Zanotta

Zanotta

Zanotta’s award-winning designs are on display at museums around the world, including New York’s MOMA and Paris’s Musée National d’Art Moderne. Recognized as one of Italy’s top furniture makers, Zanotta has been producing pieces designed by visionaries such as architects Gae Aulenti and Allessandro Mendini since 1954. The collection showcases steel base, glass-topped coffee tables, aluminum- framed wooden cabinets, headboards upholstered in wool, and many other singular designs. Zanotta is based in Veneto; its product is available in over 20 US stores.

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    by Chris

    Besides its serpentine, mirrored screens, Edra is known for its modular, adjustable sofas and cheerful stringy chairs. Run by businessman Valerio Mazzei and architect/furniture designer Massimo Morozzi, Edra commissions top archit... Besides its serpentine, mirrored screens, Edra is known for its modular, adjustable sofas and cheerful stringy chairs. Run by businessman Valerio Mazzei and architect/furniture designer Massimo Morozzi, Edra commissions top architects--including Zaha Hadid and Roberto Semprini--to create its furnishings. The company also produces flower-shaped chairs and multicolored, modular cabinets. Edra was launched in 1987 in Perignano; its collection is sold in 10 US stores.

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