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
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
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
Bonsai is a waxine light holder, or better known as a candle holder, made from 4mm sheet metal, available in chrome or a gold finish.
Bonsai, by Roderick Vos, Available as a Studio Edition Roderick Vos
The traditional water pipe works, but we would be much happier puffing from a well designed hubble-bubble.
The Belgian designer Nedda El-Asmar has designed a sexy, streamlined version of one of the most traditional instruments of relaxation and indulgence in the Middle East. It even comes with its own travel case for the voyage.
Water Pipe, by Nedda El-Asmar, for Airdiem
You will often find us over at the Bamboo Tiki Room on a thursday afternoon—these sunshades remind us of the little umbrellas we find our chilled cocktails.
A folding parasol with base made of galvanized, thermo lacquered iron, available in multiple colours. Very clever.
Ensombra, by Odosdesign, for Gandia Blasco
Sylish ceramic vase, available in white glaze, and handpainted version, designed by Roderick Vos for Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands’ oldest company.
Bloom, by Roderick Vos, for Royal Tichelaar
This coat stand is both charismatic and poetic in its appearance. Aside from the well thought-out functionality, Wishbone is intended to create additional optical incentives in modern spaces. In the upper part of the stand, the material combination strives for a cool impression in steel and stainless steel look while the podium and the bars are made of powder-coated steel.
Wishbone Coat Stand, by busk+hertzog, for Frost Design
Dutch designer Liset van der Scheer has created the Bonnet collection for Belgian carpet company Casalis. Simply a knitted cap (or tuque) thrown over a pouf. Cozy.