Assembly-line chic from our clean, mean gleam team
As glass acts go, these are pretty hard to follow. Gianfranco Ferré Home’s ‘Jenga’ coffee table is constructed entirely from rectangles of light- and dark-coloured glass, impeccably assembled without visible joints. More sculptural still is the ‘Fusion’ bench, with a marble core holding stacked acrylic rods, by Chiara Pellicano and Edoardo Giammarioli of Romebased Millim Studio for Secondome. Marco Piva’s ‘Marty’ console for Visionnaire contrasts ribbed and smooth glass to architectural effect, while the South Korean designer Jihye Kang’s ‘Purity’ side table pairs clear acrylic rods with a stainless-steel base. Extra brilliance is provided by Stefan Diez’s cylindrical ‘Guise’ hanging light for Vibia, and Angelo Mangiarotti’s re-editioned ‘Lari’ table lamp from 1978, hand-blown in a single piece. Clear winners, one and all.
‘Jenga’ table, €9,700, by Livio Ballabio, for Gianfranco Ferré Home. ‘Guise’ hanging lamp, €1,625, by Stefan Diez, for Vibia. ‘Fusion’ bench, €25,000, by Millim Studio, for Secondome. ‘Marty’ console, price on request, by Marco Piva, for Visionnaire. ‘Lari’ table lamp, €850, by Angelo Mangiarotti, for Karakter. ‘Purity’ table, $4,500, by Jihye Kang. Vertical neon lights, price on request, by Kemp London For stockists, see page 169