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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

Swiss Letter Set

We have a fondness for type and furniture — together at last.

Set, by Set

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

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