GIBRALTAR FURNITURE AND VONDOM DEBUTS IN HAWAII

Gibraltar Furniture has completed work on a brand new post modern Vondom design installation at the famed Hawaii Prince Hotel.  The Vanguard Theory, Inc Group decided on using the Stone Planter group for all of the hotels landscape pool, deck, and lounge architectural applications.

 

none_800x800-id52898-9b3018a8b1a604310534baade28205b7As its name suggests it appears to be found in nature itself, creating synergism between the natural and the artificial landscape. Stone can fit perfectly into any environment, transmitting its own particular elegance, thanks to its material, as well as its original shape.

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Vanguard Theory is a creative studio that collaborates with like-minded artists and designers.  As a multi-disciplinary design consultancy Vanguard Theory focus is on interior design, collaborative art projects, and product development. It;s unique background gives it the necessary tools to balance creativity with feasibility.

Vanguard Theory believes that good design is soulful, inclusive, and honest in that it connects individuals with their environment in authentic way. Michelle JaimeCo-Founder / Design Director remarks “Every collaborative project allows us to exchange ideas, explore new resources, and create a larger platform for budding artists and designers.”

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Vondom and Gibraltar Furniture  was a perfect match for the projects needs. Design culture is the key to Vondom’s success. This is what pushes Vondom to create new collections that give spaces a new dimension. Vondom creates dialogue between environment and form. Vondom pieces transform the simplest space into an ambiance filled with glamour, both unique and extraordinary. This is what it’s about, creating atmospheres where we can take hold of life and feel that we are here to live it, enjoy it and surround ourselves with beauty.

 

The Stone Planter series was designed by Stefano Giovanoni, architect, industrial and interior designer, lives and works in milan. He works as industrial designer designing many iconic best sellers and commercially successful products. Elisa Gargan, industrial and interior designer, is Stefano’s partner and wife. Elisa & Stefano working together for many famous companies.

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This Spanish manufacturer works with the worlds best designers and offers incredible quality.Their designs are uber glamorous and stand proud in multi-million  homes, yachts, and hotels.

What we like best is that they are pretty much one of the only items of furniture that really can be left outdoors permanently. They are made with 100% recyclable polycarbonate material so they can withstand full sun and rain.

VONDOM creates art and is always looking for the natural beauty of the product endowing them with their own personality. Vondom designs are contemporary & avant-garde. Each pieces is perfectly balanced between simple lines, contemporary design, and & sophisticated finish options. .

VONDOM supports one of the World’s most complete outdoor furniture collections and is manufactured by rotational molding. This manufacturing technique allows us to create high quality products in a wide range of shapes & colors, making them unique modern furniture . This Spanish design source encourages you to enjoy your time by decorating your rooms and illustrating your life with a variety of designs, colors, and shapes. Experience the ultimate in fashion, style, and design via Vondom.

 

 

 

 

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MERCEDES BENZ FURNITURE COLLECTION DEBUTS

Gibraltar Furniture recently returned from Italy where we had the privilege of previewing the new Furniture Collection by Mercedes-Benz Style before it’s debut this month.

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This collection is a dynamic and extremely light form incorporating precious materials that have been finished perfectly. The Furniture Collection by Mercedes-Benz Style brings the unmistakable use of lines and high quality of Mercedes-Benz indoors. It reflects the progressive, dynamic design idiom of the current show cars and offers the exclusive emotional experience of Mercedes-Benz in private living spaces and business premises.

Mercedes-Benz Style realizes its avant-garde designs in close collaboration with the Formitalia Luxury Group, one of the leading Italian manufacturers of designer furniture. An inspirational partnership built on the mutual passion for absolute quality and leading design. The collection will consist of a sofa, a chaise lounge, a dining room table, a sideboard, assorted chairs, a home theater system stand, a chest of drawers and a bed. Each piece promises to offer “dynamic yet timelessly elegant design,” including wooden chair backrest shells inspired by the seat shells in Mercedes’ latest research vehicles. Even the sideboard, the most pedestrian of dining room furniture pieces, has a glass door with a surrounding bevel meant to resemble the air intake of a sports car. Ensuring that owners remember who’s behind the design, each piece will wear a subtle Mercedes-Benz Style logo.

We found that the series has an aerodynamic feel to it. The lines swoop  upward with grace and ease. The carbon fiber elements give the collection a space age, lighter than air, appearance. The assembly would fit perfectly in a modern space age environment. The chaise looked like it could take off and soar at any moment. Gibraltar was very impressed by the comfort factor as well. The seating provided great lumbar support, and the high end leather materials caressed the back in luxury and suppleness. The collection boast a  litheness and grace that are unequaled by other providers and creates a cocoon of  extravagance.

While Mercedes-Benz Style may be new to the furniture business, automakers are no strangers to branding luxury goods. Lamborghini, for example, has a line of carbon fiber luggage that bears its name, and companies ranging from Aston Martin through Infiniti have affiliations with luxury watches.

Gorden Wagener, head of design at Mercedes-Benz Style, said of the collection, “The various pieces of furniture reflect the progressive, dynamic design idiom of our current show cars and concept vehicles, offering an exclusive, emotional experience outside our vehicles as well.” If you want that emotional experience in your living room, minus the occasional grease or oil stain, the Mercedes-Benz Style furniture collection is expected to be available at high-end furniture stores, showrooms and interior design studios beginning this October at our Beverly Hills site.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture  is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of, architectural, modern, high quality items. 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 outside of California.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furnitures such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.

WHOLESALE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT CHAIRS

Gibraltar Furniture proudly presents a collection of furnishings created by America’s preeminent architect Frank Lloyd Wright at factory direct prices.  Other sources sell the Taliesin Barrel chair for $1650 or more.  Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for under $1000.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair from Gibraltar Furniture

Our factories started with Wright’s original designs and measurements, solid hardwood, and superior upholstery, then employ traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology to create these heirloom-quality pieces for your home, office, or studio. The Taliesin Barrel Chair was prominent in Wright’s own residence Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, this signature chair Barrel Chair is comfortable, compact, and perfect as a stand-alone or dining room piece. Gibraltar Furniture sells this iconic piece for $999.

The Barrel chair can be custom configured in 12 different fabrics, 18 different velvet, and 13 different leather options. The shell can be designed in Cherry-Red, Dark, Light-Brown, and Light-Walnut wood finishes.

Close up of the FLW Taliesin chair

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright played a leading role in transforming the practice of architecture early in the 20th century. Trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, but strongly drawn to architecture, he began his career as an architect in Chicago, working in the offices of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. At the age of 29 he set up his own practice and began work on a number of residential projects, chiefly in the Oak Park area of Chicago. These “Prairie Houses,” designed in the early 1900’s, are characterized by their use of natural materials – stone, brick and wood. Their low elevations, and gently sloping roofs create a strong horizontal emphasis.

Wright claimed to build “organic” architecture that seemed to grow naturally out of the surrounding landscape. He believed the internal space, furnishings and decorative details of a house to be intrinsic to its architecture. Many of his projects incorporated site specific furniture and fittings. These unified projects were intended to possess a natural “organic” beauty that would promote the life of the human spirit. Instead of walls, furnishings were often used as spatial dividers, thereby creating more open interiors and a sense of flowing space.

Wright’s preoccupation with geometric forms and intersecting planes in his architecture, led him to develop a similar style for furniture. For example, a series of metal desks and chairs designed for the Larkin Building in Buffalo, New York, were designed to be functionally and visually unified with their surroundings. They were also among the first metal items for indoor use that did not mimic wood. The chairs were made of painted steel with leather upholstered seats and rigidly geometric backs with square perforations. In addition to furniture, Wright designed stained glass windows, ceramics and glass, metalwork and textiles. Wright’s work became distanced from its Arts & Crafts origins as he began to explore the structural and decorative potential of industrial concrete blocks which he used in the design of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and four houses in Los Angeles.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct 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 outside of California.  Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”  This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

POST MODERN FIRE PLACES BY PLANIKA DEBUTS

Planika Fires combine contemporary, international design and the advanced technology of environmentally friendly, smokeless ethanol based fire. Planika Fires are not only elements of interior decoration but most of all they are real fires enhanced by design. They create an exceptional atmosphere influencing our everyday life, they stimulate our energy and through the atmosphere of change enhance our potential. Depending on your mood they can either help you relax or inspire your potential.

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Planika Fires combine contemporary, international design and the advanced technology.

Fire Design, a new category of design started by Planika takes the biofireplace sector to the next level. Planika has moved away from the traditional approach to this kind of product. The diversity of forms designed by international design masters emphasizes the concept of Planika Fires and allows the introduction of fire into the most sophisticated spaces.

Planika Fires run on a special ethanol based fuel – FANOLA®. Fanola® based on ethanol of plant origin is a renewable and green source of energy. While burning it produces no smoke, no smell and leaves no ashes. The special formula of Fanola® was created at the company laboratories, and Planika is the only legitimate producer of this fuel. Moreover, the product has been tested in terms of safety for people and environment and received positive opinions from international certifying bodies, like: TÜV, PZH, CNBOP, OMNI-Test Laboratories Inc. and EcoLogo®.

Planika Fires run on a special ethanol based fuel – FANOLA®

The above mentioned patented formula allows the fuel to burn completely clean. Clean burning means that there are no harmful substances emitted and the only by products are CO2 and water vapor in amounts comparable to human breath. Additionally, the clean burning also means that there is no smoke nor smell produced while burning and no ashes are left afterwards. Thanks to this feature, there is no longer any need for a chimney or a ventilation installation what makes fire a fully mobile commodity.

Fanola® obtained through a process of double rectification is not suitable to drink.
Burning conditions:

  • neither smell nor smoke are emitted while burning
  • as a result only heat, water vapour and CO2 are produced in amounts comparable to that of human breath
  • burning conditions have been specified in user’s manual
  • burning Planika Fires requires a regular provision of air (room ventilation system in a good working condition). In apartment conditions (with small cubic capacity) a slightly opened window will be enough.

Design shapes the contemporary world, just as elements used to . Planika walks down the path on which it tames fire using technology and design as its tools. We appreciate the experience and knowledge of renowned designers but we also take pride in discovering young talents. The unprecedented marriage of fire to design gave rise to a new category of the applied arts– fire design. Every designer experiences fire individually and out of that experience a very personal project is born through which they express their viewpoint and create their world.

Planika Fires create real fire without any smoke. Designed by distinguished designers they become focal points of exclusive interiors. The design process of Planika Fires takes place in the Planika Studio. Success lies in designing a new form that addresses contemporary lifestyle. Design together with the technical knowledge and experience are the basis for every model. By always paying close attention to every detail while shaping the form and carefully selecting the highest quality materials, we have come up with a product that is in accordance with our sustainable agenda.

FIRE BOX- The new improved construction with a larger reservoir increases the burning time up to 2 hours 40 minutes

Planka remarks “We are open-minded and draw inspiration from around the world while working on the design projects. The busy world of today is full of creative impulses that foster young talents like the designer Maciej Klus or Joanna Leciejewska, to express themselves through design. We are cautious not to limit ourselves and we emphasize the role of development. Thus, it is important for us to remain open to fresh ideas as well as different perspectives, recognising the importance of individuality and personal style. Aware of the significance of diversity we have created various collections with various designers. We have cooperated with Christophe Pillet and Arik Levy.”

A coffee table with real fire. Groundfloor is a piece of furniture with a double function. The form resembles a typical coffee table, but thanks to the Glassfire® Technology incorporated in the construction of the model, it allows us to enjoy the ambience of biofire. Groundfloor was designed by a French designer Christophe Pillet for Planika http://www.christophepillet.com, and comes in two finishes. An American black walnut veneer is placed alongside ruby red or a traffic white high gloss varnishes. Groundfloor is hand-made in Europe and does not require any flue installation.

A more traditional coffee table with smokeless biofire designed by Planika Studio.

A more traditional coffee table with smokeless biofire designed by Planika Studio.

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for modern classics, Barcelona, and offers a huge selection in modern furniture.  We feature modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture at discount prices. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”

Google states that “This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

FUTURISTIC STORAGE UNITS FROM AK-47

FUTURISTIC  STORAGE  UNITS FROM AK-47

AK 47 Modern storage design

Italian futuristic storage units

Italian Design units from  the visionary European  brand AK 47 have reinvented modern storage applications with revolutionary  stylish results.  Gibraltar furniture 800-416-3635 is proud to introduce the entire range of AK 47 units and is the  only dealer  that showcases the complete line.

AK 47 comments,  “The current  storage design scene is represented by products that are repetitive, chasing after one another, and all very much alike. The themes they deal with are too often similar, and research and innovation are frequently neglected.  AK 47  designs  shun the obvious, venturing into  areas that are still unexplored.  Our aim is to qualify simple objects,  to enhance them,  and characterize them with boldness. The choice of firewood holders, our  first theme in the project, was not made at random. We wished to extend our range as much as possible, offering an infinite series of possibilities. We propose a to amaze with unexpected details,  green design, and fabulous style”

AK 47 designs offer multiple functional storage applications. The units are perfect for anyone who living in urban environment and who have limited space to store firewood, or other bulky objects. The products are also modular: their packaging has been designed to optimize space during storage and transport.

Memo from AK 47

Memo storage unit from Italian manufacture AK 47

luxury.glam.com remarks that  “The Ak47 collection delivers a series of tower styles. Albert+ is my favorite interpretation. From a series of baskets to carry the wood inside up to FLEX, a flexible structure that can act as a seat or an ottoman, the collection offers many possibilities. Even if we were not in the middle of a very snowy winter, I would still be impressed by the design of these wood storage units. Naturally, the round fire pit is the ultimate design when it comes to a ski chalet. It is called Zero.”

Designofhouse.com said  “These are some exciting firewood storage design by Ak47 design which offers multiple functions beside to firewood storage. The reduced packaging decreases transport costs and protect the environment, while maintaining the high quality of the service offered.”

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”

Google states that “This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

Post Modern European Storage Unit From Gibraltarfurniture.com

RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST-FREE DESIGN APPLICATIONS

We love the new FREE iphone application, ColorSnap which we have been using on our latest projects to match our retro, deco, modern,  mid century, and post modern pieces with great decor ideas.

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And we are hooked on the  Coloarcapture free application for design use too.

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Upload either the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap or Benjamin Moore Color Capture application for your iphone, whichever you prefer.

Then take a photo of your favorite room or color with your i-phone to start.

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Or  your can use a photo from your existing photo library. The application will give you a spectrum of colors that match the image. And it will save your favorite colors, recommend coordinating palettes, and map the nearest retailer from the GPS on your phone. Did we mention its free?
Double snap!

For the designer in all of us!

Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furnitures such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furnitures, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years. Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.” Yahoo News, click here.
This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

$1,475 PK 22 EASY CHAIR POUL KJAERHOLM – WWW.GIBRALTARFURNITURE.COM

“Gibraltar Furniture (800 416 3635) is furniture nirvana for wholesale classics”- Yahoo News! $1475 is the price for the PK 22 Easy chair at www.gibraltarfurniture.com .

Poul Kjaerholm Easy Chair Black Leather

Poul Kjaerholm Easy Chair Black Leather

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