Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 10/1/2011 4:54:00 PM
Lounge seating and lighting caters to the typographically obsessed. Shaped like any letter or number, the chairs' beech shells can be upholstered in a variety of fabrics or leathers as well as lacquered or natural-finished. Floor lamps with customizable cotton shades supply the punctuation marks. 33-6-40-58-57-90; tabisso.com.
The lotus blossom, usually a static symbol of purity and peace, morphs into soft-focus motion in Hundun, Chinese for chaos. The wall covering is fabricated from a proprietary mixture of stone powder and resin. Available in five colorways at 67 inches wide. 212-268-2046; troveline.com.
Industrial designer Yves Richartzhagen and fashion designer Mélissa Vitanza joined forces on the three Obi side tables, two square and one rectangular. The sheet-steel components, assembled with practically invisible welding, can be powder-coated red, black, or white. 32-476-43-76-49; matemo.be.
Martin Gallagher Furniture Design
Everyone has a skeleton in the closet. Martin Gallagher prefers to keep his in the hallway. Ribs inspired the Ardú console's maple legs, connected with brass spacers to support a glass top. Add or reduce the number of legs to customize the standard length, 40 inches. Height is 35½ inches. 353-87-6146166; martingallagherfurniture.com.