Body of Work

Sculptural forms in furniture and lighting design blend the shades of life.


July 24, 2023

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NUDO, Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler and global natural stone company Arca express purity of form and material in the NUDO collection (2022). 3D-rendered and hand-carved in marble, the NUDO Lounge Chair takes inspiration from yarn to create softness and beauty in a unique weaving form. $29,000


Amobius, R & Company

The Amobius illuminated sculpture by Rogan Gregory (2022) is made of white gypsum, its delicate form recalling the body and human processes. Rogan’s work is largely inspired by abstract forms, geology, humans’ impact on nature, and the processes of life.

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Veil Lamp, Artemide

The Bjarke Ingels Group designed Veil for Artemide (2022) with an 11-arm structure and an elegant diffuser that drapes over the illuminated arms. The diffuser is made of natural fibers, chosen for their aesthetic characteristics and sustainability.


Linea Sofa, Estudio Persona

“We tend to work with traditional materials that are noble and last in time,” says Emiliana Gonzalez, cofounder of Estudio Persona. The Linea sofa (2022) is made with a solid walnut inlay that scoops along the sofa’s smooth curve. $19,000

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Iklwa Chair, Benchmark

Designer Mac Collins made the Iklwa Lounge Chair (2018) with references to Afrofuturism apparent in its spear-like arms and shield-inspired back. The design is made with Benchmark’s usual FSC-certified wood and low-VOC finish in the UK. $3,995

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Half Past Table, Blu Dot

The Half Past Tables (2023) are made of bronze tempered glass with a cantilevered top. Ample curves and a beveled edge give the table a gentle sense of movement. At different heights the Half Past coffee and side table can be stacked to create a beautiful visual effect. $525 and $650


Close Plus, Arco

Icelandic designer Gudmundur Ludvik designed the original Close chair to follow the curve of the spine. The 2022 update to the chair comes in a wider range of materials and a wider size to be as comfortable and flexible as possible.

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Panorama Sofa, Wendelbo

Jonas Wagell designed Panorama (2022) to reimagine the typical blocky modular sofa with curves and highly tailored details for a refined and organic look. Although the weaving formation of seating appears organic and full of character, its design was driven by practicality.


Libre Chair, Ralph Pucci

The Libre Chair (2023) expresses the wonder and freedom designer Paul Mathieu felt as a child watching his father in his workshop. “The aim of the piece is to create the sense of being surrounded by those we love, to feel the weight of the world lifted from our shoulders,” Paul says.

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Decade Lounge Chair, Blu Dot

The Decade Lounge Chair (2023) from Blu Dot is made of 100% recycled plastic for outdoor or indoor use—for all occasions. The simple design is stackable and has a drain hole to make the chair ready for lounging at any time. $150


A version of this article originally appeared in Sixtysix Issue 10 with the headline “Body of Work.” Subscribe today.

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