The Sofa 54 by Incanto, from Anora Home.
Giovanni Barbieri's Bianco Antico marble in a Timeworn finish.
The Atmosfere basin by Colacril, available through Hastings Tile and Bath.
The Bustier collection from Palazzetti.
The Baby Citrus Bowl, available through Alessi.
Maki pendant Lighting from Foscarini.
Antonio Citterio's MIDA AC Collection for Maxalto.

Bazaar: Italian Style

Cutting-edge products from Italy reflect the creativity of this European design Mecca

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

Sophisticated Sofa
The Sofa 54 by Incanto from Anora Home in DC has natural or treated leather upholstery and comes in a variety of colors, textures and thicknesses. With a high-density foam seat and back cushions, feather bolster pillows and legs in a chrome or satin finish, it’s available in three sizes and as a chair or ottoman. anorahome.com

Time Worn
Italian artisan Giovanni Barbieri combines historic mosaic tile work with a contemporary vibe. His patented surface treatment transforms marble into a material emulating ancient stone. Pictured here, Barbieri’s Bianco Antico marble in a Timeworn Mosaic finish, honed with rustic edges. Available through New Ravenna Mosaics; newravenna.com

Import, Export
Italian manufacturer UnoCeramica is partnering with Hastings Tile and Bath to exclusively import and distribute its wares, including pressure-cast fireclay ceramic products such as the wall-hung Atmosfere basin by Colacril. hastingstilebath.com

On a Curve
Designed by Giuseppe Vigano for Palazzetti, the Bustier collection of sofas and chairs boasts an elegant and curvaceous shape. The designer drew his inspiration from corsets worn by 17th-century women; the steel frame is wrapped in feather cushions. palazzetti.ca

Fresh Fruit
The asymmetrical Baby Citrus Bowl was designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for Alessi. Made from porcelain, the bowl is available in white with red interior (pictured) or brown with blue interior. The cutout pattern creates spaces that allow air to circulate within the bowl, keeping fruit fresh. At Alessi in Georgetown. alessidc.com

Folded Up
Nendo Studio was inspired by the idea of folding paper when creating the Maki pendant light for Foscarini. The design is comprised of two metal sheets rolled like paper (maki means “to roll” in Japanese) and slipped one inside the other. The fixtures are available in white and pale gray. foscarini.com

Sliding Doors
Antonio Citterio designed the MIDA AC Collection of storage containers for Maxalto. Shown here, a large bookshelf with its sliding door of reflective bronzed glass. The body of the shelf comes in an assortment of oak finishes and the base is made of steel. Available through B & B Italia at Adlon in DC. bebitalia.com

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