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Providence by Matthias Pliessnig

Matthias Pliessnig famous for his bent furniture, has launched his latest chaise lounge called the Providence. The Desginer seating morphs together two different forms into one so that while a person can sit upright on one end, it also allows another person to lounge on the otherside. The furniture is made from steamed bent oak.

Providence, by Matthias Pliessnig
via: Live Grids

Lava Sofa by Cor

We came across this vast landscape in the Cor showroom in Cologne

Lava, by Studio Vertijet, for Cor

Vita Systematic Shelving

Vita interactive by Massimo Mariani, an infinitely variable, computer-generated storage system that can be customised to each client’s requirements.

Vita, by Massimo Mariani, for MDF

via: dezeen

Real Chubby

Chubby armchair, by Marcel Wanders for Slide 

Libreria

Libreria shelf, by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia
Monograph: Naoto Fukasawa

Formula by Matthias Demacker

New chairs by Matthias Demacker presented at the Salone del Mobile.

Formula, by Matthias Demacker, for Arrmet

Verner Panton’s Visiona

Visiona 2, by Verner Panton
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Zero In Table

Zero In Table, by BarberOsgerby, £650.00 for Established and Sons

Exhibition: Home of Finn Juhl

Danish architect Finn Juhl (1912–1989) is regarded as one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century. He was a pioneer figure within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement, along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, and Børge Mogensen.
The house, now open to the public was designed and built by Finn Juhl as a young architect in 1942, is a unique example of Danish modernism for both architecture, furniture design and the visual arts.

Home of Finn Juhl, Ordrup, Denmark, through 31 August, 2008
+ Ordrupgaard

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
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Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
by Hans Brattrud

A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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Marcel Wanders
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
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