October 24, 2017

3 Brands That Cleverly Found Ways to Make The Classics New Again

1. Gio Ponti for Molteni&C

Product: D.151.4

Standout: Originally released in 1951, the chair stems from Ponti’s designs for cruise ships and ocean liners, its shape meant to encourage a cozy recline. In solid walnut with removable fabric or leather covers. 

2. Dorsey Cox for Thonet

Product: Legacy

Standout: A new collection inspired by Bruno Weil’s original No.1294 bent-plywood chair, introduced in 1945, includes a side chair, barstool, and a desk. 

3. Arne Jacobsen and Lala Berlin for Republic of Fritz Hansen

Product: Series 7

Standout: The midcentury classic—launched in 1955—gets a fashionable makeover, with bold colors of plush velvet emphasizing the curvy, feminine profile. 

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