Maybe it’s us. Maybe it’s a trend: Friendly Furniture. At the Milan Design week 2018 we saw too many, too much:
Sofa’s disguised as Barbapapa. (from tacchini.it)
Rounded corners and edges; chairs, cupboards and even scissors seemed unharmful (as in babyproof).
Disproportional furniture and accessoiries making you feel small-sized. And, on top of it all; many of these designs are produced in pastel colors. (and in 70s like orange/brown colorschemes)
tachini/ Jonas Wagell
tachini/ Jonas Wagell
Hay x Sonos
Kyukyodo [ incense ] × GamFratesi
Oh: we almost forgot to mention the peaceful incense in the shape of a dove!
By the time we saw a presentation smiling at us we had enough of it; and longed for the next trend in line: which we predict will be no-fun, black, shiny and hard: furniture with edges designed to look uncomfortable and nasty!
Of course there is ‘no-fun’ design to be found; but it’s not yet fully descended, style und trendwise. Also a more divers colorscheme than the ‘baby-pastels’ were presented: we just feel that this trend is the most found in ‘design-land’ for the longest time.
Watch Mimi’s latest self-group portrait: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest number 8. Made by us during the Party Celebration at Sexyland in Amsterdam This time we made a movie: The Party-Celebration: A party hosted by Mimi Berlin, celebrating (almost) 5 years of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest (self-group portraits by, for and with Mimi Berlin). We had Music, we had Drinks, Snacks, Sauerkraüt, Partyhats, Photographers; we had 2 Group-Photo moments and we had FUN at Sexyland
A short clip by and for Mimi Berlin’s Friends and Families, a self-group portrait: posing on the couch. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating and sharing (mostly behind the scenes) in the fields of art, music, design, theater, illustration, photography, jewellry, perfume and food, and by just having fun in general. (read more mimiberlinfashionfest.com)
Moviestill taken from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8: The Party-Celebration.
Mr Baughman’s designs are obviously built on the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, but the use of modern-day materials, colors and American West Coast style make do for functional furniture which appealed, and was available, to a large public. We, at Mimi Berlin, like his dramatic designs very much and could easily live the rest of our lives with the pink sectional sofa with steel bottom.
Milo Baughman sofa Thayer Coggin USA, c. 1970 upholstery, chrome-plated steel 166.5 w x 93 d x 33.5 h inches Signed with paper manufacturer’s label to underside of each section: [Thayer Coggin, Inc. High Point, N.C.]
Milo Baughman; vintagedeluxe Brass Lounge Chairs for Thayer Coggin, c1970.
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe shelves Thayer Coggin USA,
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe stools Thayer Coggin USA,
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe swivel chairs Thayer Coggin USA,
The Giant Tub available at Thayer Coggin.
curved sofa table steel available at Thayer Coggin.