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$299
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As much a conceptual artist as designer, Arne Quinze has embraced an unconventional approach to his creations. Quinze got his start as a graffiti artist in Belgium, and has gone on to find international success for his interiors like Rem Koolhaas’ Seattle Public Library, as well as his encompassing and ambitious art installations. “Artistic inspiration comes from very deep insi...More
“Puf” — ico_ico
Lancaster Barstool
$695
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British designer Michael Young has spent 15 years strengthening the connection between modern design and the technical abilities of manufacturers in Asia. "I see the work not as design but as industrial art where the highest levels of manufacturing have been employed," says the designer. Working from his studio in Hong Kong, Young is known for his expertise in aluminum manufact...More
“Thing About buy it” — rajhiomar
Lancaster Chair
$495
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British designer Michael Young has spent 15 years strengthening the connection between modern design and the technical abilities of manufacturers in Asia. "I see the work not as design but as industrial art where the highest levels of manufacturing have been employed," says the designer. Working from his studio in Hong Kong, Young is known for his expertise in aluminum manufact...More
“Chair” — gigifried
Tray Rack Side Table
$1,700
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Craig Bassam compares the Tray Rack Side Table (2000) to a post-and-beam structure in how it exemplifies the simple honesty of a well-built object. The two removable, stackable trays expand the functionality of this table, whether it’s used beside the bed or next to a sofa. (Additional Stacking Trays are sold separately.) Bassam and his partner Scott Fellows live with all the o...More
“Versatile 'coffee/end table' w/trays” — jklippel
BassamFellows Daybed
$11,700
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This Daybed (2004) was designed “to be seen in the round,” says Craig Bassam, by which he means that it can be seen and used from all sides. Such an approach isn’t surprising from a design team living in a glass house where furniture is visible from every angle, whether you’re standing inside or out. The house is the work of Philip Johnson, the architect who designed the Glass ...More
“Recline feature is nice” — nan3
Tractor Counter Stool | Design Within Reach
$1,195
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Craig Bassam was working on a project in Switzerland when he found a tractor seat on the side of the road. He was impressed by how the seat allowed him to sit in an upright, ergonomic position without the aid of a chair back, but unlike the metal seat that he found, he wanted to create this type of seat in wood. Bassam’s Tractor Stool (2000/2001) is carved out of a massive bloc...More
“Tractor counterstool Hand carved from sustainably harvested wood Designed in Switzerland. Based in” — samitche
Egg Footstool
$1,995
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Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, as well as many of the furnishings. For its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958) and Swan, which are believed to be the first swiveling upholstered chairs. More than 50 years after its design, the Egg Chair is still used in advertising, film and television as a symbol of sophisticated urbanism. Made in Denmar...More
“ottoman!” — rochelleforester
Egg Chair | Design Within Reach
$6,496
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Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, as well as many of the furnishings. For its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958) and Swan, which are believed to be the first swiveling upholstered chairs. More than 50 years after its design, the Egg Chair is still used in advertising, film and television as a symbol of sophisticated urbanism. Made in Denmar...More
“Egg Chair - Arne Jacobsen Design - upper formal living room” — gazzosa
Swan Sofa | DWR
$6,624
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Before the Swan Chair and Sofa (1958), Arne Jacobsen’s architecture and designs were shaped by an assumption of materials’ natural ways of resisting. In other words, he could make them go only so far in becoming the structure he desired. With new technologies, however, the old rules no longer applied and he was able to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. The Swan...More
Swan Chair
$3,678
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Before the Swan Chair (1958), Arne Jacobsen's architecture and designs were shaped by an assumption of materials' natural ways of resisting. In other words, he could make them go only so far in becoming the structure he desired. With new technologies, however, the old rules no longer applied and he was able to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. The Swan Chair is...More
“V” — rosyfuentes
Grand Prix Chair | DWR
$466
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This design by mid-century Danish master Arne Jacobsen didn’t just win the most prestigious award at the Milan Trienniale – it was named for it. Originally introduced at an exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art and Design in 1957, it was displayed later that year in Milan where it took the Grand Prix award, as well as the name. It’s no surprise. Jacobsen applied his expert und...More
“Arne Jacobsen” — Jessica Hyde
Ant Chair - 4 Leg
$466
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Originally designed for the canteen at Novo Nordisk, an international Danish healthcare company, the future of the Ant Chair (1952) was unclear when the manufacturer expressed concern about its potential. But Arne Jacobsen believed in his product and offered to buy all of the chairs if they didn’t sell. Of course, he never had to make good on that offer as the Ant Chair quickly...More
“And chair, Danish” — maylingl
Series 7 Chair | Design Within Reach
$466
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The Series 7 Chair debuted in 1955 at the H55 exhibition in Sweden, and the appeal of what remains one of the most copied chairs of the modern era is its shape. The chair is ideally suited to the human body, its seatback has a comfortable "give" and its waterfall seat edge doesn't press into legs. Arne Jacobsen, who was instilled with a love of materials, shaped the core of Dan...More
“Ok” — rweswood
Super Elliptical Extension Table
$5,977
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Essentially a merging of an oval and rectangle, Danish poet/mathematician Piet Hein initially defined the “super ellipse” shape as a solution to an urban planning problem in Sweden. The year was 1959 and a new motorway was replacing Stockholm’s Sergel’s Square. Improving the efficiency of traffic through the area was crucial and Hein’s newly defined shape satisfied this need. H...More
Super Elliptical Table
$2,302
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Essentially a merging of an oval and rectangle, Danish poet/mathematician Piet Hein initially defined the “super ellipse” shape as a solution to an urban planning problem in Sweden. The year was 1959 and a new motorway was replacing Stockholm’s Sergel’s Square. Improving the efficiency of traffic through the area was crucial and Hein’s newly defined shape satisfied this need. H...More
“getting close but pretty cold” — suevancouver
Flock of Butterflies Clock
$895
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Designed in the 1950s, George Nelson's clocks were highly successful both as popular consumer products and icons of high design. One of the most original American designers, Nelson used pure color and bold graphic forms to make a statement still as compelling today as it was half a century ago. The timekeepers are diligently reproduced by the Vitra Design Museum. Powered by one...More
Alessi Coffee Pot
$200
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Architectural in form and elegant in function, the Ottagonale Coffee Service Collection (1935) represents the efforts of three generations of the Alessi family. Giovanni Alessi founded the company; his son, Carlo, designed Ottagonale in 1935; and Carlo’s son Alberto brought Ottagonale back into production for a 2010 museum exhibition about Alessi design. Titled Memories from th...More
“like everything,will get it” — anjira
PK22 Easy Chair
$3,554
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Much of Poul KjÊrholm's furniture was intended for his own home, located north of Copenhagen and designed by his wife, architect Hanne KjÊrholm. His PK22 Easy Chair (1957) was inspired by the light, elegant klismos chair created by the ancient Greeks. With this piece, KjÊrholm reduced the chair to three elements: legs, seat and connecting clamps. Such simplicity is true to the ...More
AJ Sconce
$796
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Arne Jacobsen created his AJ Lamp (1960) to echo the oblique angles of his Series 3300 furniture, which included the Egg™ Chair and the Swan™ Chair. To maximize the lamp's functionality as a reading light, Jacobsen created a shade that tilts up or down, directing maximum light to where it's needed. The shade rotates 60 degrees to either side. Like the Swan and Egg chairs, the A...More
“Kitchen sconce” — agoodwine
Artichoke Lamp
$7,692
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The consummate modernist chandelier, Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lamp (1958) is composed of layers of overlapping "leaves," which produce crisp, glare-free light from 360 degrees. Each leaf is laser-cut for precision and is configured by hand. The Artichoke is aptly suited to a dining room, entryway or reception desk. Manufactured in Denmark by Louis Poulsen. UL- listed. Bulb (...More
“Bar” — Keer Koloft