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5 Italian Design Classics Every Man Should Own

Design legend Alberto Alessi shares his picks.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Chambre d'Ami unit by Matali Crasset for Campeggi (2010)
$1,760, campeggisrl.it

The design of this metal coat rack (with a removable twin-size mattress and side table) speaks of "mobility, transformation, and multifunctionality," says Alessi, who points out that these are the major themes of our times.

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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