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Four years after opening in San Francisco, NYCbased The Future Perfect (above) heads west again. This time, owner David Alhadeff has created a by-appointment-only gallery in a midcenturymodern house in the Hollywood Hills. Called Casa Perfect, it’s tricked out with covetable pieces by designers like Lindsey Adelman and Dimore Studio.
For its new 25-piece outdoor-furniture collection, Midtown East’s Holly Hunt brings the inside out, with elegant woven surfaces on chic metal frames (from $1,900). Meanwhile, 251 Park Avenue South is becoming a one-stop shop for classic design: Herman Miller opened a flagship there last fall, and Danish design powerhouse Carl Hansen & Søn joins this month, with a full-floor space displaying greatest hits by the likes of Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm and Tadao Ando.
It’ll be a while before you can move into Jean Nouvel’s latest NYC building (53W53), but you can stock up on the French architect’s furniture while you wait. Try the “Li-Da” lacquered table (from $8,850) and “Li-Do” storage tower (from $12,480), both designed for Roche Bobois and introduced in January during the Maison & Objet fair in Paris. Also at M & O, Lalique debuted American painter Terry Rodgers’ “Sirènes” crystal vases, adorned in bas-relief with the silhouettes of nine decidedly modern women (limited edition, $4,900 to $55,000).
Como-based design label Poliform presents the new, customizable “Mondrian” sofa by designer Jean-Marie Massaud — all delicate, angular legs atop a solid raised base. B&B Italia, meanwhile, is keeping Antonio Citterio busy, launching three new outdoor-furniture collections by the Milan-based architect. And Venice-based Magis is also sitting pretty, with stylish offerings by designers Philippe Starck (“Stanley,” a take on a director’s chair, $890), Jaime Hayon (“Milà,” Hayon’s first-ever plastic seat — inspired by Catalan architecture — from $350) and Naoto Fukasawa (“Substance,” bucket-style perches in subdued shades, from $435).
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