Achille Castiglioni was an influential Italian designer who worked with a broad range of products, from watches to stereos and—most famously—lighting fixtures. He established his studio in 1994 with his brothers Livio Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglion; their iconic designs still grace modern homes today.
Originally trained as a metal worker, Jean Prouvé's diverse career ranged from architectural design (including numerous prefab projects) to furniture. We've collected some of his pieces as they appear in six modern homes.
Carefully crafted to convey a trove of information, maps can also be excellent tools in the interior designer's repertoire. Whether abstract or richly detailed, they can greatly shape any room in the house.
The home library may be a relic of bygone domestic architecture—thanks in no small part to the digitization of reading and writing—but we still need secluded and comfortable spaces to gather our thoughts.