Striking a perfect equilibrium between the tubular base and steel seat, Todd Bracher’s Alodia distills stooldom down to linear harmony.
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 deceptively slouchy seating collection by young Italian designer Luca Nichetto is meticulously pieced together and finished with black, red, yellow, or white macro zigzag stitching on one of 148 colors of upholstery.
From start to finish, Tip Ton—made for use in educational environments—saw nearly 100 prototypes before its patented forward tilt was perfected. “We knew what the problems were but weren’t yet aware of the solutions,” says designer Edward Barber.
- Newly published monograph The Design Work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby offers the inside account behind the British duo’s expansive portfolio.
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.
Trying to furnish your flat with all of BarberOsgerby's oeuvre but don't have the time to shop around? Puzzle, a flat-weaved wood rug, packs the contents of the designers' sketchbooks onto a nine-by-six-foot Technicolor floor covering.
- Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.