(New York, NY – May 2011) For the past 20 years, M2L has been dedicated to bringing fresh contemporary design to the American market. After attending a bustling show in Milan, M2L is pleased to introduce new pieces from design heavyweights such as Artek, de Sede, Tecno and Walter Knoll. From an avant-garde mid-century modern lounge chair to a boomerang-inspired sofa, the new additions reinforce M2L’s position as a distinctive curator of modern furniture design.
Walter Knoll “Jaan Living” is a chic yet casual sectional couch designed by EOOS. The spacious leather surface of both sofa and récamière floats over the understated framework in a balanced harmony of lightness and weight. The boards underneath also provide a convenient place for storage or décor.
Artek “Domus” is a mid-century lounge chair that was ahead of its time. Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1946 for the public spaces of Domus Academia’s student housing, it was impossible to produce in the 1940s due to the chair’s large veneer seat/back crafted from one piece of wood. It is now being manufactured as it was originally designed, in birch or oak and with optional upholstering in leather or fabric.
de Sede “Boomerang” is a series of modern seating designed by Gordon Guillaumier. Inspired by the purist form of a boomerang, its slim, airy shape allows it to fit harmoniously into both contemporary and traditional environments. It features exquisite handcrafted details and gentle creasing on the leather that softens the chair’s austere lines. Available as an armchair or sofa in a variety of sizes.
Tecno “T 69” is an elegant and versatile round table designed by Osvaldo Borsani and Eugenio Gerli. First introduced in 1965, it exemplifies Tecno’s trademark of juxtaposing glossy and matte finishes. With a wide range of material and finish options, T 69 can easily be inserted into any architectural context.
Tecno “Modus” is a seating system designed by Piero Lissoni in 1972. It features a distinctive glossy nylon shell and is available as a four-legged stacking chair or clerical swivel chair on a 5-star polished aluminum base.
Founded in 1992, M2L distributes genuine modern design from Europe. M2L has introduced a myriad of iconic designers to the American market, that include: Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Grey, Walter Gropius, Eero Aarino and Pierre Paulin, as well as today's design stars like Paolo Piva, Patrick Norguet, Norman Foster, Eoos, Pearson-Lloyd, Jeff Miller and more. M2L products can be seen on their website as well as their three showrooms: 135 Madison Ave., NYC 10016; 3334 Cady's Alley, Washington DC 20007; and 104 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. For more information, contact them at 800-319-8222 or visit www.m2lgenuinedesign.com
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