Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FORM 2010

On another horrendously hot week-end in St. Louis, I dragged myself out on a Saturday to an event that promised to be refreshing and invigorating hosted by Luminary Center for the Arts.  I was not disappointed!
FORM 2010 presented a well-rounded display of contemporary furniture, functional object,  and architectural design.  Designers from around the country participated, with a focus on sustainable design.  The honesty of material was omnipresent. Here are a few images of favorite picks of mine from the show:

Designed by CONFLUENCE Design/Fabrication, this concrete bench is actually not too bad to recline on or sit on! 

I always like a conversation-provoking chair.  This chair is constructed from metal studs.  As it is used to
hold up walls, it will hold you up, too!

Rough Construction Chair

This was one of my favorite pieces: a cat scratching post! It is beautifully sculptural and is available with two sides painted black or white.  Two of my favorite components:  corrugate and concrete.  It is 32" h and 9" x 8" wide.  Your cats will love you and so will your upholstered furniture!

Skiitch Cat Scratch
You have to get in gear and have a proper place to store a few bottles of wine...

Real Wine Storage Reel

And then, I am always fond of cut out steel for furniture forms. They provide a nice silhouette with 2-d effect blended with 3-d.

A fun side attraction was this 1970's era GMC motorcoach.  It was designed by Mandi Maurer Gray, a new transplant from Chicago.  Her clients graciously allowed her to show off the transformation, air-conditioning included!  The theme is "martini lounge meets zen garden"  and features bamboo cabinetry, cork flooring, eco-resin side and back splashes and much more!

Mandi Maurer Gray
Interior Designer

Way to go Luminary Center of the Arts  for all the good things that they do and for bringing to St. Louis FORM 2010!  It was a cool place to be on a hot day, and I saw some very cool stuff! I look forward to FORM 2011 and hope that you all can be there, too!

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