Although Enrico Bressan’s Kaktus Stool was inspired by the formidable and fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla Cactus, you will actually want to have a seat on this delicate yet sturdy piece of modern design.
One of Alvar Aalto's Finnish fixtures for Artek, the on-the-smaller-size A338 will provide direct light from its offset opening in the painted steel shade.
Though it’s dubbed Storylines, when this shelf is loaded up with books you’re as apt to get a skyline hovering on your wall. The shelf’s hefty steel makes it the bruiser of our group, and its geometric form lets it double as a very useful piece of wall art.
The Storylines is deceptively heavy, so you’ll want to get all three required screws into studs, if possible. Woe unto those who use this shelf for cookbooks.
The widest slot is just two and a quarter inches, making this the most prescriptive shelf we’ve reviewed, and bad news for those with the Harry Potter box set.
Artek's A110 pendant has been shining brightly since it was designed by Finnish founder Alvar Aalto in 1952. The lacquered aluminum lamp directs focused rays—like a spotlight for your coffee or dining room table—and is available in black or white.