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Letters are most commonly known as the basic building blocks of words and sentences. But, taken singly, they can be design statements. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of signs, decals, and more in which these ubiquitous characters are stylishly transformed into design statements. (There are some other signs and symbols, too, to make those letters really sing.)
If you’re drawn to simple, elegant furniture inspired by Old European design traditions, look no further than Zentique. Based in Georgia, Zentique uses unpainted wood, recycled metals, and organic materials to create furnishings that reinterpret French Country designs; one of the company’s elegant sofas is even named the Louis XVI, after the famously deposed French monarch. Though inspired by antique, classic styles, Zentique furniture also possesses a modern, industrial aesthetic: Tables, chairs, counter stools, and other practical pieces feature minimal ostentation and would look as appropriate in a Stockholm flat as in an Aix-en-Provance cottage. And Zentique’s range of lighting options spans both the continents and the centuries, from the antique-looking Paris Wall Clock to the contemporary-looking Bamboo Basket Hanging Light.