Whether it’s for your entertaining, grooming or even storage needs, furnish your home with design icons that have been made for the discerning. Deﬁned by their brand and heritage, aesthetics and materials, as well as ﬁne craftsmanship, these exceptional pieces have a tale to tell and are a sight to behold. Here’s a curated checklist of the most desirable objects to acquire. All reﬂect the ideas of modern luxury that will stand the test of time.
01 CASSINA LC4 CHAISE LONGUE BY LE CORBUSIER
Designed in 1928 by modernist architecture pioneer Le Corbusier, the LC4 chaise longue became famous in 1965 when it was adopted by Cassina. Built for maximum relaxation, it has an arched adjustable polished chromeplated steel frame, set atop a black enamel steel base, and allows one to recline at any angle. It’s available in leather, canvas, as well as characteristic ponyskin or cowskin ﬁnish, which best complements its structural geometry.
02 GIORGETTI PROGETTI ARMCHAIR
Launched in 1987, the Giorgetti Progetti armchair has a distinctive design born from the idea of an antique walking stick. With a frame in solid beech wood and elegant curved armrests made of rare Brazilian Pau Ferro wood deﬁned by a rich reddish hue, it has become an icon of the heritage Italian brand. To own a beautiful piece of the Progetti range – consisting of armchairs, wing chairs, sofas and stools – is to hold on to a charming detail of bygone days.
03 V-ZUG REFRESH-BUTLER
While it looks like a refrigerator, in use, the Refresh-Butler is a magician’s box: Clothes go in odorous, wrinkly, or wet, and come out pristine and ready to impress. Thanks to the device’s refresh, anti-crease and drying functions, cooking and cigarette smells are neutralised, with up to 99.99 per cent of germs and bacteria eliminated. And all in less time than it takes to instruct a helper.
04 HERMES GROOM VALET
The Groom valet from Hermes is a must-have piece of furniture for every dapper gentleman. Practical and essential, it is designed for everyday use, and composed of a revolving mirror as well as thoughtfully planned out storage and organisational elements. At the same time, solid Canaletto walnut and leather that the French brand is known for stylishly elevates its utilitarian function.
05 MOLTENI & C D.655.1 D.655.2 BY GIO PONTI
Slim cabinetry proﬁles and abstract geometric front panels fashioned out of various wood types – Italian walnut, mahogany, rosewood and elm – deﬁne the Molteni & C D.655.1 D.655.2 chest of drawers. Adding further interest are satin brass legs, which raise the frame to minimise bulk and enhance its linear proportions. A stellar example of a progressive and sophisticated design by Italian master architect Gio Ponti, it was originally designed in several versions during the period of 1952 to 1955, and is now produced using the original drawings kept in the Gio Ponti Archives.
06 VALCUCINE NEW LOGICA ERGONOMIC KITCHEN SYSTEM
Ergonomically designed, the New Logica hidden kitchen system from Valcucine is perfect for a bachelor pad, or any high-tech home. Its back panel houses all the equipment needed in any efficient kitchen, such as small appliances, bottle racks, tools and moveable power and USB sockets, behind seemingly weightless doors that open and close easily without the use of hinges, frictions or springs. Even the kitchen tap is hidden away, for a truly seamless and discreet design.
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07 LASVIT DROPLETS CHANDELIER
Inspired by the natural beauty of water, Droplets from Lasvit is both a chandelier and sculpture that will be the crown jewel of any interior. The luxury glass lighting brand is known for its exquisite creations that are hand-blown in Bohemia, and Droplets is no exception when it comes to quality and aesthetics. A visually arresting handmade design, it makes use of gold-tone glass for the lights and polished stainless steel for the suspension frame.
08 LIAIGRE MIRABEAU WARDROBE
The luxury of simplicity is evident in the Mirabeau wardrobes from French brand Liaigre. The bespoke designs are based on three functional and aesthetic schemes to suit individual spaces and styles. Two armoires, a low cabinet and a high shelf, as well as optional customisable storage options, can be composed in U-, L- or I-shaped conﬁ gurations, while materials used include solid wood, leather and the brand’s special Tulle ﬁnish in tasteful colour palettes.
09 TECKELL T1.2 GOLD LIMITED EDITION 9FT POOL TABLE
This features interchangeable, magnetised side walls, hand-stitched leather and a plethora of cloth colour options – in the form of a striking contemporary centrepiece. Its legs are made of double bevelled edge clear tempered crystal, giving the illusion of a ﬂoating playing surface, while the limited edition with gold lacquer ﬁnish further adds to the wow factor. Each table is created using computer numerical control machines to ensure precision.
10 POLTRONA FRAU ISIDORO BAR TRUNK BY JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD
Entertain with ease and make a style statement with the Poltrona Frau Isidoro drinks cabinet, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud as a trunk that opens to reveal storage and display for stemware, spirits, tools and more. The nifty design also includes a folding shelf that functions as a convenient worktop. Clad in the luxury brand’s signature Pelle Frau saddle leather, the trunk has a fabric-lined interior, and its internal shelves and drawers are ﬁnished in walnut veneer.
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