A sofa from Eilersen.
Jonathan Charles's French Round Dining Table.
The Amazonas tables from Offecct.
Missoni Home's Girandole collection.
The Clish Clash sofa by Moroso and Diesel.
Ligne Roset's D
The Metropolis Console from Boca do Lobo.
Fendi Casa's Astoria bedroom collection.

Cutting Edge

The latest international furniture finds reveal bold, innovative vision

Cutting Edge Flexible Design

Jens Juul conceived this flexible sofa with a moveable back for Danish furniture manufacturer Eilersen. This casual piece, which also comes in a sectional, has back cushions that are lined underneath with a non-slip material so they can be relocated to suit the sitter. Available through Theodores. theodores.com; eilersen.eu 

Color Me Cool
Missoni Home’s trademark vibrant colors and patterns are fully on display in the Italian company’s 2012 fabric collection, Girandole. Pictured here, Girandole upholsters both the Nuh cube pouf and the Virgola lounge chair—with a colorful layer of Nabarniz rugs as a visual complement. missonihome.com

On the Amazon
The Amazonas tables from Swedish furniture company Offecct were designed by Eero Koivisto, who was inspired by aerial photographs of the Amazon rainforest, where trees create a dense ceiling. The tables are made of recyclable steel and are sold as a set of three in different shades of green. offect.se

An Unusual Effect
In the design of Clish Clash, a sofa created by Moroso and Diesel, a combination of disparate upholstery fabrics on back, arm and seat impart a distinctive look. Separate covers of linen, felt, flocked fabric and leather are tailored so that the seams bisect the cushions rather than trim their corners.  Available in a choice of color combinations. moroso.it; diesel.com

Gold Standard
The Metropolis Console by Portuguese furniture company Boca do Lobo is handcrafted from gold-finished mahogany with a top that’s covered in a textured, high-gloss black lacquer. Four drawers are adorned with carved brass handles. Also available with a black-lacquered base. bocadolobo.com

Going Public
The late French designer Pierre Paulin first designed this rocking armchair in 1985 as a private commission for composer Pierre Boulez. This year, Ligne Roset used the designer’s drawings to produce the chair—christened Dérive 2 after a musical work by Boulez—for the public. Made of stained wood with a padded seat and back, its shape is reminiscent of a musical sphere or harp. ligne-roset-dc.com

High Society
Recently introduced at the  2012 Maison & Objet design show in Paris, Fendi Casa’s Astoria bedroom collection conjures a sophisticated sensibility. The bedstead is upholstered in velvet, silk and embroidered leather, while the nightstands and chest of drawers are finished in polished, lacquered wood with detailed, stainless-steel feet. Available in a variety of colors, leathers and fabrics. fendi.com

Fine Dining
Jonathan Charles’s French Round Dining Table features ornate detailing on hand-carved walnut legs. It’s pictured here with the Grey Painted Ladder Back Chair and the Hepplewhite Wheatsheaf Chair; the mix of furnishings creates a refined yet eclectic look. jonathancharles.com