The carved-oak or -maple front of the three-drawer
Cosmopolitan commode boasts classical, Palladian proportions
and a symmetrical organization. It's available in a limited
number of finishes, and as a larger, nine-drawer console and
two-drawer end table. 485 Broadway, New York, NY 10013;
Lighten up any room with the retro-glam Channing console
table. Its smooth, durable wood-fiber hardboard top comes in a
dove-white lacquer finish. Its polished-nickel base adds a
little sparkle. Accompanied by a buffet and end table. 1650
Tysons Boulevard, Suite 710, McLean, VA 22102; 877-287-1910;
Up Sticks dining table
Express your inner child with the playful Pick Up Sticks
dining table, with a circle or rectangle of clear glass
topping a rust-finished iron base. End and drink tables and a
console complete the collection. 99 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA
30324; 800-334-8701; piercemartin.com.
modular storage system
Piero Lissoni's lacquered particleboard Sistema modular
storage system has expanded. Added to the line's cabinets are
CD holders, compartments with flip-up doors, and sliding doors
that are mirrored or perforated. Available in red as well as
four new colors. 152 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012;
Ward Bennett's H-Frame from 1963 just got an update.
Originally designed with a stainless-steel frame and marble
top, the two-tier table now comes with a steel frame finished
in satin or smoked chrome, while top options have expanded to
six types of marble and 25 different wood veneers. 6095 Fulton
Industrial Boulevard SW, Atlanta, GA 30336; 800-444-8812; geigerintl.com.
platform bed and bench
The shape of Mario Bellini's Marilyn platform bed and bench
recalls their namesake's figure or, perhaps, lips. The bed's
slat base is divided into halves that can be individually
adjusted for firmness. The leather bed and bench upholstery,
removable for cleaning, comes in 20 colors including Diva Red.
642 Rue de Courcelle, Suite 100, Montreal, Quebec H4C 3C5,
Canada; 888-356-8233; flou.it.
A decoupage Marilyn Monroe emblazons Zero's Décollage
sideboard. Mimmo Rotella and Marco Ferreri employed a
heat-transfer process to adhere the paper images—adapted from
cinematic moments, posters, and magazine headlines. This 4
1/2-foot-long galvanized-steel beauty belongs to a collection
of three- and four-door sideboards, three- and six-drawer
dressers, a console in two lengths, and open and closed
shelving. Each of the 99 limited-edition pieces is numbered
and signed. 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln, RI 02865;
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Part and Clear
The refined, natural look this company is known for is now
even easier to bring into the office with a new range of
precision-crafted wire-management accessories: Busy, which is
freestanding; Part, which also acts as a privacy panel; and
the hanging Clear, which clamps to the desktop. All are of
powdercoated, folded aluminum and are offered in an array of
colors. Through Cornell + Munzer, 431 NE 94th Street, Miami
Shores, FL 33138; 305-757-5882; e15.com.
You'll swoon over the graceful lines of the Heron table.
Sculpted by hand in solid walnut or cherry, its top is
embellished with a highly figured crotch grain. It can also be
made in custom sizes. 85 State Street, Asheville, NC 28806;
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Lisa Albin has grown her Igloo line of children's furniture
by adding the Lima table. Available in two sizes, its
cheerful, organically shaped top in cherry veneer plywood is
embedded with colorful plastic coasters and stands on green
painted-wood legs. 947 President Street, No. 1, Brooklyn, NY
11215; 718-622-0047; iglookids.com.
Designer Paola Piva's Athos table can seat up to 12 people,
thanks to its telescoping extension leaves. As with an
accompanying console and bench, the top is available in satin
varnish or oak veneer (in gray, brown, light brushed, and
cognac finishes), and the drawn steel base is either
nickel-varnished or bright chromed. 150 East 58th Street, New
York, NY 10155; 800-872-1697; bebitalia.it.
Baby might be fussy; the solid-hardwood Austin crib is
anything but. Its standard white lacquered rails are supported
by a frame in a white or khaki hand-rubbed, cerused oak
(shown) or walnut finish. An optional conversion kit turns the
crib into a toddler bed. 524 Broadway, No. 206, New York, NY
10012; 212-226-1868; ducducnyc.com.
Create your own coffee table with the Arcos line. Two or
more of its iron arches—sold separately, in brushed steel or
an array of enameled colors—form the base for a glass top
that's made to order. 8444 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
90069; 323-653-0023; espasso.com.
When closed, Babele looks like a playful tree. But fold
down its lacquered-wood "leaves," and it becomes a multi-tier
side table. Its tubular-steel stem is mounted on a marble
base, while its tops, each a different shade of green, rotate
180 degrees. Via Fraschetti 27, 10070 Balangero (TO), Italy;
Van Den Brulle collection
For his signature collection, company founder Craig Van Den
Brulle rendered eight pieces in the material of the moment.
The 34-inch-high Arial lamp pairs a clear acrylic rectangular
base with an opaque white acrylic cube shade. A striated
travertine slab tops the clear acrylic legs and frame of the
Avenire cocktail table; its standard size is 38 inches square,
but custom sizes are available. 259 Elizabeth Street, New
York, NY 10012; 212-925-6760; capitolfurnishings.com.
Want to fly to the moon? Until you book your flight,
Swedish partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune brings the moon to
you. Craterlike openings distinguish the massive Luna Project,
constructed of birch plywood, steel, and polyure- thane foam
and covered in wool felt. Measuring 15 by 17 by 51/2 feet, the
piece accommodates up to 30 space-age lounge lizards. 88
Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-6171; dune-ny.com.
With classic saber legs and a sunburst veneer top that
continues onto its apron, the 2004-302ME table struts
Biedermeier influences. Options include macassar ebony,
mahogany, or Mozambique veneers in a choice of two finishes.
P.O. Box 398, Denton, NC 27239; 800-624-9018; councill.com.
Matte or glossy? You can have both with the 090XL table
series. Available in three sizes, its glass surface is
lacquered in brown or white, and extends with leaves in wengé
or ovangkol that match its chamfered frame and legs. Via
Indipendenza 143, 20036 Meda (MI), Italy; 39-0362-341074; longhi.it.
Rhine coffee table
You'll want to run your fingers along the scalloped edge of
the Large Rhine coffee table. But the rest of it is just as
irresistible. In the French Art Deco tradition, this
mahogany-and-plywood table is entirely dressed in cured and
polished stingray shagreen in chocolate, celadon, or ivory.
The table is offered in two sizes. 979 Third Avenue, Suite
401, New York, NY 10022; 212-755-8282; greystonehomecollection.com.
You can't overdo Scandinavian simplicity. From Sweden comes
G.A.D.'s Hejnum, a square or rectangular cocktail table with a
floating wood or limestone top on a solid oiled-oak or
white-birch base in natural finishes. 8 Irving Road,
Wallingford, PA 19086; 610-872-8164; greatnordicdesign.com.
Where others roar, Leon whispers. The understated
oak-veneer dining table, designed by Roberto Lazzeroni,
features an oval top on angled slab legs, all in natural,
mocha, ebony, or gray stains. Property, 14 Wooster Street, New
York, NY 10013; 917-237-0123; propertyfurniture.com.
Three trellised layers supporting a polished-glass top give
the cast-bronze Grid coffee table its visual richness. Custom
sizes are available, as are console, dining, and end-table
versions. 551-3 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011;
Throw a few curves into any interior with sculptor David
Baughan's Ciros coffee table. Offered in walnut, oak, cherry,
mahogany, and exotic veneers, it also comes in end table, wall
console, or dining table versions. 898 Carolina Street, San
Francisco, CA 94107; 415-206-0253; peteralexanderfurniture.com.
This manufacturer expands its selection of Christian
Liaigre creations with the designer's new Cipangu dining
table. The elegant and restrained piece is available in
standard walnut, oak, or ash in five lacquers; it features
arched legs with optional contrasting interior finishes. 801
West Adams Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60607; 312-329-5999;
These masters of ready-to-assemble furniture are back with
the Barbarella table collection. The powder-coated steel bases
(in ivory or sage green) of the side table and two coffee
tables pack flat and fold into shape along perforated lines.
Tops are offered in either walnut or rift-sawn white oak. 3236
California Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418; 612-782-1844; bludot.com.
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