Danish Modern Furniture – Poul Kjaerholm New Releases

Poul Kjaerholm is in the vanguard of the modern furniture designers. His work is legendary in the pantheon of architectural inspired design, and he helped to popularize steel, textile, and woven cane as landmark materials.

Born in 1929 in Oster Vra, Denmark, Poul Kjaerholm began as a cabinetmaker’s apprentice. He finished his understudy as a cabinet maker with Grønbech in 1948, and graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1952 with the PK25 chair that is still produced by Fritz Hansen.

In 1955, Poul Kjaerholm released the famous PK22, for which he received the Lunning Award. In 1958, he became an assistant at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, and a lecturer in 1959. He became head of the Institute for Design in 1973, and finally professor in 1976 until his premature death in 1980. During these years he designed dozens of chairs, lounge chairs, and tables that became landmarks for Danish furniture design, including the famous PK24 lounge chair.

Most of his furniture was produced by his friend E. Kold Christensen in Hellerup.
His designs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the V&A Museum in London, and other museum collections in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany. He won numerous awards in industrial and graphic design, including two Grand Prix at the Milan Trienale (1957 & 1960), the ID Award, and the legendary Lunning Award.
Fritz Hansen is the official source for the entire Poul Kjaerholm series. This venerable Danish manufacturer offers high-end product at stratospheric prices. We recommend the Frit Hansen line to all of our customers where money is of no object. However, not all collectors have unlimited funds.
Gibraltar Furniture is a good resource for design addicts looking for top-rate Poul Kjaerholm inspired reproductions of the originals at popular prices. All of the materials, design lines, and specs for all of the Gibraltar releases are the same as the European manufacturers. Gibraltar out-sources the production of these design classics to our overseas factories in order to cut labor costs. We use the same high quality imported leather, wicker, and stainless steel frames that the Danish manufacturers use.

We only accept the very best, imported, quality items at Gibraltar! This applies to the quality of hides as well as the fabrics that we use on all Poul Kjaerholm products. Consequently, we have chosen the finest suppliers for all of our raw materials. For instance, we insist on using only 100% imported Italian leather. The hides must be of superlative quality. We insist that every manufacturing detail conforms to the original lines. Craftsmanship, sewing and upholstery are a huge priority to us. In the end, the biggest difference that you will notice is the large sum of money that you will save via Gibraltar vs. the European makers.

Historically, most of Poul Kjaerholm’s pieces have been priced at astronomically high levels. For instance, the PK22 retails for $3,655.00 at Hive Modern. Gibraltar is proud to offer a similar piece for only $1,475.00!

Similarly, the PK24 Chaise Lounge in Wicker/Leather is offered at $11,732.00 at Retro Modern. Gibraltar sells an item of similar design for only $1,500.00. A wise consumer would end up saving over $10,000 by going with the Beverly Hills 90210 version instead of the higher priced Fritz Hansen original design.

The PK20 Easy Chair in Leather will run you $8,576.00 from Retro Modern. You can get a replica of this release from Gibraltar for only $1,475.00. With the additional savings, you could plan a trip to Denmark for your entire family.

Gibraltar offers the entire line of products from Compar, David Edward, Davis Furniture, Fabulux, Firefarm, Girari, Gordon International, Grey, Havaseat Chairs, Innovation, IQMatics, Janke, Jet Age, Kenshoma, Litto Kids, Lunar Lounge, Malik, Ooba, Oeuf, Offi, OFM, Ogus Design, The Phillips Collection, Serralunga, Studio4LA, Touch Design/Lighting, Trevi Outdoor, the Vessel Architectural Pottery collection, Zuo Modern, and 100 Times Better, among others.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Bradley Friedman, Director of Pubic Relations, via email.

Images for all products can be obtained at www.gibraltarfurniture.com.

Contact:
Bradley Friedman
Director of Public Relations
310.276.8889
sales@gibraltarfurniture.com

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The Robots Are Coming! – Hi Tech Furniture Trend Sweeps Outdoor Design World

21st-century outdoor furniture has emerged as one of the hottest movements in the world of contemporary design. High-tech computers and industrial robots are making huge inroads in the architecture, design, and production of outdoor furniture.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWeb) June 1, 2007 – 21st-century outdoor furniture has emerged as one of the hottest movements in the world of contemporary design. High-tech computers and industrial robots are making huge inroads in both the design and production of outdoor furniture and interior design.

Over the years, traditional open-air furnishings have been the ugly ducklings of the decorating realm. Cheap injection throw-away chairs, dreary picnic tables, and low-end metal seating dominated the field.

All of this has changed with the introduction of CNC (computer numerical control machines), industrial robots, and state-of-the-art software. Computer aided technology, hi-speed laptops, and digital design programs are creating new fluid forms that are transfiguring traditional concepts. Modern robots and digital technologies are not only radically changing production techniques, but also allowing artists and companies to envision products that were unimaginable years ago.

Technology is having a huge impact on how furniture is made and marketed. People are becoming more comfortable with digitally designed items made from industrial materials like plastic and resin in their homes according to Brooke Hodge, curator of architecture and design at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Design.

Mid-century artists like Charles Eames and Isamu Noguchi employed sketch pads to capture amorphic forms and non-figurative images. Modern day designers are more inclined to draft abstract shapes via a laptop instead.

Modern Outdoor, Serralunga, and the Veneman Outdoor Collection are a few of the trend setters in this exciting new realm. Stainless steel, glass, aluminum, and high-end polymer substances are a few of the materials that have revolutionized conventional forms. This transformation has resulted in eye-catching pieces that define post-modern outdoor architecture.

A Google™ search indicates that the foremost site for modern outdoor design sources is Gibraltar Furniture. This West coast internet pioneer features retro, mid-century, and post-modern pieces at amazing prices. Google™ confirms that Gibraltar offers a exceptional array of discount, architectural, modern, high quality items at discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells both original and reproduction furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA. Toll free telephone is 800 416-3635.

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills, 90210, and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for over 50 years, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. Gibraltar is an excellent resource for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and consumers looking for high quality hard-to-find goods. Yahoo reports that Gibraltar Furniture has DWR stock at AMAZON prices.

Modern Outdoor is located in Los Angeles, California and is one of the trend setters in al fresco furniture. This company has been in business for 17 years and is dedicated to being the premier provider of high style, clean-lined, environmentally conscious outdoor furniture that is still made here in America.

One of the highest points of distinction for the Modern Outdoor Collection is the materials that are used: the Modern Outdoor Collection is comprised of 4 lines of furniture – the pieces are made from ipe, a beautiful Brazilian hardwood that is 3 times as dense as teak, electro-polished stainless steel or powder coated steel, anodized aluminum, a high density marine-grade polyboard material, or a cellulose paper based resin product. The Collection includes tables, benches, chairs, chaise lounges, bar carts, sofas, club chairs, settees, loungers, planters, stools, coffee tables, and bar height products.

Serralunga, who have been producing stylish planters since 1825, is located in the Biella section of Italy. This group has a tradition of more than 180 years of container production.

Born before the industrial revolution, Serralunga recently changed material typology from traditional clay pots to futuristic models. Serralunga’s concept is to feature classical design lines and post-modern shapes. Today, Serralunga is the leader in the production of contemporary style flower pots, vases, and containers.

The Veneman Group is based in Westminster, California. Their philosophy is to create products of exceptional quality and unique designs while keeping to a mantra that the best and most desirable furniture are objects that last a life time.

Veneman was founded almost 40 years ago as a cast aluminum manufacturer in Southern California and recently introduced the Silver line as a flagship contemporary line. Designed by John Caldwell, this new series signals a new horizon in design, material and craftsmanship. Silver features chairs, chaises, and tables – all of which are distinguished by graceful lines and curves. Silver portrays a robust charm veiled in intricate sophistication. Only 356 grade aluminum ingots – known to be the purest and most resilient aluminum alloys available – are used for all products. It is the pure aluminum and sand casting process that adds to the weight, strength, and overall design quality of the frame.

Gibraltar offers the entire line of products from Color & Life, Compar, David Edward, Davis Furniture, Fabulux, Firefarm, Girari, Gordon International, Grey, Havaseat Chairs, Innovation, IQMatics, Janke, Jet Age, Kenshoma, Litto Kids, Lunar Lounge, Malik, Ooba, Oeuf, Offi, OFM, Ogus Design, The Phillips Collection, Serralunga, Studio4LA, Touch Design/Lighting, Trevi Outdoor, the Vessel Architectural Pottery collection, Zuo Modern, and 100 Times Better, among others.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Bradley Friedman, Director of Pubic Relations, via email.

Images for all products can be obtained at www.gibraltarfurniture.com.

Contact:
Bradley Friedman
Director of Public Relations
ACMETOYS PR
310.276.8889

Modern Design Movement Sweeps The Baby Furniture Market

New wave of child high-tech products features advanced architectural design at cost-effective prices at www.gibraltarfurniture.com.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWeb) April 11, 2007 — “Modern Parenting” is the new exciting furniture mantra that is sweeping the design world. Traditional baby fittings have been the providence of dull, unimaginative minds for decades. Plain-wrap box designs, dreary colors, and mundane materials have typified an industry that has been tied and bound to convention for decades. All of this has changed and the results are dazzling!

Young architectural designers are applying computer-aided technology to the conception and production of daring new space-age-shaped furniture. Innovative substances, finishes, and forms are revolutionizing the adolescent furniture landscape. A remarkable new group of upstart designers are hell-bent on challenging the concept that youth furniture has to be dull and unoriginal.

We used Google to compare all discount architectural furniture sources and found Gibraltar Furniture to have the best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This Beverly Hills 90210 store (www.gibraltarfurniture.com) is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices. 800 416 3635

The focus is on cost-effective contemporary design items that are easy to assemble and blend comfortably into 21st century lifestyles. A new wave of affordable products have arrived in the marketplace from companies including Boon, Color & Life, Celery, Litto Kids, notNeutral, Offi, Oeuf, and Ooba. These novel collections showcase striking modernism elements featuring imaginative materials, clean sweeping lines, and clever innovations.

A Google™ search indicates that the foremost site for this “New Style” type of adolescent furniture items is Gibraltar Furniture. This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern children’s pieces at amazing prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free.”

Gibraltar is based in Beverly Hills California and can be found on the web at www.gibraltarfurniture.com. This firm has been in operation for over 50 years, and is an insider secret weapon for blue chip merchandise at warehouse prices. “We used Google to compare all discount architectural furniture sources and found Gibraltar Furniture to be have the best prices, models, and service of any site on the internet. This Beverly Hills 90210 store (www.gibraltarfurniture.com) is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices. 800-416-3635.

Self-described as “modern and retro,” Litto Kids does a great job at recalling classic lines while using modern materials like walnut-stained zebra wood. This retro-oriented company offers a blend of contemporary styling and practical kid’s furniture. Litto Kid’s Lunar Crib is a fusion of simple contemporary symmetries and fashionable oriental details. Solid craftsmanship is executed within the impressive oriental window pattern on both the head- and backboards. The frame comes with an option of Dark Walnut or Natural Walnut stained wood. The rails are painted in white non-toxic paint and are fixed to provide support and stability.

Color & Life products are unique in terms of not only their design and use of color, but also their construction. Many items use a special honeycomb weave design in the boards, which are very popular in Europe.

Another vanguard company is Chicago-based Ooba. They create modern-styled objects that create comfort for babies and support an uncompromising furniture lifestyle choice for parents at the same time. Their award-winning Nest Bassinet line was born from the desire to have a bedside sleeping option for babies. This room-sharing solution brings peace of mind to parents, so they can rest soundly knowing their baby is safe and comfortable next to them.

Oeuf features good design for children of all ages. The Oeuf Crib was designed by parents of two who understand the importance of safety and who have an appreciation for modern design. Like European cribs, Oeuf uses fixed side rails and a lower center of gravity to offer one of the sturdiest and safest cribs available. In response to the lack of storage for children’s rooms, Oeuf has also introduced the mini library. Like other Oeuf pieces, it is not to be confined to the nursery. Blending the clean nursery look into the décor of even more homes, Oeuf’s nursery furniture is now available in dark walnut stain in addition to natural birch.

The Celery baby furniture line was created for traditionalists and modernists alike. All pieces exhibit a timeless beauty. Each piece is designed with a contemporary perspective with a nod to time-honored old world craftsmanship. Fabricated in Bozeman, Montana by local woodworkers, the Celery line uses quality materials that can withstand the rigors of childhood play, and will provide years of hard use. Their selection of bamboo, with non-toxic adhesives, and formaldehyde-free medium density fiberboard (MDF), combined with low-VOC finishes, affirms a total commitment to lasting and eco-friendly materials. Mortise and tenon joinery allow for easy assembly without any special know-how, complicated tools, or fussy fasteners. And absolutely no hardware is required for any of the Celery units. One of the highlights of the Celery product line is convertibility. For example, the changing table can be modified into a bookshelf to extend the lifespan of the product’s use.

Gibraltar offers the entire line of products from Color & Life, Compar, Dare Déco, David Edward, Davis Furniture, Fabulux, Firefarm, Girari, Gordon International, Grey, Havaseat Chairs, Innovation, IQMatics, Janke, Jet Age, Kenshoma, Litto Kids, Lunar Lounge, Malik, Ooba, Oeuf, Offi, OFM, Ogus Design, The Phillips Collection, Serralunga, Studio4LA, Touch Design/Lighting, Trevi Outdoor, the Vessel Architectural Pottery collection, Zuo Modern, and 100 Times Better, among others.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Bradley Friedman, Director of Pubic Relations, via email.

Images for all products can be obtained at www.gibraltarfurniture.com.

Contact:
Bradley Friedman
Director of Public Relations
ACMETOYS PR
310.276.8889