We take a closer look at three of this home’s key pieces
1 ‘Wallace’ chair by Jean-marie Massaud for Poliform (2010)
The French architect and designer’s ‘ Wallace’ chaise longue redefines the archetype of the armchair. Its slouchy leather form resembles a soft quilt draped casually across a painted aluminium frame and its innovative yet organic shape reflects Massaud’s pursuit of simplicity and lightness in his work. Available in a selection of colours (poliform.it).
2 ‘Copycat’ lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos (2015)
This elegant light is made from two spheres: one a large orb in hand-blown opal glass; the other a smaller ‘copycat’ that hides the LED light source and comes in various finishes (polished aluminium, black nickel, copper and 24-carat gold). The design references Anastassiades’ passion for geometric forms, which he combines to create his perfectly balanced lighting sculptures. ‘Copycat’ is the latest of a clutch of Anastassiades’ designs for Flos, which include the ‘IC’ and ‘String’ lighting collections (see the latter in our Milan home on p164; flos.com)
3 ‘Bell’ table by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon (2012)
This design turns the structure of a conventional side table upside down: lightweight glass forms the base and the top can be finished in metal. Herkner trained in design in Germany before interning with fashion designer Stella Mccartney; he set up his own studio in 2006. His ‘Bell’ tables epitomise an aesthetic that combines beautiful materials with traditional craftsmanship. The coloured glass has a jewellike quality, but imperfections such as bubbles are deliberately left on its surface to lend it tactility. The black crystal glass top can be finished in brass or copper (classicon.com).
‘ALL OF THE DETAILS, FROM THE BRASS VANITY UNIT TO THE CONCRETE WALLS, REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK TO ACHIEVE THE QUALITY THAT WE DESIRED’