design folio

Rodolfo by Lovethesign

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rodolfo is a modular seating system that consists of three parts - a steel rod frame, a double folding cushion and a backrest. The components can join together in a number of ways, allowing for around a thousand layouts - "from a classic two-seater to strongly characterised composition" notes architect Davide Negri who worked with Lovethesign on the project. 

Nebula scent diffuser by Studio WM

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 16, 2015

Part of Studio WM's Senses Unfold collection, the Nebula scent diffuser is a contemporary solution for the distribution of fragrance. The sculptural shape - available in black matte porcelain - is glazed on the inside to protect the fragrance from sunlight. When the flocked pump is pressed and fine aromatic spray is released. 

Kart by Karim Rashid for Tonelli Design

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 16, 2015

Glass company Tonelli Design launched Karim Rashid's latest design, Kart, in Milan this week. The bar cabinet takes inspiration from mid century bar trolleys, however features two large glass wheels as opposed to the traditional stainless ones. 

Space Crafted and Erased Heritage by Jan Kath

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cover magazine has joined forces with designer Jan Kath again in Milan this week, presenting two new series of rugs - one that further explores his intergalactic fascination, and the other paying homage to the 80s fashion revival. The latter involved adding bright neon colours to an oriental rug - a process that proved difficult but Kath's team pulled it off without a hitch. 

Jan Kath is available locally from Artisan Flooring.

Marble wall lamps by Pega D&E

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On display at Superstudio Piu in Milan this year is Taiwanese design studio Pega D&E's marble wall lamp. At the pull of the cord the usually hard and flat marble surface emits a soft glow.

Via Wallpaper. 

The Coloured Bubble by Alex de Witte

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Big Bubble Light is one of Alex de Witte’s most well-known works. Bold, audacious and inspired by blowing bubbles as a child, at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, de Witte unveiled the Coloured Bubble, much to the admiration of design lovers. 

The Monkey table by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jaime Hayon is never one to shy away from designs that exhibit a playful aesthetic, and his latest design for BD Barcelona is no exception - The Monkey table is just that - a table in the shape of monkey that's scratching its head and holding a platter. Hayon notes of the design "If you look up old African tables that referenced animals before, they were all made in wood. I thought it was interesting to use a very modern and sophisticated material to get a stronger concept". 

BD Barcelona is available locally from Matisse

Via Dezeen.

Moooi's 2015 Collection

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Famed Dutch brand Moooi are launching a large collection of products at the Salone del Mobile this week. The brand's co-founder and esteemed designer Marcel Wanders has created a number of new novelties - including the primary coloured Charles chair, the Power Nap sofa, a new development of the Container table, and Arion - a wooden rocking horse with unicorn head. 

Other pieces on display are Atelier Van Lieshout's Statistocrat floor lamp, Jonas Forsman's Shift dining chair and Studio Job's Paper wall lamp, to name but a few. 

The brand will showcase these new launches against a backdrop of large images by photographer Rahi Rezvani. 

Moooi is available locally from ECC.

Pirouette Marble lamp by Studio Baag

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Taking inspiration from a traditional spinning top, Studio Baag's Pirouette lamp is composed of Carrara, Bardiglio and Nero Marquina marbles with brass detailing. Intended to sit on its side, the lamp creates a dynamic presence wherever it is placed.

Limber Gems by Pleunie Buyink

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Intended as 'jewellery for the interior', Buyink's Limber Gems are made from a new material that consists mainly of rubber, allowing the structures to bend and flex depending on where they are placed. Once light touches the Gems it is refracted into a myriad of warm colours, much like a true gemstone.