Indeed, the Directional catalog holds no shortage of talent. Established in 1950, the company was founded on the then-revolutionary practice of contracting makers for one-off pieces or collections. Despite their rotating cast, Directional pieces feature no shortage of cohesion. Rather, they are all unified by their employment of Modernistic design principles, touched by a cosmopolitan refinement—be it velvet, mohair, or brass. Among the best examples? Paul Evans’ Cityscape collection dazzles, while Vladimir Kagan’s Serpentine sofa simply beckons.