Our August edit of the latest furniture and lighting launches by our partner brands embraces design that will lift up any space with strong shapes, vibrant colours and a dash of eccentricity.
A penguin that’s actually taken off: in 1953, Ib Kofod-Larsen gave his sleek chair with little wing-like armrests the same name of these aquatic, flightless birds. Now, Danish brand Menu has acquired the rights to the design. Featuring a slightly oversized curved back – available in oak, walnut or teak veneer – and an angled seat, the lounge chair gently hugs the body.
A full 360º slinky: with its shade made of steel loops, the new voluminous Coil pendant by Normann Copenhagen feels just as dynamic as the toy that entertained generations of kids. The 70s-style design by Simon Legald, who’s created many of the brand’s most popular designs, can be specified in four sizes, offering the option to combine the different variants to create a stunning focal point in spaces with high ceilings.
With the new Colour Cabinet series by Muller van Severen, Hay introduces a storage collection that gives you the option to bring in vibrant contrasts. Combining various rich colours, the smooth surfaces of the cabinet and sideboard are contrasted with sliding doors made from ribbed glass.
The new Grasil Table Lamp by Danish label Aytm masters a fine balancing act. The asymmetrical U – made from powder-coated steel – is topped off on the shorter side by a solid marble globe, while on the other end, a LED light gently illuminates its surroundings. The effect is a simple yet striking design, that will bring a sculptural quality to any sideboard, counter desk or table.
Post Coffee Table by Ferm Living
This autumn, Ferm Living adds some shine to their Post tables. Inspired by brutalist architecture, the coffee table now comes in four glossy finishes: Lemonade, a pale yellow, Cashmere, a soft beige, Ice Blue, a bright blue, and Olive, a warm shade of green. The lightweight round tables with three columns as legs are made from FSC-certified wood.
Since their launch, Tom Dixon’s Melt lights have reached the status of a modern classic. Now, the British brand has given them an update behind the scenes, rolling out LED light sources for the entire collection, plus they recently introduced this smaller Chandelier version. And there’s more news on Melt: in Milan this June, Tom Dixon unveiled a dichroic finish for the series, which creates a mesmerising iridescent effect.