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Paola Navones Metroquadro Dish Collection

Leave it to the Italians to upend the age-old art of designing dinnerware. Since Paola Navone—a visionary designer, architect, and art director for the likes of Knoll, Armani Casa, and Swarovski—became artistic director of Richard Ginori 1735 in 2009, this once-traditional porcelain company hasn’t stopped making news. Working with six plate shapes in use since … Read more

Nesting Bowls from Roost

Edited by Gina Bazer Do you love the eggshell-like ceramic vessel in the living room shown above (from our March/April 2011 issue) as much as we do? We thought so. Interested in a lower-cost alternative? We found one on I.D. Chicago’s website. These papier-mâché nesting bowls by Roost have that rare quality of looking both … Read more

New Le Corbusier at WPA Chicago

Edited by Gina Bazer Few people are aware that architect and designer Le Corbusier, known for his tubular metal furniture, also dabbled in wood, designing some pieces in oak and walnut in the 1950s. Now the Italian company Cassina has secured the rights to reproduce the line, Authentic Wood. WPA Chicago will introduce the work … Read more