Rock That Joint

Following Charles Eames’ adage that “eventually everything connects — people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality,” we celebrate some remarkable modern designs that feature imaginative juxtapositions of materials, poetic conjunctions and creative joinery.

SCAFFOLD is a limited-edition dining table by Los Angeles and Bay Area–based artist/designer Eddy Sykes. Composed of an armature of polished bronze topped by two 250-pound, 8-foot-long slabs of Carrara marble, the piece sports the simplest of clipon joints. Available for $40,000 at Eddy Sykes Studio. eddysykes.com

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POUF, A TABLE by Caste, hand- sculpted in Montana from laminated plywood or solid walnut, comes in custom sizes and finishes. Trade pricing available upon request at De Sousa Hughes. desousahughes.com

CAFÉ BASIC by Jenni Roininen for Nikari is an LED suspension light fixture made in Finland of elmwood with black cloth cord and black steel ceiling cover. Available for $375 at Bright on Presidio. brightonpresidio.com

PLI SIDE TABLE by Victoria Wilmotte for ClassiCon is made in Germany and features an oval, crystal glass tabletop, color-lacquered, glossy or satin-finished on a base of folded, high-gloss polished stainless steel sheet in different colors. Price upon request at Arkitektura. arksf.com

THREE-PIECE COFFEE TABLE is designed by Conrad Sanchez for Summit Furniture and made with plantation-grown teak and powder-coated aluminum for indoor or outdoor use. Also available in marine-grade stainless steel. Available to the trade at Summit Furniture. summitfurniture.com

ACAPULCO CHAIR from Innit is made in Canada with galvanized steel and UV coated vinyl. In-store purchase only for $430 at Zinc Details. zincdetails.com

 

VOLUBILIS PASTILLES sconce from Art et Floritude is made in France of steel with two-color, powder-coated finish. Available for $950 at Bright on Presidio. brightonpresidio.com

WASHINGTON SKELETON ALUMINUM SIDE CHAIR by David Adjaye for Knoll is made in the USA from copper-plated aluminum. In-store purchase only for $1,428 at Zinc Details. zincdetails.com

RUBIKS SHELF is designed in Berkeley by Oly and features an iron frame with glass shelves. Available for $2,950 at Ruby Living. rubyliving.com

POLLEN END TABLE is manufactured in Europe by Sacha Lakic and features a 5/16-inch-thick smoked glass top with a laser-cut steel base in black nickel finish. In-store purchase only for $2,245 at Roche Bobois. roche-bobois.com

WHITEHALL SOFA is from Berkeley-based Ironies and features hand-tufted button detail and a Caspian finish wood base. Available to the trade at Kneedler Fauchère. kneedlerfauchere.com

 

CHROMA TABLE by San Francisco– based Gary Hutton is a colored acrylic box with a ⅛-inch Starfire clear glass top. Available to the trade at Hewn & Hewnx. hewnsf.com

LIMANTOUR SCONCE from Northern California–based Tuell & Reynolds is made with architectural bronze and features eight 20-watt-equivalent LED lamps. Available as mirrored pairs or as a single. Trade pricing available upon request at De Sousa Hughes. desousahughes.com

DOUBLE ZERO is designed by David Adjaye for Moroso and features a tubular steel frame in polished black or gold chrome finish with polyethylene glides and upholstery in flame-retardant, injected polyurethane foam over plywood with nonremovable covers. Made in Italy. Available for $7,030–$9,610 at Dzine Living. dzineliving.com

UNA COCKTAIL TABLE from Berkeley-based Ironies is made from cast brass and features a plinth-style base. Available to the trade at Kneedler Fauchère. kneedlerfauchere.com

NELSON THIN EDGE BED designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller features a cane headboard and tapered legs. In-store purchase only for $2,500–$4,653 at DWR. dwr.com

 

U BENCH – 3’ by Christopher Stuart is made in Indiana from steel, hot rolled to form half circles, then welded together and wax-finished. Available for $5,750 at The Future Perfect. thefutureperfect.com

RH MODERN COOL ROGER FABRIC CHAIR by Thayer Coggin is made in North Carolina of handcrafted steel and Italian textured weave upholstery. Prices start at $5,195 at RH Modern. rhmodern.com

BUENOS AIRES TABLE by Jonathan Adler, shown in size Tall, is made from walnut and features an alabaster top. Available for $950 at Jonathan Adler. jonathanadler.com

JACQUES BAR CART by Jonathan Adler in Lucite features brushed brass joinery and tempered glass shelves. Available for $1,450 at Jonathan Adler. jonathanadler.com

CELESTE ARMCHAIR by Cédric Ragot features a metallic structure and cold foam, fabric-upholstered in tone-on-tone or contrasting zipper (other colors available) with entirely removable covers. Manufactured in Europe. In-store purchase only for $1,355 at Roche Bobois. roche-bobois.com

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