Strips, Straps & Stripes: A Gallery of Tactile Design

Using everything from cables to straps, these home design additions are anything but boring.

Wireline for Flos

The Amsterdam-based design firm Formafantasma has pared down its material language to a flat rubberized power cable that doubles as a suspension cable to hold a tubular ribbed-glass LED strip light aloft. Multiple Wirelines form chandeliers. Unveiled recently at the annual furniture fair in Milan, Wireline by Flos will be available through Dzine only after it goes into production.

Mesa Teak Lounge Chair

Mesa Teak Chair

This chair by Mario Ruiz for RH features an open frame built from sustainably harvested teak and an all-weather wicker seat. From $1,046 at RH San Francisco.

Balance Pendant

Balance pendant

This pendant designed in Healdsburg by Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak of SkLO, features glass spheres handblown in the Czech Republic. Shown here in white glass with brushed brass finish stems. Four other glass colors and other metal finishes available upon request.

Bond Occasional Table

Bond Occasional table

This table by Jonathan Adler features a burled Mappa wood top on a clear acrylic base. Available for $1,650 at Jonathan Adler.

Grand Lui Chair

This chair from Team 7 features a wire frame available in different finishes with a wide range of upholstery options in fabric (shown here in Canvas 124), classic or full-grain leather. Inquire at German Kitchen Center.

The Farns Credenza

This credenza by Walter K features a wood central cupboard flanked by glass display cabinets with push-to-touch function atop a base of steel in either powder-coated black or matte bronze finish (as shown here). Available for $13,936 at DZINE.

Enso Table

Enso Table

This table by Neal Aronowitz features Concrete Canvas (a concrete-impregnated fabric), mirror-polished metal, cement mortar and cement pigments. Pricing upon request through Neal Aronowitz art/design.

Penna Pendant

Cerno Penna

This pendant designed by Cerno, is made from a single piece of walnut wood with brass hardware details and suspended by a leather strap. Available in dark-stained or natural walnut (as shown here) in two sizes, 40-inch and 64-inch for $1,450 and $1,950 respectively, at Archetype.

Perch Lounge Chair

This chair features a white, powder-coated aluminum frame with FSC-certified teak solid wood slats and upholstery fabric in Linen by Sunbrella (as shown here). Available for $1,099 at Blu Dot.

Float Modern Hurricane With Canary Candleholder

Heath Cermamics


This hurricane by Heath Clay Studio director Tung Chiang features a glass column with a ceramic candleholder. Glass columns available in 5-, 6.5- and 8-inch heights, all shown here. Available for $83 each at Heath.

Co Lounge Chair

Co Lounge chair

This chair designed by The Office Group and Norm Architects, features a form-pressed beech- and oak-wood veneer back and seat with foam upholstery on a powder-coated, welded- steel frame. Available for $875 through Menu.

Saul Tables

Saul Tables

These tables by Jean-Marie Massaud for Arper feature a tabletop of either marble or silkscreened smoked-glass atop aluminum legs. Available through Arkitektura.  (Photo by Marco Cov)

Arquite Dining Table

Arquite dining table

This by Peter Karel for Randolph & Hein is made from oak wood and brass. From $15,900 through Sloan Miyasato.

Twiggy Be Colour!

This lamp redesigned by Ferruccio Laviani for Foscarini is made from coated berglass-based composite material, PMMA, polycarbonate, coated metal and aluminum. In four color combinations with No. 3 shown here, available only through winter, 2019.

Apollo Chair

Apollo Chair

This chair from Galanter & Jones is available either heated or unheated in charcoal as shown here. Made from molded Tropostone, a proprietary lightweight blend of concrete. From $900 at Galanter & Jones.

Ilano 2-Door Buffet

This buffet from Ercole Home by Ornella P features a frame made from American black walnut in a walnut gray nish with glass doors in strips of dark chocolate, medium chocolate, butterscotch, medium ivory and ivory. Available in custom sizes at Ercole Home.

Summitridge Round Coffee Table

summitridge coffee table

This table by Marmol Radziner, shown here in polished Calacatta Paonazzo marble and patinated bronze plated steel, is also available with either solid walnut or solid oak top. Custom sizes available at Marmol Radziner.

Beam Pendant


BEAM PENDANT by Brendan Ravenhill Studio

This pendent by Brendan Ravenhill Studio features either an opal acrylic or oak plywood shade (as shown here) with LED lamp. Available in 46-inch or 84-inch lengths for $2,950 and $5,900 respectively.

Alison Armchair

Alison Chair

This armchair designed by Carlo Colombo for Flexform is made from a solid wood frame in either Canaletto walnut (as shown here) or solid ash. Wood stains, seat back in saddle hide and padded seat are available in a variety of options. From $5,000 to $6,000 at Flexform.

Coin Occasional Table

Bon Vivant Pouf

This table by Dmitry Kozinenko for Roche Bobois Paris features sheet metal legs and structure with matte lacquer nish and exterior upholstered in either fabric, leather-like fabric or leather. Available through Roche Bobois.

Marienbad M Wall Reading Lamp

Ozone light

This lamp for Ozone, made with brass and aluminum base metal with gunmetal nish, features an LED lamp with a 180-degree rotating head in a 90-degree articulating arm. Available in left or right version (as shown here) starting at $2,180 at Bright on Presidio.

Calligraphy Coffee Table

calligraphy coffee table

This table by Michael S. Smith for Jasper Furniture features a textured, aged lacquer top and rift-cut oak base. Available at Jasper Showroom or at Shears & Window.;

El Porto Scone

El Porto Scone

This scone by Jonathan Browning for McGuire Furniture features two white silk shades and brass-plated mild steel arms. Pricing upon request at McGuire.

Ocean Chair

Ocean chair

This chair originally designed by Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel is remanufactured by Mater from ocean waste plastic (shown here in Concrete Green). Available at Koncept 22.

Ripple Chair

Ripple chair

This chair from IndustryWest is made from injection-molded polypropylene plastic. Available in a variety of shades ranging from bright to neutral (as shown) for $150 through Industry West.

Bon Vivant Grande Pouf

Bon Vivant Pouf

This pouf is made from reticulated foam upholstered in polypropylene crochet yarns with a raincoat fabric lining. For interior and exterior use. Available for $1,823 each at JANUS et Cie Shop.

Dedon Mbrace Side Table

DEDON MBRACE SIDE TABLE by Sebastian Herkner for Dedon

This table by Sebastian Herkner for Dedon features a ceramic tabletop in either chalk (as shown here), black or taupe with teak wood legs. Pricing upon request at Dunkirk.

Bench Sofa Large

This sofa from the SUNSET collection designed by David Rockwell for Roche Bobois Paris features a powder-coated aluminum frame with rounded corners in bronze, white or dark blue (as shown here) and slats made from a composite material of wood and bamboo bers. Outdoor upholstery fabric comes in a variety of colors. Available through Roche Bobois.

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SPACES Gallery editor Lisa BoquirenLisa Boquiren is a Marin-based design and architecture writer who also consults on brand strategy for creative businesses. She has served on committees for the American Institute of Architects and has overseen rebranding initiatives at EHDD Architects and the San Francisco Design Center.