3 Contemporary Furniture Designers To Collect Now

All great design has a history, has a story, has a voice. Talented designers consider how color influences mood, how a piece of furniture also functions as a work of art, how comfortable the piece is and so much more. CENTRO Modern Furnishings in St. Louis takes the personal design philosophy of each designer into account when choosing items for their collection. Come with us into the personal world of three designers carried at CENTRO and get to know a little more about their individual aesthetics.

Manufacturer: Alias
Designer: Nendo

Oki Sato, of Japanese design studio Nendo, is a Toronto-born designer and artist born in 1977 who first established the Nendo brand after receiving his M.A. in architecture from Waseda University. The Saint Louis Art Museum has collected his work, as well as several other modern-art museums around the world, including MoMA.

Inspired? Find the TWIG Chair.

 

Manufacturer: Zanotta
Designer: Damian Williamson

Damian Williamson was born in London in 1974. He graduated from the Department of Product Design at Kingston University London in 1998 and successfully collaborated with design studios until 2004, when he opened his own studio in Stockholm.

Intrigued? Find the WILLIAM Sofa System.

 

Manufacturer: Moroso
Designer: Patricia Urquiola

Born in Oviedo, Spain in 1961, Patricia Urquiola now lives and works in Milan. She studied architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, lectured for a time in Milan and Paris, and after several successful partnerships with Italian design firms, opened her own studio in 2001. Her pieces have been collected by museums all over the world.

If you love Patricia Urquiola as much as we do, here’s where you can find the GENTRY Sofa System.

Find work by all three of these exceptional designers as well as hundreds of other works at CENTRO in St. Louis’ Central West End.

CENTRO Modern Furnishings
4727 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.454.0111

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