Sitting in line for good design

"Line" is one of the most important elements of design. It defines, separates, decorates and gives life to a structure — and Shinn Asano's Sen furniture series couldn't utilize it any better.

Made up of six pieces — two stools, two tables, a coat stand and a lamp — every Sen item is created from steel wire. They actually look like a series of 3-D line drawings. Our favorite piece is the Kagome Stool, which is made up of 18 triangular shapes that are crisscrossed to make the structure both beautiful and sturdy. A great example of true minimalism.