Revived classics and shiny newbies: be inspired by our February finds, which include wavy pendants, sleek conference tables and metallic wall lights.
Hay celebrates a Rietveld revival: the Danish brand has taken the iconic Crate chair – unveiled for the first time in 1934 – into serial production. In a smart upcycling move, Gerrit Rietveld used the planks of shipping crates to build the prototype of the chair. The new version is made out of solid pine wood, which is treated with a water-based lacquer ranging from black to red, greige, white and natural.
&Tradition’s design team also browsed the archives to refresh Verner Panton’s iconic Flowerpot pendants from 1968. They took a closer look at the styles and colours prevalent when the light was originally created. From psychedelic black-and-white waves – a finish first used in the 70s – to glowing pinks to electric blues (a favourite hue of Panton himself): the classic will stand out once again in every type of space.
Wewood, a Portuguese manufacturer specialised in making commercial furniture with the values of traditional woodworking methods, has collaborated with German designers Christian to develop the Amos dining table. The table balances delicate and voluminous shapes with its gently curved corners and edges of the solid tabletop and the two conical legs. Made from oak or walnut, the piece comes in three sizes, making it also an excellent option for conference rooms.
It’s a very gentle contrast that makes the small Sasi wall lamp by Nuura so appealing: inside the matte obround outer shell sits a smaller mirrored element, reflecting the light of the LED source. The design by Rick Tegelaar comes in brass and silver, and it’s available in two sizes.
Nemo Lighting has revisited the Lampe de Bureau, which Charlotte Perriand designed as a wall light in 1965. The Italian brand has just introduced a new floor version with a glass shade in the same intriguing shape as the original. Held by a grey stem, the translucent diffuser made from pressed glass can be specified in an emerald green, azure blue, grey blue, scarlet red, sunny yellow and classic white.
Most outdoor furniture comes in matte finishes, but Danish company Cane Line offers specifiers the chance to add some gloss to terraces and balconies. The round tabletops of the Glaze side tables are hand-crafted from Italian lava stone that has been glazed twice to create a shiny surface. They sit on an aluminium base and are available in grey, green or black.