Oct 15, 2010

STYLE IT: Mad for McGuire

What décorista isn't just mad for McGuire? I know I am.

Renown for contemporary interpretations of classic forms, use of natural materials and incredible craftsmanship with its furniture collections, McGuire Furniture Company in San Francisco has believed in the notion of indoor/outdoor living since the 1940s when lovely John and Elinor McGuire opened the doors of their business.

Now a part of the Kohler Interiors Group along with luxury brands Ann Sacks Tile and Stone, Kallista and Baker furniture, McGuire has forged alliances with many distinguished interior designers over the last couple decades such as Barbara Barry, Thomas Pheasant and Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. Original McGuire designs are simply stunning too.

Happily, I'll soon be surrounded by these beauties as I'll be helping them launch new indoor and outdoor furniture collections...Can't wait to share more!

Meanwhile, take a seat and enjoy this incredible eye candy....

~ Butterfly Chair - designed by Edward Tuttle is a study in fluidity and most graceful. Arms of delicate rattan, curved details, loose seat cushion...and accepts any of McGuire's custom finishes including gorgeous gold and silver leaf (swoon!).

~ Limited Edition Cracked Ice Chair - designed by Elinor McGuire in 1968, this iconic chair is "famous for its distinct back, a rattan oval that frames a series of smaller rattan members bound by rawhide to create the illusion of cracked ice." In honor of McGuire's 60th anniversary, this special edition contrast finish shows small tendrils in silver leaf atop a snow white finish on the rest of the chair. wow.

~ McGuire's Antalya™ Collection - absolutely stunning bold, laced pattern of rawhide woven onto rattan frames. A showpiece in the bedroom with its clean, sculptural form of interwoven laced rawhide - a McGuire hallmark - along with mitered corners and wrapped joints. The rectangular cutouts in the headboard are just darn cool. Various finishes of leather available, my favorite "Slate" is seen here.

~ Orlando Diaz-Azcuy ToscanaLounge Chair - sweeping rattan arms, incredible simplicity, timeless. Need I say more?

~ Fretwork Dining Table by Barbara Barry for McGuire - understated, elegant, intricate. Its wooden table frame is anchored by a steel base, finished in antique brass and topped with 54 inch diameter wooden top. Pairs with many a chair. Would suit many styles of décor. Simply lovely...

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