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Kifu Augousti Seating

French

Family is what brought Kifu Augousti into the world of furniture design. The daughter of celebrated designers Ria and Yiouri Augousti, Kifu has a bold, quirky style that is fiercely independent. Her exquisite handmade tables, seating and decorative objects — which typically feature pronounced geometrical forms and exotic inlays — set Augousti apart as an up-and-coming creator of modern furnishings made in the Art Deco tradition.

Augousti embarked on her creative career early. After attending Brown University, she followed in her parents' footsteps, carving out her own reputation as a design powerhouse.

While it’s often likened to her parents’ work, Kifu Augousti’s designs have a look that is distinctively their own. Offbeat materials, sinuous curves and wild patterns have become hallmarks of the designer’s furniture. In the workshop of her parent's design firm, R & Y Augousti, Kifu experimented with semi-precious stones, shells and other interesting materials as a child. Her parents gained fame for bringing shagreen — leather made from shark or stingray hide —  back into fashion. (It reemerged as a luxe material among designers and decorators in 2017.)

Popular in the 1930s, this versatile material had fallen out of vogue over time. The Augoustis revived it for use in their own work, and Kifu Augousti continues to celebrate it, incorporating shagreen into her signature styles that are on offer at her Kifu Paris shop in Paris as well as in her New York City showroom. She favors bold, nature-inspired prints and silhouettes, and in many of her handmade benches, coffee tables, daybeds and other large pieces, an integration of shagreen blends wonderfully with the structures’ bold bronze frames or bases. In her smaller boxes, baskets and vases, stylish combinations of shagreen, shell inlays and decorative knobs with semi-precious stones are merged to create a sumptuous, unconventional look that is utterly unique.

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Creator: Kifu Augousti
Dandy Day Bench in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely in...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench Upholstered in Black Fur with Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is upholstered in black horsehair and the frame and sides of the bench are completely inlaid in bronze-patina bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Mink Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in mink shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass adding ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool in upholstered in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Constellation Coffee Table in Shagreen, Shell and Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation coffee table is whimsical and elegant with its galactic inspired roots. This piece can also double as a bench. The shagreen is hand-dyed by artisans and the designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass. A ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Pink Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in pink shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass adding ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely in...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Tabletop Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely in...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench Upholstered in Green Velvet with Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is upholstered in a lustrous green velvet and the frame and sides of the bench are...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Daybed with Bronze-Patina Brass and Fur Upholstery by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II day bed is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool Upholstered in Cream Fur & Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool in upholstered in cream fur is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass add...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Daybed with Bronze-Patina Brass and Fur Upholstery by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II day bed is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is i...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Mink Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in mink shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass. Other finish variations available see images at end of slide. A completely covered shagreen version is also available, see image at end of slide. A stool version is available, see image at end of slide. Upholstery available on request. This piece is designed by the daughter of Ria and Yiouri Augousti. The finish of the shagreen is authentic as it is hand-dyed and the designer calls the finish look: "antique mink...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass and Fur Upholstery by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by KIFU PARIS (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inl...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Stool with Polished Steel Accents by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in polished steel adding another luxurious and modern el...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Steel

Shagreen Bench with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II day bed is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in coal black shagree...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Constellation Coffee Table in Cream Shagreen, Patagonia and Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation coffee table is whimsical and elegant with its galactic inspired shaped. This piece can also double as a bench. The top is inlaid in a beautiful Patagonia semi-prec...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bar Stool with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by KIFU PARIS (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Bar Stool is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II entrance bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Accents by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. Completely covered in coal black shagreen except for a subtle metal inset frame around the bench th...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Cream Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Accents by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. Completely covered in cream shagreen except for a subtle metal inset frame around the bench that adds ano...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Tumeric Orange Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in tumeric orange shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Green Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in green shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass adding...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Coal Black Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely inlaid in bronze-patina brass. A ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bench with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II day bed is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen, th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Cream Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Accents by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. Completely covered in cream shagreen except for a subtle metal inset frame around the bench that adds another dimension to the pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Dining Chair with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Chair is the ultimate luxury seating for a dining room or cor...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Cream Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The clean lines make it an adaptable piece and the discreet bronze-patina brass in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Entrance Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in coal black ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool in coal black shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The clean lines make it an adaptable piece and the discreet bronze-patina bra...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Bar Stool with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by KIFU PARIS (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Bar Stool is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Dandy Stool in Cream Shagreen with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The clean lines make it an adaptable piece and the discreet bronze-patina brass in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Bench with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Entrance Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Day Bench in Celadon Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy day bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in celadon Shagreen and the frame and sides of the bench are completely ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Dandy Stool in Cream Shagreen with Fur Cushion by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Dandy stool in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The clean lines make it an adaptable piece and the fur cushion cover adds luxury a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Dining Chair with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Chair is the ultimate luxury seating for a dining room or corner area. The seating area ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Stool with Polished Steel Accents by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The dandy stool inlaid in cream shagreen is a chic seating piece for any space. The sides of the pieces are completely inlaid in polished steel adding another luxurious and modern el...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Steel

Thor Chair in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu, Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Thor chair is an elegant and geometric chair inlaid in cream shagreen and bronze-patina brass details. This chair can be used in different settings for a dramatic and stunning im...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Constellation Coffee Table in Shagreen, Quartz and Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The constellation coffee table is whimsical and elegant with its galactic inspired shaped. This piece can also double as a bench. The top is inlaid in a beautiful Black Quartz semi-p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Quartz, Brass

Shagreen Bench with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagreen the f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Chair with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II chair is the ultimate luxury seating for a dining room or cor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Signet Stool in Black Pen Shell and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Signet stool inlaid in black pen shell and bronze patina brass, is an elegant seating piece for any space. Available in other finishes, see images at ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Shagreen Bar Stool with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by KIFU PARIS (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Bar Stool is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in coal black shagr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Bench with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Entrance Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in coal black ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Chair with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Chair is the ultimate luxury seating for a dining room or corner area. The seating area ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Bench with Palmwood and Bronze-Patina Brass Details by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy Bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II Entrance Bench is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is inlaid in cream shagr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Daybed with Bronze-Patina Brass and Fur Upholstery by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Dandy bench by Kifu Paris (see images at end of slide), the Dandy II day bed is the ultimate luxury seating. The seating area is i...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Signet Stool in Coal Black Shagreen & Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Signet stool inlaid in coal black shagreen and bronze patina brass, is an elegant seating piece for any space. Available in other finishes, see image ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Kifu Augousti Seating

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Brass

Kifu Augousti seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Kifu Augousti seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Kifu Augousti seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Kifu Augousti were created in the Art Deco style in france during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by R & Y Augousti, and Maxime Old. Prices for Kifu Augousti seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,510 and can go as high as $10,385, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,535.

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