1. Valerie Obects
My favorite design pieces of Maison et Objet 2016 are Belgian (of course). Especially the new cutlery designed by Muller Van Severen for Valerie Objects, a collaboration between the Antwerp Galerie Valerie Traan and Serax. Their sculptural furniture has is a perfect match between art and design with an additional feature of functionality. I love their use of materials such as marble, steel and leather in combination with bright colors. The new cutlery by Muller Van Severen is made of steel with colorful brass and plastic handles. Do you remember my blogpost last year about Muller Van Severen being designerduo of the year? You can discover more of their designs here.
One of the highlights of Maison et Objet was the new SS16 collection of Menu. The pure, minimalist objects of Menu are exquisite, while their furniture are light and carefully thought out. To honour the late modernists they created a new collection called Modernism reimagined. “Our design should remake the world, to make it better, less complicated, but also to do something very essential: to design beautiful things.” My favorite design is the new afteroom Bench (family of the afteroom lounge chair above) . A minimum of material, a maximum of aesthetic appearance. The side table in black marble in combination with the the soft black leather are beautiful.
3. Normann Copenhagen
Normann Copenhagen will be presenting more than 18 spring novelties within lighting, textiles, design objects and furniture in 2016. The Form chairs will be available in different colors of fabrics. I loved the new blues at the wall, but have you seen the light rose in my lastest blogpost about the color of the year Rose Quartz & Serenity blue ? Beautiful. They also updated the flip mirror and pockets in warm rose and an airy blue. New and available in different colors and sizes is the Nic Nac multi-functional storage serie. You can use it to organise your desk, kitchen bathroom, its minimal steel design fits everywhere. And my new favorite? The astro, a range of oak trays in five different sizes created by the Spanish designer Nestor Campos. I love that you can combine and stack the trays in different ways. Just like playing Tetris, right?
4. Design Letters
I love the design accessories collection by Design letters. They use the typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Check out the archetypical beauty of there vintage letters. What would you write? Get Inspired!
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