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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)

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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