Furniture Brand for Our Isra Interior
Various Types of Furniture
It’s timeless, with the mechanical resistance and the weight of stone or wood to make best recliners.” Designers John Beckmann and David Serero were also attracted to Corian’s dual nature. “It’s as soft as ivory and very organic,” Serero says. But the pair ultimately chose the material for its technical advantages.
The dramatically draped shape of Serero and Beckmann’s Una table is made possible by Corian’s receptivity to thermoforming. “Our idea for the table and chair was to take a single sheet of material and form it so the folds have some kind of structure.” Serero notes. (The folds create legs as well as pockets for stashing magazines.) Christian Ghion, too, realized the potential of thermoforming Corian in creating the welcoming, cupping curves that distinguish Cappellini’s Shadow chaise longue.
Baccarat, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 800-845-1928; www.baccarat.fr. circle 321 John Beckmann and David Serero, 55 Washington Street, Studio 511, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-923-1853; www.degrezero.com. circle 322 Cappellini, 35 Via Marconi, 22060 Arosio, Italy; 39-031-759111; www.cappellini.it.
Sina Pearson: The glorious color, luminescence, and lightness of Indian garments inspired the Indian Brights collection of four fabrics. Indian Mirrors mimics the appearance of a lightweight, quilted silk but is durable enough for upholstery. Another favorite is Kashmir, which combines chenille, rayon boucle, and high-luster mercerized-cotton yarns for a sumptuous sheen. 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-366-1146; www.sinapearson.com.
Manuel Canovas: Part of the designer’s 2002 collection, super-size print Andalouse packs a pretty punch. Available in both cotton and cotton-linen in a selection of colorways. Cowtan & Tout, 111 Eighth Avenue, Suite 930, New York, NY 10011; 212-647-6900.
Sheila Coombes: The latest collection from this British designer includes many seductive patterns in dreamy colorways. We most liked Hari–a striped linen in candy colors–and Donatella, a subtle paisley (shown). Sanderson, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-319-7220.
Brentano: Designed by Iris Wang, the Silk Road collection includes an organic, interlaced pattern called Caftan. The blend of viscose and polyester performs well while looking luxurious. 1451 Paddock Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062; 800-338-7210.
Osborne & Little: The Modello collection’s four upholstery fabrics share a sharp, contemporary look. The cut-velvet selections are real standouts–we especially love the contrasting color and texture of Piolo (top left). 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-751-3333; www.osborneandlittle.com.
Dna: Particularly suited to the home office as well as midsize businesses that don’t subscribe to the sprawling, corporate-campus typology, the Dna system by Richard Holbrook comprises fashionable and flexible furniture with reasonable pricing and a quick turnaround (10 days or less). A broad range of mobile and wall-mounted desks, chairs, tables, storage units, partitions, and accessories is available. 24 North Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101; 888-710-8048; www.tekniondna.com.
Interlubke: Designed by Rolf Heide, the Travo chair has the kind of strong, clean lines that beg for the appellation good bones. The chair is available with or without arms, in a selection of finishes. 145 Ringstrasse, D-33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrucker, Germany; 49-52-42-12-232. circle 330
Cabot Wrenn: Executives in search of signature seating, best sofa bed, best nursery glider , and best bean bag are apt to like Edge, an updated swivel-tilt chair. Designed by Terrance Hunt, it offers high design with synchro- and knee-tilt for comfort and multiple back heights. P.O. Box 1767, Hickory, NC 28603; 828-495-4607; www.cabotwrenn.com.
Haworth: The newest line from the Art Collection is Q-bic, a family of chairs, sofas, and tables. The upholstered pieces’ voluptuous silhouettes encourage lounging. 1 Haworth Center, Holland, MI 49423; 616-393-3000. circle 332
AGI: The company’s three most recent collections, all by David Allan Pesso, chart a new direction. Among them, the surprisingly sleek Grand Salon line has a freshened-up tuxedo/club feel. This modular lounge system is also graced with angled aluminum feet and slightly tapered back cushions. 217 Feld Avenue, P.O. Box 7929, High Point, NC 27264; 336-434-5011.