Tale of the Egg & the Swan

Two chairs with fanciful names take their place in modern design history Imagine burrowing into a supersized eggshell with its sides curving around you in a protective embrace. Or for […]

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The PH Artichoke Lamp

The iconic PH Artichoke Lamp, designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, has a fanciful look born of technical complexity The soft glow of petroleum lamps at the turn of […]

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Arco Lamp

A street light reportedly inspired Italy’s Castiglioni brothers to design a light that is simple in shape yet complex in construction You may have seen it in design magazines from […]

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Balancing Act

Engineering and sculpture combine in a comfortable chair that elegantly supports your weight on a barely there spindle and a simple round base. Is it about style? Is it about […]

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The Wishbone Chair

Have a seat in this midcentury masterpiece of Danish sculpture The graceful lines of the Wishbone Chair by legendary Danish designer Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) destined it for display in […]

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Simple & Sophisticated

The Barcelona chair looks as modern now as it did when introduced nearly 90 years ago The height of sophistication is simplicity.” Editor, playwright, U.S. Ambassador and one-time Union City, […]

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The Nature of Simplicity

Angered when his design is copied, Isamu Noguchi retaliates by creating a new masterpiece of restraint and modern elegance. Geometry meets nature in the Noguchi coffee table, a 1944 design […]

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Symbol of Space

Light fixture symbolizes the optimism of new frontiers. Your first glimpse of a Sputnik chandelier might give you an out-of-this-world moment, and that was exactly the intention. The central orb and […]

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Have a Seat

Ingenuity—and possibly a little disingenuity— mark the history of the popular Adirondack chair. Proving there is beauty in simplicity, the Adirondack chair has unassumingly become an icon of summer. How […]

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