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3 New Modern Design Collections

If you’re a fan of modern design, there’s nothing like a new collection from one of your favorite brands. Sometimes the collection involves a range of pieces, from furniture to decor. At other times, a design house will release one new item with many variations, such as a modular shelf. Today we take a look at new offerings from three brands that consistently celebrate quality modern design. Read on to discover clean lines, bold patterns and interesting combinations….

Punctual from ferm LIVING

We begin with Punctual, a powder-coated metal shelving system from Denmark-based design studio ferm LIVING:

ferm LIVING's Punctual collection
ferm LIVING’s Punctual collection

The shelving is available in a range of lengths and heights, as well as a variety of subtle colors that include Grey, Dark Blue and Dusty Blue. Below we see a 1×3 variation of the shelving in Grey. As shown in the photo, there is one column and three shelves:

Punctual from ferm LIVING
Punctual from ferm LIVING

Easy to assemble and easily expandable, Punctual is designed to be used and to grow as needed. The shelving can hold a variety of items, from toys and plants to books and boxes. Below is 2×3 shelving in Dark Blue:

Punctual 2x3 from ferm LIVING
Punctual 2×3 from ferm LIVING

And here is the 3×3 in Dark Blue. Punctual is so beautifully crafted, you may be tempted to go for a less-is-more approach when it comes to displaying items on the shelving. Then again, good storage is hard to find, so you may as well use it!

ferm LIVING's Punctual
ferm LIVING’s Punctual

In the vignette below, we see 1×5 shelving in Dusty Blue, along with the modern Scandinavian decor ferm LIVING is known for offering:

Modern offerings from ferm LIVING
Modern offerings from ferm LIVING

In a nutshell, the design of Punctual is modern yet classic. There’s a timeless quality. In addition, the shelving is solid yet airy, thanks to small holes that perforate the metal and bring a light feel to the design. Let’s end with a glimpse at one more Punctual rendition, the 3×7 in Dusty Blue:

Punctual in Dusty Blue
Punctual in Dusty Blue

GILTIG from IKEA

The next featured collection is anything but subtle! Say hello to GILTIG, created by fashion designer Katie Eary for IKEA. We should mention that this image-rich collection is only available for a limited time. So get thee to your local idea to check out these treasures in person!

GILTIG by Katie Eary for IKEA
GILTIG by Katie Eary for IKEA

You can bet that with Eary’s background in fashion design, the product photography for GILTIG is nothing short of fabulous. Eye-catching in the most vibrant of ways! Eyeball motifs are alive and well in the collection, as you can see from the tumblers and bowl below. These pieces are made from durable feldspar porcelain. And while we wish we could share details about the model’s colorful outfit, sadly we don’t have that information…

GILTIG bowl and tumblers by Katie Eary for IKEA
GILTIG bowl and tumblers by Katie Eary for IKEA

More eyeball-motif fun, thanks to the pendant lamp shades below (a bargain at $5.99 apiece):

GILTIG from IKEA
GILTIG from IKEA

Fish motifs are also sprinkled throughout the collection, and even more fun than checking out the serving plates is guessing what this unusual food is made from…

Product photography from IKEA's GILTIG collection
Product photography from IKEA’s GILTIG collection

Ombre design covers the blue glass, shown below. In fact, each glass is mouth-blown by a skilled craftperson. If you like what you see, check out the carafe that the stylishly disheveled model is holding:

GILTIG glassware from IKEA
GILTIG glassware from IKEA

The fishy fun even extends to the furniture, like this table that doubles as a work of art for your kitchen or dining room!

Fish table by Katie Eary for IKEA
Fish table by Katie Eary for IKEA

And it’s hard to take our eyes off the fish scale bedding, which is soothing in shades of blue while being attention-grabbing at the same time. Check out the full GILTIG collection here.

GILTIG fish bedding from IKEA
GILTIG fish bedding from IKEA

Qualities of Material from Fort Standard

We end today’s post with a brand new collection from Fort Standard titled “Qualities of Material.” In fact, the collection made its debut this week at the Collective Design Fair in New York City. [photos by Brian Ferry]

Qualities of Material by Fort Standard
Qualities of Material by Fort Standard

“Qualities of Material” features the stunning work of Fort Standard founders Gregory Buntain and Ian Colling. Materials include wood, stone and leather, which are beautifully crafted into sculptural works that showcase geometry and the wonder of modern design. Below we see the Assemblage Wood Dining Table and Bench, crafted from hundreds of maple slats that are assembled into triangular tubes.

Qualities of Material collection by Fort Standard
Qualities of Material collection by Fort Standard

Triangle motifs can also be found on the six-door Relief Stone Cabinate, which consists of three stackable units resting on a hard maple base:

Stone cabinet from Fort Standard
Stone cabinet from Fort Standard

As with the Assemblage Wood Dining Table and Bench, the hexagonal Assemblage Wood Coffee Table is made from maple slats assembled into triangular tubes, this time vertically oriented to create a geometric surface top:

Wooden hexagonal table from Fort Standard
Wooden hexagonal table from Fort Standard

Two more treasures from the collection are the Relief Stone Cabinate – Single Door (a smaller version of the cabinet featured earlier in this section), as well as the Stacked Leather Chair, made entirely from stacked and rolled vegetable-tanned leather!

From the Qualities of Material collection by Fort Standard
From the Qualities of Material collection by Fort Standard

Here’s a shot of the Fort Standard display at this week’s Collective Design Fair in New York City. [photo from PSFK]

Qualities of Material at the 2016 Collective Design Fair in New York City
Qualities of Material at the 2016 Collective Design Fair in New York City

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