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5 Grand Designs for Posh Social Parlours

Set the scene for lavish soirées with these stylish sofas, armchairs and floor lamps

By Eric Mutrie


Bellevue by &Tradition
Arne Jacobsen contrasts the quiet simplicity of this handsome floor lamp’s steel swan neck with an unexpected detail: the light’s lacquered aluminum shade is cut at 45 degrees. $1795, at Mjölk


Alcor by Maxalto
This die-cast aluminum and MDF wood storage unit designed by Antonio Citterio is a blend of traditional Eastern and contemporary European sensibilities. Shellacked in a deep maroon or black, it’s part of a collection that also includes a sideboard and console table. From $6382, at Kiosk


D.552.2 by Molteni & C
The work of Italy’s Giò Ponti, this coffee table brings timeless style to lavish salons. Rosewood legs with bronze accents coalesce to form a pinwheel-like support for a rounded glass triangular top. $2880, at Molteni & C



Favn by Fritz Hansen
Set on polished aluminum legs, Spanish designer Jaime Hayón’s curved sofa mimics the structure of a shell. The outer frame is upholstered in a hard fabric, the back cushions in a softer elastic polyurethane and the centre pillows in an ultra-supple Lazy Foam. $13,295, at Torp Inc.



Beetle by Gubi
Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi looked to the insect world for the inspiration behind this luxe lounger. The chair’s curved back, shown here in a lavish green velvet, mimics the hard casing that covers a bug’s wings when not in flight. Polished brass legs add to the seat’s glamourous appeal. $2565, at Hollace Cluny

Originally published in Issue 3, 2016 as Look Book: Posh Social Parlour.

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