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Bolle Lamp by Giopato and Coombes

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Within Ventura Lambrate in Milan this year, Giopato & Coombes presented their newest design: Bolle, a hand blown glass pendant lamp. Inspiration for the lamp came when the pair were confronted with hundreds of soap bubbles - they wanted to immortalise the moment. The light itself is suspended within the glass and refracted through the other adjoining bubbles. Bolle is available in two sizes with either four or six spheres, which in turn can be connected to each other allowing for a number of different combinations. 



The Department Store by Lee Broom

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

This week in Milan, Lee Broom has transformed a street of disused shops into his very own department store where he will launch 20 new products. This will be the largest collection Broom has presented to date, incorporating furniture, lighting and home accessories. 

Included in the release is the Hanging Hoop chair that appears to be inspired by a gymnast's rings, made from two large brass rings complete with an upholstered seat; the Ring pendant lights, furthering this theme with two fluorescent hoops held in place by brass balls; and the Crescent lights, designed in the form of two half spheres offset to reveal a shiny brass surface. 

Lee Broom is available locally from ECC



Frank nightstand by Boca do Lobo

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

In continuation of their Frank series of stacked drawers, Boca do Lobo have added a nightstand. The layering of the different materials - gold and copper leaf, lacquered veneer, glass and hand carved wood finished in mirror, results in a luxurious take on the standard bedside table, as well as serving as a substantial storage system. 

Boca do Lobo is available locally from ECC.



Tilda side tables by Nina Mair

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

Exhibiting in the Brera Design Zone in Milan this week is Nina Mair, who's presenting her Tilda side tables for the first time. The plain brass wireframe base can be paired with a myriad of tabletop options - including colour tinted glass or highly polished options, and "goes well in the living room, hall, bedroom or bathroom" notes Mair.



Cherry Bomb Cage by Lindsey Adelman for Nilufar

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

Lindsey Adelman launched her new Cherry Bomb Cage lighting at the Nilufar Gallery in Milan this week. The original Cherry Bomb design from last year has been reformed into a cage-like structure that supports many glowing spheres. Adelman took inspiration from when cages  "pulled up from the depths of the sea turn out to be empty - and sometimes even sparkly".



St Mark chair by Martino Gamper for Moroso

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

Martino Gamper's playful St. Mark chair for Moroso pays homage to retro Italian design with its bold colour use and curved line through the legs and into the backrest.

Moroso is available locally from Matisse. 



Build by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti

Anna Coe - Monday, April 13, 2015

Paola Lenti, very much famed for their creative outdoor designs, is branching out into the realm of indoor. This year at Milan they will launch Francesco Rota's Build panels - partitions that are intended to divide interior spaces, while also offering storage solutions. Available in differing heights with the option of adding wooden shelves - they can also be utilised as furniture such as a desk or even a bed head.

Paola Lenti is available locally from ECC.



Maui outdoor by Terry Dwan for Riva 1920

Anna Coe - Friday, April 10, 2015

Riva 1920 is celebrating 95 years and its show in Milan focuses on a large retrospective, while also launching a series of 2015 novelties. Included in this is the launch of the Outdoor Collection, in which the cedar wood pieces are intended to be left outside and in time their colour will change into a refined dove-grey tone. One of our picks is Terry Dwan's Maui armchair which takes on a completely different appearance once it has been through the colour change process. 

Riva 1920 is available locally from Matisse.



Glider sofa by Ron Arad for Moroso

Anna Coe - Friday, April 10, 2015

The final version in Ron Arad's Glider sofa series is set to be launched this week in Milan. With this design, the sofa is much smoother and plump compared to the last and appears to be inspired by the shape of a log, complete with tree rings on the end of the armrests. Glider will be presented in 'Blur', an ombre textile designed by Atelier Oi and Febrik. 

Moroso is available locally from Matisse.



Joco Stone table by Eoos for Walter Knoll

Anna Coe - Friday, April 10, 2015

This year Eoos' Joco table has had an update with the addition of a raw stone top. The heavy material seems to almost float atop the thing metal framework of the base. Joco Stone is available in two sizes in marble or onyx marble. 

Walter Knoll is available locally from Matisse.