Propagating Perfection

When the landscape designer came to work up a plan for our back yard, the first thing he said was, "When can the play set go?" "In about twelve years." That was not the answer he was looking for and when the plan came there was the most lovely parterre where the playset was not going to be twelve years from now.

Dessin Fournir's new line of outdoor furniture includes that groovy little chair, top, that has me wishing for a grotto.

They have used the vintage molds from the MOMA to create these statues. I think this is Diana; there's a guy to go with. (Am I getting this right, Chuck? I should have been taking notes and talking so much.)

This table would be just as happy inside or out. Maybe, like me, happier in when all is said and done. Maybe quite happy in my kitchen.

And, yes, a metal Windsor. Not to get too hung up on the chairs.

Chic and simple, this bookcase could create a library in the flick of a cordless drill. Naturally, you can order just as many as you need to fill that long wall.

I finally met Chuck Comeau in Los Angeles. He showed me Dessin Fournir's new pieces for 2010. New pieces. New. Not the same old thing that has been hanging around the showroom since the beginning of this depressing depression. New designs.

I asked him, "What gives?" Rolling out new stuff and all. Bored? Delusional? No, optimistic. "We need inspiration. Designers need new things to look at; we all need new things to look at." Indeed.

Lots more very beautiful things, including wonderful chairs and case goods with amazing painted finishes are also on hand in the showrooms. 2010 looks like a good year.