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Tuesday
Dec152015

Jean Prouvé Antony Chair

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—01-04. Various views.

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Those with particular tastes could easily drop a lot of money at the Japanese furniture shop Building, with all the incredible pieces they regularly receive. I often visit the store's website as part of my online browsing circuit, but I don’t think I've ever seen this Jean Prouvé design before. Represented in the MoMA permanent collection and sometimes referred to as the Light chair, it was reproduced by Vitra for a decade from 2002 to 2012. These days it's much more difficult to find, but now that it’s in my mind, I'll have a hard time considering any other wood and steel chairs. Well outside my budget, it won’t be mine anytime soon, but that's how she goes, I guess.

Available from Building

Friday
Oct092015

Isamu Noguchi Cyclone Table

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01. Produced by Knoll.

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While there are plenty of dining table options on the market, I find it an especially difficult item to commit to. It can really set the tone for a room, as well as your home overall. Glass, wood and marble all have their merits, but with a variety of bases and legs sometimes offered, the decision-making doesn't always end there. If you don't have any Eiffel chairs in the dining area, then there could be a spot for Noguchi's Cyclone Table. Originally produced in 1957 by Knoll, it has a slightly more casual appearance and serves a very utilitarian function.

—Available from Building and The Noguchi Museum

Sunday
Feb092014

Vintage Cy Twombly Exhibition Posters

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—01. Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, 1980.
—02. Mumok, Vienna, 2009.

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When it comes to artwork at home, I am often drawn to event and exhibition posters. These two were created for different Cy Twombly shows in Europe and form part of a great selection of printed items offered by Tokyo-based interiors store, Building.

Available at Building

Tuesday
Mar062012

George Nelson in the Building

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—01. Platform bench.
—02. Bubble lamp.
—03. EOG Credenza.

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Building, a small studio based in Tokyo, Japan offers a nice selection of vintage items alongside their own brand of furniture. This past week the shop put together a nice selection of George Nelson's mid-century designs, including benches, desks and lighting. Sought after gems from Herman Miller and Howard Miller fetch reasonably high prices, but come in mint condition: ideal for window shopping from across the Pacific.

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