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Our New Alpine Daybed is Simple Walnut Perfection

It is with great pride that we present our latest seating creation, the Alpine Daybed. The smooth, polished walnut frame is bent here in our Los Angeles factory to achieve a sinuous shape that curves to embrace the cushions within.

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The Alpine Daybed is every bit as beautiful and seductive as the Alpine Bed and Alpine Dining Table that came before it. We think the photos say it all:

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Wood Magic at Modernica

The magicians in the Modernica Woodshop have created this intricate wood joinery that will be part of new products which will be revealed soon. Stay tuned to see what’s in store.

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Here is some more wood bending wizardry featured in the Case Study Alpine Bench which will be available later this year.

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Here’s another masterpiece that will soon see its debut on the Showroom floor.  Meet the Alpine Daybed:

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Inspire Me Monday: African Modernism

The term modernism often brings to mind mid-century California style, or minimalist designs out of northern Europe. Modernism was a world-wide movement, however, and its influence began to stretch across Africa in the 1960s. Since then, the architects of Africa have created their own unique modern style that mixes ancient tribal imagery with modern ideals.

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Abidjan’s Hotel Ivoire by Moshe Mayer, 1963. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

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Abidjan’s La Pyramide by Rinaldo Olivieri, 1973. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

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FIDAK exhibition centre by Jean Francois Lamoureux and Jean-Louis Marin, 1975. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

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Mfantsipim School (Ausschnitt), Cape Coast (Ghana), by Fry, Drew and Partners, 1958. Photo courtesy of Arch Daily.

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Independence Arch, Accra (Ghana) by the Public Works Departments, 1961. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, designed by James Cubitt in 1956. Photo courtesy of Curbed.

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Hilton Windhoek, in Namibia by Wasserfall Munting Architects, 2011. Photo courtesy of World Architecture News.

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Zimbabwe Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, 2002. Photo courtesy of Inhabitat.

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AFGRI head office in Centurion, Tshwane by Paragon Architects, 2010. Photo courtesy of I Like Architecture.

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Norton Rose Building in Johannesburg by Paragon Architects, 2010. Photo courtesy of Paragon Architects.

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Wright House in Durban, South Africa by Elmo Swart Architects, 2010. Photo courtesy of Furnime.

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St. Paul’s Cathedral in Abidjan by Aldo Spirito, 1985. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.