Mossy earth tones and marine-inspired colors have been a big trend in seating options for dining and living spaces as of late.
When the line began in 2007, Sé had a vision of making luxurious contemporary furniture and reclaiming the glamour and quality of 20th century pieces. The aim was to collaborate with talented European designers to build a catalogue of highly-crafted objects, much like a gallery or couture house. This collection of plush pastel velvet seats are designed by Slovenia-based Nika Zupan and feel quite modern while maintaining classic lines that would allow them to fit into any style home.
The Aava collection grew in 2016 with the addition of a new stool option that’s available in two heights, myriad material combinations (including a new wooden base), and plenty of beautiful color options. The mix of the nubby upholstered seat pads with the stark white polypropylene shells creates great visual interest.
Orla Plus Sofa
Jasper Morrison for Cappellini
The curved, wave-like design of this glacial blue sofa stimulates interaction between users, and evokes contemporary, as well as mid-century design.
Mad Dining Chair
Marcel Wanders for Poliform
Debuted at this year’s Salone Del Mobile in Milan, this update to Marcel Wanders’ classic dining chair is inspired by 1950’s design, upholstered in supple leather, and has sinuous lines reminiscent of bucket racing seats.
(Courtesy Fritz Hansen)
Originally designed in 1953 by Arne Jacobsen, this chair is named for its shape’s similarity to the outline of an ant with its head raised. Recently, the addition of nine new colors interpreted by Danish artist Tal R. adds a modern flair.
Mario Bellini for Cassina
This contemporary lounge chair is made of panels with steel frame and polyurethane foam. There are zippers sew into the panel covers for easy cleaning and it is available in both fabric and leather upholstery options.