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Konstantin Grcic’s Leather Teepee Chair

The strict architectural structure of Teepee gives little hint of the enormous design effort that went into its development.

Teepee, by Konstantin Grcic, for Cassina

Aladdin by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Aladdin, by Mârten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, for Paola Lenti

Ibero, Functional Storage from Bellato

Ibero Cabinets offer linear storage with hutch and extractable shelf. The doors are made of a light weight core and open in a folding motion. We like the simple lines and strong colours combined with natural materials.

Ibero, by Lievore Altherr Molina, for Bellato

Alfa Geometric Chair by Hannes Wettstein

Alfa, Chair in fiberglass or leather, by Hannes Wettstein, for Molteni & C

Aspen, a Sofa With a Twist by Jean-Marie Massaud

Aspen, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Cassina

Meniscus Coffee Table by Pearson Lloyd

This occasional is made up of three superimposed elements: a block base with black lacquer finish, an oval top in black-painted plate glass and a central disk with white lacquer finish and storage unit. The latter can rotate through 360°.

Meniscus, by Pearson Lloyd, for Tacchini

Horm Presents the J-Table by Jean Francois Gomrée

J-Table, by Jean Francois Gomrée, for Horm

Icon: Panton Chair

The Panton Chair is the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Sleek, sexy and a technical first, the Panton was the chair of the era. A glossy red Panton featured in Nova magazine’s 1970 shoot in which a model demonstrated “How to undress in front of your husband”.

Panton Classic Chair, 1968, by Verner Panton, for Vitra

SOHO Chairs by Naoto Fukasawa

SOHO, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Magis

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Konstantin B
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