Loop was a table prototype before being produced for London Design in 1997, then picked up by Cappellini and, later, turned into a desk. “When you design that very first piece you have no idea what’s going to happen,” says Barber.
More than 20 years into his career, Jasper Morrison has little to prove. His designs eschew kitsch in favor of timeless qualities that speak to the nature of the object he is designing in this case, a bentwood chair.
The color of this Corbu-Perriand-Jeanneret-designed LC2 came far after the fact, as Cassina reissued the 1928 black-and-steel-classic this year in a series of bold tones.The new hues may not be to everyone's taste, but it's most likely unanimous that the chair itself is still a masterpiece.
An iconic vice gets a delicate glass display. Bracher’s cigarette holder allows voyeurs to watch as smoke rises and ash descends.
Nendo's playful rustic-goes-modern armchair is a collaboration with venerable Italian brand Cappelini. The piece was introduced in Milan last year and now available for purchase, and its rounded antlers of olive ash and a taut seat of wool felt and leather would suit a mountain cabin or urban loft.
- Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened…
Laser-cut metal / 14.75" diameter x 17.25" H (counter-height stool); 14.75" diameter x 30.25" H (bar-height stool)
The HP/1 (whose name stands for “hi pad”) is executed in Morrison’s typical understated manner. The molded seat is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers and sits atop a satin stainless steel base.