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  1. Compass Table

    Compass Table

    Jean Prouve's enameled-steel table, with a laminate top, debuted in 1953 in France.

    $5000.00

  2. Settee

    Settee

    Nanna Ditzel created this teak piece, which is upholstered in bright orange and yellow fabric, for Denmark-based IDG in 1952. It's signed with an applied metal manufacturer's label on the underside.

    $3000.00

  3. Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Delicate leaves of bamboo and paper define this circa-1970 fixture, which was created by Ingo Maurer in Germany.

    $2000.00

  4. Pair of Armchairs

    Pair of Armchairs

    Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955. One has a stenciled mark on the underside.

    $10000.00

  5. Grass-Seated Chairs

    Grass-Seated Chairs

    A set of eight circa-1941 dining chairs by George Nakashima, constructed of one of his favorite materials, black walnut; each is complemented by a seagrass-covered seat.

    $7000.00

  6. Collection of Peppermills

    Collection of Peppermills

    A lot comprised of 22 mills contains the following: nine examples with Puegeot grinding mechanisms, thirteen pieces signed by Dansk Designs, four signed by Dansk Designs Ltd. Thailand, and...

    $3000.00

  7. Nursery Glasses

    Nursery Glasses

    Nursery rhyme all-stars bring their stories to the table on this set of four small drinking glasses from Fish's Eddy. Jack and Jill, Mary and her little lamb, Little Red Riding Hood, and Little Boy...

    $22.00

  8. Riley Page Storage Box

    Riley Page Storage Box

    There's no reason why toys should get all the glory, when their storage box can be just as cool. Mod mom Kiersten Hathcock makes made-to-order furniture to accommodate kids—and parents&mdash...

    $450.00

  9. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
    Event Spotlight

    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  10. Solis Lamp

    Solis Lamp

    When the light filters through the laser-cut streams under the various shades of earth tones it creates a radiating pattern resembling the sun's rays, making the resulting shadow as much a part of...

    $300.00

  11. A Lot to Love
    Green

    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  12. Drawn From Clay
    Product

    Drawn From Clay

    Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  13. Cupcake Stand

    Cupcake Stand

    Give a cupcake the grand presentation it so rightly deserves with this wonderful ceramic stand from Bay area potter Whitney Smith. The scalloped edge and cherry blossom on top complete the oh-so...

    $68.00

  14. Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs

    Last year the venerable Swedish furniture makers Gärsnäs showed us they could bring fashion to furniture with Pierre Sindre’s collared Button chair, Anna von Schewen’s ...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.11.10

  15. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
    Books

    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  16. From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables
    Product

    From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables

    The prolific team at Claesson Koivisto Rune has come up with something truly unique with their Snowflakes tables for OFFECT, which premiered at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.10.10

  17. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

  18. Be Collection

    Be Collection

    The purest form of luxury – WETSTYLE brings design and comfort to your bathroom. The organic design of the freestanding bathtub and vessel sinks of the Be collection imitate a shell of exotic...

  19. Spinner Whistle Teakettle

    Spinner Whistle Teakettle

    Michael Graves, world-renowned and award winning architect and designer, creates buildings and products that foster well-being and contribute to the quality of life for all of us. This stainless...

    $54.95

  20. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
    Product

    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

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