Mark McMenamin | June 01, 2012
1. Take a Soft Line for a Walk by Moroso. This popular lounger, always lean and mean, has now been beefed up by stuffing padding beneath the Kvadrat upholstery. 39-0432-577111; moroso.it.
2. Star by Gaia & Gino. With an architect’s limited-edition vessels, Swarovski Elements crystals line copper folded origami-style. Wabnitz Editions, 614-818-1446;
3. Molletta by Riva Industria Mobili. Michela and Paolo Baldessari embraced pop art by supersizing a clothespin into a bench in solid cedar. 39-031-733094; riva1920.it.
4. Broom by Emeco. Swept-up sawdust combines with reclaimed polypropylene in the composite molded to form this stacking chair. 800-366-5951; emeco.net.
5. Stewie by Foscarini. Reinventing the floor lamp, freestanding sculptures in expanded polyethylene steal the name of a precocious character from Family Guy. 39-041-5953811; foscarini.com.
6. Goccia by Lea Ceramiche. Textural tiles in ceramic clearly prove that a musician-turned-designer still knows how to get a groove on. 704-522-6300; ceramiche.it.
7. Waterfall by Driade. Patrik Frederikson and Ian Stallard mold fiberglass into a fluid abstraction of a table, then paint it orange, gold, blue, or burgundy. 39-0523-818660; driade.it.
8. Medici by Mattiazzi. Paying homage to both comfort and carpentry, this angular chair can be specified in Douglas fir, walnut, or outdoor-worthy thermo-treated ash. Herman Miller, 616-654-3000; hermanmiller.com.