French modernist designer Jean Prouvé brought the unvarnished industrial-chic look into the home. G-Star RAW claims him as a big influence, so it teamed with Vitra to bring back Prouvé’s essential designs, adding new fabrics and finishes to freshen up the midcentury pieces. No one will mistake them for stuff your wife picked out.
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Six months ago, I made the jump from a cramped efficiency to a proper pad. Now that I had a place worth sprucing up, I grabbed Hulger’s arcing, eco-friendly Plumen compact fluorescents (they last 8,000 hours) and strung them from the ceiling. Whereas other CFL bulbs throw off a harsh white light, these have the warm yellow-white glow of incandescents. In other words, I swagger-jacked the bare-bulb style of my favorite Brooklyn bars but went one better with some green cred.—GQ Editor Andrew Richdale
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Every month, we’re inviting ourselves over to a man’s space that we love and deconstructing its contents. For our first installment, Magnus Berger, the art world darling and editor of The Last Magazine, opens his doors to talk books, carpentry, and guitars. Here’s a sample:
“The stool is from this Moroccan store Sheherazade on Orchard St. I kind of like that whole thing between Arabic design and Scandinavian design. There’s a lot of similarities in unexpected ways.”