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Retro 80s Vintage Coffee Table by Paolo Piva

I was browsing my new favourite place to shop, Johnny Moustache, and I noticed on their FaceBook page that they have a very rare original 1980s B&B Italia Alanda coffee table, designed by Paolo Piva.

An iconic coffee table which is no longer in production, this Paolo Piva desirable is extremely hard to come across.

This retro coffee table was designed in 1981 (making it older than me!) by Paolo Piva and has since become a very sought after piece of vintage furniture. Home Desirable absolutely love the Crystal Maze feel to this fantastic piece of furniture.  The use of black steel straight diagonal lines to the over all design of this table is truly admirable.

This piece of furniture is an exceptional find which is sure to be enjoyed.  Remember guys, all Johnny Moustache furniture is 100% original.

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Kai Kristiansen: FM Reolsystem

Kai Kristiansen is a designer who’s work represents examples of Danish mid twentieth century furniture. Kai Kristiansen designed everything from tables, writing desks, sideboards, chairs, tv stands and bar cabinets. Kai Kristiansen’s furniture was mostly manufactured in teak or rosewood.

One of Kai Kristiansen’s most famous designs is the FM Reolsystem, a shelving system which was designed to offer maximum flexibility with endless possibilities to combine wall mounted shelves and cabinets to fit any wall in any home.

The simple use of metal bars which fix to the wall, and use of desirable wood looks amazing on these wall shelves.

Overall the whole wall unit looks extremely designer.  The use of straight clean lines and wood finish is gorgeous.  This wall storage system is definitely the type of storage system I would have in my living space – its retro appeal is just fabulous!

(Pictures courtesy of Decopedia)

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