Wallpaper* Global Interiors: a snapshot of design in Central and North America

April 18th, 2021 Written by: Rosa Bertoli for Wallpaper*

Our edit of contemporary furniture designs from Mexico, Guatemala, USA and Canada includes pieces from Knoll, Studio Davidson, Emeco and North American Design

Artist: Form Und Rausch. Interiors: Olly Mason

The elegant proportions of the ‘Matinee’ chair by Bernhardt Design feature a slender oak frame following traditional furniture construction methods with a contemporary silhouette. The chair is available in a variety of oak finishes as well as textile or leather seat upholstery options.

Matinee’ chair, $750, by Bernhardt Design

Finishing our Global Interiors journey in Central and North America, we discover some of the finest contemporary furniture as well as experimental pieces of lighting and ceramics. Exploring fine examples of American design from the USA, Canada, Guatemala and Mexico, our search for some of the most inspiring global furniture design is represented in the April issue of Wallpaper* magazine through a sequence of immersive images created by Berlin 3D design studio Form & Rausch. Here, we showcase in more detail our pick of design from Central and North America.


Canadian lighting brand Bocci was founded in 2005 in Vancouver by art director Omer Arbel, who has since developed a rich collection of lighting defined by organic forms and particular attention to glass blowing craftsmanship techniques. Through his work, Arbel merges his interests in the fields of architecture, sculpture, invention and design, with recurring themes including ‘the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials and the exploration of light as a medium.’

The ‘57’ series from the extensive collection of lighting is available as a pendant or table lamp (pictured), featuring an integrated dimming system concealed within the sleek brass cylindrical base. The bulbous forms of the mouth-blown glass shade enhance the precious nature of the glass craftsmanship.

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