WHERE DO DESIGNERS BUY SOME OF THE FABULOUS FINDS THEY USE IN THEIR HOMES?
BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB
Saddle up Marianne Pilotaz used a pair of these Jockey chairs ($4,000 each), designed by François Azambourg, in her living room. The chair is made from a molded piece of polyurethane foam that rests partially on an oak frame. Upholstery in cognac or black Saddle hide with contract stitching. Available at Poltrona Frau Group, 3800 NE Miami Court, 33137, 305-576-3636, www.frauatlantica.net.
Contemporary chic Pilotaz fell in love with this S-chair designed by Tom Dixon for Cappellini (starting at $1,913). Constructed of dark lacquered metal, it is available in wicker, star, fabric and leather. Available at Poltrona Frau Group, 3800 NE Miami Court, 33137, 305-576-3636, www.frauatlantica.net.
Exotic accent April Nolan found this area rug that looks like a zebra skin, but it is actually cowhide stamped with a zebra pattern. It is approximately 5-by-7 feet and sells for $299 to $359 at www.rawhidecompany.com.
Brazilian beauty Aldo Puschendorf grouped four Glasgow II armchairs ($3,436 each) to create a conversation group. They are accented with Imbuia Pomele, a Brazilian wood, and can be upholstered in leather, silk, suede and other fabrics. Available at Artefacto, 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1600, Coral Gables, 33146, 305-774-0004, www.artefacto.com.
Eggs-actly right Juan Montoya dipped into his own furniture collection for Century for these Egg Nesting Tables ($5,985) made of crushed coconut shells with a clear finish. Available at Century Furniture Showroom, Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Suite B-228, Dania Beach, 33004, 954-929-5656, www.centuryfurniture.com.