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Alfredo Häberli Pattern Shelving

Two shelving units designed by Alfredo Häberli, cellular construction.

Pattern Shelving, by Alfredo Häberli, for Quodes

Slow Chair and Ottoman by Ronan & Erwan Bourellec

This inviting lounge piece, which counts Eero Saarinen’s famous Womb Chair as well as Hans J. Wegner’s Flag Halyard Lounge Chair among its typological and aesthetic “ancestors”, uses an extremely strong, precisely shaped knit which is stretched over the frame of the chair like a fitted stocking.

Slow Chair and Ottoman, by Ronan & Erwan Bourellec, for Vitra.

Eek Dresser by Piet Hein Eek

Baroque dresser from Piet Hein Eek with clean lines and excellent craftsmanship.

Eek Dresser, by Piet Hein Eek, for Moooi

Evo, by Nolen Niu

The EVO collection explores the use of shapes and negative spaces, which results in the comfort and functionality of the piece. “With the EVO collection, I explored the possibilities of creating three separate zones for seating which are the seat, lumbar, and backrest,” explains Nolen. The hexagonal like shape keeps the piece feeling light weight, while providing the optimal angels for each zone without compromising the shape and form factor of the design. The large 2-inch gap simplifies cleaning with the use of a narrow nozzle vacuum attachment and leaves other items in plan view and easily retrieved.

Evo, by Nolen Niu, for Nolen Niu

Jean Marie Massaud does Auckland

Auckland, by Jean Marie Massaud, for Cassina

The Boom by Todd Bracher

Named the Best New Designer at ICFF 2008, Todd Bracher has prototyped these doughnut tables. Hollow centers allow these glossy lacquered fiberglass pieces to nest inside one another.

Boom, by Todd Bracher

Echo Tables

Echo side table, by Jonas Damon for lolah

Lem Barstool by Tomoko Azumi, Shin Azumi

A very successful interpretation of the barstool, Lem is highly adaptable to contract and home environments. Stool with swivel seat and adjustable height with gas spring.

Lem, by Tomoko Azumi, Shin Azumi, for Lapalma

Tavollini Side Table by Mario Bellini

A winner of the Compasso d’ Oro, this injection molded stacking side table appropriate for indoor/outdoor use.
Often created by molding clay into muscular forms, Bellini has said that designing a chair is “infinitely more complex than designing a skyscraper”.

Tavollini, by Mario Bellini, for Heller

Istant by Bellato

Istant, by Pierpaolo Zanchin, for Bellato

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