Century's South Beach collection by Richard Frinier

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Century's South Beach collection by Richard Frinier

March 17, 2010
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March 17, 2010
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Richard Frinier’s new South Beach collection for Century puts a new spin on the party-obsessed city for which it’s named, eschewing slickness for a rich, classic look. Equally suited to quiet, lush gardens or condo terraces, South Beach is modular to boot. For Frinier (who received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association this fall) the collection’s modularity hinges on two elements: a sectional sofa composed of armless chairs and a corner chair. The corner chair is the free agent, able to attach to other seating elements via brackets underneath. Using the corner chair, you can extend the sectional, form a love seat (push two corner chairs together), create a bigger love seat (attach it to one of the sectional’s armless chairs) and so on. Such flexibility works wonders in awkward layouts. Woven from a high-grade, eco-friendly recyclable called Hularo, the weave is chic and casual, as are the matte travertine tabletop surfaces. There is nothing flashy or overdone here. It’s a new state of mind for South Beach. centuryfurniture.com