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Chesterfield sofa: A timeless classic

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Chesterfield sofas still have a strong presence among the many modern versions. They convey a British accent appreciated by many for its classicism and long lasting quality. The London vintage top grain leather Chesterfield sofa available from Kathy Kuo Home is a model made from vintage leather as it’s name implies, adding a nice weathered texture to its appearance speaking of charm. Tight tailoring, rolled arms, tacked details and deep tufting are its major characteristics delivering a rather masculine style, suitable to a variety of style traditions, from rustic lodges and libraries to neo – bachelor pads. Continue reading

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OpenBook Library Chair: Literal literature

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The OpenBook seat is a reading chair with integral shelving and journal hangers. Initially designed to solve a tricky interiors problem, the OpenBook is now available as a stand alone piece that celebrates the written word. Continue reading

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Kettal Cottage Daybed: A miniature summer home

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There is something incredibly inviting in the very concept of a “daybed”, wouldn’t you agree? It speaks of vacation, it signifies a break from the routine and it promises fractions of life well lived and enjoyed. It reminds of the Southern custom of siesta, a short, rejuvenating nap, lasting from 20 min up to 2 hours, taken during the middle of the day, in order to provide extra strength for nights long lived, much like it is used in countries like South Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece to name but a few. Blame it on the long summers and the particularly hot days, a daybed is a place much loved and deeply cherished. Continue reading

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Acorn One & Two Seaters: a call to all retro lovers

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Here is a call to all retro lovers to urgently come say hello to two beauties that seem as if they have come out from the middle of the 20th century! However some might prefer to find and give new life to original pieces after taking good care of them, the Acorn one and two seaters are two great suggestions, addressing everyone, devoted retro lovers included. Continue reading

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Smart & Magic Desks: A modern interpretation of the classic bureau

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I never tire of discovering the next yet awesome piece of furniture to share with you here. Today our virtual conversation consists of desks with adjectives such as “magic” and “smart” being used to equally define and name them. Starting with the Magic Desk, it is nothing less than what it promises: magical. An outstandingly aesthetically beautiful desk, an innovative interpretation of the classic bureau, managing to offer functional details perfectly planned to the last one. In its closed state, it resembles a refined and elegant sideboard. Continue reading

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Hosu Lounge Chair: Comfort, Quickly Changed

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Typing these words my legs currently being stretched out from a rather pretty sofa bed, able to accommodate up to two people sitting or lounging, I know without any doubt that a firm decision has been made inside of me. There shall be a more suitable solution for those like me who work long hours with their laptops either organizing their day, communicating with clients, typing texts, reading, working on pictures or masterfully strolling through the corridors of Photoshop creating collages and designs. It seems my envisioned and much wished for suitable solution has already a name: Hosu. Continue reading

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Branca chair: Smooth operator

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The market for dining and casual chairs is a busy one, but nonetheless the smooth bones and light adaptability of the Branca chair are wondrously covetable. Continue reading

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Essential Bed: Sleep like a design baby

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The Essential Bed is the latest in the select family of bed designs from Dutch bed masters, Auping. The shape is modern comfort – curved lines and a slim profile. Made of an aluminum frame, with a wooden and synthetic headboard, it comes in a choice of six lush colors, including yellow and carbon black. Additional bonuses include a headboard and integral bedside table, both of which complement the rounded form and amp-up the usability of the (well named) Essential bed. Continue reading

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Origami Coffee Table: Neatly folded

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A simple square with setback square legs, the Origami table has a several variations, each after a folded paper shape, but geometrically designed so that the aerial view is always a square. Our favorite variation is the centerfold version, where a deep v in the center serves to stabilize the table, but also to act as storage. Continue reading

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Nube Armchair: A Love Story

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When curves fell in love with lines, the Nube armchair by Stua was born. Designed by Jesus and Jon Gasca in 2007, it looks as fresh as being a newborn, even after 6 years of its conception. A truly magnificent example of how opposites attract or depending on the point of view, how they compliment each other. Daring to combine perfect sleek and straight lines with the softness of gentle curves, the designer achieved a balanced outcome, celebrating a happy marriage between masculine and feminine forms in just one go. Continue reading