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
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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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
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
In 1954, following his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris of 1953, Pierre Paulin began a collaboration with Thonet-France, for whom he designed a number of pieces, most notably desks and chairs.
It was at this time that he designed the ‘CM 141’ desk. with its black lacquered steel frame, black melamined writing surface and block of two drawers in ash veneer. A long way indeed from the rounded, organic forms which characterised Paulin’s established style in the 1950s and 1960s, this functional, minimalist desk is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus movement.
Ligne Roset is reproducing this desk in 2008 under the name Tanis.
Tanis, by Pierre Paulin, for Ligne Roset
Stacked up like poker chips, each ring is 95mm tall with lacquered tabletops.
Babel Cocktail Table, by Fredrik Mattson, for Blå Station