5 Italian Design Classics Every Man Should Own

Design legend Alberto Alessi shares his picks.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Trattoria chair by Jasper Morrison for Magis (2009)
$300, magisdesign.com

"This is an exploration in archetypes," says Alessi of the ribbed polycarbonate-and-birch chair. Based on the seats seen in Italian eateries, it is a stellar example of the "search for simplicity that characterizes Morrison's work."

Photographs: St 201 Television: 2004 (c) MoMA, New York/Scala, Florence/Art Resource; Chambre d'ami unit: Ezio Prandini/courtesy of Campeggi; All others: courtesy of each supplier.
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