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  • Icon: Wandstereoanlage by Dieter Rams

    “Less. but better”, is his motto, and certainly the work he did for Braun in the ’60′s and ’70′s exemplified this. One of the most influential Industrial designers of the 20th century, Dieter Rams worked with Braun to produce some of the most pared down and beautiful stereo equipment ever produced.

    Wandstereoanlage, by Dieter Rams, for Braun

    Silver Office Chair by Interstuhl

    It’s a very hi-tech, high status office chair, but we think Silver, a new range of chairs from Interstuhl fits very well into the home environment, perfect for those who work remotely.

    Silver, by Interstuhl

    Icon: Rare Table by Carlo Mollino

    When moving house, don’t throw away your Carlo Mollino table.
    This 1949 design classic fetched a record price at auction. The table, whose presale estimate was $150,000 to $200,000, was part of the collection of Greek art collector Dakis Joannou according to the New York Times — the buyer’s identity was not disclosed.

    Table, $3.8 million (sold at auction), by Carlo Mollino, at Christie’s

    Ad hoc Radiator

    Simple stainless steel radiators from Ad hoc.

    Block, by Giorgio Di Tullio & Stefano Ragaini, for Ad hoc

    B1 Kitchen by Bulthaup

    Bulthaup has introduced a new kitchen line, pared down to the essentials and with a pared down price.

    B1 Kitchen, by Bulthaup

    Pimp my Billy

    The Billy shelf by Ikea is sold in heaps — it’s white and dull, but this little insert will make Billy wilder.

    Billy Wilder, by Designer, for Ding 3000

    High Fashion Protection


    In an era of jewel encrusted everything, if you are going to wear it — may as well brand it.

    Designer Gas Masks, (Not for Sale), by Designer Gas Masks

    Organic Marquee for Moët

    Constructed entirely out of Lycra, this space is perforated by small holes that allow the sunlight to filter in to the stand for Moët.

    Marquee, for Moët & Chandon, by Chris Bosse

    Crater Table

    Crater Table, (Price on request), by Zaha Hadid, at David Gill Galleries

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