Jackie O’s Iconic Sunglasses Inspire Monica Armani’s New Furniture

B&B Italia presented their latest collection at the 2021 Salone del Mobile, which included new work by artist and architect Monica Armani. The table and chair—dubbed “Allure O” and “Flair O,” respectively—embody the glamorous and glitzy style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The style icon’s influence can be spotted through elliptical shapes (directly inspired by Jackie O’s signature shades) and clean curves that harken back to …

Radio In Cristallo LE

In 1938, when esteemed architect and designer Franco Albini reconstructed a radio between two pieces of tempered glass, he created one of his most renowned works—a feat of technology as aesthetic praxis, a revolutionary blend between minimalism and modernity. In 2021, Albini’s radio continues to uphold the standard for innovation. Cassina’s Radio in Cristallo LE brings the original into the contemporary age with Bluetooth technology …

Serapian + Azucena Refresh Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s Catilina Chair

Two historic Milanese maisons revive an icon with a legendary pattern and vibrant colors

Acclaimed architect and designer Luigi Caccia Dominioni, one of three co-founders of Italian design brand Azucena, first presented his Catilina chairs during the 1953 XI Trienalle in Milano. The rounded simplicity and luxuriant composition of these chairs fast-tracked them into the echelons of design iconography; they become representative of modern Italian elegance. To reimagine these classic pieces, Azucena looked to fellow Milan-based maison Serapian, luxury leather purveyors …