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May 2016

Poetic inspirations

 
 trendy DECO juin 2016

Designers have amused themselves exploring shapes with refreshing freedom.

 

Sound 1
Design Dimorestudio, Cappellini
The Italian manufacturer has launched a collection of orchestra-inspired wall and table lamps. This Sound 1 model based on the trumpet comprises a brass tube varnished matt black and oxidised brass elements.

www.cappellini.it

 

Scarabée,
Design Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Pouenat

One of France’s Living Heritage Companies, this wrought-iron workshop regularly invites young creatives to design its collections. This imaginative desk is all poetry, lightness and freedom of form. An original, well-balanced contemporary piece, superbly made, of course.

www.pouenat.fr

 

Gender
Design Patricia Urquiola, Cassina

This chair is named for the way it changes identity through different combinations of colours and materials and the association of two independent elements: a flexible, enveloping structure and a soft inner seat and back.

www.cassina.com