More Than Meets the Eye
To launch its home division, the venerable French fashion house reissued a collection designed by minimalist 1920s decorator Jean-Michel Frank. This nesting-box side table sports an intricate yet restrained finish of natural rye straw marquetry. usa.hermes.com
Even the sleekist modernist accumulates stuff in need of a hiding spot, and the hold-all furniture we spotted on recent travels to the Stockholm and Paris design fairs prove that it’s not a regional issue. Bonus points awarded for mix-and-match modular compartments and deceptively seamless facades.
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This trim work surface sports an industrial iron frame with a mango-wood drawer.
The lacquer and melamine wall-mounted desk sports myriad interior cubbies and folds up when not in use.
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Sporting perforated metal shelving and an attached stool on wheels, this late-nineteenth-century desk has one tiny slide-out drawer and though it certainly shows its age, it's a superb example of France's post-Industrial era.