1. The Design History of the Hot Mesh Chair

    The Design History of the Hot Mesh Chair

    The Hot Mesh Chair – the Blu Dot icon that weathers any storm. Powder-coated steel. Indoor or Outdoor. She does it all since 2012 and people can't get enough. We want to take you through the design history of the Hot Mesh Chair and how it came to be. Hot Mesh takes its inspiration from the classic café chair designed in 1859, the Thonet Chair. The designer of the chair, Michael Thonet, is famously known for his bentwood furniture. Bentwood furniture is a bending technique done by wetting wood (either by soaking or by steaming). After the wood dries, it hardens into those bent shapes. It's most often used in the production of rocking chairs, cafe chairs, and other light furniture! That lightness is something universally coveted in furniture – especially when it achieves the balance of being durable and transportable

  2. The Man Behind Ercol: Innovations of Lucian Ercolani

    The Man Behind Ercol: Innovations of Lucian Ercolani

    A young Italian had a dream to make well-designed furniture and do so ethically and sustainably. It came true at just 32 years old for Lucian Ercolani when he founded Ercol in 1920, building the first factory in High Wycombe, England. His story is one of the greats – a young boy who came from nothing and went on to establish one of Britain's flagship furniture companies.

    Lucian Ercolani

    Lucian grew up in the little country town of Sant'Angelo in Vado, near Urbino in Italy. But after the Ercolani family emigrated, London became home in the 1890s. It was there

  3. The designer duo redefining modern furniture

    The designer duo redefining modern furniture

    It all started as a rebellious thought: to live in the space between architecture and interiors. A design duo took their classical design training and began exercising a new frame of thinking in order to defy norms within upholstery and art. This is none other than Space Copenhagen.

    Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou were just students at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture when they met and were tracked to become direct competitors in the world of Copenhagen design. But instead, they did something different. This pair not only had mutual interests and talents but also frustrations around the same subject matter. Their design education prepared them for theory, for aesthetic excellence, but not for the humdrum practicality of designing for everyday life.

  4. Eco-friendly furniture made easy with Gus* Modern

    Eco-friendly furniture made easy with Gus* Modern

    Beyond style or function, we're constantly looking for transparency and honesty when it comes to manufacturing, materials, and sustainability practices. There is a lot that goes undisclosed when it comes to ethical practices and sometimes hours at the computer can lead you right back to your first question – can I trust that this brand acts with thoughtfulness towards the environment? We want to make the process a little easier and share a brand that is committed to sustainability: our friends at Gus* Modern.

    Gus* is based in Toronto, and as we know, Canadians are our North American neighbors that seem to just do everything better. Maybe it's all in our heads, maybe it's Justin Trudeau fulfilling our leadership dreams? No question this has translated to their practices within the furniture world. Okay, enough from us, here's what

  5. Meet our Founder: Natalie

    Meet our Founder: Natalie

    This is the start of a Lekker profile series where we're getting personal with each member of the team. We hope you enjoy getting to know us. The first thing you realize when you meet Natalie is that she listens.She cocks her right shoulder a little higher, rests her glasses in-between her fingers, and wants to know what you have to say – and how you'll say it.

    She'll be the first to tell you, it's people that are the nucleus of both her life and her work.

    Natalie has found herself in creative communities for as long as she could remember. Growing up in Amsterdam with parents that were both creatives, it was only natural that she was surrounded by those who were making, doing, and living effervescently.She's someone who is steadfast in her identity, but never gives up the opportunity to be affected by culture – she still remembers the first Caprese salad she had, at age twelve to be exact: "I thought it was the best thing in the world," she exclaims. That curiosity only

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