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April 27, 2013
Master ceramist Xavier Mañosa teams with Mashallah Design partners Hande Akçayli and Murat Koçyigit on Pleat Box, a pendant fixture that looks like fabric, but is actually rigid ceramic. Consider white, gray, terra-cotta,black, or brown for the exterior of the four models, white enamel or 10-karat gold for the interior.
The venerable furniture maker conspires with textile provocateur Timorous Beasties for special editions of its circa 1956 Studio sofa. The 81-inch-long solid-beech frame and elm back sport cushions covered in specially commissioned fabric patterns, such as Horizontal Decouper, a black-and-white toile that’s hand-printed on linen.
The e-commerce enterprise aligns with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to proffer Brillo Box Pouf, a rethinking of the artist’s iconic 1964 sculptures by Quinze & Milan partners Arne Quinze and Yves Milan. Here, the familiar logo is screen-printed on 16-inch-square high-density foam and sealed with a waterproof polyurethane coating.
Introduced in 2000, Christine Miele and Valerie Guariglia revisit their glass-topped Re:24 table, commissioning artist Dylan Egon to dress it in a grid of whimsical graphics. The images are silkscreened and then enameled on the shelf, shown here in maple, but which can be customized in any wood. Same goes for the powdercoated color of the steel frame.The size options, however, are just two: either 48 or 60 inches long by 16½ high and 24 wide.
Wildspirit through D’Apostrophe
Space-age sleek splashes down on the terrace with Gerd Couckhuyt’s outdoor MoonLounger. The Jetsons-esque frame is constructed of beech that’s been burned, glued, and finished with resin for weather resistance. Acrylic covers the taut seat and back. There’s a leather-upholstered indoor version, too.