Parallel Choice Assortment by Dante Goods and Bads
Parallel Universe Inspirations
The most creative designs often come from random thoughts of a wandering mind, and so it was for the Parallel Choice Assortment collection of furniture and accessories by German brand Dante Goods and Bads.
Founded by artist Aylin Langreuter and industrial designer Christophe de la Fontaine, the collection is full of unexpected combinations of colours, shapes and materials. Farewell is a stitched Alcantara rug which looks like it's been folded, Nightingale is an open lantern made with porcelain and leather, Revue is a side table made of powder-coated steel folded like origami, whilst El Santo Fuori is a sculptural chair with multiple incarnations of canvas, leather, fur and even kilim. Whimsical inspirations, otherworldly products, truly beautiful to behold.
Shop the Style
We love the Agatha suspension light from LZF with its floral-inspired design. For something more extravagant what about the I.Rain Montgolfiere suspension light from Blackbody with its evocative shape and high-tech design? We also like the Cave table light from Moustache, with its unusual combination of shape and colour.
Looking for accessories brimming with inspirations and stories? Check out the hand-crafted porcelain creations of Sena Gu, such as this Cauliflower Vase, or the brass There (Push Pin) candlestick from Ghidini 1961 and the Julia apron from Ugi.
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