The grown-up version of Ikea, Naoto Fukasawa’s Shelving System for Artek is a vision of modular minimalism. Taking another step in cementing Artek’s legacy of Scandinavian simplicity, the lacquered birch, painted MDF, and zinc and aluminum of the design make a clear case that less is indeed more. Though we’d be happy stacking books on this thing, the metal braces give it a slight industrial feel that makes it ideal for any office, be downtown or just down the hall.
Kartell's indoor/outdoor Lizz chair—similar to Starck's La Marie, but designed with comfort in mind—finally arrived stateside in 2008 in seven glossy techno-polymer colors.
The Buckle Chair in antiqued chestnut by Restoration Hardware has just the right balance of rich warm leather and clean lines making it a beautiful piece for accomplishing that vintage modern look.
With a 35.4 inch diameter, Kartell's Neutra is best suited to a room with some serious square footage. The polycarbonate frame is available in black or white.
- NeoCon, the contract industry's largest tradeshow, hits Chicago June 10-12, 2013.
The Worknest chair by les freres Bouroullecs does have an avian shape, one that hides its technical bells and whistles behind humble plumage.
- Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items.