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The best ... classic modern designs

Resurrections and rereleases of items from modern designers George Nakashima, the Alessi company, Tapio Wirkkala, Eva Zeisel, and Jens Risom.

Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair
First crafted by modernist George Nakashima 60 years ago, this chair has been rereleased by Knoll in solid walnut with hickory spindles. Price: $650 Contact: Dwr.com
Source: Metropolis

Alessi wire baskets
These stainless-steel baskets have been reproduced using the same tools and molds as the company’s 1950s originals.
Contact: Momastore.org Price: $85 for round; $110 for rectangular
Source: The New York Times

X-frame Glass Top table
This table, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1958, has a hand-carved cherry base that conjures “sea-urchin spines or forked plant stalks.”
Price: $17,500 Contact: Artek.fi
Source: I.D.

Eva Zeisel’s Classic Century collection
Crate and Barrel has resurrected many of the items from Eva Zeisel’s 1952 dishware line, which display the designer’s penchant for sculptural forms, including these teardrop-shaped salt and pepper shakers. 
Price: $38.95 Contact: Crateandbarrel.com
Source: Dwell

Jens Risom A-Chair for Ralph Pucci
This armchair, conceived in 1960 by Danish designer Risom, evokes the era in which it was first made with sensual curves and a “tangy” color.
Price: $6,390 Contact: Ralphpucci.net
Source: Town & Country

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