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Just the Right Fit- Petit Repos by Antonio Citterio

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The Repos Collection is designed for Vitra by Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio. With over 25 years of design collaboration with Vitra, Citterio masters the blending of timeless elegance with unsurpassed comfort.

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Petit Repos, the latest edition to the Repos family of chairs inherits the long-standing quality and comfort of its predecessors in a compact form. Offering just the right fit, the Petit Repos is a low lounge chair that allows this coveted design to dwell in spaces big or small.

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Petit Repos has an integrated flexible back connection, allowing the sitter to lean back and sink into the chair for even more comfort. With its generous padding and high wrap-around armrests, the Petit Repos Chair visually exudes the kind of comfort one expects from a large, swivel lounge chair. Yet the design has modest dimensions, lending itself well for smaller spaces. Its low backrest lends itself to open spaces and social environments while making any sitter feel right at home.

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Petit Repos is available in a variety of fabrics and leathers with contrast seams that give the chair a distinctly contemporary, artisan flair. The four-star base, made of die-cast aluminum, is available in a selection of polished powder-coated finishes.

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Remarkable Synthesis of Thought and Image- AÏKU by Jean-Marie Massaud

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AÏKU is a versatile collection of chairs designed by Jean-Marie Massaud. Massaud is a French architect, inventor and designer. His designs are characterized by an understanding of the surrounding world, created through a holistic approach that captures the zeitgeist in a compelling way. Massaud has been named Designer of the Year several times and has worked with companies such as Cacharel, Lancôme and Renault. 

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The name, AÏKU, comes from the Japanese word "haiku". Haikus are short poems with remarkable meaning. Due to its incredible shortness, a haiku requires a considerable synthesis of thought and image. The simplicity in form and expression taken from the notion of the haiku reflects the design concept for the AÏKU collection. The collection displays refined architectural elements free from all superfluous elements.

AÏKU features essential shapes and meticulous attention to details, like the double finishes of the polypropylene shell. The outside structure is a gloss finish, in black or white colors and the inside features a matte saffiano effect with different color options. The base is supplied in the same color of the shell’s external finish. AÏKU is well suited for domestic environments, as well as offices and public spaces. For added versatility, these chairs are stackable.

Responsibly in style: The Mía Collection- Designed by Nani Marquina

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The Mía collection by Nanimarquina features an artisanal flat-weave Dhurrie rug and complementing pouf. Each Mía piece can be fully customized, choosing between sizes, four colors, and four different finishes. Contrasting seams, different fringe types or colorful stitches are also available options ensuring each piece is truly unique.  

Made in India, the Mía features the Dhurrie style, it is created by joining three pieces, individually dyed, to obtain a worn, lived-in effect with distinctive patina. The two seams on the Mía rug are visible, yet complement the piece by adding character as well as a handmade element. The Mia Pouf features an ash wood base with PU FR foam and is covered in New Zealand wool. The comfortable and stylish pouf serves nicely as a resting place, as well as adding a textural pop of color to any space.

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Nanimarquina was founded in 1987 focusing on offering rugs to a world that is interested in creativity, quality and innovation. Today, Nanimarquina is one of the leading companies in the contemporary rugs sector. Under the premise of sustainability they pay the utmost attention to caring for and preserving the environment that surrounds us. All of their rugs are hand made in countries with great traditions of craftsmanship. Nanimarquina also guarantees that no child labor is used in the manufacturing of their rugs. They collaborate actively with organizations to further improve standards of living for those directly involved in the process of producing their rugs.

Timeless Quality & Lasting Design- The Pendant A330S by Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Aalto, one of the founders of Artek, designed the A330S Pendant Lamp, also known as the “Golden Bell” in 1937.  He is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture and held a distinguished career as a lamp designer. His lighting was minimal yet elegant while offering a timeless quality. These lamps make a versatile and lasting feature to any commercial or residential decor.
Artek founders Aino and Alvar Aalto were commissioned in 1936 to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki. Made from a single piece of brass, the elegant Golden Bell was a featured element of the restaurant’s interior.  The A330S Pendant Lamp was also shown in the Finnish Pavilion of the Paris World Expo in 1937. A330S was re-issued in 2007. The pendant features a light fixture plug with a plastic cable and is available in brass, chrome, black or white, all with a painted white interior. It includes a black plastic cable with the black shade and a white plastic cable with all other options. 

Form & Function: The Press Lamp by Nendo for Lasvit

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The Press Lamp features a distinguishing design, formed from glass tubes pressed as though they were pinched and the light source streams through the resulting narrowed space. The precise bend in the material allows for no additional necessary structural support. The light outfit and the compression of the glass produce a soft, organic form resulting in a singular appearance. Designed by Nendo for Lasvit, each lamp is unique, as the glass pieces are blown individually by artisans at Czech firm Lasvit's atelier. The Press Lamp exemplifies Nendo’s fresh design philosophy, a concentration on pure forms that are well suited for every day life rather than a focus on mass production. The Press Lamp is available in both a pendant lamp and a floor lamp version. The suspension style hangs from the pinched section, while the light source of the floor lamp balances in the fold.

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Industrial Flair for the Home Environment: Fauteuil Direction by Jean Prouvé

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The lightweight construction of the Fauteuil Direction chair first designed by Jean Prouvé in 1951 features exquisite structural elements such as triangular back legs bent from steel to provide full support and oiled solid wood armrests mounted on a metal frame. 

Prouvé’s designs were well regarded for their solid engineering, comfort and industrial flair. The Fauteuil Direction chair embodies these characteristics by bringing the practicality of mechanized design elements into the warmth of the home environment. 

The Fauteuil Direction chair is well suited for a home office or can also be used as a comfortable dining chair. It features a powder-coated steel frame, available in a selection of different color options. The seat & backrest are covered in your choice of fabric or leather. 

 

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Anita Armchair adds a playful vibe to your house

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The Anita armchair by Metrica is designed to fit in various environments, both residential and commercial. It can be placed in a small studio apartment, in a living room or home office, in the lobby of a hotel or workspace.  

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Young and fresh, the Anita has a soft round silhouette that brings a playful vibe to any furniture composition. The Anita has a swivel base and contoured external shell made from two individual parts. It can be personalized by choosing two-tone upholstery to add more character to the space.

Lunetta: taking a bath with the moon

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When selecting a bathtub one seeks out a design that embodies a feeling of comfort and serenity. Lunetta, a new tub designed by Milan-based designer Cosetta Muggianu, exemplifies just that.  

Winner of the 2015 Cristalplant Design Contest award, the tub is shaped like a moon and its silhouette evokes a sense of relaxation, peace and sensuality.

Sinuous and asymmetrical, Lunetta is a freestanding bathtub made of Cristalplant. Its sculptural aesthetic displays elegant curves and can be used as a bathtub as well as a shower. 

OTTO: the freedom within stillness

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Otto, the new lighting series, designed by New York-based designer David Weeks, founder of the notable David Weeks Studio, features single and double arm pendants, suspended fixtures and scones in various sizes and configurations. The name Otto (Italian for eight) refers to the designer’s eighth collection.

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Minimal and lightweight, the collection displays a jewelry-sculpture lighting installation floating in mid air. The Otto plays with gravity, expressing a sense of freedom and mobility while maintaining its stillness.

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Made of brass and powder coated aluminum, the arms bend harmoniously, lending an elegant and dynamic aesthetic.  It is the first David Week’s collection to incorporate LED technology. The launch of the Otto is celebratory as it coincides with David Weeks Studio’s 20th anniversary.

Ling Armchair: easy comfort

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The Ling armchair designed by Metrica has a simple and refined silhouette. Inspired by classical midcentury design, it embodies a refreshing and contemporary aesthetic. The Ling is versatile and nicely fits into residential as well commercial environments.

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The frame is made of solid ash with supporting back panels in upholstered and shaped steel. Moreover, the upholstered structure is made of multi-density polyurethane foam with dragon and feather wadding supported on a bed of elastic webbing. The well-supported construction makes the armchair very comfortable and relaxing.

And Why Not: an emotional sculptural chandelier

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Rene Roubicek is considered one of the fathers of modern art glass. Glass art, as an independent discipline, was born in Czechoslovakia and it was first introduced to the world by Roubicek over half a century ago.

 

The “And Why Not" chandelier is an evolution of Roubicek’s core designs resulting from lifelong experimentation with forms embodied in glass. The chandelier is based on a dynamic abstraction of light that glides on a large smoothly polished surface, creating an intense emotional sculptural form.

Soft Modular Sofa: functional ease

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British industrial designer Jasper Morrison applied his super normal design concept to the Soft Modular sofa. Super normal is a philosophy that he developed a few years ago with his friend Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Under this design principle Morrison emphasizes that design should be understated, useful and responsible.

 

The Soft Modular sofa fully embraces and integrates this notion. It is comfortable yet refined and its versatility makes it suitable for many design plans. The sofa is available in various options, which can incorporate a chaise lounge, corner elements and ottoman. It is a modular platform that can be designed and customized based on the needs of the client.

Achille: minimalism at its finest

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Achille is a sculptural chair collection named after the heroic Greek mythological warrior. Designed by Jean Marie Massaud, the slim and well-structured chair embodies minimalistic elegance and precision.

Achille is available in two versions, a comfortable padded chair and a refined armchair. The armchair provides a full 270-degree supportive structure around the sides and back of the chair.

Achille is a versatile style well suited for both residential and commercial spaces. It is offered in 14 different colors and is available in fabric or leather.

Milled: a fine art sculpture piece for the interior

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Milled occasional tables designed by David Whippen, San Francisco-based designer, embody both an industrial and sleek aesthetic. This could be attributed to their geometrical and linear shapes, as well as the aluminum and brass material they are constructed of.

The Milled tables are exclusive pieces that are part of the dselex collection. They were inspired by artistic mosaic tiles and are reinterpreted into a more minimal modern design. This becomes evident in the tile pattern that is milled into the metal. The tile pattern is only partially displayed on the top and on one side of the piece.

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The remaining structure is smooth to provide contrast and interest to the design. Milled tables can be considered artistic sculptural pieces for interior spaces and are available in different sizes and metal materials.

 

Era chair: timeless design innovation

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When German craftsman and cabinetmaker Michael Thonet designed the Era chair in 1859, he unknowingly initiated the modern furniture movement. The bending solid wood, known as the bentwood process, became one of the most impactful innovations in the design industry and initiated the serial furniture design process.

Considered an icon, the Era is one of the most reproduced furniture pieces in the world. Also known as the bistro chair, it has been used for over 150 years to furnish the interiors of cafes and restaurants all over Europe and the United States. This pioneered masterpiece was awarded a gold medal at the 1867 World Exposition in Paris for its unique design.

Thonet’s chair was also widely used by the French Modernist Architect Le Corbustier during the1920s. Besides prominent architects, Thonet’s chair was also well received by the likes of notable French painters. The famous portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, depicted the chair and Henri de Toulose Lautrec introduced it in his “At the Moulin Rouge” painting as well. Today the chair can be seen in countless mid-century modern style design projects. 

Bucket: the shape of freedom and stability

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Inspired by classic European sports car seats; American product designer Cory Grosser designed the Bucket armchair. Emphasizing strength and endurance, Grosser translates his passion for antique cars and their refined details into his design concept for the armchair.

Shaped as a cylindrical open shell, the armchair wraps completely around the body providing both a sense of stability and freedom at the same time. The Bucket armchair is highly versatile. It is the perfect seat for a cozy domestic reading corner, home office or living room, or for commercial spaces such as a hotel lounge, waiting room, or in a leisure-oriented space that is commonly seen in the interiors of Tech companies. 

The Bucket is made of polyurethane foam with a steel frame and upholstery available in a variety of colorful fabrics or leather. Thanks to its adaptable character, the Bucket can easily dress up any space.

Foxhole: inspired by everyday life

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Singaporean designer Nathan Yong is hailed as one of the most influential designers of his time. Twice a Red Dot Award winner, Yong has gained a solid reputation in the industry for his ability to create products that are an expression of effortless sensuality through the use of rigorous engineering research and development processes.

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His furniture is developed using a “silent engineering” technique which allows the form to express itself based on technical consideration and graphic scheme. You can experience this precise and thoughtful process in each piece, from the Break chair, to the Flak tables, to the Vader lounge chair and the Foxhole armchair. 

Designed for outdoor as well as indoor environments, Foxhole is based on a geometrical powder-coated steel rod foundation that provides the armchair stability and strength. Its minimal and precise structure perfectly marries the grace and the softness of the shape. Foxhole reflects the desire and the intention of Nathan Yong to create furniture that is inspired by people’s behavior. His pieces are influenced by the way in which people interact with the place they live, work and socialize in. His work emanates from an understanding of how people and design work together in everyday situations. 

Eero: play with it

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Young and playful. Eero is a rocking egg-shaped seat designed by Filippo Dell'Orto, Italian interior and product designer. Multifaceted and fanciful, it can be envisioned in any kind of space from a lobby of a boutique hotel to a living room of a private house, to a dining area of a restaurant. 

Eero's design is so fresh, comfortable and refined that it also embodies the well-established workplace decor philosophy and intention to embellish the office with furniture that can inspire creativity and ease. You can see it, for instance, inside of the lounge area of companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Airbnb, just to name a few. The chair perfectly reflects the current need of the industry to design more products that can be functional, communicative, easygoing, attractive and flexible at the same time.

A technical note: It is made of polyurethane foam reinforced by a steel frame. Upholstered with fabric or leather, top. Stitching available upon request. Fabric upholstery cannot be removed. 

Coco: light and solid chair

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Lightweight, comfortable and solid. Coco is a handcrafted chair designed by Japanese designers Brothers Tominaga. The chair combines the popular Japanese minimalism with the gracefulness and the functionality of Italian artisanship. Although the seating is very simple in its appearance, the detailing is meticulous and refined.

Owners of duecori, a product design and consulting company with offices in Tokyo and Udine, Italy,  Shuei and Shimpei Tominaga are well-known in the International design industry.  Coco is the first project that sees the two brothers working together in producing and manufacturing furniture.

 

 

Plain: build your bookcase

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In 2016 Francesco Rota, interior and product designer based in Milan, received some of the most prestigious prizes in the design industry. Kanji table and ADD seating system, for instance, were awarded with The Red Dot Design 2016, and ADD earned also the special mention to the German Design award. Elle Decor Italia included Arco table, ADD T chair and Eydo chaise lounge in Best of Design competition 2016. 

Since 1998, when Rota opened his studio in the design capital of Italy, he has been working with many renowned companies like Versus, John Richmond, Mercedez Benz, L’Oreal Paris, Oluce, Lapalma (where he is also the Art Director) offering his creativity, skills and knowledge in a wide range of projects related to architecture, product design, branding, event and residential interiors to name a few. Well-known for his linear and rigorous design style, he enjoys to build modular systems that can be customized and adapt to any particular space, any particular need. Plain bookcase is a great example of this kind of flexibility.

The frame of the library is minimal and neat and it provides a number of possibilities to create a variety of compositions. Plain includes removable shelves of different sizes, lengths, thickness and finishes that come in a series of colors.  Formal black to grey to green, yellow and red, with this color palette available anyone can design a personal outlook just playing with the structure and the components of this refined and yet adjustable bookcase.