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Nimrod, A Production Chair by Marc Newson

Made of fabric and a shell in blowmoulded polyethylene, this is one fine chair; the resemblance to a telephone handset is purely coincidental.

Nimrod, by Marc Newson, for Magis

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Bora Bora Sofa from MDF Italia

A modular seating system which offers corner and U-shaped configurations. The irregular curves are well resolved here.

Bora Bora Sofa, by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, Andrei Munteanu, for MDF Italia

Ninfea, Upholstered Coffee Table From Poltrona Frau

Use it how you like. Upholstered sides and an island top lend this coffee table an air of luxury.

Ninfea, by Matteo Ragni, for Poltrona Frau

Alfredo Häberli Armchair and Pouf

Lady, Lord, Milord, by Alfredo Häberli, for Zanotta

Tanis, A Thonet Classic Re-issued by Ligne Roset

In 1954, following his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris of 1953, Pierre Paulin began a collaboration with Thonet-France, for whom he designed a number of pieces, most notably desks and chairs.
It was at this time that he designed the ‘CM 141’ desk. with its black lacquered steel frame, black melamined writing surface and block of two drawers in ash veneer. A long way indeed from the rounded, organic forms which characterised Paulin’s established style in the 1950s and 1960s, this functional, minimalist desk is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus movement.
Ligne Roset is reproducing this desk in 2008 under the name Tanis.

Tanis, by Pierre Paulin, for Ligne Roset

Blå Station Babel Cocktail Table

Stacked up like poker chips, each ring is 95mm tall with lacquered tabletops.

Babel Cocktail Table, by Fredrik Mattson, for Blå Station

A Scribble by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Looks like a bad chair day.

Corallo, by Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, for edra

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair interpreted by Paul Smith

Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.

Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen

Kinzo Air, Office Furniture for the Bild HQ

Inspired by spaceships and jet fighters, Kinzo Air is a new range of office furniture designed by German architects Kinzo, The Trio just picked up a red dot award for their new office furniture system that kitted out the new headquarters of Germany’s leading tabloid and Europe’s largest Newspaper ‘Bild’., owned by publishing giant Axel Springer.

Kinzo Air, by Designer, for Kinzo


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