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Division of Space, a Secretarial Desk by Bernini

Ja, Gerrit is a domestic secretarial desk, which could function as a double desk, his and hers. Volumes are marked by geometrical spaces which intersect to define the space. The small variations of material and colour between varnished wood and black leather is interrupted by the bright colours of retro-varnished glass.

Ja, Gerrit, by Alberto Sala, for Bernini

Screw.it, Another Alessi Kitchen Gadget

The Netherlands architect Wiel Arets has designed a gripping corkscrew, salt and pepper mill, made of ceramic and high-grade steel, for the Italian company Alessi.

screw.it salt.it pepper.it, by Wiel Arets, for Alessi

Rare Italian Chair for Sale by Paoli

Made from enameled steel, nylon and leather, the two orbits enclose the sitter. Dynamic.

Lounge Chair (1955), $16,000, by Luciano Grassi, Sergio Conti and Marisa Forlani, for Paoli at Wright

TV Murrine Paperweight by Naoto Fukasawa

A murrine paperweight in flashed Murano glass, hand-ground, when set on paper it becomes a magnifying glass that enlarges words and pictures.

TV Murrine Paperweight, by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Poly—Super Angular chair by Karim Rashid

An outdoor/indoor, injection-moulded polycarbonate chair.

Poly, by Karim Rashid, for Bonaldo

Matteograssi T.net Room Divider

T.net, by Franco Poli, for Matteograssi

Athos—Flexiblity from B&B Italia

Athos started as an adjustable table, now the range is extended with a storage solution. Different large shelf units and cabinet elements can be combined and re-sized within one another.

Athos, by Paolo Piva, for B&B Italia

Domino Family by Zanotta

Domino, by Emaf Progetti, for Zanotta

Sina Armchair from B&B Italia

Available in two heights, the Sina Armchair has two curved shapes that converge to create a small armchair with a strong personality. Sina perfectly blends well with other furnishings or even as a stand alone both at home or in public areas, a matching side or cafe table is also available in this collection.

Sina Armchair, by Uwe Fischer, for B&B Italia

Log, a Writing Desk from Martinez Otero

Log, by Miguel Angel Ciganda, for Martinez Otero

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A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]


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