P. O. P.
Piccoli Oggetti Possibili (Small Possible Objects) is a 2018 collection designed by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno, AKA Zaven. Made of painted wood, these small sculptures encourage interaction and use within the home. They are the fruit of a study on the theme of the body in relation to objects and the surrounding space. Produced by Galleria Luisa delle Piane, Milan.
A BURST OF ENERGY
When children draw the sun, our planet’s life source, they colour it in yellow. Yet in reality, it only takes on this hue at sunset. According to Goethe, however, it is the colour closest to light, and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character.
This piece harks from a series of editions that transform images into symbols through calculated reduction, aiming to eliminate the superfluous in favour of meaning. With its apparent simplicity, the iconic Leone by Enzo Mari conveys a profound artistic and philosophical significance, reflecting on how natural subjects can become symbols. This four-colour silkscreen print is part of the Nature Series for Danese Milano.
MATTER OF SPACE
Italian university publishers are changing their approach and opening the door to disseminating qualified research. aAccademia University Press in Turin is one of these new cultural realities. The publication Matter of Space is part of the Arts | Architecture | City studies, themes and research series. Cities and architecture in Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The study, written by Carlo Gandolfi, analyses the theme of architectural and urban space in contemporary cities, starting from the idea that each building comprises an articulated system of relationships between structural construction elements and interior and exterior spaces.
A HOMAGE TO ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI
Featuring a directional head and vertically adjustable light that can slide from ceiling to floor along a tensioned steel cable. The lamp provides adjustable lighting thanks to a dimmer switch with Soft Touch technology. Introducing the OK lamp designed by Konstantin Grcic for Flos, with historical inspiration taken from Achille Castiglioni’s Parentesi.
BLENDING ART AND DESIGN
Designed in 1953 by George Nelson for Vitra with the idea of bringing modern design to American houses, the Ceramic Clock is inspired by art to give a sculptural, playful feel to this piece with a strong character.
A HEATED BENCH
Square Bench is a new-generation heater. Electrically powered, it can be placed in any environment thanks to its self-supporting structure. “It’s not just a piece of furniture,” say designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, “and it is not just a functional element, but both things combined in one total design.” For Tubes radiators.
Immersed in a rural landscape with a minimalist design and colour that highlights its architecture, this architectural design project is by JB Arquitectos, a firm based in the small town of Puebla, not far from Mexico City.
A CLASSIC ALWAYS IN VOGUE
Campanino Classica is the emblematic model of the Chiavari chair, renowned and admired by designers and interiors professionals the world over. Designed by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi in 1807, the seat is made from hand-woven Vienna straw. The chair comes in multiple finishes.
SUPER THIN, SUPER DURABLE
Ipalyss, Ideal Standard’s ultra-thin rectangular washbasin is suitable for every room and style. It’s perfect when combined with bright wallpapers or contrasted against a gold background. Made of Diamatec®, an innovative material that makes it indestructible, Ipalyss is available in thirteen finishes.
Easy to handle and attach to worktops, this Guzzini container is ideal for collecting food and compostable waste when preparing meals. It is made entirely from recycled, post-consumer, antibacterial plastic material and has a lid that can be opened and closed with just one hand.
The Burlington sock comes in a range of bright colours that will go with everything. Made from soft combed cotton with a ribbed edge – a real must-have!
EVERYTHING ON WHEELS
A spacious two-tier trolley when completely open, usable as a small desk when half closed. It can be stored between two cabinets when not in use. Practical and light, it bears the name of the historic Bauhaus school – a tribute to the ideal combination of form and function. Available from donHierro.
THE GIGOLO GLASS
The latest trend in mise en place mixes up styles and colours. The NasonMoretti collection features a rich selection of solid colours applied to typical glass-blowing techniques with hand finishes that give these glasses an exclusive touch. For a sophisticated mix & match tablescape.
Their sculptural quality and spatial dynamics are the distinguishing characteristics of the objects designed by sisters Gwendolyn and Guillane Kerschbaumer in the Areti atelier, with bases in London and Trieste. For them, “solid light [acts as] an abstract geometric intervention on a ceiling or wall surface”. Photo, Solid ceiling light.
'O SOLE MIO
Faded, crumbling Italian facades provided the inspiration for the Manufactory collection by Libeco, a historic Belgian brand. Quinten is a versatile tablecloth in pure linen that can be paired with other products from the collection. Runners, napkins and guest towels are also available. This is a collection to explore!
Known as a bread pot, the 481 by Hedwig Bollhagen is a timeless object that has been rediscovered by design enthusiasts. The characteristic oval shape is paired with a domed cover with a conical hinged handle and two small openings at the base to ensure the contents stay fresh. Whether it’s loaf or baguette, this celebrated piece provides sustainable, hygienic storage for baked goods.
COLOURFUL KITCHEN CLOTHS
Orvokki in Finnish is the pansy, a flower that brings to mind 1970s decor. Here it is screen-printed onto linen and cotton fabric to create colourful kitchen towels. Kauniste’s original design has been produced in pastels that give the print a simple naivety.
Louis Poulsen has always given shape to light with design projects that harmoniously integrate with their surroundings. LP Circle is a ceiling light with a modern design, which creates a comfortable environment through diffused light. By Mikkel Beedholm.