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Stuff: Classic Cues

Don’t call it a comeback. Five icons that are here to stay

By Arta Ghanbari

DOT MATRIX

Artek’s Stool 60 gets the Comme des Garçons treatment for its birthday this year. CdG’s founder, Rei Kawakubo, gives a new face to the 80-year-old seat with a polka-dot pattern as timeless as the stool itself. $450, at Studio Pazo, 729 Queen St E

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GLOBULAR GLORY

From a distance, this reissued Verpan pendant looks like a spacecraft. Originally made in 1969, the transparent acrylic sphere engulfs five layers of white, blue and orange discs that reflect and diffuse light. $2650, at Studio B/Plan B, 380 King St E

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BEND IT LIKE EAMES

A fixture in waiting rooms and restaurants, the moulded plastic side chair is reimagined in walnut, white ash and palisander. The veneer shell is made from thinly sliced and bent sheets of wood that are glued together. From $650, at Design Within Reach, 435 King St W

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WRITE THIS WAY

Diehard devotees of Le Corbusier, this one’s for you. The rollerball from Acme Studio is based on Corbu’s “Le Modulor” theory, which measured the ratio of architecture to human scale. And it’s signed by the architect. $95, at Shopago, 317 Queen St W

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WELL-RESTED

Tacchini reissues Achille Castiglioni’s ergonomic seat with cushions supporting the lumbar, back and head. Save for the painted metal frame (originally in chrome), it stays true to the low-lying chair originally made for Driade. From $3320, at Kiosk, 288 King St E


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