Sunset, designed by Manuela Di Loreto for Incipit, is a family of three blown-glass vases made of two separate parts. Sunset, with its poetic colours and delicate shapes, is perfect for both long stem flowers - when it is presented in the shape of a bottle - and for bunches of fresh spring flowers - when it is presented in the shape of a proper vase.
Italian designer Manuela Di Loreto studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. She was one of Enzo Mari’s assistants and she has been part of the Armani Casa staff. She is currently one of Incipit's skillful tutors.
Incipit (the beginning in Latin) is a Milan-based interiors accessories brand and creative lab whose aim is to nurture young talent. It is a platform for young designers to test their ideas with more experienced professionals and to make them real through the involvement of local producers. Every Incipit item is made by Italian factories and artisans who actively collaborate with designers to find the best possible solutions, maintaining the "Made in Italy" spirit of excellence.
The Pepe Marble Mirror - Brass Frame and White Marble Base is a minimalist and stylish table-top mirror designed by Studiopepe for Menu. The designers are obsessed with precious materials, such as marble, that gain in beauty over the years. The Pepe Marble mirror reflects this ethos, a heroic and iconic design made to last a lifetime.
The Pepe Marble Mirror is available in 3 finishes: Brass Frame & Black Marble Base, Brass Frame & White Marble Base or Brass Frame & Honey Brown Marble Base.
Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto founded Studiopepe in 2006 in Milan. Together they realise concepts and projects with strong emotional value. Given their eclectic and composite background, Studiopepe is focused on creative consultancy in all its forms and today it is renowned for its eclectic and layered perspective.
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.
The Tiffany Tree Lamp is part of a special Job & Seletti collaboration which includes furniture, lighting and accessories. The design of the lamp is inspired by elaborate Tiffany lamps but with a quirky twist typical of Studio Job. The lamp is made in plastic resin, which makes it possible to create the high level of details such as the eagle perched on top and the roots at the base. The light can be turned on and off as well as dimmed by touching the switch at the end of the truncated branch at the side of the trunk. The Tiffany Tree Lamp is a fun, decorative and practical table light which is equally at home as a quirky talking point on a work desk or as an ironic addition to an antique dressing table.
Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets, and later joined in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel, both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven. They have been hugely influential in elevating design arts in contemporary culture with their highly sought-after limited edition creations. These are often inspired by highly personal experiences and are characterised by extravagant details executed using both traditional and modern techniques.
Seletti has evolved a long way from its roots as a family business founded in 1964 importing interior products into Italy. Now run by the second generation with Stefano Seletti at its creative helm, Seletti has broadened its product range from tableware to decorative items, lighting, furniture and more. Its vast collection reflects the creative energy of Stefano's team and his distinctive design philosophy: playful designs inspired by everyday objects but always with an unexpected, witty twist. Surprising and delightful in equal measures and always at democratic prices.
The Wunderkammer Human Skull - Culture Skulture is part of the Diesel Living collection, which stems from the collaboration between the 2 iconic lifestyle brands Diesel and Seletti, and winner of the Wallpaper* magazine design award.
Wunderkammer is a visionary collection that includes various creepy sculptures.
The Diesel brand needs little introduction. Contemporary, urban and edgy, the Diesel lifestyle is rock-and-roll with a dash of Italian style. Diesel Living is a range of lifestyle products designed by Diesel in collaboration with leading brands including Moroso for furniture, Foscarini for lighting and Seletti for accessories.
Seletti has evolved a long way from its roots as a family business founded in 1964 importing interior products into Italy. Now run by the second generation with Stefano Seletti at its creative helm, Seletti has broadened its product range from tableware to decorative items, lighting, furniture and more. Its vast collection reflects the creative energy of Sefano's team and his distinctive design philosophy: playful designs inspired by everyday objects but always with an unexpected, witty twist. Surprising and delightful in equal measures and always at democratic prices.
Is it an incredibly groovy song by Omar Salgado, or perhaps the typographical symbol named for its resemblance to a star? We shake our heads and say ‘Neither’. Designed by Cuatro Cuatros, Asterisco is a very funky table lamp that raises important aesthetic questions about balance, and the way that life-giving electricity is fed through a red umbilical cord. Philosophy and light collide with surprising results.
LZF lamps, or Luzifer as they were originally called, is a Spanish lighting specialist making very special lights. Founded at the end of 1994, LZF specialises in ceiling, wall, floor and table lights in contemporary designs hand-made using natural wood veneers.
This noble material creates a spectacular lighting effect, projecting the internal beauty of the wood and radiating a delicately warm and attractive atmosphere to both domestic and contract settings.
Winner of two Good Design, two Design Plus and one Red Dot prize, LZF is fast becoming one of the most respected lighting brands in the world.
The Omini Tape Mate is a sellotape holder designed by Stefano Giovannoni and produced by Ghidini 1961. The design features a stand made of a bent sheet of brass with a small playful figure perched at the edge of it. It is a fun and functional sellotape holder sure to cheer up any desk or office.
The Omini Tape Mate is part of the Omini collection of table accessories. These all feature the characteristic Lilliputian figure juxtaposed against pure geometric shapes, thus highlighting the contrast between abstract and figurative forms.
Stefano Giovannoni lives and works in Milan. He graduated in architecture at the University of Florence and since then he has been focusing on the world of home accessories and kitchenware. Stefano has collaborated with companies like Alessi, Amore Pacific, Cedderoth, Deborah, Fiat, Hannstar, Hansemm, Helit, Henkel, Honeywell, Kokuyo, Inda, Laufen, Lavazza, LG Hausys, Magis, Mika-kuto, NTT Docomo, Oras, Oregon Scientific , Pepsico, Pulsar, Samsung, Seiko, Siemens, Sodastream, 3M, Telecom, Toto, Veneta Cucine, and many others. Some of Stefano's collections, such as the Girotondo collection (over 10 million units sold), the Mami, the "FFF" series for Alessi, the Alessi-one bathroom ware, and the Bombo family for Magis, remain milestones in the world of design.
Ghidini 1961 is the design-led consumer products brand from Ghidini Bosco, the Italian specialist in metal die-casting renowned for their manufacturing expertise, especially with brass. Precious and luxurious, Ghidini 1961 is the perfect marriage of manufacturing heritage and cutting-edge contemporary design. Read our related blog post on Ghidini 1961 here.
The Karl-Johan Table Lamp from New Works is inspired by excursions into nature. A search for wild mushrooms. The tones of an autumn forest. This soothing lamp combines the soft curves of glass with the stability of black marquina or smoked oak. The result is a poetic piece, a combination of tone and texture, dark and light.
The Karl-Johan Table Lamp is available in 2 versions: Smoked Oak w. White Opal Glass or Black Marquina w. Smoked Glass.
New Works is a Copenhagen based design house with a fresh perspective. They combine a fascination with materials, respect for craftsmanship and an artistic sensibility to create a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories that is sleek, elegant and sculptural.
The Blockwork Desk Organiser by Lyon Beton is directly inspired by the emblematic concrete block used in the construction sector. This desk organiser offers 5 multi-function compartments. The Blockwork allows no more mess on your desk. Solid, tidy and slick: Everything finds it's own place thanks to the Blockwork.
Lyon Beton specialises in designing and manufacturing concrete furniture and accessories. Fascinated by the technical and plastic possibilities of this material, Lyon Beton worked for 5 years to develop a unique type of concrete, reinforced with metal wire and fibre, specifically for the production of furniture. The end product is not only relatively light, but is also extremely hard wearing and easy to maintain; ideal for use indoors and outdoors, for both private and public spaces.