The erect back encourages good posture without compromising comfort, and the 25-inch-wide seat has a generous feel. In addition to red, white, and black, it comes in a transparent version—a smart way to add seating without visually cluttering a room.
The high-gloss, static-prone finish is a magnet for dust and dog hair and will easily scratch: Beware deadly jeans rivets. Due to their shiny, sharply curved profiles, our elbows kept slipping cartoonishly off the armrests.
- I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.
Sometimes—not always, but sometimes—it's just too much effort to hang your separates up back in the closet where they belong at the end of the day. While it may be tempting to toss your trousers on the floor and drop your sweater on the easy chair, it would be so much nicer to have a special spot for keeping your clothes contained and kind of tidy. Consider this Order stand an apparel tree which looks equally cool when blooming with blouses or completely bare.
This gadget might take some getting used to if you’re accustomed to a levered or winged corkscrew. The silver-plated tool made from brass is as heavy as it sounds—good for showing off feats of strength as you strong-arm your bottle of wine open. It also comes with a matching bottle opener.
Designed by Philippe Starck in 2002 / Polycarbonate mold
- Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.
- German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function.