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April 5th, 2017 by msa

Shanghai-based ziinlife has been designing and producing beautiful mid-century furniture since 2013. Featuring easy, uncomplicated lines, ziinlife’s latest collection – The Playful Angles – is the perfect example of mid-century furniture done right.


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The six pieces that together were presented as The Playful Angles collection take on new characteristics when viewed from other angles, thus being considered unique and exclusive pieces of furniture. Keep scrolling and take a look at them!

 

1/2 COFFEE TABLE

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The multifunctional 1/2 Coffee Table pulls apart to reveal that it’s actually two tables in one. They’re either together, where one table slides over the other with their slanted edges meeting, or separate for additional table space. The table includes two circular trays that can be used individually or simply leave them on the tabletop for flat surface space.

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TURTLENECK SOFA

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The sofa comes with an adjustable collar that flips up to hold one of the extra pillows it comes with when you want extra neck support, or flips down for an extra added design detail. The pillow can then be used for back support or simply as a throw pillow. The sofa comes as a 1-seater, 2-seater, or 3-seater and in three colors – peach, mustard, and charcoal.

 

HANDY BOX

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This is a simple design that allows you to comfortably store all your goods. With a slightly tiled handle, you’ll find it makes it easier to lift and carry. The sides also have uneven edges and that’s so when the box is pushed against the wall, your fingers still have room to slip down and grab the handle.

THE CLOUD CABINET

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The Cloud Cabinet merges a cube and a barrel with storage for taller items, like umbrellas, at the bottom and books on the upper shelf. The design references a tree that could grow really tall and reach high above the cloud. The indentions on the top mimic the rings of a tree or orbits in the universe, showing how growth can be limitless, while providing a space for your smaller objects without them falling on the floor.

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SMALL WORLD TABLE

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No more head bumps! Small World Table is more than just a modern dining table as it also focuses on our child’s perspective. Now, when they look up, they’ll see a padded and tufted cushion underneath the tabletop that will prevent all head bumps during playtime.

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CAPRICIOUS WALL SHELF

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IMAGES’ CREDITS: Ziinlife

This wall shelf collection comprises a series of shelves that suddenly appear to be climbing up the wall with legs in various positions. Slightly quirky yet playful, the shelves provide additional storage to any room.


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September 15th, 2015 by weblog

Just like a love-life quiz in Cosmopolitan, creating a literal path towards the destined outcome, this article will guide you through the world of Mid century modern lighting.

Source: CovetED Magazine

See this selection of mid century trends-lighting.

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“Which style did you get?”

“Aww darn it I got Stillnovo!”

That might not sound cool to a younger generation but the truth is that the reigning trend of-the-moment is: if it’s retro it’s in. This style has become bigger over the years, and even gone beyond interior design to further its claws into every aspect of day to day life: fashion.

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Yep, that cool kid on the block is wearing retro clothing, jewelry and accessories. Leggings, headbands, that iconic Casio watch everyone’s father had, all of the vintage looks have become the retro chic, obeying the hippest trend.

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Nevertheless, the majority of the population seems to be unware of the existence of one of these retro design styles. Mid century modern style has been noticed more than a decade ago with the help of popular shows like Mad Men, that 70’s show, etc. This style corresponds to a period of roughly two and a half decades in the middle of the 20th century, from the mid-1940s to 1970. Its characteristic uncomplicated and fresh lines arose from a desire to propel postwar America into the modern era and to enjoy the chance to regenerate buildings and redecorate interiors with a whole new perspective.

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Mid Century Modern may not have a cool sounding label like StillNovo or Retro Chic or Art Deco, but don’t hit the snooze button just yet. Of all the areas of interior design, there is one in particular where Mid-Century Modern shines, lighting. Lighting fixtures from this era are so striking that they’ve become design motifs and are frequently used as inspiration.

A small piece of advice before running out to buy vintage lighting: don’t let the light fixtures compete against each other because it will create an unnecessary, busy space. Instead, choose one for each room, and let them be the star of their individual space. Mid century modern has proven to be a luminary of timeless design.

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Space Exploration is a recurrent theme of the Mid-Century light fixtures like for example the Sputnik Chandelier. The early era of space exploration began in the early 1940s. The journey into unknown territories has often been used as a proxy competition for geopolitical rivalries like the “Space Race” between the Soviet Union and the United States and the Cold War. It was during this time that Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols.

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This chandelier by DelightFULL is the perfect example of a contemporary descendant of retro sphere lighting, The Atomic suspension lamp is a spot-on interpretation of the atomic age design. Brass material was very popular in the post II World War, and in the modern Era there is no shortage of designs that incorporate this metal. Although, brass lighting has a certain charm to it.

  • The Art Deco lamp is a very famous design flashback from the 1950s. Over the year, this

iconic design has endured. The series Mad Men (maybe you have heard of it?) has several enhancing the set design of the show. If you want to go retro this is the classy way to do it.
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Source: CovetED Magazine

 

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