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Los Angeles When the actor and self-taught designer Kristoffer Winters purchased a 5,000-square-foot home in west Los Angeles’s affluent Holmby Hills neighborhood in 2010, he envisioned for the property an Art Deco–influenced overhaul. With the help of architect Philip Vertoch, builder Gordon Gibson, and landscape designer Stephen Block, he transformed the original home—built in 1959 […]

Five Contemporary Furniture Designers to Buy Now

Today’s furniture designers are more aware of their legacy than their antecedents were. Isamu Noguchi, known for his iconic kidney-shaped coffee table, and Eero Saarinen, who is identified by his womb chair, for instance, weren’t thinking of creating masterpieces for a future auction market when they forged their lasting designs. Their descendants, however, strive for […]

Home: Isn’t She Lovely

Romeo Sozzi, the patriarch of the family-owned furniture and cabinetry company Promemoria, sees a duality in his designs. “My furniture is masculine in form,” says the 64-year-old Sozzi, who serves as the firm’s lead designer, “but feminine in touch.” That feminine touch is evident in Angelina, a new division of bespoke kitchens that debuted at […]