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easy_bench by Thorsten Franck

Easy on the eyes, this bench is assembled from three components and fixed with screws. Simple honest construction.

easy_bench, by Thorsten Franck, for Möbelbau Kaether & Weise

Extra Wall Sofa System by Piero Lissoni

More like livingroom sculpture than a standard sofa. This system is designed by Piero Lissoni, for every expanding spaces allows for surprising variations.

Extra Wall, by Piero Lissoni, for Living Divani

B&B Italia Luta Designed by Antonio Citterio

Originally designed for B&B Italia in 2000, Luta has since been revised for contract use. Made of a moulded wire mesh shell, with or without armrests provides excellent comfort and is available with a variety of base options.

Luta, by Antonio Citterio, for B&B Italia

Mishima Storage Containers from Bellato

Mishima containers can be shuffled, stacked and superimposed. Available in wood and in a range of mat or high gloss lacquered colours, or can be mixed and matched.

Mishima 122, by Guiseppe Pulvirenti and Gandolfo David, for Bellato

Fritz Hansen Alphabet Sofa Designed by Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni was inspired by Lego bricks when he designed the modular sofa concept. The idea is that you can create your own individual design with the different soft building blocks. “It is like an Alphabet”, say’s Lissoni. Where all the elements are like letters and you are free to create your own words by composing a sofa the way you like it.
With the soft building blocks you can design your own sofa. There are 4 different blocks – seat, armrest, backrest and cushions. The elements can be put together with different angles and combinations into an individual design, and is available with fabric or leather.

Alphabet, by Piero Lissoni, for Fritz Hansen

takeOff Seating by Matthias Demacker

The undercut in takeOff not only give the seat a dynamic profile but also allows a more comfortable place to place you feet while swiveling in the seat. This upholstered seating family includes a compact seat, a lounge chair and sofa.

takeOff by Matthias Demacker, for Ferlea

Mode’ Cabinet Family from Baleri Italia

Bruno Rainaldi has designed a family of MDF cabinets, called Modé, composed of 8 containers in free-standing or wall versions. The units feature 45 degree cuts for frames and doors with lacquered charcoal grey or burgundy red finish.

Mode’, by Bruno Rainaldi, for Baleri Italia

Curvex Table by Matthias Demacker

Curvex is a solid extension table designed by Matthias Demacker for the Italian furniture manufacturer Varaschin. Its appeal lies in its curvaceous surfaces and light and airy form. Available in wood or a high gloss surface.

Curvex by Matthias Demacker, for Varaschin

Domino Modular Sofa by Zanotta

The Domino monobloc sofa system is characterized by the slim seat pad and square cushions. It is composed of modular sofas, bases and pouf.

Domino, by Emaf Progetti, for Zanotta

Icon: Mies van der Rohe Bauhaus Armchair

Designed by Mies van Der Rohe for the Bauhaus in 1927. The wicker-work for the chair was created by Lilly Reich, assistant to Mies Van Der Rohe. It is the Icon of Modern Furniture Design. This chair is one of the classics in the history of furniture. Bauhaus became a dominant force in architecture and the applied arts in the 20th century. The main theory was that all design should be functional as well as aesthetically-pleasing.

Mies B 42 Chair, Mies D 42 Armchair, by Mies van der Rohe, with Lilly Reich, for Tecta

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