Stylish Seating

Each of these new chairs and sofas sings its own song, sometimes with bravado, other times with subtlety.
The plush Catherine chair, conceived by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Bernhardt Design, comes in 15 shades of maple (as well as two paint colors) and an array of fabrics and finishes. The chair's deep, scooped-out shape is in the vein of the European club chair.
The high-backed P22 armchair, designed by Patrick Norguet for Cassina, takes classical traditions into consideration (think Bergère) and deftly integrates a stylish aluminum base ad iron frame. It comes in five combinations of leather and fabrics.
The Camber sofa, designed by Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk for Design Within Reach, is handbuilt in California. Measuring almost 8 feet long, it's available in onyx powder-coated steel or stainless steel legs, and fabric or leather upholstery.
Pennsylvania-based brand Emeco teamed up with German designer Konstantin Grcic to produce this streamlined seat for the Parrish Art Museum. The aluminum-frame chair is available with a polypropylene, wood, fabric, or leather seat.
Herman Miller's Wireframe sofa comes from designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. Crafted to be as strong as it is light, the piece's frame is made from steel wire that holds the cushions in place, making moving and cleaning it a cinch.
In designer Patricia Urquiola's latest iteration of Kartell's Comeback chair - her first came out in 2011 - she settled on an integration of wood and plastic. The chair is available in six colors and four styles, including swivel, stationary, and rocking.
The Torii chair, designed by Noé Duchaufour- Lawrance for Ligne Roset, is a playful piece of furniture that mingles Eastern and Western design sensibilities. It features a beech frame with a foam body that's available in more than a hundred colors.
Designed by Antonio Citterio, Maxalto's Fulgens chair for B&B Italia combines low-slung sturdiness with the fluid lines of high-concept design. Made from shellacked wood and upholstered in either fabric or leather, it pays homage to classic Thonet pieces.
Set on legs finished in spessart oak, the polyester-padded body of Poliform's Mad chair- covered in fabric or leather- was designed by Marcel Wanders with the idea of minimizing boundaries. The result rides the line between balance and asymmetry.
Sancal's Sumo sofa and armchair have a low center of gravity- like the Japanese wrestlers from whom they take their name. Designed by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma of Yonoh, the base echoes the wooden clogs worn by sumos outside of the ring.
A Moooi Works design by Bart Schilder, the Bart sofa is part of a collection that also includes daybeds, armchairs, and canapés. The sofa is a strikingly simple piece- especially considering it was inspired by the rounded lines typical of 18th-century rococo.
Moroso's Massas modular seating system, designed by Patricia Urquiola, contains 13 pieces, including this chair, and is available in a kaleidoscope of colors. The real star is the stitching, with raised seams creating distinctive forms on an otherwise smooth surface.

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