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Emily Summers: Softening Modernism’s Hard Edges with Soulfulness

Emily Summers: Softening Modernism's Hard Edges with Soulfulness

Emily Summers is an expert at softening modernism’s hard edges with sumptuous furniture and rich, tactile and unique finishes. Known for creating elegantly restrained contemporary rooms that still have a warm soulfulness, befitting a decorator who cites influences as diverse as the streamlined artisanal products of the Wiener Werkstätte, the monolithic architecture of Louis Kahn, and the playfully sculptural furniture of John Dickinson, she eschews prescriptive approaches to modern design and delights in occasional extravagant notes. Have a look at her interiors and stay tuned for something awesome!

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Emily Summers: Softening Modernism's Hard Edges with Soulfulness

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Emily Summers: Softening Modernism's Hard Edges with Soulfulness

The Nura dining chair is the ultimate expression of cozy luxury featuring a uniquely shaped backrest. Shaped like a U, Nura is made of leather, brass and wood, and provides an embracing comfort only found in armchairs with the same shape. Ideal for cozy yet glamorous dining rooms and restaurants.

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Inspired by the boldness of a cannonball, the Cannonball suspension lamp came to reinvent what mid-century modern design is. With its unique shape, this exquisite lamp is handmade in brass and features a gold-plated finish, proof of some of the most high-quality craftsmanship in the lighting design world.

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The Lowlands of Scotland are called Lallans, which also refers to a combination of some Scottish dialects. Just like the Lallan center table, that combines four different materials and finishes, such as palisander wood veneer, black lacquerpolished brass and antique brass. Despite their asymmetry, these blend perfectly into an elegant round center table.

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Designed with a seductress in mind, the Envy chaise will ignite your affair with luxury design. Fully upholstered in lux cream velvet with a tailored fixed cushion. This irresistible chaise is accented with soft button tufting. A polished brass band wraps the piece leading to modern and sleek polished brass feet.

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Consisting of two individual modules, the Lapiaz sideboard is finished in polished stainless steel that portrays a perfect mirror, with a poplar root wood veneer on the inside. Curated design goes hand in hand with artistic elements and Lapiaz is a reflection of that. How beautiful is it?

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