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Akar Design: Art, Architecture and Design.
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Engineered Squares placemats have already become a modern classic for Chilewich and are recognized around the world for their distinctive pattern. During weaving a gentle gradation of tones moves over a grid of twelve squares resulting in the most geometric of all Chilewich designs.
14'' l X 19'' w
Artist Michael Michaud captures all of nature’s beauty and exquisite detail in his home and garden collection, Table Art by Michael Michaud Design. Using his extensive knowledge of model making, natural elements are transformed into beautiful botanical and coastal decor for home and office. His exceptional use of metals allows the variety of fin...
Basketry, which pre-dates the weaving of cloth, inspired the bold scale and textural variety of this design. Broad, perpendicular bands appear suspended within the woven rectangle. A shift in weave creates a layered “over/under” effect, as one tone comes to the fore and the other fades into the background.
14'' l X 19'' w
Bottle opener in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished with PVD coating, Golden Pink.
Inspired by the molluscs with the same name, Bulla is the bottle opener in stainless steel designed by Valerio Sommella. It is a practical and compact object that can be easily carried around. Sleek and sophisticated, thanks to the special Golden Pink finish, B...
The bold, graphic array of Maptone can be traced to a collage made by Chilewich founder and creative director Sandy Chilewich. When cutting up sections of discarded printed materials (saved from old product development fabric), she adhered blocks of saturated color to a dark textile surface. Here transposed to a light background, the modular col...
With a spoon like this, double the love of each sweet bite. Designed by Miriam Mirri in 2002, the 7-inch Big Love Spoon is crafted of 18/10 stainless steel and is safe to clean in the dishwasher. Meant to pair with the Big Love Bowl from the same line, the spoon sold on its own allows for rounding out a collection and garnering the always-needed...