… Each room contains a mélange of custom pieces from the architecturally minded Levenstein, with one-of-a-kind highlights such as a Philippe Hiquily brass lamp found in Paris, Georges Jouve ceramics from L.A.’s knowledgeable decorative arts purveyor Sam Kaufman, a Harvey Probber sofa and the extremely rare Quark Plexiglas table by Emmanuel Babled, a low Sakura chair covered in a nubby Holly Hunt fabric, and a gilded bronze arboreal table by Willy Daro. Levenstein’s customizations include the thinly sliced onyx and glass wall that runs along the lounge, powder room and office upstairs, which spent two years in the R&D process before being perfected by a studio in Italy, and allows the house to glow like a lantern at night. Other Levenstein touches abound: the "kimono" belt surrounding a white sink with topographical lines by artisan Brandon Gore in the powder room; extended bases for the Milo Baughman chairs off the kitchen (who dares modify Baughman so successfully?); and the striking rosewood desk in the office, joining a midcentury wood chair found in Paris, the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been seen before or since the team discovered it.
Since the era of Josef Hoffmann, architects and designers have embraced the idea of unified integration between the building or room they are designing and the furniture and objects used to populate it. Hoffmann, and many architects since, endeavored to design furniture to fit the room.
For most design and architectural firms the scope of projects don't allow such bespoke luxury. So they spend countless hours scouring the internet and furniture binders, seeking the perfect chair in the right finish at a price that fits their budget.
The M2 chair offers a solution to this design puzzle: low cost customization. Instead of endless searching, just specify the frame color and upholstery colors that suit your environment. You can even create a two or three color combination to fit your theme.
From bold to baroque, these chairs, sofas, loveseats and more have a leg up on style.
M2L Featuring an enveloping back, the Mikko Laakkonen-designed Inno collection of sofas and armchairs is a collaboration with the namesake Scandinavian furniture and accessories company. An epoxy-coated steel frame complements fabric or leather upholstery. (item #6)
Escape the heat this summer with soothing marble accents.
Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman for Cerruti Baleri “Wow” marble-print screen from M2L. (item #4)
M2L delivers a Scandinavian pop of primary color to your interior world.
Gap chair, Mushroom Junior & Orange Slice Junior by Artifort.
Distributor of fresh, modern design and an in-house line of fine furnishings
Equally ad comfortable as a desk chair or a dining chair, this quaint birch and oak seat also stacks to save space. Designed by Harri Korhonen for the Finnish brand Inno. Available through M2L (item#7)
Selected for MoMA’s 1951 Good Design exhibition, the chair’s bentwood frame and sling back make it ideal for kicking back. M2L will also bring back a selection of Probber’s celebrated modular contract seating.
Harvey Probber's Deep Tult sectional in cotton velvet with chrome base by M2L (item #6)
– which also can be used as a bench – includes a center groove that serves as a storage nook. Distributed in the U.S. by M2L (item 15)
M2L signed an agreement with the Harvey Probber Design Archive to reissue some of the American designer's iconic pieces.
M2L, a distributor of several European product brands and an in-house furniture line, said the company has added Inno, a Scandinavian furniture and accessories company, to its portfolio.