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By Blake Gopnik
Yet another reason for heading to the galleries on Florida Ave. NE: Furniture and structures by Antonio Pio Saracino, an Italian-born architect and designer showing at Industry Gallery. Chairs covered with wool balls look like constructions in a virtual world:

You can imagine the balls flying apart and then reconfiguring themselves into new forms. Other chairs are made of bent wood, and are almost too mid-century-modern. The best of them is the Cervo chair, which has a strangely toothy, threatening aura, like a scorpion doing aerobics.
Industry Gallery is at 1358 Florida Ave., NE. Call 202-399-1730 or visit

By Blake Gopnik  | September 22, 2010; 9:49 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Design, Galleries  | Tags:  Industry Gallery  
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