Archive for April, 2007
The classical Aalto Savoy vase now comes in a new sand colour. Released during spring 2007. Mouth-blown glass, blown into a cast-iron mould. Iittala objects are design essentials stripped to their core; the pure union of function, form and quality that demonstrates our core philosophy of lasting everyday design against throwawayism.
The Brasilia lounge chair, thunk up by designer Ross Lovegrove in 2003, won a selection prize at the Cdim Valencia a year later – and it’s little wonder. A sinuous polyurethane frame embossed with smooth matte paint, as well as a matching ottoman/stool make this piece positively hedonistic for poolside lounging. From Zanotta.
Sandbergs Tapeters new collections has been inspired by The British Sixties as well as Folklore, mostly African and Russian folklore. The African influence stresses dark wood, austere still life, dark brown, warm orange and white. The Russian look features lots of strong colours in combination: blue, yellow, green and a mix of patterns and structures, balls and tassels, stitched and crocheted. Take a closer look at Sandbergs Wallpaper Collection here.
Marco and Claudio Bellini’s Arco chair is the perfect seating choice for the 21st century. A glossy sculptural body that glimmers like crystal makes the chair lovely to look at – but (would you believe it) single-injection molding makes it as sturdy as it is comfy.
Potter Victoria Morris has managed to fly under the radar of mainstream media and create a fan base from word-of-mouth. If you haven’t heard of her yet, let us be the first to introduce you. Her darling, organic-inspired collection of vases, heavy glazed teapots, bottles, plates, and bowls simply light up a living space. Grab a few pieces for your kitchen table. They may very well inspire you to eat at home more often.
We must admit, we’ve been closely following the creative partnership between the dashing Marc Sadler and Foscarini and now we’re loving the result: Twiggy, a thoroughly mod (and thoroughly adjustable) floor light that reeks of good taste and sophistication. The four chromatic color finishes include yellow, red, black, and white. You can alter the drop of the light thanks to an ingenious system of counterweights.
Form & design offers coordinated products for modern living. In our collection you will find dish cloths and tea towels with trendy prints as well as table runners, cushion covers, serviettes, lamp shades and trays in matching designs. Also fabric by the meter and ready-made panels for curtains is a part of our collection. Design Ulrika Elofsson.
Vujj is a new Swedish design company well versed in, but unshackled by, the traditions of Scandinavian design, that seek to add a little provocation to the story. Artur Moustafa and Jonas Nordgren, who design collectively under the title Artur & Jonas, joined forces with Grupo Selther in order to set up Vujj in early 2006. Vujj has its roots firmly linked with the Skåne region of southern Sweden where the pair grew up; it is close to the border of Denmark and has a notable history of furniture craftmanship.
The storage system OTO100 is made for the modern nomad and inspired by the fact that we move more often in our lives than ever before. It can be separated and assembled very easily. It has a clear sculptural value and you can put it in the formations you like best. When it’s not used for books, magazines, clothes, etc., It can lay on the floor, each ring inside the bigger ring creating a beautiful pattern.
It’s no secret that around here, we adore Patricia Urquiola for her minimalist sensibility, which is complemented by an unmistakable playfulness. Usame is simultaneously a side table and a magazine rack. The table, available in transparent or colored polycarbonate, is strewn with Art Deco floral designs that make it quite lovely—and of course, we love the fact that our sleek tabletop is accompanied by a compartment in which to stow our reading material and other clutter. Available from Kartell.