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Coming Full Circle

August 26, 1995|CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE

Give yourself a big hug when you sit in the soft circle of the Mia armchair.

Designed by Franco Marabelli for B&B Italia, the chair envelops you with bright color and soft fabrics ($1,147 to $1,864, depending on fabric). It has a sculpted, futuristic look, yet Marabelli says he drew inspiration from works of the '50s.

The frame is a glossy chromed metal, and all the covers are removable for easy cleaning.

The chair, an accompanying pouff (ottoman) and a small, matching table, are available at Diva, 8801 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 278-3191.

Gothic Style

Traditional stylings and contemporary forms come together in the sophisticated SoBe collection by Edward David Nieto.

Nieto's crescent table (about $6,900) of high-density wood with a high gloss or dull black finish is accented with gold leaf in the tray and on the feet for a medieval feel.

Nieto, based in Miami, travels throughout Europe and the Middle East to "interpret the diverse shapes and motifs" of the world into a design, he says, "creating furniture and accessories in traditional or contemporary forms."

A 65-piece grouping, to be called Mad65 and aimed at younger buyers, is coming to stores. For more information on Nieto's works, call (305) 573-9555.

Mousing Around

Attention Mouseketeers: Dust off your ears and sport them proudly. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto are adorning furnishings for nearly every room in the house.

For instance, in the bathroom, Disney's classic characters are dressing up shower curtains ($17), towels ($15 for a three-piece set), soap dishes ($12) and toothbrush holders ($14).

In the kitchen, dining with melamine plates ($5) and acrylic glasses (from $3 to $10) are sure to make you whistle while you munch.

In the bedroom, sheets ($30 for twin set) and comforters ($50 for twin) will lull you to dreamland.

Mickey Unlimited products are available throughout the county. For locations, call (800) 952-6833.

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