January 17, 2019

12 Seating Options with Distinctive Style

Designer: Marie Christine Dorner for Ligne Roset

Product: L’Imprévu

Standout: A French reference to the
unexpected guest, this sofa with removable backrests by the Paris-based Dorner Design principal can combine with a second unit to form a queen-size sleeper.

Designer: Hella Jongerius for Vitra

Product: Polder

Standout: A special-edition version of the Dutch designer’s low-slung, constructivist sofa mixes blush-pink tones with tan and taupe upholstered elements.

Designer: Ayala Serfaty

Product: Waku Leh

Standout: The Israeli artist’s devotion to materiality is evident in this enveloping lounge, upholstered in finely
woven layers of handmade wool and silk felt. Through Maison Gerard.

Designers: Hamish Makgill and Alejandro Villarreal for Hayche

Product: WW Colour

Standout: The founder of branding agency Studio Makgill brainstormed vivid new palettes for Villarreal’s Windsor chair, augmenting natural oak with stained finishes and powder-
coated wire.

Designer: Anthony Land of Stylex

Product: Metrum

Standout: The brand’s product designer conceived a modular sofa system, available in three back heights, that can link with benches and tables to form long, linear runs.

Designer: Joep van Lieshout for Moooi

Product: Liberty

Standout: Integrating a tablet armrest, the sculptor and Atelier Van Lieshout founder’s angular lounger is crafted
of American walnut and can be softened with a sheepskin throw.

Designer: Ben Erickson of Erickson Aesthetics

Product: Contemporary

Standout: An oak armchair merges art and design, its canvas cover splashed with acrylic, spray paint, and marker by Queens, New York–based talent Matthew Kirk. Through Maison Gerard.

Designers: Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Poltrona Frau

Product: Come Together

Standout: With optional oversize goose-feather cushions and tables,
this modular sofa system by the prolific architect-designers truly brings people together.

Designers: Roberto and Ludovica Palomba for Viccarbe

Product: Torii

Standout: Its minimalist form a
reference to Shinto shrines, the duo’s chair-height upholstered bench can pull up to desks and work tables. Through Coalesse.

Designer: Monica Förster for Wittman

Product: Melange

Standout: The lacquered-wood stool (and coordinating handle table) has a quilt-stitched leather top that channels old-world élan.

Designer: Natasha Baradaran

Product: Wrap

Standout: Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic dress inspired the interior designer’s origami-esque upholstered walnut chair, the latest addition to her Andro collection.

Designer: Claus Breinholt for Bernhardt Design

Product: Queue

Standout: The Danish designer’s
polypropylene riff on the archetypal café chair is manufactured via state-of-the-art robotic injection molding.

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