Staff -- Interior Design, 9/30/2001 12:00:00 AM
Troscan: The intersecting open planes of the sharply styled Emerson nightstand reveal its constructivist tendencies. Other points of interest: handsome leather drawer pulls and contrasting finishes (the drawer face is available in wood or leather). Made of mahogany, walnut, or oak, the nightstand measures 23 1/2 in. wide by 17 in. deep by 23 1/2 in. high. Troscan, 320 North Damen Avenue, Suite D300, Chicago, IL 60612.
Dormire: Leather in the bedroom has been a naughty no-no for those less adventurous sorts, but in recent years it has been gaining acceptance in more—how shall we say?—respectable circles.To wit: the sophisticated Alicudi bed, constructed of a thin padded headboard, a platform frame, and tapered legs, which are all sensuously wrapped in ivory, brown, or black leather. Dormire, 1345 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Lyle & Umbach: The versatile Taylor cocktail table would look at home playing host to the most fanciful flute filled with champagne or a mundane mug topped off with your favorite beer. It is shown here with holly top and mahogany legs, but is available in a variety of woods. Lyle & Umbach, P.O. Box 269, 509 Pendleton Point Road, Islesboro, ME 04848. www.lyleandumbach.com.
Todd Hase Collection: The Michel console, shown here in sycamore, is minimal and modern in design, but lovingly handcrafted with Old World marquetry techniques. It measures 60 in. wide by 18 in. deep by 29 in. high and is also available in macassar ebony and figured anigré. Todd Hase Collection, 261 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. www.toddhase.com.
Peter Alexander Furniture: The strong lines of David Baughan's Wedge coffee table, shown in ebonized oak with glass insert, belie the designer's training as a sculptor. It measures 54 in. long by 26 in. deep by 18 in. high. Also available as an end or dining table. Peter Alexander Furniture, 1201 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. circle 414
Triangolo: The Bramante table is a solidly constructed, sculptural statement made of oak, in either a stained or natural finish. The table is available in two shapes—round or oval—and can be expanded to accommodate more seating. Available through Lafco New York, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013. www.lafcony.com.
HK Design: Side table #110 is yet another design from the studios of HK Design that successfully combines the warmth of mahogany and the toughness of steel. The table is 24 in. long by 15 in. wide by 20 in. high. HK Design, 1600 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Ralph Lauren Home: The seriously sleek Collection desk, which was inspired by French designs from the 1930s and '40s, is made of a pearwood top and a steel frame wrapped in leather and features leather-loop drawer pulls. Ralph Lauren Home, 867 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
Pucci: New pieces from Patrick Naggar include this campaign desk and this sinuous side chair with finely stitched leather seat and back. Ralph Pucci International, 440 East 57th Street, Suite 18A, New York, NY 10022.
Brueton: The stainless-steel Century table is a minimalist, bordering on space-age, design available in an array of finishes. Brueton Industries, 145-68 228th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. www.brueton.com.
Edra: Paesaggi Italiani, made from methacrylate, is a design from Massimo Morozzi, art director of Edra and former member of Archizoom. Available through Dilmos, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, FL 33137.
Egan Visual: If presentation is everything, you'll want to don your best suit and settle in behind a sleek OVO lectern. Designed by Conrad Morani, these mobile lecterns feature an adjustable height document tray with urethane side grips and a hinged top with storage below. A clock/timer, lamp, power strip, date port, cable manager, and cup holder are all optional. Available in a choice of styles and finishes. Egan Visual, 300 Hanlan Road, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4L 3P6. www.egan.com.
Nuf Design: A little bit International Style, a little bit go-go—or that's how we categorize these quirky n.o.d. side tables. Made of birch with plastic-and-aluminum base, the tables measure 19 1/4 in. by 19 1/4 in. by 23 1/8 in. Available through Dune, 88 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013. www.dune-ny.com.
Amuneal Metalforms: The Axis cocktail table, designed by Mark Gisi, is constructed from two pieces of laser-cut aluminum and stainless-steel hinges, which extend below the cabinet and serve as the legs. Available in red, black, or white powder-coat finish. Amuneal Metalforms, 4737 Darrah Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124. www.amunealmetalforms.com.
Arcadia: The Domaine collection offers substance and style for the boardroom with its selection of meeting accoutrements and conference tables, which boast a distinctive convex triangular shape. Arcadia, 5692 Fresca Drive, La Palma, CA 90623.
Doma: Spot by Move offers supremely chic shelves. This clean-cut modular system is available in an array of finishes, including bleached oak, cherry, or lacquer. Doma, 20300 S. Vermont Avenue, Suite 125, Los Angeles, CA 90502. www.doma-usa.com.
JOFCO International: The TW Collection, designed by Claudio Bellini and John Bennett, is the latest installment of the Frezza by JOFCO program. The mobile, modular desking system includes tables (with tops of glass, wood, and laminate), pedestals, service cabinets, storage, and screens. The collection expertly mixes natural materials and finishes with brightly colored elements for a bit of animation. JOFCO, 402 E. 13th Street, Jasper, IN 47547.
Inwood Office Environments: The desks, credenzas, and work stations that are part of the Progeny casegoods collection can be used in open-concept work spaces, as well as private offices. Architecturally scaled in six-in. increments, the components in this office system are sheathed in a cherry veneer, which comes in a variety of finishes. Metal accents add a modern touch. Inwood Office Environments, P.O. Box 646, Jasper, IN 47547. www.inwood.net.
Evanson: In keeping with its glamorous image, the Odeon sideboard is outfitted with unique cast-bronze handles. Evanson, 979 Third Avenue, #1405, New York, NY 10022. www.evansonstudios.com.
Hickory Chair: Thomas O Brien's Edward console, which was based on a Chinese antique, has a slender profile and demurely curved feet. Hickory Chair, 37 Ninth Street Place SE, Hickory, NC 28603. www.hickorychair.com.
Arthur Brett: This Regency-style table (#2387) features a luxe mix of materials— primarily Brazilian rosewood veneer—but also satinwood and coromandel veneer accents. The table measures 29 1/2 in. high by 132 in. long (when open) by 48 in. deep. Arthur Brett & Sons, 330 N. Hamilton Street, High Point, NC 27260. www.arthur-brett.com.
Directions: The New American Cottage bookcase with sliding doors features cleaned-up Cottage-style lines for a look that's fitting for traditional or modern interiors. The base and crown are constructed from solid mahogany and the cases are of mahogany veneer. The overall dimensions for a three-tier unit are: 64 in. wide by 18 in. deep by 87 in. high. Directions, P.O. Box 812, Farmington, GA 30638.
Dessin Fournir: The graceful Handley chest, inspired by an English Regency piece, has an exaggerated concave body, side drawers, and straight legs. It is suitable for use as a bedside or occasional table. Dessin Fournir, 308 West Mill, Plainville, KS 67663. www.dessinfournir.com.
Nevers: Designed by Roberto Danesi, the Eventi collection of tables, casegoods, and presentation units is tailor-made for power players. The pieces, distinguished by muscular good looks, are available in wood, stone, glass, or leather surfaces. All Eventi tables can be equipped with a Nevers power/communication system. Nevers Industries, 14125 21st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55447. www.nevers.com.
Krug: The uniquely shaped Machete table is designed for flexibility of use without the scramble for reconfiguration. The table, which can accommodate videoconferencing, in-person presentations, or one-on-one meetings, is part of the Virtu collection. Krug, 421 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2C 1L5. www.krug.ca.
DatesWeiser: One more reason to love the XO line is this credenza. No doubt a contemporary classic, its clean lines are rendered in wood, aluminum, and glass. DatesWeiser, 1700 Broadway Street, Buffalo, NY 14212. www.datesweiser.com.
CCN: Po¯che¯ is a collection of boldly cantilevered casepieces that recall the compositional values of the modern movement. CCN International, 200 Lehigh Street, Geneva, NY 14456. circle 436
Keilhauer: The Jo table is part of the MoJo series designed by Tom McHugh. It features a tapered drum shape set atop steel legs and a composite top fabricated from sunflower seed shells. Keilhauer, 1450 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M1P 2E3. www.keilhauer.com.