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    Marketscape: 8 Designers Make A Milan Statement


    1. Designer: Marcel Wanders

    Product: Mad

    Standout: Kooky on top, staid on the bottom, this one-armchair comes upholstered in fabric or leather with solid oak legs for Poliform.


     2. Designer: UNStudio

    Product: Studio Twin Beam

    Standout: Nothing comes between these pairs of wool-covered chairs on steel bases except for a tiny tablet in MDF for Offecct.


    3. Designer: PearsonLloyd Design

    Product: SixE

    Standout: Padded seats soften the plastic shells of these stackers, which are also available in sled-base or bar-stool versions for Howe.


    4. Designer: Nadadora

    Product: Elephant

    Standout: Although thin, the copper legs capably carry a hefty bench upholstered in wool with an optional oak tray for Sancal Diseño.

    Parrish EmecoKonstantin Grcic

    5. Designer: Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design

    Product: Parrish

    Standout: Commissioned specifically for the new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, the chair is formed from sandblasted powder-coated recycled aluminum for Emeco.

    Claesson Koivisto RuneKelly

    6. Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

    Product: Kelly

    Standout: Ellsworth Kelly’s color-field paintings inspired this trio of padded chairs on metal bases—the green E, the blue H, and the red L lounge not shown for Tacchini.

    RoJaime Hayon

    7. Designer: Jaime Hayon

    Product: Ro

    Standout: The Danish word for tranquillity, Ro, now refers to this one-and-a-half-seater, the shape of the 4-foot-high back inspired by the human body for Republic of Fritz Hansen.

    Zaha HadidSerac

    8. Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects

    Product: Serac

    Standout: At 8 feet long, the cantilevering resin-quartz bench is as sculptural as it is functional for LAB23.