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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.

Soft tables by Nendo for Glas Italia

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 09, 2015

Nendo will introduce a new collection of tables titled Soft, for Glas Italia at 2015's Salone del Mobile. The box-like structures' edges have been finished with bright colours which appear to be glowing. This difficult process of printing graduated colours onto diagonal glass creates a blurriness and almost makes the sharp object appear soft. 

GlasItalia is available locally from ECC.

Belleville Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

Franky March - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Belleville collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra is to exhibit a lightweight dining set at Salone Del Mobile - designed with families in mind, ensuring versatility and durability for a variety of environments. Available in two materials according to use - polypropylene, ultrathin plywood suited for outdoors and upholstery and plywood suited domestic living environments. 

Vitra is available locally via Matisse.

Loverboy Mirror Series by Joe Doucet for Dune

Franky March - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Joe Doucet's latest series 'Loverboy' for Dune New York exhibits a multifaceted mirror focussing on the transformational aspect of art. The hand cut sections are designed to provide a new perspective from each angle - reflecting multiple outlooks in a single environment - available in either square or hexagonal format, in clear, grey or bronze surfaces.

Casa Cavia by KallosTurin

Anna Coe - Monday, March 30, 2015

Casa Cavia - a concept space of epic proportions in Buenos Aires - has undergone an epic renovation that's restored the beautiful heritage home to its former glory. The building, which dates back to 1927, was transformed by KallosTurin architects into a contemporary space, while still retaining original features and now houses a restaurant, bar, florist, perfumery and bookstore. 

Furniture such as Knoll's Bertoia and Conference chairs (available from Studio Italia) are set amongst a backdrop of marble, brass, terrazzo and parquet flooring. 

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Rock and Roll by Studio Job for Seletti

Anna Coe - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Studio Job's Rock and Roll collection for Seletti is a contemporary update of traditional cast iron garden furniture. They have kept the original forms, however replaced the white swirling patterns with their "Industry Iconography' and garden imagery such as flowers and butterflies. The series includes dining chairs and a matching circular table that are both available in red, white, silver and black. 

Melt Lamp by Tom Dixon

Anna Coe - Friday, March 20, 2015

Launching at the Salone del Mobile in Milan next month is Tom Dixon's latest lighting design, the Melt lamp. Designed in collaboration with Front - a Swedish design studio - the blown glass pendant appears to have 'melted' from a sphere shape into a distorted globe. It is available in a copper, chrome or gold finish.

Tom Dixon is available locally from ECC.

Reaction Poetique Collection by Jaime Hayon for Cassina

Anna Coe - Friday, March 20, 2015

Jaime Hayon was inspired by the works of Le Corbusier for his new collection of wooden objects for Italian manufacturer Cassina. Titled Réaction Poétique, the series consists of four table centrepieces, a tray and two small side tables, all constructed from solid Ashwood stained black. 

Cassina is available locally from Matisse.