Edgy Work Surface
The Vertigo Desk, designed by Daniel Rode for Roche
Bobois, embodies minimalist elegance.Part of the Les
Contemporains collection, it is available in an ebony-style
Alpi veneer or a wenge stain and it rests on a matte inox
metal stand. 202-686-5667; www.rochebobois.com
Out of the Box
Fluidity of form and simple, modern design place the new
Pasadena line from Thos. Moser among the furniture
maker’s most timeless collections. Drawing from the
organic architecture of California’s mid-century look, the
collection offers relaxed style with heirloom-quality
craftsmanship. Made from grain-matched solid cherry, the
Slipper Chair is priced at $3,800; the Ottoman is $1,200.
With an ottoman, chair, multiple sofa options and a chaise
bed, Bensen’s Canyon Modular Seating Collection offers
almost unlimited design variations. And with its smooth
aesthetics, it truly marries form and function; removable
covers make for easy cleaning or changing. Available in
DC at Apartment Zero. 202-628-4067,
Classic 1960s design is reflected in Duilio Forte’s Mr. Nilsson
sofa, part of the International Collection from Herman Miller, Inc.
Both visually distinctive and extremely comfortable, the
solid-wood framed sofa is available in a variety of colors
and sizes. www.HermanMiller.com
Patrick Naggar creates pieces that are hybrids of distinctive
design styles. The Neo-Chester Sofa for Ralph Pucci
International blurs the line between slick minimalism and
curvaceous baroque lines with its simple arms and tufted
As part of its One World Collection, Minotti’s Berman
armchair offers chic, refined design lines. Delicate curves
in the chrome-plated arms play off the square lines.
Available through Contemporaria in Georgetown.
202-338-0193; www.contemporaria.com; www.minotti.com
Part of BoConcept’s 2009 collection, the Veneto is deceptively
compact in size but makes big impact in any space. Available
in more than 80 different fabrics and colors, including aluminum
framing with black Bahia leather, the Veneto starts at $1,599.