Tonelli Design is justly famous for its contemporary glass furniture, and has been turning out clearly stunning pieces since the mid-1980s. Brogue has a particular fondness for its bold Naked chair, but an equally fine starting point is the zigzag style Albero revolving magazine/book holder, designed by Isao Hosoe. The patented rotating base of the Albero consists of two discs of glass, with ball bearings sandwiched in-between to ensure smooth movement. Constructed using toughened safety glass, it’s bonded together using seamless joins with considerable strength, so although this 167cm high, 67kg display unit looks delicate, it most definitely is not.

From £1,577 tonellidesign