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Sumo Armchair by Xavier Lust

The fusion of a sphere and a cube – the base concept for the formal development of the line – creates external swellings that reveal a tension trapped inside the mass. When they are being used the pieces seem to lower themselves to envelope us in a welcoming hug. The design evokes the power, balance, and serenity of a Sumo wrestler.

Sumo armchair, by Xavier Lust, for Baleri Italia

Dis the Office Chair by Mario Ruiz

With a torsion-flexible backrest providing comfort, Dis is built for adaptable situations, with its angular looks, it may fit well in a home office as well.

Dis, by Mario Ruiz, for Dynamobel

Ledge Angled Shelving by Kazuhiro Yamanaka

The shape of the shelving unit recalls rocks rising steeply out of the sea, natural cliff faces created by the constant action of waves and strong winds. To change the oblique angle from right to left or vice versa, simply turn the shelving unit upside down.

Ledge, by Kazuhiro Yamanaka, for Pallucco

Endless Shelf by Werner Aisslinger

Endless Shelf by Werner Aisslinger, for Porro

A Very Simple T_Table by MDF

T_Table, by Francesco Bettoni, for MDF Italia

Satyr Chairs are Just Ducky

Its quirky, but it works. A lounge chair that could fit well in either a home or office environment. A bit more casual than the standard classics, this chair looks like it might waddle away if not watched.

There it stands, bold and robust — and that really is important as this is not a chair for formal sitting, but an invitation to relax, lean back and put your feet up — ideally on the matching stool.

ClassiCon Satyr Armchair, Satyr II, by ForUse

Torch Light from Established & Sons

Made from a moulded textured plastic, the Torch Light comes in three versions: small cone, small rounded and the large cone. Sylvain Willenz’s work, is inspired by archetypal objects—in this case, the simple silhouette of a typical hand-held torch or car headlight.

Torch Light, by Sylvain Willenz, for Established & Sons

Indoor Constellations by Horm

“A light décor that faithfully reproduces a portion of sky. It includes, within the physical perimeter of the object, the depth of infinity. And infinite are also the feelings for the objects that will exist in space and time and that these doors, once open, will wake up. The cupboard has inside lighting and wooden doors featuring optical fibre décors of various diameters whose position is governed by the star map constellation”.

Voltaceleste, by Salvatore Indriolo, for Horm

Dart Chair by Hannes Wettstein

Designed for Ergonomic comfort, the seat fabric is removable, polished aluminum or nickel legs.

Dart Chair, by Hannes Wettstein, for Molteni & C

M2 Modular Seating by Quinze & Milan

Modular seating designed for the contract market, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) has commissioned a special version of M2 for the Seattle Public Library.

M2, by Scott Wilson, for Quinze & Milan

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