AD Pro, the digital resource for design professionals and counterpart to Architectural Digest, interviewed designers from its AD100 list to select their favorite tables for drinks. “Just like deciding on a favorite cocktail, finding a choice drinks table takes time and practice,” writes Mel Studach, Associate Editor at AD Pro. New York-based designer Markham Roberts chose the simple, straightforward Hairpin Table designed by Florence Knoll, while Silicon Valley-founded designer Dank Fink opted for the Saarinen Side Table, a perennial favorite.
In addition, Departures interviewed influential interior designers on the most iconic furniture pieces of all time, featuring the Florence Knoll Sofa, Cesca Chair, Brno Chair and Saarinen Table. “It’s simple, elegant and functional,” New York-based interior designer Kevin Dumais tells Departures of Saarinen’s 1957 design. Designer Bobby Berk also commented on Marcel Breuer’s Cesca Chair. “This chair minimizes the overuse of decorative flourishes and instead focuses on simple forms, which is why it is such a timeless piece,” adding, “Because of its classic silhouette, you can pair the chair with a dining table, or use it as an office or vanity chair.”
Finally, Metropolis spotlighted the MB Lounge Chair in its seating roundup from NeoConnect—the digital design hub for commercial interiors. Focusing on work from home solutions that can also transition to the physical workspace, Metropolis Editor Leilah Stone writes, “In home offices set up at the edge of a dining table or a desk in the cramped corner of a bedroom, having comfortable seating is more critical than ever. Meanwhile, as we embark on this transition back to working together, we’ll also want choices that are versatile,” citing the MB Lounge as an excellent example from recently reintroduced seating.