Move Over, Eames: Reissued Furniture Classics Are Stealing the Spotlight

Arlene Hirst for the Wall Street Journal reports on the benefits of reissued midcentury furniture. “Looking for midcentury furniture that isn’t an overexposed cliché? You’re in luck. A new wave of reissued, long-lost designs is edging longtime staples out of the limelight.” “Reissues are not a new phenomenon—the Italian company Cassina began reviving Le Corbusier […]

Trading Places – Reissues that can sub in for overused greats.

A More-Startling Sofa” Smilow Furniture WFS488 Rail Back Sofa
Also back in production is this 1950 couch (top) by Mel Smilow, designer and co-owner of the Smilow-Thielle chain of midcentury furniture, which closed in 1981. It has the enduring appeal of the Florence Knoll sofa (inset, bottom) yet feels less predictable. Smilow Furniture WFS488 Rail Back Sofa, $12,600, Suite NY, 212-421-3300