Blu Dot's Hands Down Sofa.
Blu Dot's Hands Down Sofa.
The Island Stool by Thos. Moser.
The Carimate armchair for Fritz Hansen.
Lago's Air Bed.
The Giralot Mini from Resource Furniture.
The Giralot Mini, open.
The Overdyed Padded line from Moroso's Overdyed Collection.
The Japanese Kyoto table from Poltrona Frau.
Joana Vasconcelos's Bombom collection for Roche Bobois.
The Duna 02 Eco chair for Arper.
The Rabelo sofa by Wewood.
Designed by Archirivolto for Calligaris, the Oleandro chair makes a sleek addition to any dining room. A metal frame supports the padded seat and backrest—pictured with a matte-bronze finish on legs and back. Also available as a stool at Calligaris locations in Cady’s Alley and Tysons Galleria. calligaris.com
INSPIRED BY HISTORY
For centuries, Rabelo boats in Porto, Portugal, transported cargo on the Douro River. They now carry tourists—and were the inspiration for Portuguese furniture maker Wewood’s latest sofa. Rabelo echoes its namesake’s wide, solid silhouette, with a wooden base at each end; foam padding is covered in fabric or leather. wewood.eu
Blu Dot’s streamlined Hands Down Sofa offers ample room to stretch out. A wood frame supports single-seat and coordinating loose-back cushions, all filled with a combination of foam core and feather and down. Six neutral upholstery options include velvet, linen and cotton; available at Blu Dot in Georgetown. bludot.com
Designed with tight spaces in mind, the handcrafted Island Stool by Thos. Moser is distinguished by four tapered legs, rounded stretchers and a sculpted seat that showcases the wood grain in each piece. Available in solid cherry or walnut at Thos. Moser’s Georgetown showroom. thosmoser.com
First designed by Vico Magistretti in 1959, the iconic Carimate armchair has been retooled by Fritz Hansen to honor Magistretti’s 100th birthday. The limited-edition chairs utilize long-lasting, GMO-free woven flax in place of the original straw seat and a sustainable beechwood frame. Red and black lacquer harken back to the original. fritzhansen.com
FLOATING ON AIR
Created by Daniele Lago for his eponymous Italian brand, the Air Bed appears to float on four legs of clear, tempered glass. An optional backrest, shelving or drawers may be attached to the frame. Available in king and queen sizes through Theodores in Upper Georgetown. theodores.com
Resource Furniture’s Giralot Mini is a compact, space-saving storage system. Stacked units, which rotate 180 degrees around a wall-mounted column, can stow away anything from toiletries to office supplies, apparel and shoes. Available in oak, walnut or lacquer at Resource Furniture in Cady’s Alley. resourcefurniture.com
Vintage meets industrial chic in Moroso’s Overdyed Collection, a collaboration with Diesel Living featuring painted-steel rods with ash or birch plywood seats and backrests. The collection of tables and chairs now includes the Overdyed Padded line, which dresses up the chairs with padding; a dining chair is pictured. moroso.com
In 1974, Gianfranco Frattini designed the Kyoto Table, inspired by the clean-lined simplicity of Japanese furniture. Last year, Poltrona Frau paid tribute to the craftsmanship of this table with an updated version made of beechwood with Canaletto walnut inlay. Available at Poltrona Frau in Georgetown. poltronafrau.com
THE ART OF WHIMSY
Portuguese multi-media artist Joana Vasconcelos imparts bold color and exuberance to her Bombom collection of seating and accessories for Roche Bobois. Brightly hued with black stripes, the curvaceous sofas boast movable backs; complementary rugs and pillows depict the artist’s drawings and designs. Available at Roche Bobois in Friendship Heights and Tysons. roche-bobois.com
A sustainably crafted update on a venerable piece, the Duna 02 Eco chair was designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Italian furniture maker Arper. A smooth, black shell made of 80-percent post-industrial recycled plastic forms the comfortable seat, which sits atop contrasting light-wood legs. arper.com