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HOUSE & GARDEN: Jaime Hayon Palette Table

In their Winter 2016 issue, House&Garden magazine features Jaime Hayon’s Palette Table, Gerrit Rietveld’s Press Room Chair, and Greta Grossman’s 62 Series Desk as must-have designs for the style concious home office.

Inspired by artist Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures, Jaime Hayon’s Palette Table collection beautifully balances different shapes at varying heights and contrasts various materials in stone, metal, and wood. Featuring a painter’s palette shape -a circle, a rounded rectangle, an elongated oval, and a hexagon- Hayon expertly orchestrates each collage of sizes and shapes.

In 1958, the Dutch government commissioned famed architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld to design a chair for the press room of the new UNESCO building in Paris. Beneath each Press Room Chair is a poem by Christian Morgenstern entitled “The Aesthete,” one that Rietveld sometimes printed underneath his designs, reflecting his opinion that a chair was not meant to rest, so it didn’t need the comfort of a bed. This chair may prove to be his exception to the rule.

Greta Grossman designed the 62 Series Desk collection in 1952, but it was named “the 62-series” because the pieces were deemed to be ten years ahead of their time. The slender metal legs rest on small solid-wood spherical feet that is an interesting contrast to the sharp rectangular shapes of the body.

Shop SUITE NY for the Palette Table, the Press Room Chair, and the  62 Series Desk, as well as other home office designer furniture.