Lap of Luxury
Maxalto’s plush Febo collection is noted for its elegant, completely upholstered form and prominent stitching at the seams. It includes a sofa, armchair, chaise longue and bed; pictured here, the queen-sized bed is $8,246, including three small cushions and the slatted base. It is available at Adlon in six different sizes. www.adlondesign.com.
Pretty as a Peacock
Using three layers of felt and a minimal, dark-varnished metal frame, Israeli furniture designer Dror Benshetrit and Italian furniture manufacturer Cappellini have created Peacock, a unique armchair with soft, folded edges. The felt—which comes in different colors-—is one big piece; no sewing, weaving or upholstery is used. Priced at $6,406 (for one color) or $10,000 (for two colors). At Contemporaria; www.contemporaria.com.
Confluences, French designer Philippe Nigro’s playful collection of seating for furniture manufacturer Ligne Roset, is a rainbow of brightly colored lounge chairs that fit together in different configurations to offer a range of sitting positions, seat depths and back heights. Prices vary; the configuration pictured starts at $4,635. At Ligne Roset; www.ligne-roset-usa.com.
The singular beauty of glass is clear in French designer Cedric Ragot’s Silly Cat collection, a series of tables that includes dining, coffee, pedestal and end tables made from tempered gray European glass in eye-catching geometric shapes. Available at Roche Bobois in extra clear, smoked (shown) and bronze. $3,090. www.roche-bobois.com.
Marry French furniture designer Jean-Marie Massaud with Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau and the result is the elegant Archibald armchair, a contemporary take on a masculine leather club chair. Folds in the leather give the chair its originality, and cast aluminum legs lend it a delicate feel. Available at Poltrona Frau in 96 shades of leather. Chair, $4,490; matching ottoman, $1,550. www.frauwashington.com.
East Meets West
Asian antiques like the graceful a-line Chinese cabinet pictured here add a touch of the exotic to any décor. Imported from Shanxi, China, by East and Beyond, Ltd., the cabinet dates from the early 19th century. Eighty inches tall and made from elm wood, it would have been used to store clothing. $3,500, though similar cabinets may be less expensive. East and Beyond sells Japanese furnishings as well. www.eandbeyond.com.
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