Esquire Home Design Awards 2021 – Esquire.com

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Ben Alsop

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Yep, the world’s been ugly lately. But sometimes a gorgeously designed object —that’s also very useful—can remind you to appreciate the little things.


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Risa Recliner by Hlynur Atlason for DWR

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Think about the greatest spaces in history like the Oval Office or the bridge of the Enterprise. What’s at the center of each one? Yep, an even more impressive chair. Chances are, you too could use a supremely cozy yet gorgeous place to park your keister and read a novel/ work from home/ enjoy some takeout. The Risa recliner is such a chair. From the brain of Icelandic designer Hlynur Atlason, the Risa can recline into three different positions, is so comfortable it feels like you’re floating in a sensory deprivation chamber, and with a combination of swift leather and aluminum construction, looks like a piece of art that would be home at
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