We can’t get enough of curves – rounded lines, some gentle, some dramatic, continue to define many contemporary designs. Our January edit of the latest products just launched on the platform brings you pendants inspired by Mount Fuji, mushroom-shaped table lamps and hugging lounge chairs.
A balanced composition of curvy, voluminous shapes, the Flock Lounge Chair from Ukrainian brand Noom embraces a sense of comfort. With its boucle cover – other fabric options are available – it is also soft to touch while the wooden feet add a natural contrast. The chair works as a stand-alone piece, or we can see a group of them arranged in a hotel or office lobby.
Menu has taken the Merkur Dining Chair into serial production – a chair that was originally commissioned for Oslo’s historic Stock Exchange building. Norwegian duo Skogstad & Wærner offers a new interpretation of the classic Scandinavian aesthetic – clean lines, natural materials, sturdy craftsmanship – with contemporary hospitality concepts in mind. The chair is manufactured from solid oak using traditional carpentry techniques and comes with or without armrests.
NORR11 designers Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl looked to the Far East for inspiration for their latest lighting collection: their new Fuji pendant is inspired by Japan’s Mount Fuji. With its symmetrical, gently waved aluminium shade, the design echoes the unique outline of the famous mountain. The opal glass sphere creates a sculptural contrast to the thin metal.
When New York design studio Jumbo unveiled the Neotonic collection during NYC Design Festival 2018, its founders Justin Donnelly and Monling Lee mentioned in the release notes that they chose simple, thick shapes to reconnect with the playfulness of childhood. Presented as prototypes, the collection has now grown up: French brand Petite Friture recently took the Neotonic table light into serial production. It’s available in two sizes and the ceramic base, which holds a mouth-blown glass sphere, comes in three finishes: a vanilla beige, deep cheery red or bright vermilion.
The Ongo table light offers an enlightening mushroom experience, which lighting manufacturer Contardi has now released as a portable version. It comes in a zesty orange finish, giving it a touch of pop art, or two more traditional variations, satin gold or nickel. Ongo has a dimmable LED as a light source and the battery lasts for about 8 hours.