top selling products on the market. We’ve gone through a brief overview of…

Designer Profile: Harry Bertoia

It seems that Charles Eames met, worked with, or directly influenced the majority of mid-century modern’s luminaries. Perhaps it’s because that community was so tight-knit, or maybe it was because they admired each others’ work so thoroughly. In any case, Harry Bertoia was no different. Born in Italy, he visited his brother in Detroit when he was 15. In a choice that would affect…

Designer Profile: Hans Wegner

For years, if we’re honest, many of us have invoked the words “Danish Modern” without really knowing where it came from or what it looked like. Many times we see something that looks different – a sofa with splayed legs, for instance – and say that it’s “Danish Modern-inspired.” And it may very well have been. But who inspired Danish Modern itself? Let’s just…

Think Chair Employee Review: Day 7

It’s the final day of our Think Chair Employee Review. Mark was able to fight back the tears from the thought of life without a Think Chair and give us a few final thoughts and a recap of the week’s highlights. When I look at the Think, what I see is a minimalist, inside-outside design that I appreciate aesthetically. The LiveBack system is visible but doesn’t look like…

Think Chair Employee Review: Day 6

It’s Cyndi’s last day with the Think Chair. Has she grown too attached? Is her life changed? Will she be able to go on in life without one? Here’s what she had to say: I really look forward to sitting in the Think Chair again today. It makes me sad to realize that today is my last day to “test drive” the Think Chair. After today I must go…

Popular Search Terms: Lighting

Winter’s great and all, but short days can really dampen your mood. It’s no fun getting out of work after it’s already dark, and if you work long hours it may feel like you never see the sun. The good news is the solstice has already passed, so days will be getting longer. The better news is, until summer’s here and it feels like…

Introducing Semblance by BDI

We’re proud to introduce the Semblance Collection from BDI, available exclusively right now at Smart Furniture. Known primarily for their entertainment centers, BDI began with a single coffee table design and has since evolved into one of the powerhouses of home furnishings. Above all, BDI furniture combines quality design with unmatched functionality. The new Semblance collection from BDI takes that functionality the company is famous for to new heights,…

Think Chair Employee Review: Day 4

Day 4 of our Think Chair Review is here. Let’s hear what Cyndi had to say about her second day with the Think Chair: I work part time (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to be exact), as well as some hours from home. So I was really glad when it was Wednesday and I could sit in the Think Chair again. However, I was disappointed when I arrived at my…