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Icon: Wandstereoanlage by Dieter Rams

“Less. but better”, is his motto, and certainly the work he did for Braun in the ’60′s and ’70′s exemplified this. One of the most influential Industrial designers of the 20th century, Dieter Rams worked with Braun to produce some of the most pared down and beautiful stereo equipment ever produced.

Wandstereoanlage, by Dieter Rams, for Braun

Silver Office Chair by Interstuhl

It’s a very hi-tech, high status office chair, but we think Silver, a new range of chairs from Interstuhl fits very well into the home environment, perfect for those who work remotely.

Silver, by Interstuhl

Icon: Rare Table by Carlo Mollino

When moving house, don’t throw away your Carlo Mollino table.
This 1949 design classic fetched a record price at auction. The table, whose presale estimate was $150,000 to $200,000, was part of the collection of Greek art collector Dakis Joannou according to the New York Times — the buyer’s identity was not disclosed.

Table, $3.8 million (sold at auction), by Carlo Mollino, at Christie’s

Ad hoc Radiator

Simple stainless steel radiators from Ad hoc.

Block, by Giorgio Di Tullio & Stefano Ragaini, for Ad hoc

B1 Kitchen by Bulthaup

Bulthaup has introduced a new kitchen line, pared down to the essentials and with a pared down price.

B1 Kitchen, by Bulthaup

Pimp my Billy

The Billy shelf by Ikea is sold in heaps — it’s white and dull, but this little insert will make Billy wilder.

Billy Wilder, by Designer, for Ding 3000

Bock Trestle Table

A horizontally stackable trestle for various table tops — twisted.

Bock, by Anke Bernotat, for Bernotat

Washbasin for Marike

A gold winner of the German Designpreis 2008, this sink integrates formally with the countertop.

C7, by Marike Andeweg, for Marike

 

Fjord Explorer

Like a deep cut in the landscape, the Fjord chair collection from Moroso adds a bit of drama to the home or office (there is even a variation for waiting rooms). We especially like the swiveling leather armchair and the tulip like bar chairs.

Fjord, by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso

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