Hello everyone! How are you today? I was just reading the House Doctor blog and found this great store based out of Virginia called Factory 20 that I must share with you. It’s my new obsession and I wish it were nearby because I’d go a little bonkers shopping there. I noticed though that they schedule deliveries to NYC every so often, but it’s still a little far for me here in Germany! Ha!
(I must have this tressel table for a mini cocktail bar. Imagine it with lovely etched vintage glasses, mismatched, and a few pretty bottles of alcohol (like Bombay Sapphire because it has the best color and bottle ever – I barely drink but like it around for guests) along with a little bowl of fresh lemons and some pretty fabric cocktail napkins in a variety of vintage patterns?)
But I shouldn’t cry about Factory 20 being in Virginia with me in Germany because locally we have the wonderfully curated shop ComingHome (I photographed one of their showrooms here awhile back). Plus, I’m close to the Netherlands and Belgium (I was just there a few weeks ago in fact) so I simply need to spend a weekend flea marketing and see what I can find. I’m currently looking for a vintage Dutch dropleaf gateleg table in white… And I want a long vintage work table for my new office this one from Belgium — I love the drawers and the wavy skirt! I also want a tressel table to use as a mini bar — just like the one shown above. I’m sad that Factory 20 is in America because they are sitting on three tables that I would buy right now if they were local. Wahhh. Oh well, I guess my American readers are in luck today!
I love these minty green chairs and can totally see them paired with a zinc top round cafe table for a kitchen.
Isn’t she darling? She’d look great in a kitchen nook with those minty green chairs shown above!
About Factory 20, “Factory 20 is a multi-disciplinary art and design collective which strives to create an ever-evolving nonlinear consumer lifestyles collection. Discovering intrinsically valuable decorative arts and furnishings to convey a different impression of 20th century design. Reclaiming salvaged materials, using uncommon combinations and adhering to modernist tenets we are confident that we can give to you the unexpected and the unforgettable.”
I think they definitely are bringing the unexpected and unforgettable – lovely things!
P.S. If you are looking for prop rentals, they can help you!
(images: factory 20)
Hello again! Many of you wrote in after my last post a few moments ago asking what type of linen I was looking for at Bemz so I thought I’d show you! I am looking at the loosefit collection though I realized my sofa (Karlstad) that I want to put in the new guest room is not a sofa that Bemz has pre-made loosefit covers for. I’m so sad! But wait! There is an alternative…
“The loose fit slipcovers are manufactured using an exclusive linen from Belgium, a country with a centuries-old tradition of flax cultivation and processing. Rosendal Pure Washed Linen is pre-washed to give it that soft, beautiful, vintage-like look and is available in Absolute White, Unbleached, Medium Grey and Sage Brown. Also, these new linen fabrics are available to order in the usual made-to-measure style of slipcover for all Bemz models as well as fabric by the meter”.
Made to order? Oh this could be expensive so I’m going to write to them to see if they have some ideas for me….
I think the oatmeal one is divine…. I can see lots of John Derian plates and vintage mirrors hanging above it with some lovely black accents!
P.S. I think they used the home of Susanne as a shoot location, don’t you? Lovely!
I did a double take today as I was browsing the Bemz website for a new slipcover for my sofa. They’ve just teamed up with Designers Guild to bring Tricia’s signature color and style to the land of IKEA! I’m not sure they’re all my taste really, I am more an understated pattern girl myself when it comes to sofa upholstery, but for those bold souls out there these slipcovers may be a dream come true.
….now back to finding my very un-bold linen slipcover.
Do you have a favorite sofa? One of mine is the Poeten by Finn Juhl. I would love to own this sofa in all of it’s curvy glory. To me, it’s feminine and modern… and simply stunning. I imagine owning one and displaying it proudly in a sitting room, near a beautiful large window. Finn Juhl is a Danish designer trained as an architect, not a furniture designer, who was born in 1912.
Best known for his furniture, he regenerated Danish furniture design in the 40s with designs that set him apart from his contemporaries. He sadly passed away in 1989, however since 2001 the the license for his furniture belongs exclusively to Danish company Hansen & Sorensen and the Poeten is one of them. “Poeten is made to the finest manufacturing standards with hand-sewn upholstery, and its legs come in several different types of wood.”
All I know is that I want one! I imagine it in turquoise velvet with a patterned seat cover, or in white leather (ahhh), or even in a gorgeous Designers Guild fabric… Ah. Such an eye-catcher. Imagine having buttons that are covered in a different color fabric — like a gray sofa with mustard-color buttons? :)
(images: jansen & sorensen, living & more)
Last week Irene introduced us to Drill Design, a Japanese “plywood lab” that designs sustainable paper-wood furniture and accessories that are quite remarkable! I would love to own these stools and I really like all of the little details in this simple, yet intricate, work. Have a look and see what you think.
I hope that eventually this collection will be available to order in the rest of the world because I imagine a lot of us would delight in owning something special from Drill Design. Oh those stools!
(images: drill design)