- 1 Good news: the best of furniture design is now a click away! Discover four as eclectic cosmopolitan sites to glean the best of the decor on the Net.
Good news: the best of furniture design is now a click away! Discover four as eclectic cosmopolitan sites to glean the best of the decor on the Net.
1. DESIGNER BOX OF OBJECTS ON COLLECTORS SUBSCRIPTION
Here is a new concept gratifying to be credited Bénédicte Colpin, design consultant, and Tomas Erel, architect, inviting collectible vase, a candle, a mirror ... subscription. Each month, the biggest signatures - Sam Baron, Arik Levy, Noah Duchaufour-Lawrance ... - design an object, sent directly home.
WE love : the idea of receiving a limited edition accessories (so surprise package) and created exclusively for members, a subscription - from 29 to 37 euros per month - according to your choice: between three and twelve months. The piece comes in a numbered wooden box accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the creator.
The downside: delivery costs in addition to the subscription, about 7 euros.
2. IKONIK DESIGN: THE BEST OF THE SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
In two years, this site has become a must. With more than 1500 references, it brings together almost all the furniture emblematic of the twentieth century from the Nordic countries, Hans J. Wegner in Alvar Aalto via Verner Panton. Alongside these iconic pieces coexist important contemporary creations of the last decade, such as Hay or Muuto.
WE love : the educational aspect of this site that publishes a listing of each creator. Another bonus: the ability to receive a color chart for selection of finishes.
The downside: shipping is free beyond a purchase amount of EUR 1 500.
3. MADE.COM CREATION TO TIGHT PRICE
Minimize costs, this is the credo of this English website born from the meeting of three French settled in Notting Hill, the creative heart of the British capital. Their ambition? Itself as a showcase of creation in furniture and accessories representing designers already known or about to be like James Harrison (price She the promising designer in 2007) and couches line the vintage look, Steuart Padwick and Stroller office - a bestseller - or Jimmie Martin, a duo of renowned Swedish designers for designing Madonna's throne. To date, nearly 500 products are already in the catalog regularly and new collaborations are proposed.
WE love : the good prices. To do this, unnecessary costs have been removed, that is to say, stocks and intermediaries; parts manufacturing is launched when the number of orders is sufficient.
The downside: delivery time a bit longer - about six weeks - the goods made to order.
4. ALL NEW ... E-SENSUAL LIVING
This e-shop created by Alexandra Arnoux caters to international customers through product selection unearthed around the world. Everything is ultra-chic, pillows, scented candles, the carpet of the biggest brands: Tai Ping Nina Ricci via Caravan.
Each month, the site offers also in English for now, an online magazine where there are interviews, city guides and portraits of designers.