This month, our summary of the latest designs brings you an eclectic mix of minimalist pieces and elevated classics.
Journey Dining Chair by Stellar Works
International brand Stellar Works continues its well-established partnership with Danish design force Space Copenhagen. Led by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, the studio reedited the classic Safari chair. Their take on the iconic design softened the silhouette by tapering the legs, adding a subtle arch to the seat and choosing a deeper cushion. Named Journey, the chair comes in two versions, one with armrests and one without. Both variants are available in a natural canvas or black leather combined with an oiled solid oak frame.
Stick So Trio Pendant by Contardi Lighting
Italian lighting manufacturer Contardi 2022 launches include the art-deco-inspired Stick So pendant, designed by Milanese duo Studiopepe. Ribbed opaque glass panels cover the LED light source on two sides of the metal rectangles, which are stacked above each other. Emphasising the minimalist appearance, there are no visible screws. Stick So is available in satin copper or gold nickel. The pendant is the most eye-catching model of the collection, which also includes smaller, triangular wall lights and pendants.
Cosy Curve Sofa by MDF Italia
Presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile, the Cosy Curve Sofa is an extension of the straight-lined sofa series designed by Franceso Rota for MDF Italia. Its slightly offset backrest brings a fresh dynamic to the collection. The new gently bending modules are ideal for creating extensive lounge areas in large spaces like office atriums or hotel lobbies, especially in combination with the square and rectangular Cosy Island modules of the
Pantheum Wall Lights by Lee Broom
Lee Broom’s 2022 collections are all the result of the designer’s fascination with ancient and contemporary churches. His new Pantheum wall lights fuse the square shapes of the famous ceiling of the Pantheon with a Brutalist style. The square sconces, which can also be used as ceiling lights, are crafted by hand using Jesmonite resin, whose concrete-like look is the result of sandblasting. Several units of Pantheum can be combined to arrange larger clusters.
Fleuron Chairs by Billiani
Billiani has introduced the adorable Fleuron chairs, whose backrest is reminiscent of flower petals. Their most striking feature is the thicker part of the ash frame holding the back – a detail that designer Constance Guisset developed after studying buttresses supporting walls of buildings. Fleuron is released in two versions, one with upholstered seat and one without. Both come in multiple wood finishes or colour ways and are ready for contract use.
For Flos, Vincent Van Duysen reduces the concept of a lamp to its bare essentials. Two disks connected by a round rod – that’s all he used to create the intriguing minimalist shape of the Oblique lights. Now available as a floor lamp, this simple structure holds plenty of clever functions. The LEDs and diffuser are constructed, so the light beam leaves the head diagonally. There’s also a USB port hidden in the base, making Oblique a helpful companion to lounge areas in workspaces.