June 1, 2004
New products that will drive you indoors.
When a sluggish economy slowed the construction of new houses and social realities kept us closer to home, we responded by nesting. Designers and manufacturers responded by offering any number of solutions for transforming residential spaces into personalized environments you want to spend time in. Companies like Dunbar, 12Timer, and Heller are doing it by mining the past with reintroductions of classics by Edward J. Wormley, Verner Panton, and Studio 65. Patrick Jouin, with his radio for Lexon, and Deanna Comellini, with her door sculptures for G.T. Design, are creating a brand-new aesthetic. Others are remaking familiar forms and creating amazing new structures from familiar materials. All the products shown here offer something for anyone searching to transform their house into a true personal retreat.