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Synapsis Table by Porro

Synapsis Table, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Porro

Icon: Platner Lounge chair by Knoll

Designed by Warren Platner in 1966, this distinctive series of tables and seating, transformed steel wire into sculptural furniture.

Platner Collection, by Warren Platner, for Knoll

Privé Passion, A Leather chair by Philippe Starck

Privé Passion, by Philippe Starck, for Cassina

Fits Like a Glove – Chairs by Patricia Urquiola

Made of leather with built-in padding, held taut by a light metal structure. This idea has produced a whole range of unconventional seating solutions from chairs to armchairs and chaises-lounges.

Glove Chair, by Patricia Urquiola, for Molteni & C

Nimrod, A Production Chair by Marc Newson

Made of fabric and a shell in blowmoulded polyethylene, this is one fine chair; the resemblance to a telephone handset is purely coincidental.

Nimrod, by Marc Newson, for Magis

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Bora Bora, Sofa from MDF Italia

A modular seating system which offers corner and U-shaped configurations. The irregular curves are well resolved here.

Bora Bora, by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, Andrei Munteanu, for MDF Italia

Ninfea, Upholstered Coffee Table From Poltrona Frau

Use it how you like. Upholstered sides and an island top lend this coffee table an air of luxury.

Ninfea, by Matteo Ragni, for Poltrona Frau

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