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October 21, 2013
When decorating, black can take you anywhere from bold to sophisticated to edgy. Here, we take a look at eight great black furniture, lighting, and accessory pieces for the home.
Gärsnäs Hug Armchair in black

GÄRSNÄS HUG ARMCHAIR BY ANNA VON SCHEWEN

Stackable armchair in natural beach or stain, with a frame of chromed metal steel tubing. Seat can be covered in fabric or leather.

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Gärsnäs
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FIFTY CHAIR

Fifty chair by Dögg & Arnved for Ligne Roset, $1,435 (chair), $525 (footstool) Inspired by Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair from 1950, this pair of Danish designers created this outdoor set by weaving 1,148 feet of rope around a black steel frame with an upright back.

Originally appeared in Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Chairs
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Black Marble Rug by Suki Cheema

BLACK MARBLE RUG

This graphic, black-and-white cotton rug is a bold anchor for any room. Designer Suki Cheema was inspired by traditional Indonesia prints, which he’s re-worked to make a modern, graphic statement. Hand-woven in India.

Originally appeared in Dwell's 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors
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Stylish Energy Saving Lightbulbs by Plumen

STYLISH ENERGY SAVING LIGHTBULBS

This is the world's first designer energy-saving lightbulb—a sculptural piece so lovely, you’ll be reluctant to use a shade.

Originally appeared in 11 Bright Ideas in Lighting Design
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DEAR INGO CHANDELIER

The Dear Ingo challenges preconceptions about everyday objects. Composed from 16 individual task lamps, the whole creates a dynamic chandelier. The spots can be directed, and the shape of the chandelier can be changed. Created in homage to the famed German lighting designer, Dear Ingo is now part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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matte black shade Table light by Iacoli & McAllister

TABLE LIGHT

It’s short and squat, but this lamp's stubby looks—matte black shade, oiled oak legs, and aqua cord—grew on us. Changing bulbs is a breeze—just reach in from the top. The design also accommodates LEDs, which are often awkwardly sized. Just keep ’em at 75 watts or under.

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Masters Chair designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell

MASTERS CHAIR

For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

Originally appeared in Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs
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HEIMA CANDLESTICK

Dimming the bright overheads and lighting a few candles at the dinner table is a sure way to take the edge off of a harried day. The understated shape of designer Francis Cayouette's cast iron centerpiece will allow the four wax flames you choose truly shine, and you'll be relaxed before you have to blow them out and go to bed. Heima is available in the US from Zinc Details.

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Gärsnäs Hug Armchair in black

GÄRSNÄS HUG ARMCHAIR BY ANNA VON SCHEWEN

Stackable armchair in natural beach or stain, with a frame of chromed metal steel tubing. Seat can be covered in fabric or leather.

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