Architect Eero Saarinen designed this iconic piece in 1948 when Florence Knoll asked for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something she could really curl up in." The chair is unequivocally comfy and still in production today.
Like diamonds in the rough, not all superbly-designed furniture goes recognized by its owners. Through craigslist, thrift stores, or straight from the street curb, these pieces were rescued from an ignominious fate to be used again.
Founded in 2012 by recent Parsons School of Design graduates, Souda designs and manufactures furniture, lighting, and home decor items. Souda (pronounced “soh-duh”) is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “Oh, yeah!” so we’re saying “Souda” to these six innovative designs.
Desks are a magnet for clutter: mail, magazines, paperwork, post-it notes, and almost any other physical media. But at least these seven workspaces will retain their clean, simple design underneath the accumulation.