Pillow is a new range from Vondom and Stefano Giovannoni, designed to make a big squishy impact on any indoor or outdoor environment. The collection is suitable for contract and residential and perfect for that unique ‘edge’ in any hospitality project. The range features a choice of high-gloss lacquer colours, LED illuminated, or a remote controlled colour glow. The collection includes a lounge chair, coffee table, planter and ottoman.
Pillow, by Stefano Giovannoni, for Vondom
Wilma’s Comet and Fred’s Comet are new fibre optic pendants with a difference from Bruce Munro, who developed the designs after disassembling his much admired ‘CDSea’ installation at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire in July this year. They were inspired by a commission piece (Flash Gordon) made for a private client in 2005. Wilma’s Comet took shape which Munro was pondering the theory that a comet wiped out the Dinosaurs. “I immediately went in search of dinosaurs and discovered a batch basking in a local toyshop window. My mind’s eye image of an exploding orb of light was very much in the style of vintage Comic books from the 50’s and 60’s” he says. So when searching for a title, ‘Wilma’s Comet’ (after Wilma Flintstone) fit the bill perfectly.
Both pendants are composed of a clear acrylic sphere measuring 60cm in diameter with a spun aluminium collar. They are suspended from three stainless steel suspension wires and lit with fibre optics illuminated with LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lamps.
Comet pendant lights, by Bruce Munro
At the core of the Minimalux design ethos are the opposite elements of simplicity and splendor, combining to form a unique and enticing identity. Production methods such as electroforming, casting and tube manipulation together with materials including glass, copper, solid silver and brightly coloured anodized aluminium are used to create candleholders, desk accessories, cutlery and vases–all complementary to the precision machined brass and precious metal pots and containers that are prevalent in the first Minimalux Collection. The new collection aims to provide products with wider appeal and accessibility; thus extending the general reach of the brand and nurturing the visibility of Minimalux products within the marketplace.
New Collection, by Mark Holmes, for Minimalux
Nika Zupanc has designed Unfaithful, a multi-purpose feather duster made from real ostrich feathers. This covetable tool comes in high gloss black or skin colour, and a choice of black leather or suede gift box.
“This shiny object noir is ready to offend you with the purity of its ambition. As blunt as a declaration of war and as piercing as beauty can be, it is an announcement of times to come. La Femme et la Maison collection is, first and foremost, turning the last sighs of the patriarchy into the cries of the she-almighty. Her shyness has now been replaced with the naked curves and shapes of lust and desire. Her passivity has been succeeded by the skilfully masked determination to rule your home.”
- La Femme et la Maison
Finalist for the Delta awards and selected for Designpreis of Germany, Boomerang chill is the latest innovative piece in the Boomerang collection. Inspired by an aboriginal implement – boomerang form is taken as the backbone of the whole design. Made from solid ash, models include an easy chair, ottoman and chaise longue.
Boomerang Chill, by Quim Larrea, for Sancal
Can works like a “can of light”. The boundary between dark and light is emphasized by enclosing the light in a container. The shade only emits light from the top and bottom. The lacquered interior reflects a yellow lime coulored light which really stands out when you walk into a room. Can is made of enamelled steel, white or black with yellow colored inside and is available as a pendant, floor and table fixture.
For Aurélien Barbry designing is an existential exercise. “An exercise where you think about the most simple things in you daily life and ask yourself why you do like you do or how it could be done differently.” The Fossa Sofa changes roles when cushions are added to or removed from the slots in the seat.
Piilo means “a place of concealment” in Finnish. Inside the Striking organic-shaped box there is a special space for you to put prized possessions such as heirloom cufflinks or your engagement ring. Created by Milan-based Giorgio Vigna, a renowned sculptor and jewellery designer, Piilo protects and honours the treasures you place within it.
Choose from four different sizes of boxes or an amulet you can wear and open at any time.The boxes are made of polished aluminium, while the amulet is made of sterling silver. The smaller boxes come with inner felt cups made from 100% wool.
Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has achieved an important milestone: 50 years of continuous production by Vitsœ. A significant exhibition showing examples of the earliest production of the shelving system, which is being hosted with the support of The Geffrye Museum, includes rare and previously unseen in public examples of the shelving system of impeccable provenance. In turn, they are juxtaposed with the shelving system of today to show differences of detail but also that it is very much the same species, still able to breed with itself.
After studying interior design at the Sint-Lukas School for Architecture in Brussels, Anna Torfs moved to the Czech Republic where she specialised in stage design and worked as a freelance furniture and glass designer. She began designing her own glass collections in 2002. The ability of glass to capture, reflect and absorb light is the central theme in Anna’s work. Transparency and translucency are not always identical. Colour is critical, evoking strong emotions; colours should be “true”. Cutting through the object like an anatomist, Anna reveals layer after layer to show how an object is built. These unconventional cutting techniques also reveal the contrast between the vibrant centre and the sober “skin” of her objects.
Sinope, by Anna Torfs