Extraordinary Ordinary Things, Carnegie Museum of Art’s latest decorative arts and design exhibition, features more than 300 objects from our expansive collection, which dates back to the founding of the museum in 1895.
In this video, the museum team takes you behind the scenes for a look at how this exhibition came to be, while sharing stories about a few of the remarkable objects in the show! Spanning some of the most significant design developments of the past three centuries, the works on view in Extraordinary Ordinary Things offer boundless inspiration and present the endless possibilities for functional design for visitors to learn about, consider, and enjoy.
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This futuristic bed is the ultimate enclosure system that comes with everything you need in a room, ALL IN ONE. It features a massage chair with a remote, built in Bluetooth speakers, a bookshelf, reading lamp, and a desk for those who need a laptop in their bed. Never leave bed with a low battery, this has a built in charging station perfect for night owls. Adjust the top headrests to get maximum comfort in your bed.
Access an ottoman for guests that is stored under the conditioning unit. If you would rather laydown on the side of the bed and watch TV, do not fret. There is a massage chaise attached just for you. This adult playground is revolutionary for many reasons. The frame is made of pine wood for long lasting quality. Available in multiple colored leather options. Only make one purchase, and everything you need is at your disposal.
This one-minute video showcases ten living rooms with statement shelving, as featured in a recent Dezeen Lookbook. The video rounds up examples of bespoke storage that are both beautiful and practical, including shelves with cubby holes for cats and a sculptural blue staircase with built-in.
While other western designers came before and after Thomas Molesworth, none have been able to capture the refined yet distinctly rustic charm of his furniture. This July, Sotheby’s is proud to present Thomas Molesworth: Designing the American West, a selection of some of the of the rarest and most important Molesworth works to ever appear at auction. In this video, Terry Winchell, owner of Fighting Bear Antiques and renowned authority on Molesworth, examines these iconic pieces in an exploration of how Thomas Molesworth’s designs came to define the American West.
In 1928 Maruni Wood Industry was born out of a fascination with the masterful carpentry in ancient shrines. Today its furniture is found in the Californian headquarters of Apple as well as airport lounges, galleries and restaurants around the world. We meet the company’s president to talk about the challenges of managing a family-run business.
Pioneering the industrial application of craft skills following establishment of the company in 1928
From building structures such as Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines through to private dwellings and the tools that we use in our everyday lives, Japan is a nation that has for many centuries cultivated traditions based on wood that occupy an important position in our daily lives. Takeo Yamanaka, the founder of Maruni Wood Industry, spent his childhood at Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture, a place that has a rich heritage of traditional crafts based on the use of wood.