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Universal Furniture’s Berkeley sofa.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' Margaux counter stool.

Sculpted, a collaboration between Keith Fritz and Clare & Romy Studio. © Mick Hetman

Atelier Cristina Jorge de Carvalho's CJC Furniture Collection. © Francisco de Almeida Dias

The Awa Table from B&B Italia.

Roche Bobois' Astrea swivel armchair.

Arper’s Loop modular sofa system by Spanish design trio Lievore Altherr Molina.

The Erica Lounge Chair ottoman by Vladimir Kagan.

Resource Furniture's Swing Sectional, which opens into a bed.

Resource Furniture's Swing Sectional, closed.

Kristina Dam Studio's tray tables.

Product Watch

Chic furniture finds merge innovation and style

DANISH MODERN
Denmark-based Kristina Dam Studio brings minimalist lines to furniture, lighting and accessories. Pictured above: a collection of tables inspired by the incense boxes of Japan’s Edo era. Designed with removable tray tops that rest on square or rectangular bases, the oiled-oak pieces also double as storage or seating; fitted cushions are available. kristinadam.dk

SWIVEL SEAT
Inspired by mid-century Italian design, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Margaux swivel counter stool perches a comfy curved seat and back on wooden legs connected by a brushed stainless-metal stretcher.
The brand’s Bandanarama wallpaper is also pictured. At locations in DC and Tysons Galleria. mgbw.com

CLASSIC CHIC
A venerable British classic, the Chesterfield sofa is experiencing a renaissance—witness Universal Furniture’s chic Berkeley rendition, which sports the style’s distinctive high arms and tufted back. Shown in indigo velvet adorned with nail-head trim. Find at Belfort Furniture in Dulles, Virginia. belfortfurniture.com; universalfurniture.com

POSH PARTNERS
Keith Fritz Fine Furniture has partnered with Clare & Romy Studio, a ceramic arts maker, on Sculpted—
a line of customizable occasional tables showcasing hand-carved tiles framed in exotic woods. Choose from a selection of glazes and more than 100 wood finishes. keithfritz.com; romyandclare.com

ALL IN THE DETAILS
Atelier Cristina Jorge de Carvalho showcases the Portuguese designer’s CJC Furniture Collection in an elegant Lisbon showroom. Pictured: the wood-and-iron-framed All Day Bed chaise longue shares space with the Wood Apart Desk, crafted of lacquered wood, strand board and glass, and the Al Fresco Bookshelf, made of iron and leather. cjc-interiordesign.com

COLOR ME COOL
Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa reimagined his asymmetrical Awa table—a standby in white since its 2009 inception—in a choice of 18 satin and glossy hues for B&B Italia’s 2021 collection. The new Awa tables are made of hard polyurethane rather than the original’s stone-look CristalPlant. At B&B Italia in Georgetown. bebitalia.com

COMFORTABLE CURVES
Conceived by Sacha Lakic for Roche Bobois, the Astrea swivel armchair embraces comfort with soft, rounded curves on its foam-padded seat, back and sides.The pivoting, chrome-plated metal base features an automatic return system. Available in a variety of fabrics at Roche Bobois in Friendship Heights and Tysons. roche-bobois.com

SPARE + MODERN
Arper’s Loop modular sofa system by Spanish design trio Lievore Altherr Molina presents a spare, linear silhouette, extended by optional concave or convex corner units. A brushed-steel structure with steel or aluminum feet supports the sofa’s padded wooden frame; a wide range of upholstery selections is available. arper.com

HELLO AGAIN
Holly Hunt has revived four seating options from the Vladimir Kagan archive—all part of a line reintroducing the mid-century furniture icon’s use of Lucite. Pictured, the circa-1967-1970 Erica Lounge Chair ottoman, in which a single tufted cushion sits atop a Lucite base. Find at Holly Hunt in the Washington Design Center. hollyhunt.com

CLOSE QUARTERS
A mecca for small-space solutions, Resource Furniture introduces the Swing Sectional, a combination wall bed and sofa. When the queen-sized bed is closed, the sofa’s chaise can retract, making an L-shape or straight configuration possible. Swing features hidden under-seat storage and 10 linear feet of shelving. Available at Resource Furniture in Cady’s Alley. resourcefurniture.com

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