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Contemplate the Lotus Sofa by Globe

Lotus is an elegant set of furniture consisting of a sofa, chair, table and swivel chairs. The form suggests a sitter in a lotus position, we like the ultra thin supports, making the seat seemingly float in the air.

Lotus Sofa, by Stephan Borgen Hertzog & Flemming Busk, for Globe Furniture

Cone by Verner Panton

Characterized by Poul Henningsen as “stubborn and forever young” Verner Panton used his imagination and enthusiasm to combine high-tech materials, playful shapes and an array of bold colours.

Vitra Cone Table, and Cone Stool, by Verner Panton

Smith Lounge System from Minotti

The Smith Lounge System is designed for use in shared spaces. nevertheless, at the fair you are going to realize that this system can be effectively matched with the models of the new collection. Smith is available in one size and can be fitted with two differently sized backrests which can take several positions on the bench, with just one move. It can be optionally supplied with armrest or decorative cushions.

Smith, by Rodolfo Dordoni, for Minotti

Antonio Citterio Spoon Table by Kartell

The new folding Spoon Table by Antonio Citterio has a tabletop of only 15 mm thick, which is both steady and lightweight. The moulded legs ensure sturdiness and good looks, while the knee mechanism has been designed to make it easy to fold and unfold.

Spoon Table, by Antonio Citterio, Toan Nguyen, for Kartell

Landscape Chaise Lounge by Jeffrey Bernett

An invitingly comfortable, sleek, delicate form resting on a metal base: the minimalist design makes this chaise Lounge look especially light. Thanks to its magnet retainer, the headrest can be fixed into the best position for enjoying an afternoon rest.

Landscape, by Jeffrey Bernett, for B&B Italia

Splinter by Mia Cullin

Like a series of crescent moons under glass, Splinter is a small occasional table designed by Mia Cullin.

Splinter, by Mia Cullin

921 Lama Lounge chair from Zanotta

921 Lama, by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, for Zanotta

Dr. Yes by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet

Dr. Yes is a counterpoint to Dr No. The inner part of the chair has an opaque finish, almost resembling a soft fabric, while the surface of the back and the legs is glossy. The distinguishing features of the chair are its comfort, ease of cleaning and wide range of colours.

Dr. Yes, by Philippe Starck, Eugeni Quitllet, for Kartell

Lounge with Philippe Starck—Privé Collection

Alongside the traditional sofa, enriched with copious cushions and a variety of arm options, there are large upholstered island surfaces, real atolls, than you can sink onto and take up any posture you like with the help of strategic support units of adjustable height and angle of inclination. All or this series seating surfaces are done in soft quilted leather or fabric.

Privé Collection, by Philippe Starck, for Cassina

Cocca Armchair by Carlo Colombo

Cocca, by Carlo Colombo, for Arflex

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