Timeless, sophisticated and unabashedly bold, these statement-making finds in classic black bring a wicked edge that will last well beyond the October witching hour.
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Modern and minimalist, this organic formed sofa with curved seat from Vondom is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Founded in 2010 in Valencia, Spain, Vondom has quickly come to be recognized as a leader in avant-garde outdoor furniture. And whether you’re picturing it in your backyard or on a three-season porch, this Stone Sofa’s bubbly shape in a matte black shade is the perfect mixture of quirky and mature.
The late, great king of all things cutting edge, Alexander McQueen designed this gorgeous 8′ x 10′ Military Brocade black and gold hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk area rug in collaboration with The Rug Company. The central image is composed of a snake unfurling itself from a skull, framed by festoons of ferns at the border — ideal for a mature, tasteful take on more gothic designs for October. This Chinese-inspired motif was originally created for an embroidered coat in 2001.
Created by Brazilian avant-garde craft furniture designer, Ricardo Fasanello, for luxury furniture gallery Espasso, the organic waves of this modern iron and glass coffee table will be a showstopper in any room. Produced by the Ricardo Fasanello Studio in Brazil, the base of the table is composed of intersecting half circles in graphite finish with a clear glass top.
A pioneer of modern and minimalist Danish design, Arne Jacobsen and the furniture pieces he created are considered seminal in the history of mid-century modern style. One of his most iconic designs (originally created for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958) was the Swan Easy Chair, produced by Fritz Hansen. This model is fully upholstered in sleek black leather, with a curved seat and a satin chromed aluminum and steel base. The iconic design is perfect for autumn, and throughout the year.
If you’re not quite feeling up to fully converting over to the dark side, start with just a few touches of bold solid black in your artwork or accessories. It’s impossible to go wrong with the master of the contrast between light and dark himself, Robert Mapplethorpe — the American photographer was known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject matter in the black and white medium of photography. Edition 24 of 24, this original photogravure from 1988 captures one of Mapplethorpe’s most famous (and least contentious) subjects: the calla lily. Consigned from the estate of Patrick McCarthy, this iconic piece of art history would be a treasure to display in any room.