Favorite Furnishing Finds: January 2014

This marks the start of a monthly series sharing some of my favorite furnishing finds. Whether new to the market, established designs, or coming soon, each piece bears a standard of quality in design, artistry and craftsmanship that I hope you will enjoy. So without any additional delay, let’s get started.

Jim Zivic is one of my favorite furniture designers and one of the more interesting people I know. Years ago he had the vision to buy an old belt factory and has utilized the steel and leather materials and belt making equipment to realize his designs. The Leather Link Hammock is amazing.

Leather Link Hammock by Jim Zivic Design.

Leather Link Hammock by Jim Zivic Design.

 

Cravotta Interiors - Jim Zivic Design Leather Link Hammock

 

Lounge chairs are so important to the design of a home’s interior. The great ones seem to have people competing to claim it as their own when it’s time to take a seat and join the conversation. I especially appreciate the way a well-designed lounge chair can provide sculptural interest, as is the case with the Friday Lounge Arm Chair by Formstelle.

Friday Lounge Arm Chair by Formstelle.

Friday Lounge Arm Chair by Formstelle.

 

There are many great sofas on the market today, and it’s rare when I’m impressed by a newcomer. However, I love this Island Sofa from Italian designer Black Tie. A modern European aesthetic coupled with mid-century legs and casual plush aura, this sofa is now in my stable of favorite contenders.

Island Sofa by Black Tie.

Island Sofa by Black Tie.

 

Of all rooms in a house, the dining room frequently has the fewest pieces of furniture in it. This elevates the importance of each piece and provides a wonderful opportunity to go bold, sculptural, whimsical or otherwise make a statement. To that end, I love this new Hawk Side Chair by Michael Boyd!

Hawk Side Chair by Michael Boyd.

Hawk Side Chair by Michael Boyd.

 

Well that’s a wrap for this entry of some of my current favorites. Look for more in the months to come.

And let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.