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Ad Box Cabinet System by Accademia

Ad Box is a cabinet system, with a minimal design which is composed by two different elements that can be put together. The doors are distinguished by a 45° edge with an asymmetrical design and hide by using a push and pull opening mechanism.

Ad Box, by Enrico Franzolini, for Accademia

Tokyo Polyethylene Seating by Tokujin Yoshioka

Monobloc polyethylene sofa and chair with upholstery in cotton wool and a loose cover.

Tokyo, by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Driade

1938 Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chair Sells for $40,625

Two original Zig Zag Chairs made from painted wood and brass hardware were sold at Auction at Sotheby’s. The chair unadorned and the cantilever concept broke new ground in furniture design. They were designed by Gerrit Rietveld and manufactured by Gerard van de Groenekan, De Bilt, in the Netherlands, and then Cassina Italy from 1971.

Zig Zag Chairs, $40,625, Sold at Auction, at Sotheby’s

Three Skin Chair by Ron Arad

The Three Skin Chair is now produced using wood for the first time. Powerfully sculptural and extremely sinuous, Three Skin Chair is made of laminated lacquered plywood, previous versions are made in plastic.

Three Skin Chair, by Ron Arad, for Moroso

Jet Lounge by Busk+Hertzog

Welcome to the Jet Age. Stephan Hertzog has designed Jet, a lounge chair upholstered in fabric or leather. Stainless steel feet with a return swivel.

Jet, by Busk+Hertzog, for Globe Zero 4

Orbital Lounge Chair by Christophe Pillet for Modus

With its bold contours and distinctive mix of materials, the orbital chair is a confident alternative to traditional reception space seating. Available with a high gloss white or black outer shell and upholstered in fabric or leather in a range of colours.

Orbital Lounge Chair, by Christophe Pillet, for Modus

Zanotta Marcuso Stainless Steel Table by Marco Zanuso

Two Materials: Plate glass top and stainless steel base with three removable legs. The look is 70s, but it works.

Marcuso, by Marco Zanuso, for Zanotta

1970s Mosaic Coffee Table by Travail Francais

A one-of-a-kind, large square coffee table from the 1970s, decorated with a brass and aluminum graphic artwork on top. The surfaces reflect the light in different ways.

Coffee Table, € 6500, by Travail Francais, at City Furniture

Kristalia Plate Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto

With coloured stitching that contrasts with its upholstery, Plate chair collection combines a technical design with traditionally crafted finishes. The legs, in die-cast aluminium, add an attractive feeling of lightness. Available in three different widths (46, 50 or 70cm).

Plate Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto, for Kristalia

Chair #1 by Peter Eisenman

Wright is holding an auction of chairs designed by architects.
FORM: Contemporary Architects at Play was a collaborative exhibition and project initiated by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and realized with materials and fabrication costs donated by the Formica Corporation. The project represents a coming together of patronage, industry and artistry in truly cutting-edge designs.
Chair #1 is Peter Eisenman’s first and only chair design. This work is number three from the edition of three.

Chair #1, by Peter Eisenman, 2008, Manufactured by Art Woodworking & Mfg., Co. Estimate: $18,000–22,000 at Auction Wright

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