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Jaime Hayon Creates Crystal Candy for Baccarat

“With these pieces, I wanted to replicate the richness of fresh tropical fruit using crystal and other materials, such as ceramics. Using a variety of textures and thicknesses, a new game of reflection has been accomplished with each of the 9 characters that make up the collection”.
- Jaime Hayon

Crystal Candy Set, Numbered and Limited Edition of 25, by Jaime Hayon, for Baccarat
via: Yatzer

Cell Screen by Korban Flaubert

Taking inspiration from Islamic architecture, Korban/Flaubert have designed a room divider or screen, only by looking straight on can the viewer see through the screen to the other side, from an angle the effect is deep and complex. The screen is made of two simple parts: a joint, and an extremely thin aluminum leaf.
Korban/Flaubert is a design and production partnership between Janos Korban, a metal specialist, and Stefanie Flaubert, an architect. Founded in Stuttgart in 1993, the practice specialises in furniture, lighting and architectural installations in metal or plastic.

Cell Screen by Korban/Flaubert

Habibi Trays and Side Tables by e15

The Habibi tray, in combination with the base made from solid material can be used as and independent side table and is a natural extension of the tray on its own. With generous diameters and optional heights Habibi offer elegant side tables in brass, copper and stainless steel that are a special feature in any environment. The unique handmade piece offers versatile use as the tray can be removed from the base and used as such on its own.

Habibi Trays and Side Tables, by Philipp Mainzer, for e15
Buy it here: e15 Habibi Side Table and Tray

Niche Table Centrepiece by Zaha Hadid for Alessi

Niche is a new modular centrepiece created by architect Zaha Hadid for Alessi. The centrepiece consists of five elements that can be assembled in multiple configurations.

Niche, by Zaha Hadid, for Alessi
via: designboom

Sydney bowl by Giuseppe Raimondi

This curious container made of glazed porcelain is a homage to the Sydney icon, designed by Jørn Utzon.

Sydney bowl, 1970, by Giuseppe Raimondi, $2400, Sold at Auction, Wright

Gyrofocus Fireplace by Dominique Imbert

Created in 1968 by Dominique Imbert, this fireplace was revolutionary both in form and technical innovation. It was the first in the Focus range of suspended, 360° pivoting fireplaces. The biggest advantage of the Gyrofocus is that it doesn’t take much place. Thanks to compact, exclusive and unusual design this fireplace can decorate even small rooms. It can also accentuate the drama of double and triple-height spaces, as well as creating that St. Moritz atmosphere, all fur bikinis and fondue.

Gyrofocus Fireplace, by Dominique Imbert, for Focus

El Cavalliere by Jaime Hayon

El Cavalliere, by Jaime Hayon, for Bosa
Monograph: Jaime Hayon

Pieces of Silver by Gio Ponti

The french silver maker Christofle presents a series of pieces designed by Gio Ponti, featuring a selection of the 25 silver pieces designed by Ponti between 1925 and 1978. Some of these pieces will be going into production for the 2008 collection.

Silver, by Gio Ponti, for Christofle

Cidade Candleholder by Barber Osgerby

The candle-laden surtout de table is a collection of seven ‘towers’ fixed atop a hovering silver landscape which itself rests upon a hidden under-base of golden-polished pearwood. Perhaps reminiscent of an architectural utopia, each tower rises on a starburst pattern of silver blades and soft radii and is crowned by a flawless, mirror-polished silver disc, itself rising almost imperceptibly to catch and play with the candlelight emanating from its centre. The handmade shapes are a combination of spun, rolled, cast and hand-joined 958 Britannia silver (a rarely used and exceptionally pure silver standard). Cidade is lit with bespoke candles made of a custom beeswax formulation, and each candle is held within a removable silver bobèche whose perimeter edge and retreating wax is kept neatly hidden by a separate simple silver collar.

Cidade, by Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby, for Meta

Appetize Cutlery by Nedda El-Asmar

Inspired by the distinctive forms of the tea plant, the Belgian designer Nedda El-Asmar has created Appetize, a set of cutlery for savoring small delights.

Appetize, by Nedda El-Asmar, for Gense

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