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The ICON | The Soriana Sofa

Tobia Scapa, the son of iconic architect Carlo Scarpa, and his wife Afra, produced the iconic Soriana sofa in 1969 for Cassina.

The ICON | Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair

The Wassily Chair designed by Marcel Breuer remains a truly iconic design even as it approaches its 100-year anniversary.

The ICON | The Flowerpot Lighting Collection

The spirit and design of Verner Panton’s Flowerpot lighting collection captures a period in history and its spirit, making it an icon.

THE ICON | Nesso Table Lamp

With renewed interest in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Nesso Table Lamp designed by Giancarlo Mattioli comes to the fore.

THE ICON | The Brionvega Radiofonografo

The Brionvega Radiofonografo is an icon of the 1960s, designed by brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.

The ICON | Cab Chair

Part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA), we learn the story behind Mario Bellini’s leather Cab Chair.

"The Akari UF3-Q light is nearly human in its size. It is sturdy and fragile all at once – it makes me think Noguchi had a sense of humour..."

Architect Rachel Nolan

The ICON | PH 5 Pendant by Poul Henningsen

We learn more about the iconic PH 5 light by Poul Henningsen, designed in 1958 for the Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen.

The ICON | Tizio Table Lamp

German industrial designer Richard Sapper’s Tizio table lamp, designed in 1972, is considered one of his most recognisable designs.

The ICON | Paimio Chair

Known as the Armchair 41 ‘Paimio’, this iconic chair takes on greater significance when seen in the context in which it was designed for.

The ICON | Up Series Chair

We go back to 1969, the year Gaetano Pesce’s Up Series project was launched, to learn more about this head-turning armchair.

The ICON | Akari Lights

Isamu Noguchi dominated the world's design scene for the greatest part of the 20th century, most notably with the iconic Akari Lights.

The ICON | Tulip Chair

Designed in 1956 by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll, the Tulip Chair (with or without armrests) continues to ‘strike a pose’.

The ICON | Savoy Vase

We get to know the story behind the curvaceous and free-flowing Savoy Vase designed by Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino.

The ICON | Eames Plywood LCW Chair

Introducing The ICON series, highlighting products that have earned iconic status. We're kicking off with the Eames LCW Plywood Chair. 

The ICON | Snoopy Lamp

Designed by the Castiglioni brothers, Achille and Pier, the Snoopy Lamp was loosely inspired by the dog Snoopy in the cartoon series ‘Peanuts’ from the 1950s.

The ICON | Thonet No.18 Chair

Simplicity is often the key to creating an iconic design. And in the case of the Thonet chair, only six elements were required to make each chair.

The ICON | Spanish Chair

Wide timber armrests, combined with saddle-stitched leather, the Spanish Chair continues to be a favourite with design buffs around the world, earning its place in our ICON series.

The ICON | The Venini Bolle Bottle Vase by Tapio Wirkkala

The Venini Bolle bottle vase makes its presence felt in design books and magazines as one of the classics of mid-20th century design. 

The ICON | The Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair

The iconic Womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen specifically for Florence Knoll turns 75 years old this year.

The ICON | The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

This iconic lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Ray and Charles Eames, was an instant success when it was released in 1956.

The ICON | Butterfly Chair

Unlike other chairs from the late 1930s, the Butterfly chair requires the user to recline, relax and contemplate the world going by.


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