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Alexander Calzadilla is a Cuban male originally from Philadelphia, who has happily called Miami his home since moving here at the age of 15. He attended Southwest Sr. High School and Florida International University, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he began working as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Reichenbacher, a position he kept for seven years after graduation. He subsequently worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Associates before landing at Costa Nursery. After distinguishing himself with many accomplishments, he was promoted to the position of Director of Specialty Products, which included the orchid, bonsai and lucky bamboo departments. When Alex was first put in charge of the three departments, they ranked near the bottom. By the time he left Costa after seven years, Alex had transformed the floundering departments into unqualified successes, posting record earnings, sales and profitability. In 2008 Alex was named the Costa Employee of the Year. Alex now puts his formidable prowess as a businessman into his newest venture, Avant-Garde Home Furnishings, LLC, serving as Managing Partner.

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We offer home furnishings and decor for every area of your home,both inside and out, always striving to bring you the most current design elements being used by today's top designers, at a fraction of their retail cost. Whether you are completely redecorating an area of your home, looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off an existing room, shopping for a unique gift, or simply "window shopping" to get design ideas, Avant-Garde is the place to go for everything modern & contemporary for your home.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Examples Of Modern Furniture Design

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Great Examples Of Modern Furniture Design

Today we are going to talk about many modern types of furniture designs and the way they are applied by us in today's design world and the various design styles associated with said products.



You must have gotten tired of that old furniture you’re having or you have something new and exquisite and you’d like to see what else is on the market, one of these is the answer to the question ‘Why are you here?’. This is the first of many articles of its kind on the site, as we all try to improve our working space or home and some information about interior design ideas is always welcome. You must admit that the people who designed these interesting things are quite talented. For now, I’m delivering you solutions for tables, chairs and beds/sofas.

Contemporary Plastic Based Illuminated Table

The Static Table is a clever play on the word “table lamp”  even though simply put it is an illuminated table. This distinctly modern table maybe made of plastic, however that hasn’t taken away from the general aesthetics. Designed and conceptualized by Dutch industrial designer Han Koning, the  table’s futuristic look is no coincidence. The illuminated table no doubt speaks a modern visual language. There also seems to be a genuine attempt to reinvent the archaic even though the designer uses a taboo material like plastic.

An arresting juxtaposition of simplicity and complexity, the Static Table has an illuminated white thermo forced PET-G plastic base and a coated MDF tabletop. Available in three different shades of hues, the illuminated table is actually part of the designer’s Static Plastic lighting series, which is equally riveting.

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Amazing & Unique Armoire from Studio Tord Boontje

There are two basic types of small space living in the world: the type necessitated by income, and the type that arises out of one’s environs — say, nestled into the heart of Paris or tucked away atop a tony skyscraper in some faraway metropolis. For the latter type, a standalone wardrobe is likely in order since a walk-in closet probably didn’t come with that pied-a-terre in the 4th arrondissement. But in instances in which an IKEA closet won’t do, enter the unique armoire selection from Studio Tord Boontje, including the stunning woodwork of his piece entitled “L’armoire.” As much a piece of art as it is a piece of furniture, although the armoire is perfectly functional, you might not even want to hang your clothing inside, lest it pale in comparison to the beauty of its captor. Per Boontje, “The particular Dalbergia wood selected is a silk-textured variety, richly brown in colour with rich highlights, and figured by a subtle, darker irregular weave throughout.” Sensuous indeed is this gorgeous wardrobe hearkening back to the classic 18th century silhouette but updating it was a bit of creative flair, and there’s no mistaking that the designer is a big fan of Rodin, given the boldly sculptural quality of his work. Standing 210 high × 110 wide × 80 cm deep, it’s a special set of somethings to be hung in such a masterpiece.

Larmoire from Studio Tord Boontje

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The Signs Mirror Collection Made Of Ceramic And Copper

It was once reported by the British newspaper Daily Mail, that the average woman spends around five days a year in front of the mirror. So no surprises then, that modern mirrors are fair as their users! The Signs Mirror Collection can be mistaken for an surrealistic art installation than an household object. The futuristically-styled mirror collection seeks inspiration from nautical flags and is broken into two parts: a base made of ceramic and a polished mirror sheet of copper.

Designed by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez, the collection is an arresting medley of perception, perspective and reflections. It also has a rare blend of beauty and theatricality, that emanates a sense of magical realism.

“The cylindrical bases are concave in order to extend the angle of the mirror and give the feeling that they are floating over it. This shape permits the use of the mirror as a little tray for jewels, keys…” says Murier.

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