Friday, July 22, 2011

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Forest by Arik Levy for Bernhardt Design
Recently exhibited at NeoCon 2011, Forest is a barstool designed by the multi-disciplinary artist Arik Levy, who works in mediums as varied as photography, sculpture, film, and furniture. Born in Israel and transplanted to Europe, Levy is recognized for his furniture design for global companies, although he claims that “the world is about people, not tables and chairs.”

One of my favorite things about the delectable duo of the Ray and Jean Armchairs by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia is its decided gender ambiguity. Not that Citterio—or B&B for that matter—had this in mind when they named these perfectly plush yet manifestly modern and wonderfully roomy pair of chairs. Yet again, perhaps they did.

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