Designed in collaboration with award-winning architect Alex Lifschutz, the Coda street furniture range by manufacturers Woodhouse offers long-term durability with a refined palette of materials and finishes. The Coda range features a bench, seat, stool, bollard, bin and bike stand which is launched together with a complementary wayfinding signage system. Every item is visually co-ordinated to facilitate a harmonised street scene. The recurring conic shape and tapered profile express a contemporary design which complements a range of architectural styles.
The slim, low-profile of the seating conveys a sense of lightness and refinement that the robustness of the concrete employed as the fundamental structural ingredient. The contrast with the sustainably sourced Iroko hardwood creates a two-tone effect and provides great scope for colour customization. The diagonal detail created where the two materials meet is repeated through the range and gives Coda a distinctive visual identity. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Woodhouse]
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.