Chair of the Day – Moor Chair for Driade by Philippe Stark by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Bocci 25.0 by Omer Arbel for Bocci Canada by Kelli

bocci 25.0 by omer arbelOmer Arbel was born in Jerusalem but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and trained under the architects Enric Miralles (Barcelona) and John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver). I am a fan of his interiors work as well so check out his website.

Chair of the Day – Kadrega by Huub Ubbens for Montina by Kelli

huub ubbens chairHuub Ubbens is a wonderfully talented designer, a LOVELY person and a great teacher. I had the privilege to study under him at Scuola Politecnica di Design during my masters program and learned a great deal about furniture design. This chair, Kadrega, is one of the many great designs by Ubbens. Ubbens has worked with many world famous designers such as Michele de Lucchi. IM A FAN! 🙂

Blow Away Vase by Front by Kelli

The creative women of Front designed this version of a Royal Delft vase to appear as though it was exposed to a gust of wind. The Blow Away vase is available from Moooi.blowawayvase by front



This chair by American designer Aaron R. Thomas is a playful homage to Philippe Starck’s classic ‘Ghost’ chair. Made in acrylic, it is called the ‘Deconstucted Louis Chair’ and costs $3,150 USD. I think it’s cool….


Chair of the Day – The Cabbage Chair by Nendo Japan by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Canape by Lila Jang by Kelli

Gives new meaning to corner sofa 🙂 I love it!


Chair of the Day -The Dancing Chair by Constance Guisset by Kelli

The Dancing chair by Constance Guisset was shown and the Paris and Milan Furniture Fair 2009


Chair of the Day – Chaise Her (and Him) by Fabio Novembre by Kelli

This one is for David –

fabio novembre

Fabio Novembre designed the Chaise Him and Her as a playful response to the famous Panton S Chair  by Verner Panton.

Chair(s) of the Day – by Marc Newson by Kelli

One of my fav Australians – Marc Newson


Orgone chair

Embryo Chair

Embryo Chair

We all know my love for Arne Jacobsen – This Embryo chair (to me) is influenced by Jacobsen’s Model 3107 Chair and Swan chair.

Chair of the Day – Tom Dixon’s Tall Dinning Chair by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Canasta by Patricia Urquiola by Kelli

One of my favorite designers of all time – Patricia Urquiola


Chair of the Day – Arne Jacobsen by Kelli


MILANO – here I come!!! by Kelli

Tickets are bought, accommodations arranged and anticipation at it’s highest! I am headed to Milan early next week to join the annual festivities for the Salone Internazionale del Mobili (Milan International Furniture Fair)! I have attended the last two years but never has it been so exciting! Every year it gets bigger and better… this year is no exception! I am so pumped to go to Karim Rashid’s Party too (thanks David!)
As I wrote last week, La Murrina will be debuting my project “Coutures” at EUROLUCE (Pad 14, stand E29-F30 Fiera Rho, MM1 Fiera Rho) coutures1

Another great project that you shouldn’t dare miss is Mr. Hyde – designed by Isaac Pinero, Pablo Crespo Pita, and  Martin Franzen! mrhyde

More lamp love in Milan by Kelli

I love this modular lamp from Studio Lagranja for Pallucco. It also will be debuting at Milan International Furniture Fair… Check it out!

My love for chairs by Kelli

When shopping for clothes my weakness is always shoes… but when shopping for furniture, it is almost always chairs! After all it was the fantastic chair designer Arne Jacobsen who was my inspiration to pursue furniture design in the first place. 🙂 You can expect me to write often about chairs I love… and today I want to share with you Meridiani.

Meridiani are producers of high quality designer furniture with showrooms in Milan, Paris, and Singapore (but they distribute worldwide). Visit the Meridiani stand at the Milan International Furniture fair – FIERA MILANO HALL 5 / STAND C 06

More on Salone di Mobile – Milan Furniture Fair by Kelli

Some new pieces to look for at Salone di Mobile!

Crash by Gianni Osgnach – See it at Dilmos (I lived just down the street from this showroom and I didn’t go by once without stopping to stare at some of the most fascinating pieces of art and furniture – highly recommended to visit)

La Perla by Mantellassi

The new Coupole from Tavazzani & Kassem

tavazzani-kassemMore images from my favorite Dilmos


Milan Furniture Fair 2009 by Kelli

Every year in April, designers from all over the world venture to Milan Italy to attend one of the most important interior and furniture design shows, Salone di Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). This year is the most important of all because La Murrina will debut my fantastic lamp design, Coutures!


The city transforms into a large showroom with events and shows all week. Apart from the fair there are smaller shows like Satellite (Young designers) and Euroluce (all about lighting and where you can find La Murrina) and of course showrooms around town. Some of my favs last year were Moooi and Tom Dixon at Superstudio Piu. Let me know if you are planning to attend and hopefully I will see you there!!!


New site is up! by David
March 25, 2009, 11:44 am
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At the risk of undermining our editorial credibility with our very first posting, I would like to recommend that you all dash off and have a look at the new alacarter website. We think it is rather marvelous (Kelli designed it, so please make sure you only post positive feedback on the Comments page!!), and if you would like to find out a little bit more about what we get up to when we are not trying to keep you updated on the cool things in life, then this is probably a pretty good place to start…


ALACARTER - David Carter Interior Design