The most iconic design from around the world

Markéta, 20. 04. 2024

The most popular iconic design from around the world

Vintage is a trend that never goes out of fashion. Whether it is furniture, decorations, lighting or accessories, vintage adds unique charm and individuality to interiors. Today we have prepared for you the 3 most popular icons from around the world, which have been with us for half a century.

Le Bambole sofa: A design icon by Mario Bellini

The world-famous Le Bambole sofa was designed by the Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini in the 1970s. It became a design icon and remains synonymous with comfort, style and elegance to this day.
It was first introduced to the public in 1972 and became a huge success shortly after its launch. She received the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award, which is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of design. This award confirmed Bellini as a leading designer and Le Bambole as one of the most important pieces of furniture of the 20th century. The sofa became an inspiration for many subsequent generations of designers and is still considered a classic that can enliven any interior.
Bellini’s design was based on a simple but revolutionary concept: to create a sofa that would be maximally comfortable and at the same time visually attractive. He was inspired by natural shapes and fluidity, which was reflected in the curves and softness of the seat.
The design of the seat is the embodiment of minimalism and at the same time offers unprecedented comfort. It not only represents the crowning achievement of Mario Bellini’s career, but also marks a milestone in the history of furniture design. It is proof that design can be simple, innovative and extremely comfortable at the same time.

Soriana Settee – a unique sofa from the designer duo Afra and Tobio Scarpa

Introducing the Soriana Settee, a unique piece created by the design duo Afra and Tobia Scarpa for the Italian brand Cassina in the 1960s.
Afra and Tobia Scarpa are names that are of great importance in the world of design. This married couple has become famous for their innovative approach to furniture, which perfectly combines functionality with aesthetic beauty. The Soriana sofa is no exception – it is the result of their efforts to create a piece of furniture that is not only comfortable, but also visually unusual and innovative.
What makes the Soriana truly special is its unmistakable design. Regardless of whether it is located in a modern interior or in a villa, its uniqueness and luxurious appearance attract attention and add a touch of elegance to the space. When looking at this sofa, you cannot fail to notice its distinctive lines and voluminous shape, which directly encourages rest and relaxation.
The Soriana sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa is undoubtedly one of the world’s design icons. It represents a perfect example of how furniture can be not only practical, but also a work of art that enriches any space.

Unique armchairs from the world-renowned designer Pierre Poulin

Pierre Poullin was a French furniture designer and interior designer whose name is held in design circles with great respect and admiration. Did you know that he even helped to improve the interiors of French presidents? In 1970, Pierre Poullin was invited to decorate the private quarters of President George Pompidou at the Palais de l’Élysée and in 1983 to furnish the office of President Francois Mitterrand. He also enhanced the interiors of many private and public spaces including the Denon Wing of the Louvre, the Paris City Hall Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and the Green Room of the Maison de la Radio.
Among his iconic works are chairs that are not just ordinary furniture, but also works of art that reflect deep philosophy and fresh creativity. You might remember some of his iconic chairs – for example, the Orange Slice, which you can see, among others, in our showroom in Holešovice, or the Tulip chair, the Groovy chair, etc. With his chairs, Pierre Poulline emphasized not only aesthetics, but also functionality, comfort, and above all for his works to evoke emotion and thought. For him, each chair was unique because it led to reflection on life, art and the connection between man and the environment in which he lives.

One of the key aspects that sets Pierre Poulin’s chairs apart from others is his experimental approach to materials and forms. Each chair is designed with ergonomics in mind, ensuring that it offers optimal support and comfort even after long hours of sitting. At the same time, however, Poullin does not forget about aesthetics, so his armchairs often have bolder colors, unusual shapes and innovative materials that attract attention. Armchairs by Pierre Poullin can often be found not only in galleries and museums, but also become a popular addition to modern interiors because they add uniqueness, style and luxury.

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