Mantis lounger


Flow cube bench


Flow Cube Coffee Table


Flow Cell Ottoman


Flow Cube Chair


Flow Cube Chair, varied color and finish, another view


Nguni Chair



Nguni Bench

I had to share the work of John Vogel today.  This is the epitomy of what I absolutely cherish about artistic interior furnishing expression.  

So well stated on his website:  “Working with the pretext that the state of our consciousness is proportional to the quality of our relationship with nature, the focus of his work is to create simple and imaginative pieces which create connections between people and the natural world. His work is handcrafted and embodies a South African vernacular. It is also beautifully finished, functional and timeless.”

Strong, yet minimal in form…structured, yet open with the woven textures that I adore…hailing back to Hans Wegner with such respect  yet with a new, fresh perspective.  His workshop is in Cape Town, his products are available via a few international sources.  Simple breathtaking.

Found via the inspirational blog Elle Decoration.

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  1. javajune on July 2, 2009

    Hey miss Jana, thank you so much for voicing your support of my love movement. Just got my tee-shirt today and I feel good wearing it.

    I love all your design stuff and have a question for you. Now before I try to explain let me set this up properly; I want an elegant bedroom and I’m looking for a piece that wiil incorporate that with function. I need storage/dresser space without eating up the room. I’m looking for a piece that has presence and can be a complete focal point and maybe the only furniture. I like the huge wall units with a large mirror in the middle not the oak ones, more of a retro and sophisticated look. Here is link to something similar to what I’m looking for http://www.hillsidefurniture.com/furniture_/bedroom_details/bed_27.html
    I hope the link works. I’m not sure if I can find what I’m looking for. What are your suggestions.
    I feel like my posts are turing into long letters-sorry

  2. javajune on July 2, 2009

    Hey, I had to come back and tell you that I called hilltop furniture and inquired about this piece or something like it. Are you ready for this? It comes from Ello in Italy and costs around 12 grand. Well that’s just a tad out of my price range. I had to laugh. Yeah, I looking for the much cheaper cousin.

  3. jana on July 2, 2009


    You are cracking me up; I love your letters, so no worries there; anyone who knows me well knows cryptic is not a word used to describe moi :) What you are looking at is a wall unit with a murphy bed—the flexibility of this is that the bed can be tucked away (vertically) so the floor space in the room is left clear when the bed is not being used—you can get this same effect with other means—(cousins, that would not be a full wall unit :)

    email me some other visuals of what you like and I’d love to help you search (for kicks)

    hugs, jana

  4. Ann on July 2, 2009

    The Mantis lounger looks so chic and yes I can even say sexy.

  5. laurel on July 2, 2009

    HI Sweetie- the flow cube chair is close to one Ursula (MIL) has. She has some wonderful pieces that took me awhile to appreciate…like a lot in life:) Love to you.

  6. lindsay on July 13, 2009

    absolute yumm.

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