With the menswear autumn / winter 2016 fashion shows in full swing and the womenswear collections about to kick off, we look at how some of the emerging fashion trends might influence design, as Escaping from reality and Protectionist instincts.
The Take a Line for a Walk swivel armchair was designed by Alfredo Haberli for Moroso in 2003. Since then, the armchair has become an icon of modern design. The armchair’s masculine, streamlined shape is reminiscent of a super villain or spaceship commander’s chair, whilst its distinctive wraparound shell references the wings of traditional armchairs, adding an element of protection as well as a dash of mystery.
The design of the armchair was updated in 2012 with the addition of a removable quilted cover which is attached with a colourful zip running all the way along the contours of the armchair. This has the effect of preserving the sleek, defined shape of the armchair on the outside whilst creating an exuberantly feminine and inviting cocoon on the inside.
The Take a Line for a Walk armchair is suitable for both private and public spaces and is available in multiple configurations (with or without the quilt, with integrated footrest and with separate footstool) finishes and fabric choices in addition to the version illustrated here. Please contact us for more information.
Alfredo Haberli is a Swiss-based Argentine product designer with a trademark sleek, contemporary style which combines innovation and beauty. He has worked with numerous major furniture brands including Moroso and Vitra.
Moroso is, without doubt, one of the best furniture brands in the world. Under the creative direction of Patrizia Moroso, the brand combines its manufacturing expertise (especially in sofas and seating) with creative input from leading designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad and Nendo to create a broad range of furniture of unmatched quality and creativity. Moroso products work well for both private and public spaces and are ideal for making a strong design statement.
Designed by Ionna Vautrin for Moustache, the Baobab Coffee Table is inspired by the unusual shape of a baobab tree, with its solid base tapering into 2 slender branches at different heights topped with foliage-like rotating trays. Sculptural and practical, the Baobab Coffee Table is sure to be a talking point, whether it's used as a bedside table or perhaps as a service table at the entrance of a house.
Ionna Vautrin was born in 1979 in France. She lives and works in Paris. Since 2002 she has worked successively for Camper in Spain, for George J. Sowden in Italy and for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in France. At the same time she developed her own projects with differents editors: starting with Industreal, the Tools Galerie, Wallpaper and more recently for Foscarini, Moustache, etc. She opened her own studio in January 2011 after receiving the Grand Prize of the creation of the city of Paris.
Moustache is a French design brand that brings together like-minded designers such as Francois Azambourg, Big Game and Matali Crasset to create furniture, lighting and interior accessories that are quirky and delightful in equal measures.
Designed by Stockholm-based designer Jonas Wagell, the halogen JWD Concrete Table Lamp by Menu provides a soft light and mixes a smooth concrete base with a brass switch, nicely contrasting with a delicate glass shade.
The designer himself says: “My design work is focused on functional items rather than artistic objects. I appreciate products that can be used every day and become part of people’s lives”.
Menu is a Danish design company founded in 1976. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world, they deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look referred to as "soft minimalism". Menu is passionate about design, new materials and clever, functional details - innovations that make a genuine difference.
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Spire is a stylish wall hook in a highly graphic faceted design. Made of high grade aluminium with brass or chrome finish and available in multiple sizes, Spire wall hooks look great in combination with each other to make a functional and artistic focal point.
Finell designs and manufactures neo luxe housewares and fashion accessories. Based in Texas, USA, Finell represents the finest craftsmanship and quality, with products made from an unexpected mix of luxury materials. Their designs offer a progressive aesthetic and innovative features, as unique and refined as the customers who appreciate them.
The Tree Vase by Sena Gu is a charming vase in the shape of a highly stylised tree-trunk, with the folds of the trunk and roots delicately rendered in porcelain. The vase is a beautiful object on its own which looks even better with a flower, branches or leaves in it. A perfect gift for someone who appreciates fine porcelain.
Sena Gu hails from South Korea, where she studied Ceramics and Glass. She received her MA on the same subject from the Royal College of Art in 2007. Since then she has become a well-respected design-maker (www.sena-gu.com), with hand-crafted porcelain works inspired by flowers, vegetables, birds and mineral crystal formations, all in her trademark style combining unexpected shapes, bright colours and a fair dose of whimsy.