The Jenna Bench from Jessica Charles.
The Feltri chair, designed by Gaetano Pesce for Poltrona Frau.
The Contemporary sideboard by Marco Sousa.
Tablets, designed by Jonas Trampedach for Arco.
Cattelan Italia's Giano Dining Table.
The Aura sofa, designed by Mikko Laakkonen for M2L and Inno.
Room & Board's Cooper collection.
Boxx Ottomans by Nathan Anthony.
The Vik 2 dining chair, designed by Thibault Desombre for Ligne Roset.
Willem Smith's Van Breck Occasional Table.
The London Loft collection.
A storage cabinet by Bare Woods.

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Innovation is the buzzword for this season's crop of fine furnishings

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Designed by Gaetano Pesce for Cassina, the Feltri chair is covered entirely by thick wool felt. Thermosetting resin on the seat lends stiffness and resistance, while the softer back and arms adapt to the sitter for comfort. Available with a high or low back, it’s lined with quilted polyester padding and comes in a range of vibrant colors.

Portuguese designer Marco Sousa created the Contemporary sideboard, with its contrasting colors and wood grains, by combining light-hued ash drawers with a dark-stained walnut frame on a base of criss-crossed, black-lacquered iron.

Designer Jonas Trampedach’s collection of diminutive side tables for Dutch furniture manufacturer Arco is called Tablets. They come in five sizes and shapes, in wood or epoxy finishes or a combination of the two. Each table is portable via a built-in leather loop on the top; cluster them together as a coffee table or scatter them throughout your home for extra surface space. Available through Apartment Zero.

Cattelan Italia’s sleek, spare Giano Dining Table boasts a sculptural, lacquered-steel base embossed in hues of white (pictured), black or graphite. The top comes in matte white Carrara marble, Canaletto walnut or burnt oak. Available in a round or oval shape through Theodores in Upper Georgetown.

M2L has teamed with Scandinavian furniture maker Inno to bring its modern collections to the U.S. Pictured here, the Aura sofa by Finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen—part of a line of seating that won a 2013 Red Dot Best of the Best Award for its innovative design. Available as an armchair and with different back heights.

Room & Board’s Cooper collection marries form, function and minimal design. The line, which comes in colors that pop, includes a media console, cocktail table and bench (pictured), all made of hand-welded aluminum with a durable, powder-coated finish. Benches are available in three sizes.

Furniture designer Nathan Anthony’s versatile Boxx Ottoman is a convenient square, measuring in at 18 by 18 inches. Pair it with other Boxx Ottomans and dress them in an array of covers: fabrics in vibrant colors and patterns, or leather, hide or ultrasuede with details by Swarovski Elements. Made in America.

The popular Vik dining chair was designed by Thibault Desombre for Ligne Roset. Now, Desombre has updated his creation with the Vik 2, which has cushions made of more comfortable high-density foam. The back is felt and the front comes in wool or leather. The frame is natural, black- or gray-stained ash.

Willem Smith’s Van Breck Occasional Table offers a clean, simple silhouette with tapered steel legs and an unadorned top that alters the look of the piece depending whether it comes in Kirei (shown), repurposed Douglas fir, stained concrete or glass. Measures 16 by 22 inches but can be custom sized. 

Furniture manufacturer Jessica Charles has adorned the Jenna Bench in a playful animal print, part of a collection of seating that can be upholstered in leather or fabric, with a wood frame that comes in a range of finishes. Pictured here, the zebra-striped fabric is enhanced with nail-head trim. Available through Baker.;

The London Loft collection of live-edge tables conveys an organic, back-to-nature vibe with its free-form Acacia top and hand-forged metal base. The collection includes a dining table, coffee table and console; pictured here is the dining table, which runs 80, 94 or 106 inches in length. Available through Belfort Furniture.

Bare Woods and Home Furnishings is offering a rustic, hand-painted storage cabinet/console from a collection of hand-crafted pine furniture that also includes living, dining, bedroom, accent and occasional pieces.