Pigreco and Pigreco for HENRAUX & RIVA1920 are two finely crafted stools by the Italian designer Francesco Meda. The former is a pair of stools combining layers of white, gray, red, black, and bluish marble. Nine varieties of the stone are used in all. A softer take, the latter design softens a Versylis marble base with a Cedar wood seat. The materials contrast hard and soft density, matte and glossy finish, and warm and cool colors, just to name a few of the differences. Yet, they are both naturally striated so that there are lines of similarity and visual interest running between the two.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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