December 5, 2019

Dune’s Handcrafted Pieces Embrace a Modern-Day Classic Look

“Modern-day classic” is an overused tag, but it’s a snug fit for Dune. Since 1998, the New York-based brand—which crafts its pieces by hand in Jersey City—has consistently reflected the dynamism and imagination of founder and chief designer Richard Shemtov. To wit: Channeled foam multiplies in Delta, a snakelike modular sectional that nods to the 1950s Serpentone. “I love it in a lounge or a playroom,” Shemtov says. Mohair and leather collide in Penta, a round ottoman with recessed swivel casters in which “the mix of tactile materials creates the magic,” he notes. The rage for 20th-century Modernism sparked Triumph, a curving three-legged armchair. And the playful work of French designer Jean Royère informs Harlequin, an ottoman-table hybrid sporting hand-stitched leather panels atop blackened-steel legs.

Delta. Photography courtesy of Dune.
Penta. Photography courtesy of Dune.

Triumph. Photography courtesy of Dune.
Harlequin. Photography courtesy of Dune.

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