Jonathan Levien 28.02.12

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Capo chair
Cappellini
Our first collaboration with Cappellini gave rise to Capo, an armchair with a slender yet enveloping form. Its shape and materiality came from the image of a dapper gentleman in a well-cut suit and felted hat. As its name suggests, Capo,
with its wide cantilevered arms and upturned lapel, transforms the sitter into a boss.

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Kali range
Authentics
A wall-mounted cabinet with glass cantilevered shelves holds a collection of intelligently conceived bathroom accessories. The range works equally well on the wall of our studio, as each piece has many uses. Each one has a different visual character and yet they work well together, so you can buy the complete collection.

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credit Doshi-Levien

Saint Louis tote
Goyard
An everyday luxury bag. Nipa [Doshi] loves the colour range and proportions of these. They are beautifully made and never go out of style.

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issue Maison E. Goyard Paris

Handmade scissors
Ahmedabad, India
There is a street in the old market of Ahmedabad where all the scissors makers have open-fronted shops. This pair is unique to its maker, who has painted the handles red and white. They are excellent: super-sharp paper cutters with sprung blades that make a lovely "snip" sound.

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Marshmallow sofa
George Nelson, Vitra
Unlike most sofas, this one is visually light and has a small footprint. It displays beautiful utilitarian elegance from all angles, yet it's also playful and surprisingly comfortable.

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credit Herman Miller

 

Image

Herman Miller

 

Words

Jonathan Levien

quotes story

In our minds there is no hierarchy in terms of the materials they use or where they are made. They all have qualities that transcend the purely functional

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